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Exeter Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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4800 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606-9461
+1 610-370-5131
00:00 - 23:59
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I frequent the restaurant and truly enjoy the senior citizens specials. The atmosphere is that of a family diner. But, who needs frills when friendly staff and great food at good prices is the mainstay. Best salad bar around and homemade soups makes for a great meal. If you want a fancy atmosphere and small portions, go... More 

Thank ltjumper2016
Reading, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit a few times a year and normally the food is good. Nothing to rave about, but decent food for the prices. I like that the dinners come with soup and salad. My last visit was for breakfast. I ordered eggs Benedict, and the first one was good and when I cut into the other one it was not... More 

1 Thank Kelly S
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped w clients and enjoyed a good lunch. Service was good, food was good, I liked the salad and soup bar. Clean and very friendly place.

Thank Jim D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you are a visitor to PA you'll soon learn what the locals all know "PA diners are the best!" Although it's called a family restaurant it's really an oversized diner. You can tell by the shiny stainless steel exterior. Diners are famous for their huge menus and this place is no exception. For me to give any restaurant an... More 

Thank koolkat2016
Reading, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I had written a prior review giving it 4 stars. This time my wife and I stopped in for lunch. It was busy and very noisy with several big screen tvs going. The hostess seated us and after looking at the menu for several minutes I said to my wife "do you mind if we go someplace else." She said... More 

1 Thank Bobbtoday
Reading, PA
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great salad bar... always a choice of 2 homemade hearty soups, very extensive menu and great sr. citizen specials (55+.) Also known for great breakfasts.

Thank T M
Cleona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The food I received was typical diner fare. French fries were soggy and I did not eat chili because it was so greasy. The service I received was very poor. My friend ordered right away because he had been there before, but the waitress forgot about taking my order. Came back 10 minutes later. After food came out I wanted... More 

Thank jbogle85
Indialantic, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had the liver and onions, excellent choice! Liver is so easy to overcook, and this liver was cooked to perfection. Came with soup and salad bar, and another side. Excellent value for your money. Service was good, food was hot,and beverages refilled quickly. Would definitely recommend this diner. Menu had many choices, something for everyone.

Thank vanta3775
Reading, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had the crabcakes along with the salad bar and soup. Absolutely delicious! The waitresses, especially Ella, are so friendly and no matter what you ask they are happy to wait on you hand and foot. Just had lunch there today and it was delicious!

Thank Kathy53518
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food and service at Exeter is good, but it is a bit pricy. We have gone to Exeter for years and the prices were very good and the food was too. Since the new generation has taken over the prices are as high as what a fine dining establishment would charge. I will say this, there is usually a... More 

Thank David Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 4800 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606-9461
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-370-5131

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?