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Dave's Diner

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3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
+1 717-484-2191
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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West Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eddie and I love any nostalgic place with great food. We both ordered sandwiches and I also ordered a cup of their chicken chili. All was scrumptious and the satff super friendly and great service. Highly recommend but be midnlful that they open super early 6AM and therefore, close early 2pm.

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Thank HilEd
Management response:

It's just wonderful you and Eddie could take a trip down memory lane at our place! Glad the sandwiches and chili really hit the spot -- we can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Disappointingly, we were a little too late for breakfast. (They stop serving at 11:45 AM.) We settled for coffee and grilled cheese. The coffee was excellent and the grilled cheese was crispy and delicious. Service wasn't great but overall would stop by again.

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Thank zuzu6666
Management response:

While we wish service could have equally impressed, we're glad you enjoyed your meal overall! Hope we'll get a chance to welcome you for breakfast next time. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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240 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stopped here for lunch before setting off onto antique row. I had fries and they were good. My boyfriend had a burger and fries and said is was also good. It is small and quaint & our server was friendly. A good place for a quick bite.

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Thank ddallas1969
Management response:

Glad you two had a good, quick bite at our place. I hope you and your boyfriend walked home with an awesome antique! All the best, Dave's Diner More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Don't let the outside fool you - it's what's on the inside that counts! This place has amazing food. We love going for breakfast. The cream chipped beef is so amazing! The only downfall is that the diner is only open until 2pm. The food is great - you will not be disappointed.

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Thank michellemarie1311
Management response:

Life is full of surprises, Michelle. And boy, were we surprised by just how much you enjoyed the cream chipped beef! We have a lot of fans of it, but reading your take really made our day. Hope we'll get to welcome you back on your next visit. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The food was great, the staff was friendly and efficient and they have the cleanest bathrooms around. The prices are a bit high for a diner unless you get the breakfast special. The other thing that is hard to believe is that they do not handle ANY debit or credit cards. They do have an ATM, but,of course you have... More 

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Thank Zauns4
Management response:

We're glad that overall, you enjoyed things here. And thanks for the details about our cash-only policy -- we know other users will appreciate it. Hope the rest of your trip went just as well! All the best, Dave's Diner More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

There aren't a lot of restaurant options in this area. We were in town antiquing and checked trip advisor for a good lunch spot. We walked in this tiny retro style diner and it looked pretty full so we sat at the counter. We were not even noticed until at least 10 minutes went by. After that we asked if... More 

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Thank PAdisneyfan
Management response:

It seems like your visit had a rocky start, so we apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Yes, we are cash only, but that should have been better communicated to you. It seems like we fell short in a few areas, but we hope overall you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for giving us a try while in... More 

Grand Blanc, Mi
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302 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

One of only a few "lunch time" restaurants in the area--it is an old style Diner. Limited menu and slow service on the day we were there. Food was just OK

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Thank DanandSharon
Management response:

We're sorry to hear the food and service didn't live up during your visit, Dan and Sharon. You should always expect a delicious meal provided by attentive service, so anything but doesn't sit well with us. It's clear lunch could have gone better, so rest assured that we'll be following up with our team about this. Sincerely, Dave's Diner More 

Venice, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A local institution. Classic diner open for breakfast and lunch. Not fancy just great food at reasonable prices. Breakfast is the best

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Thank SGWiener
Management response:

Breakfast IS the best, you're right! We really do love our menu, and it's always wonderful to hear back from our fans -- thanks so much for being a part of the family! Cheers, Dave's Diner More 

Centreville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We've been here a couple of times. Every time, the food is hearty, delicious, and fresh. The prices are excellent based on servings. The sandwiches are packed with meat and are always worth the money. They fries are the best I've had in a long time. Crispy on the outside and deliciously tender on the inside.

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Thank AKitchenHoor
Management response:

No matter when you come here, it's just wonderful the food always hits the spot for you! We can't wait to welcome you back for more sandwiches and fries. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

Denver, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

typical diner food, very good and generous portions. Prices are very reasonable and service was great.

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Thank enjoyingretirement65
Management response:

We know you wrote this two months back, but we just wanted to say thanks for stopping by! Glad the food truly hit the spot for you. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Adamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 717-484-2191
Description
Dave's Diner serves up the good ole' American classics. We are a local spot that serves up great food and great service. We have a fantastic breakfast special and lots of great tasting items on our menu that will satisfy any palate. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and have yourself a delicious home cooked meal.

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