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Dave's Diner

3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
+1 717-484-2191
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (7 reviews)
“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“scrapple” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner
3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501-7001
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The food is wonderful! The prices are more than fair! The portions are very large! It is true, cash only for this little jem of Adamstown. Well worth going to an ATM and withdrawing cash!

Thank apaakja
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were in Adamstown to explore the antique pickings and I remembered this place from TA reviews. It had ALL the classic diner decor - stainless steel, neon and mirrors. Only serves breakfast and lunch like so many smaller places these days. Our server (Kelly...More

Thank grandeb
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Did you ever hear of a diner that only opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 2:00 PM. Well, those are the new hours at Dave's. The hours on this sight show that it opens at 6:00 AM but those hours changed in April. The...More

2  Thank Zauns4
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The decor reminded me of another, slower time. We were here for breakfast and the food was terrific. I had a chance to get my scrapple fix and it was prepared perfectly. Every one in our group enjoyed their omelets. The only criticism would be...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We weren't expecting to eat lunch while in town. Saw this little diner, looked busy but not packed so we stopped. EXCELLENT service, food and prices. We both had the special, a toasted cheeseburger, much like a patty melt. Too bad we aren't nearby because...More

Thank Imzpickle
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

Thank Mary R
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
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...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank HilEd
Management response:Responded 5 December 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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