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Bear Swamp Diner

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202 E Main St, Macungie, PA 18062-1313
610-967-2999
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2014
Ken P
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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Pleasant but needs some TLC and updating, especially the entrance which has a musty odor. Our waitress was not very attentive as she was involved in setting up staff scheduling. Food is below average for diner fare.

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Thank Grandmother6
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Typical diner. Breakfast was typical; omelettes, pancakes, etc., but very tasty, cooked correctly, and somewhat larger than most breakfast chains. Service was good, & prices were reasonable. Overall a good experience. Would recommend

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Thank Dreux D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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256 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We eat at Bear Swamp during the "Wheels of Time" event. The diner handles crowds well with a friendly wait staff. The special I had was the classic burger/fries with ice cream soda...perfect for a car show!

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Thank gwenrich8
Neffs, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I gregory grookett when here one time for breakfast with my girlfriend I got your typical scrambled eggs scrapple hash browns. The eggs had no flavor to him nor did the hash browns. The waitress look like we were bothering her the whole time and that she wanted us to leave. It was breakfast rush hour the place is old... More 

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Thank Gregory G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

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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2 Thank Ms-SBL-C
Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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344 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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Thank Ken P
Reading, Pennsylvania
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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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Thank gwenrich8
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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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Thank atotijaber
Philadelphia PA
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 E Main St, Macungie, PA 18062-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Macungie
  • Phone Number: 610-967-2999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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