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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
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 15:00
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Centreville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 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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174 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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
Reviewed 10 July 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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384 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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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267 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 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 sallyg899
Wernersville PA
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 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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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 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 

1 Thank Jim S
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 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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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
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?