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Third & Spruce Cafe

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238 South Third Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
610 376 5254
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Neighborhood Bar

Wanted to grab a drink after a dinner meeting with a business associate. Asked a local where to go and without hesitation he said Third & Spruce. The bartender was welcoming and friendly and the drinks were not stingy. I didn't have any food so I can't comment on that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
dfgdave
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wanted to grab a drink after a dinner meeting with a business associate. Asked a local where to go and without hesitation he said Third & Spruce. The bartender was welcoming and friendly and the drinks were not stingy. I didn't have any food so I can't comment on that.

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Thank dfgdave
new jersey
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant when visiting Reading for the vanity fair sports tent sale. Great neighborhood vibe with good sandwiches, salads, desserts. Good atmosphere with lots of flat screens to watch sports. Friendly service, too

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Thank schmutaki
Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Gummy chicken sandwich, overload on fries too fool you, disgusting "pork pulled" sandwich. Bar food is one thing, but this is REALLY BAD bar food.

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Thank Marie W
New Egypt, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

When my husband and I go to Reading we make it our business to stop at the Third and Spruce Cafe. We happened to stop in on a Friday night which is steak night. Both my husband and I ordered a New York strip steak. We were very pleased that both steaks came out as ordered. They were tender and... More 

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Thank razz96
Atlantic City
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My group ordered drinks and chicken nachos and we were disappointed. I ordered a specific brand vodka martini and I got a vodka martini but not the brand I paid for. There was not one item in the chicken nachos that didn't come from a can or a bag. I have never had chicken nachos where the chicken tasted like... More 

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Thank rasta123
Reading, Pennsylvania
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256 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This was my first time for dinner, other than attending events in the upstairs room. The selections for entrees are limited, but there is a large selection of "bar" type items. The prices are reasonable. My salmon on a plank was tasty, served with a salad and two sides. The apple crisp dessert was awesome Ala mode! The place was... More 

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Thank gwenrich8
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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273 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

this place seems to draw a happy hour crowd and on Tuesday the Oysters are $1(FROM 4 TO 9 PM). Had a dozen assorted VA oysters. very good. Pleasant menu. good sandwiches.

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Thank LARRYOTTER
Grenoble, France
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

When I lived in Reading many years ago, this was one of my favorite hang outs, and it still is whenever I go home (Reading). It's a neighborhood bar / restaurant when you can get good *bar* food. Lots of locals go there and it's a popular hang out.

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Thank Aleta T
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Ate lunch here yesterday afternoon with friends. I ordered the calamari app, and a cheeseburger. I tasted 2 pieces of the calamari, and they were as gummy as a piece of rubber. I couldn't even get my fork to pierce the breading. To their credit, it was removed from the bill My cheese burger was very good....it came as ordered,... More 

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Thank Mike H
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The drinks menu here and the starter share plates were really great. Main meals less so. Wonderful place for an outside drink and some snacks on a lovely day. Service staff quite helpful

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 South Third Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Reading
  • Phone Number: 610 376 5254

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?