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“Best diner in Adamstown pa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dave's Diner

Dave's Diner
3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
(717) 484-2191
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Adamstown
Cuisines: American
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41 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best diner in Adamstown pa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Small retro looking building. Staff is very friendly, food is really good. They close early afternoon so try to catch them for breakfast or lunch.
Try the pulled chicken sandwich: it is really good.
If you are antiquing, don't miss to have lunch at Dave's diner

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Elkridge, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Looking at the Place you would never know!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A Very small diner, you would never know what existed. Food portions were huge, Bean soup was excellent. Dessert was to die for! Grilled Sticky Bun with Ice cream. Never knew you could grill a sticky bun. It was the bomb! Had the chicken finger salad and could not even eat a third of it.

On the salad, they just need to cut the lettuce smaller. Very big pieces of lettuce.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great breakfasts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

little diner in Adamstown not far from turnpike entrance. food is good waitresses pleasant. Sometimes a wait when times busy but worth the short wait. if in the area stop by... limited hours so be aware...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Hot Sauce that is like fire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

When I get back to Pennsylvania and visit my family in Reading, I always try to work in a stop at Dave's Diner. The food is great, the service just as good. And they serve an absoluterly outstanding Cream Chip Beef on Toast, which is the one thing you can't find in Texas. Just make sure to tell them you want it steaming hot, because it cools quickly and if your plate sits for a few minutes while they get the rest of the orders together it takes away from a truly guilty pleasure. Of course, that advice would hold for anywhere not just Dave's. For some reason, I'll usually break with tradition at Dave's and have the cream chip beef over homefries and get toast on the side. That way you don't waste one drop of the fatty, salty, heart killing deliciousness. When Blueberries are in season they also have sublime blueberry pancakes. And their burgers are very good. So, if you're near Adamstown stop in at Dave's. Oh, and try their homemade hot
sauce, but only if you don't mind sweating profusely and feeling some real burn.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adamstown, Pennsylvania
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just can't beat the Breakfast Special...with scrapple ! Waitress staff is super friendly and the food is great. Small town diner done right !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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