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West Reading Diner

American, Diner
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411 Penn Ave, Reading, PA
+1 610-376-5565
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great little old diner - cheap breakast that doesn't skimp on quality or quantity. Between 2 of us we had an omelet and stuffed french toast. Both were very good. Service was great and cost was very cheap!

Thank EMG51
Hagerstown, Maryland
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589 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This diner offers just what I expected. Good old fashioned diner food. The food was fresh and hot when it arrived at our table and I was pretty good. The menu is pretty large too. Just be careful when ordering. We paid 2.29 a piece (or thereabouts) for our sides of cottage cheese and applesauce ...we could have gotten the... More 

Thank Mfclingan
Gulfport, Mississippi
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369 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped in for a dinner visit as it was walking distance to my hotel. Pleasant staff and quick service offering a very extensive menu. My meal included the salad bar - but I passed on that - nothing very appealing for me there. Entree of grilled smoked sausage over filling with gravy was tasty, but the sausage had an unusual... More 

Thank Tom B
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese , golden hash browns , and rye toast . I would have ordered their corned beef hash too , but they don't make it there , so I passed . The service was friendly and the restaurant clean , though the food was nothing special .

Thank Carol Q
Reading, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

As with many diners, this place oozes nostalgia. Dessert case right inside the door, large counter seating, mirrors & polished aluminum cover the walls. Triple D playing on the tv seemed quite fitting. Food was what I expected , good classic food but nothing jumped out as being extraordinary.

Thank clmusser
East Brunswick, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were heading to our hotel when we almost missed the West Reading Diner. We hadn't been to the diner in almost 10 years, but remembered how good the food was so in we went. We certainly weren't disappointed in the menu--in fact, too many choices! We decided on our dinner choices & went up to the salad bar [it... More 

Thank Juliana T
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

When you walk into the W Reading Diner, you're faced with a rotating glass chiller full of homemade pies and cakes. Reminds me of growing up in Reading. Just about every diner had one of these. WRD still does. Expect PA soul food like hot turkey sandwiches and my wife and my favorite: chicken croquettes nested in a pile of... More 

Thank Pete B
Clarksville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for big portions, fast service, classic breakfast that's not too greasy spoon, this is totally the place! We hit up the Diner for breakfast the morning after wedding debauchery. The Greek omelet add sausage was massive and absolutely hit the spot. The coffee was hot and surprisingly yummy, and my husband's hot chocolate made me jealous. The... More 

Thank jphgreenwood
Reading, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My food was very good! I was just a little disappointed there wasn't a meal where you could get two eggs and a breakfast meat like every other diner has. I had to get bacon on the side and it rang up the bill an extra couple bucks for a few strips of bacon. Service and food were great though.

Thank mitchlamb111
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Love the atmosphere. Should have bought cake to go. This is an old style tin-can diner. The real thing. Great menu, lots of choices.

Thank Susan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Penn Ave, Reading, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-376-5565

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