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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 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Grand Blanc, Mi
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283 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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
Denver, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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
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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
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: (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?