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302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104-5013
+1 610-432-0952
10:00 - 21:30
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North Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

You can't visit Allentown without a stop at "The Ritz". The food is typical of your hometown diner and that's one of reasons I love this place. Stern but friendly servers who refuse to budge from the printed specials of the day (the struggle is real, folks) remind me of the nuns from grade school. In the end, I still... More 

Thank veekeestanley
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

stopped in for a ice cream sunday, had a CMP (chocolate/marshmallow/peanut) they still have the best ice cream in town... my husband went for 2 scoops, almond joy and french vanilla. the service was good and it was very clean.

Thank Lisa4952
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The food is awesome staff is great this is an Old Fashion place. Been around forever. The food is awesome one of my all time favorite places to eat when I go to Allentown. When you are done with your meal do not forget to get Ice cream it is to die for.

Thank Sue F
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

One of those places that's been around forever. First time there but we will be back. Wife had the turkey que and I had the pork. Both really good. Great fries. Ice cream is wonderful. Maria was a wonderful waitress.

Thank DiggerDan14
Allentown PA
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Hands down, one of my childrens favorite spots for an impromptu meal! Cheap but delicious food! We always go back!

Thank Andrea K
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This place is a "must try" at least one in your life time! It will take you back to when things were at there best! Go for lunch dinner or a snack! Great for a date night, or just a moment with friends! It is worth the visit!

Thank 574lawrence_
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ritz Barbecue is so famous not just it's amazing home cooking, but it's ice cream , especially the butter brickle, or raspberry full of history, it is hometown good

Thank schmenge400
West Easton PA
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant is known for it's ice cream, but I think their food is very good; & seems like much of it is homemade. I love the turkey dinner (real turkey pieces) with potato stuffing & they always offer fresh veggies. Their specials are always delicious. My husband's favorite is shepherd's pie & hot bacon salad! We usually take his... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch today, had a great tuna sandwich made with real mayo! I was a little disappointed that it was like 6.00 and just served with a pickle slice, but it was good. Finished lunch with a Dusty Road Sundae, very tasty!

Thank Lisalovesshells
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Visited 3 days in May with several friends. Good variety menu with daily specials. Soups and barbeque sandwiches are excellent. Very casual atmosphere with friendly waitresses. Low prices.

Thank 743michaelh743

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-432-0952

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