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The Soda Jerk Diner & Dairy Bar

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403 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-1861
+1 717-566-7707
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. Very big selection of food. The service was great, very friendly. The food was good as well

Thank Lisa E
Greenville, South Carolina
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368 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Sorry but I will rarely rate a diner higher than three. This one is pretty good but not great. Tried the oatmeal which was actually good and it's not easy to make good oatmeal. Had pancakes - better than IHOPs. Brother had omelette that he said was good. Reasonable prices.

Thank WadeandLori
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped there late in the afternoon.Since they offer breakfast anytime I decided to get the pancake deluxe for 7.95.It comes with bacon ,sausage links ( think it was 2) and a piece of ham plus the 3 fluffy pancakes. I was full after eating 2 panckes so I brought a link home and one pancake since they were so... More 

Thank Paul W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basic diner food, atmosphere, and prices. Good menu and decent service. Nothing notable really, but no regrets. We used to live in NJ, where there are lots of great diners

Thank Suzanne M
Vineland, New Jersey
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got a Cheese stake and husband got Alfredo both meals were good. Our waitress not so good, my husband told her twice he wanted sofa and twice she brought him water. As for dessert husband ordered milkshake he was brought scoops of ice in a cup I order cheesecake which was solid and tasted like chap stick

Thank Kelly A
Mattituck, New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was great and it was so busy! Everyone liked their food and the price was great. We picked it because it was busy and we are glad we did!

Thank teachin4ever
Troy, Ohio
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a pleasant lunch at the diner and was very pleased. The BLT club was tasty and large. I had to take half home! The service was fast and cheerful and the retro surroundings are very comfy. Too bad I didn't have room for dessert

1 Thank Andrea M
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

First time here, recommend from gal at Medical center...glad we took her up on it.. Omelet are filled to maxs. Even many healthy..well some of them!!! Will stop again when in the area... Only complaint is shouldn't place couple by family with little kids... Service from Barb King was second to none...and no, she is not related...

1 Thank DuaneandPatti
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We found this diner by accident. We were actually following our GPS looking for a different restaurant when we came across the Soda Jerk. We were hungry so we decided to have breakfast here. Turns out it was a great choice. The food was delicious, decently priced, and you get a lot of it. We really enjoyed eating here and... More 

3 Thank Diane D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went here for dinner one night. It's not in Hershey but well worth a visit if you're in Hershey. Portions are very large and delicious. Ordering an appetizer is not needed (unless you're really hungry/want a lot of leftovers for the next day). Ice cream is great too.

2 Thank TomfromBoston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Greek, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-1861
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hummelstown
  • Phone Number: +1 717-566-7707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?