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“good food, service frenzied”
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Kumm Esse Diner
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

We stopped for breakfast about 9am on a Thursday in late September. My parents live nearby, so we have passed this diner many times, but this was the first time we ate there. The food was good. The service was lacking. We had only 2 in our party. There seemed to be about 3 or four women who were all working hard, but seemed confused about what they should be doing. Two different people were looking for a table for us when we arrived, and started confusing each other and us. The juice I ordered was forgotten until I asked for it after I received my food, which was very good, but took forever. I noticed we waited at least 15 minutes more than the people at the table next to us, who ordered just before us. I did notice they were regulars from their conversation with the waitress. Also, the tip from the prior party was left on our table, and when we went to pay, we had to wait several minutes before even being acknowledged. I noticed a party just before us get so frustrated waiting to pay, they just left the entire bill on the table. The staff was either short staffed or need to have their roles better defined..Although the wait staff seemed friendly enough, I did notice one waitress make fun of a customer behind her back as she was leaving. Unacceptable. Probably will not return.

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Reviewed August 8, 2009

Maybe this is great if you're a local and they know it. Perhaps they don't like people they don't know...

All I know is that our waitress was slow and inattentive, that it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive--and we came well after the breakfast crush and before lunchtime, that the pancakes were so tough my girls couldn't cut them and that the sausage and bacon were overcooked as well.

A nice clean bathroom and a fairly low bill is not enough to make me go back again.
This place was recommended to my parents by a local. It will NOT be recommended to them by me.

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Reviewed August 7, 2009

We ate breakfast for two days in a row here, and thought it was great each time. Good coffee served in mugs, kids enjoyed their meals. But the best part was the fresh peach pie! We had to scrape the thick layer of Kool Whip off the top, but the peaches, glaze, and crust were all very good.
Avoid the restaurant at the Lantern Lodge and eat here instead!

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Reviewed August 13, 2008

"Come Eat"
This great little diner serves breakfast all day and some the the best Pennsylvania German food around. For lunch, you should try their Monte Cristo sandwich. It's my favorite item on the menu. Don't forget to get a piece of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch "shoofly pie" to take home.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012
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