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Boehringer's Drive-In

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3160 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
(717) 484-4227
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Stevens, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok love this place it feels like your in the woods and this is the only gig in town serving all Americana food and ice cream not 4 stars but none the less just as great the wait in line what will seem like forever reminds me of a great drive in back in the day where anyone who was... More 

Thank Mari A
Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is only opened in the summer and is always busy, but it is worth the wait for the ice cream. Lots of flavors, creamy, and yum!

Thank Net P
Gulfport, Mississippi
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339 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Almost a throwback to the "good old days" - Boehringer's is always good clean family fun with great ice cream to boot! Always good, almost always crowded, always with it!

Thank Tom B
Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Family-owned; It's been there nestled against the creek filled with wild ducks and overhead old shade protecting the many picnic tables from the hot sun for about 60 years; passed down through same-family generations with the same menu pleasing locals from miles around with original recipes for (my favorite) barbecued ground beef seasoned to perfection with a closely-guarded herbal recipe... More 

Thank Wonderbeard
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is really hit or miss. I've been here several times and it is really lacking consistency. I always go during happy hour. My first trip here was great. We ordered wings, clams, a cheesesteak and fries. The wing were good, clams were amazing, fries were good and cheesesteak sucked. I ordered the fries with bacon, jalapeño, and cheese.... More 

Thank Aliciahall14
Denver, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Boehringer's is a regional institution. It is open only during the warmer months and is on PA272, which for many years was US222. There is SLIGHTLY less thru traffic passing by due to the 4-lane highway that now serves the Reading-Lancaster route, but Boehringer's is always worth a stop. Burgers, fries, MILKSHAKES(!!!) are the key items. All prepared with love... More 

Thank VKurtB
Sanibel Island, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped for burgers, which were OK, but loved the homemade ice cream. It reminded us of the road stands our parents would stop at to get us ice cream.

Thank Ron S
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great staff, and food, only thing that I would change would be indoor seating, theres no where to sit if the weather is bad

Thank Tyler L
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Went there on a recommendation; knew it was good by all the local cars that were there. Lots of people in line but really quick service. Servers really nice even though it was really hot outside. Cheeseburger and California Ham sandwich with fries and a Diet Coke for under 10 bucks! So tasty; brought me back decades in terms of... More 

Thank Rkmetzger01
West Simsbury, Ct
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We walked in and after a short line ordered the California ham sandwich and a cheeseburger. (Recommended by a gentleman in line who had been coming for year). This local joint is SO worth the wait, the lines moved along, the food was wonderful and lunch was so reasonably priced. Best ice cream in town too!

Thank Anne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3160 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Adamstown
  • Phone Number: (717) 484-4227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?