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Frank & Diannah's Arbor Inn

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47 S Bingaman St, Reading, PA 19606-2824
+1 610-406-0126
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fine food and service in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Eclectic menu...
Fine food and service in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Eclectic menu. Full Bar including international wines and microbrew beers on tap.
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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great, high end experience

Very comfy, elegant eating experience. I have eaten here many times over the years, usually reserving my patronage for special events - anniversary, wife's birthday, etc. The food quality is almost always solid and right on. While the dining room is a bit dated and can be tight when busy, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Rob M
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Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very comfy, elegant eating experience. I have eaten here many times over the years, usually reserving my patronage for special events - anniversary, wife's birthday, etc. The food quality is almost always solid and right on. While the dining room is a bit dated and can be tight when busy, you have nothing to worry about here getting your dollar... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You'd never guess from the outside that they would have such an interesting menu and great food. The entrees and appetizers were well prepared and tasty. The portions were just right. The prices were reasonable. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely eat there again when I'm in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A wonderful find I would highly recommend this place . I had the mussels appetizer and the Malaysian shrimp and scallops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a new place to eat, we are locals and are tired of the same old local restaurants with high cost & low satisfaction. I ran across this 4.5 star review of Frank & Diannah's arbor inn and figured we would try it out. We were not disappointed! 4.5 was too low, it earned... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am never disappointed in the quality of the food at Frank and Diannah's. On weekends, there are always at least 2 specials. During the week, mussels and frites or potluck dnners might be featured on Wednesdays and burgers on Thursdays. Although the regular menu is limited and rarely changes, there is a nice selection of meats, seafood, and pastas.... More 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We did not have reservations and Frank seated us immediately. The food and service was very good. Everyone was pleasant.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food choices should work for anybody,good service,nice selection of beer,and Frank comes around to check on the food.One of the best places in the Reading area. The only reason I didn't give it a five is because you can't make a reservation. Don't let that keep you away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I went out for our anniversary. I saw the review of the Arbor Inn and thought we should give it a try. A rustic restaurant setting with fun entrees. I ventured outside my comfort zone with my order. I had the Malaysian shrimp and scallops with hard Asian noodles on top. The presentation was very cool. I... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We live in Charleston, SC and wanted to sample the highly recommended burgers. They lived up to the hype--very thick, covered the roll, made as ordered, quality meat. Only complaint could be that they are difficult to eat with the thick burger, lettuce, tomato, etc. Nice atmosphere and good service. We will return.

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had almost given up going out to eat, tired of overpaying for food in places that are more concerned with gimmicky decor and fanfare than the quality of the meal. Then I tried The Arbor Inn. It is now my go to spot whether I'm in the mood for a full meal with martinis, or just a beer and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 S Bingaman St, Reading, PA 19606-2824
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-406-0126

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 to 30
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Fine food and service in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Eclectic menu. Full Bar including international wines and microbrew beers on tap.
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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