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3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
(717) 484-2191
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6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

Stopped here while traveling on the turnpike with my family based on the trip advisor reviews. One of the things I love about trip advisor, it's not likely we would have stumbled upon it on our own. Dave's Diner is what I hope all diners are like and I'm so often disappointed. Everyone loved their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped here while traveling on the turnpike with my family based on the trip advisor reviews. One of the things I love about trip advisor, it's not likely we would have stumbled upon it on our own. Dave's Diner is what I hope all diners are like and I'm so often disappointed. Everyone loved their food here and the service... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped in on a chance and it was the best food in Adamstown! Just like an old Diner. Staff was great. Only open for Breakfast and Lunch so get in before 3pm.

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

While antiquing in Adamstown, we decided to stop back here for lunch. It was our second time. I had the chicken salad on a bed of lettuce, a large portion and very good. The grilled cheese and chicken soup were good also. The diner is small and old fashioned both inside and out, but don't let that stop you. The... More 

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

For those who don't know, Dave's Diner is a no frills no credit card railroad car style diner on Rt. 272 just west of the Adamstown exit off US 222. They serve breakfast and lunch. My wife and I and a close friend went to Dave's on the last Saturday in May for breakfast. We have been there before and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived fro breakfast and had a specialty of the house which was chipped beef and also the dutch fries. Nothing was terrific. The chipped beef was not smokey and tasted more like chipped ham. I had to ask for toast which was supposedly included according to the menu. We had 3 people for breakfast and our check was $44.... More 

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harrisburg pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have never seen such a clean restroom in a diner before...amazing. Dave's is only open til 2pm so specializes in breakfast. Had a Dave's omlette which was excellent. Coffee was good and only waited a few minutes for seating. We enjoyed breakfast so went back the next day for lunch. Had a roast chicken sandwich w/mushrooms and cheese which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Super yummy. It's a nice little find, we were just driving looking for a place to eat and found this place. Good find, yummy food and nice people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I felt like I walked into the 1950s., However in much better shape! Great food and fantastic service. By the way, they close at 3pm, not 3am!

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I stopped for breakfast after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. The food was awesome. It is a local establishment and some local folks were gathering to have fun and share stories. It was a great exoerience and excellent food. I got the homemade oatmeal and it was fantastic. My husband got the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a very small diner. Old school. The service was excellent. Very pleasant. We each had the toasted burger. Essentially it's a grilled cheese with a delicious burger slipped in. I had mine with bacon. It was so tasty. I loved it. I would go back again and again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Adamstown
  • Phone Number: (717) 484-2191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 am

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