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Dave's Diner

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American, Diner
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3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
+1 717-484-2191
6:00 am - 2:00 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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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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236 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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 3 weeks ago

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 

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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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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286 reviews
120 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

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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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

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.

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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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

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 

Street, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Located in the Antiques Capital of Pa., so its important to have food on the run. Treat yourself to a sit down meal and skip the slice of pizza for a change! This diner has friendly and speedy wait staff, so you can get back to your antiquing weekend. The mushroom soup is very, very tasty! And the roasted chicken... More 

Thank Deborah B
Management response:

We know you wrote this three months back, Deborah, but we wanted to say thanks for stopping by! It's wonderful the mushroom soup, chicken club sandwich, and iced tea really hit the spot for you. Here's hoping your antiquing adventure was a success. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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380 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is a small town operations, which makes it wonderful. :) Dave's dinner looks like it came straight out of the 1950s, but the food and service is excellent. Roomy booths and nice wait staff. They seemed a little understaffed the day we came, but that doesn't change my rating.

Thank Ben S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?