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Bear Swamp Diner

202 E Main St, Macungie, PA 18062-1313
610-967-2999
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Ranked #18 of 24 Restaurants in Macungie
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a great inexpensive family breakfast in the morning after our work at Das Awkscht Fescht. It was right across the street so great for convenience. The service was friendly and great! The food was tasty. They had other options i didn't expect like pita and feta cheese which are alway awesome! Also the atmosphere has very classic American... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

New owners took over a family owned operation. In the past this was a quirky, campy, old-time diner. Soups, sandwiches, and breakfast were very good for the price. Now, it's a characterless, bland nothing. Most staff members are barely alive - apparently smiling is not permitted. The walls are barren - no atmosphere whatsoever. The menus are typed on plain... More

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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254 reviews 254 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It is a traditional diner. Lots of fried food and unhealthy ways to eat healthy things. Not as good as other area diners like Starlite or Superior. It is a bit dated and a bit Dutchy. Not bad for breakfast but better choices out there for lunch or dinner.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Every year when we take in the "Wheels of Time", Bear Swamp is our lunch place. The waitress was funny...we like spirited servers! The fare is typical diner food. My husband always gets a burger and enjoys it; I get a wrap because they are served with pierogy. If you like the classic diner experience, then definitely try Bear Swamp!

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bethlehem
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

You can do better at your own kitchen even if you are no good cook. Burgers are dripping of oil, sometimes orders are not to the tee. One particular loud waitress and one is rude. They know your face if you are a regular so you mostly get your usual. Anyway I would rather stick with my usual than expect... More

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Philadelphia PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This sizable place in "downtown" Macungie serves dependably tasty diner food at very reasonable prices. There are usually four or five homemade soups on the blackboard menu, and they are good. Dinners -- except for a few high-end items like lobster tail -- are priced at ten bucks or less and include soup or salad and a side dish. The... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is your basic diner. Good food. You get sides, salad and desert with most entrees. I've seen revues complaining about the service. I haven't had a problem , but I know the Greek owner is hard on them. The value is very good. Some customers are very rude also!!!

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Macungie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The staff are very rude. I just moved to Macungie and my husband, our 3 month old daughter at the time and I were checking out where we could eat breakfast. We both love diner food so we thought let's give it a try. Well, first of all it was packed and they seated us in a tiny booth with... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Please don't ever go to this place food is horrible and the staff are very rude. Food is pricey owners are rude

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The food is good, service is quick. At this point it's joke among my family that the waitresses are... less than friendly though LOL.

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