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Dave's Diner

3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
+1 717-484-2191
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointingly, we were a little too late for breakfast. (They stop serving at 11:45 AM.) We settled for coffee and grilled cheese. The coffee was excellent and the grilled cheese was crispy and delicious. Service wasn't great but overall would stop by again.

Thank zuzu6666
Management response:Responded 31 October 2016

While we wish service could have equally impressed, we're glad you enjoyed your meal overall! Hope we'll get a chance to welcome you for breakfast next time. All the best, Dave's Diner

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch before setting off onto antique row. I had fries and they were good. My boyfriend had a burger and fries and said is was also good. It is small and quaint & our server was friendly. A good place for...More

1  Thank ddallas1969
Management response:Responded 23 October 2016

Glad you two had a good, quick bite at our place. I hope you and your boyfriend walked home with an awesome antique! All the best, Dave's Diner

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Don't let the outside fool you - it's what's on the inside that counts! This place has amazing food. We love going for breakfast. The cream chipped beef is so amazing! The only downfall is that the diner is only open until 2pm. The food...More

Thank michellemarie1311
Management response:Responded 17 October 2016

Life is full of surprises, Michelle. And boy, were we surprised by just how much you enjoyed the cream chipped beef! We have a lot of fans of it, but reading your take really made our day. Hope we'll get to welcome you back on...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

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...More

Thank Zauns4
Management response:Responded 3 October 2016

We're glad that overall, you enjoyed things here. And thanks for the details about our cash-only policy -- we know other users will appreciate it. Hope the rest of your trip went just as well! All the best, Dave's Diner

Reviewed 26 September 2016 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...More

Thank PAdisneyfan
Management response:Responded 1 October 2016

It seems like your visit had a rocky start, so we apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Yes, we are cash only, but that should have been better communicated to you. It seems like we fell short in a few areas, but...More

Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 OKMore

Thank DanandSharon
Management response:Responded 24 September 2016

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...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

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:Responded 26 September 2016

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

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...More

Thank AKitchenHoor
Management response:Responded 29 September 2016

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

Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank enjoyingretirement65
Management response:Responded 1 October 2016

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

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...More

Thank Deborah B
Management response:Responded 3 October 2016

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: +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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