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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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West Rutland, Vermont
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lengthy breakfast menu as well as sandwiches and full dinners. Hard to find favorites like creamed chipped best and scrapple in HUGE portions. An offered half portion is plenty for one. The club sandwich is overflowing with crispy bacon.

Thank bvttravels
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best.Soup.Ever! Will bring a cooler next time so I can bring some home. Nice, quaint, retro diner. Great atmosphere, quick service. Very friendly waitress and server. Will definitely come back. If you are spending the day on antiques row, stop here instead of the other chain restaurants!

Thank Mary R
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

When my husband and I want a treat for breakfast, we head to Dave's for some of the best creamed chipped beef.

Thank Maria K
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

1st impression - I use the bathroom and there's literally a hole in the ceiling leaking water right into the toilet and inside the hole you can see black, moldy insulation. This tells me the hole has been there for a while. My omelette wasn't hot. I asked for mushrooms and were on top instead of inside. And they only... More 

Thank Michael D
West Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Eddie and I love any nostalgic place with great food. We both ordered sandwiches and I also ordered a cup of their chicken chili. All was scrumptious and the satff super friendly and great service. Highly recommend but be midnlful that they open super early 6AM and therefore, close early 2pm.

Thank HilEd
Management response:

It's just wonderful you and Eddie could take a trip down memory lane at our place! Glad the sandwiches and chili really hit the spot -- we can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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:

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 More 

Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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260 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 a quick bite.

Thank ddallas1969
Management response:

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 More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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 is great - you will not be disappointed.

Thank michellemarie1311
Management response:

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 your next visit. All the best, Dave's Diner More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 handle ANY debit or credit cards. They do have an ATM, but,of course you have... More 

Thank Zauns4
Management response:

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 More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 not even noticed until at least 10 minutes went by. After that we asked if... More 

Thank PAdisneyfan
Management response:

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 we hope overall you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for giving us a try while in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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