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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
(717) 484-2191
6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Centreville, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Denver, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank enjoyingretirement65
Street, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Louisville, Kentucky
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380 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Fairfax, VA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Stopped here for breakfast on Sunday morning on the way to Renningers. Authentic "local" diner. Great service, amazing breakfast; fresh & huge portions. Other reviews called it "pricey", guess it's all relative, as we thought the prices were fair, especially considering the portion size, which meant we didn't have to eat lunch. Started filling up with regulars, everyone one a... More 

Thank Keith D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We tried to stop on a Saturday morning for breakfast and the place was so packed we could not wait, we had somewhere we had to be. Finally we did get there for lunch, a little after the typical lunch time. Server told us to sit where we wanted and was very very friendly. I had a cheese burger club... More 

Thank Sally G
Wernersville PA
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A nice little Diner with some very good selections with affordable prices. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Soup was good, sandwich was ok, waitress was good. Overall place is small and felt that cleanliness could be a bit better. In 2016 we don't tend to carry much cash. The little we had we had used at the local antique flea market. Conveniently they have an ATM in a dinner the size of a living room, and also... More 

Thank Jim S
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have often gone by the diner but never stopped. I really don't know why we didn't. I really thought the diner only had breakfast. I know they close early .But this was the time to try it out. We entered and were greeted with smiles from the waitresses and told to sit anywhere. We were brought menus and looked... More 

1 Thank Caroline P
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We always go for breakfast.Food is very good,coffee..average,but the waitresses are what makes the place,always friendly and prompt.The only reason we don't go as much...prices..expensive, if you don't get the specials.All the other reviews you read below are prettt spot on in my opinion.Cash only by the way

Thank BruceG614

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Adamstown
  • Phone Number: (717) 484-2191

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