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Schwalm's Cleona Restaurant

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213 E Penn Ave, Cleona, PA 17042-2429
+1 717-274-9942
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good home style cooking. Great for breakfast or dinner. Large selection of items on the menu. Popular place

Thank Lynnkmw
Richland, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been going there for 30 plus years. we always enjoyed the food there. it's mainly pa dutch cooking. no matter what you order, it's always good & you get plenty of food.be careful not to eat too much, their pies are great. also, the service there is always good & very friendly.

Thank Mark H
Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short visit to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country provided us with the recommendation to dine at Schwalm's Cleona Restaurant. The person who made the recommendation to us actually swooned with delight just thinking about his experiences. We responded to the recommendation by dining at Schwalms. I grew up in Lebanon, PA and was raised on good Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Schwalms... More 

Thank tedwat17
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Always friendly waitresses! sometimes very busy. Shwalms has been great at what they do for years! My Grandmother loved it and now we are on the fifth generation of loving Schwalms definitely a great place for a hearty appetite or coffee and a slice of luscious pie or cake.. you can't go wrong here.

Thank Marjie F
Cape Coral, Florida
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner a great place for a meal at a reasonable price. The baking is great but all the meals are very tasty. This is definately a place where the locals eat. Some of the kindest waitresses you will ever meet. This is not fine dining. This is where you go when you want a good meal at... More 

Thank nswalm
Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

It is time for this Restaurant to start using more fresh food. There are too many unhealthy frozen processed food on the menu. The chicken parm is a Flat deep fried breaded disc( does not taste like chicken) and the sauce for the pastas has a acidic burnt taste it is time for a new recipe or buy Prego. Gilled... More 

Thank Rodney K
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Heard that the chipped beef was popular here, so we both ordered it and was it ever good, possibly the best I ever had. Very small ma and pa style old fashioned laid back place. Parking in street but some in rear of building.

Thank BoscoW52
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is a long-running establishment, constantly frequented by locals. Known for its home-style dishes, the menu includes most categories of meals, plus an extensive listing of specials for that day. The staff, especially the servers, are prompt, efficient, and friendly. I dined on chef's salad and when I requested extra dressing, it was brought to me quickly. Since we had... More 

Thank Travelogue222
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

I've only eaten here for breakfast, but they have by far the best creamed chipped beef in the area. It's the only thing I like for breakfast, and I have ordered in it many restaurants in the area, and this is much better than anyplace else. They do not skimp on the meat like a lot of places. The service... More 

Thank BabyBird90
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96 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We pass this restaurant when we go to Harrisburg and thought we would try it out. We went through the front door and it smelled very bad. It had the odor of a retirement home that was not cleaned in a while. Needless to say, we turned around and left.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 E Penn Ave, Cleona, PA 17042-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Cleona
  • Phone Number: +1 717-274-9942

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