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Effie's Charcoal Chef

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3223 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606-2705
+1 610-370-0888
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
4 weeks ago
“Your Typical Locl Diner”
Jul 18, 2017
“Supper after a doctor visit”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
3223 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606-2705
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third visit to this establishment over a number of years - I've had dinner and lunch. The dinner was a 3 at best .. typical diner food .. nothing special. Breakfast was better this time than last as was the waitstaff nicer...More

Thank 753kathleent
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

I had tomato cream soup, shrimp and fries, cold slaw and tapioca pudding. 2 can eat for $20, including drinks.The man had potato soup, chicken croquettes ,mashed potatoes and gravy,eggplant and tapioca pudding. Great owner and staff. Always quick service in a clean restaurant.

Thank lollipop3694
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Had not eaten at Charcoal Chef for many years but was hungry for a cheeseburger so stopped in for one. Was very disappointed that they no longer grill any of their meats to give it that charcoal taste. It was just ok. I should have...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Nice place to have an easy supper. My Chef salad was great and my wife said her cheeseburger was delicious.

Thank John V
Reviewed May 20, 2017

When I seen the words Charcoal, I knew I had to stop in. We were greeted promptly and seated with a smile & a joke. The Philippine gentleman was VERY friendly, we really enjoyed interacting with him. Our drinks came quickly and he took our...More

1  Thank RetiredMxMan
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I've eaten here 3 ties and not impressed. First time was a couple of years ago so that doesn't count as I only remember it being typical diner food. The second time almost killed my husband as they served pancakes with powdered sugar! When we...More

Thank 753kathleent
Reviewed August 18, 2016

A great diner/restaurant. Effie is a sweetheart! Great food--charcoal chef salad and onion soup is my favorite. But great breakfast, lunch, dinners. Worth a try!!

Thank annehassel
Reviewed June 7, 2016

A relaxing place with good food, friendly service and reasonable prices. We are breakfast regulars and stop by for lunches and dinners also.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed January 5, 2016

First time for me. The wine queen had gone there often as a child ... when they still served alcohol ... but don't stop reading yet. Think BYOB. The food was good enough. Not great, but good. And plentiful. The queen and I ordered a...More

2  Thank Big-Deeee
Reviewed November 7, 2015

A good hometown type diner. The menu is quite varied with reasonable prices. A favorite is the dinner salad...just chopped lettuce with cheese on top. That is a throw back to the original restaurant. We love the breakfast selections, but lunches and dinners are very...More

Thank gwenrich8
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606-2705
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-370-0888
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