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Smoketown Diner

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2481 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602-3461
+1 717-394-2539
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06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 06:00 - 20:00
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cape may
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have eaten here a few times before under different ownership. We visited today for the first time for breakfast. Coffee was very bland and we drink it black...not much taste. We both ordered the Levi Sandwich, egg, cheese, choice of meat on an englsh muffin. Half the plate was filled with the worse hash brown potatoes we have ever... More 

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Thank weege49
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to have lunch here on a Sunday, when there is not much else open for food in the immediate area. The outside of the restaurant has a sign that says Joni's although on Trip Advisor is is listed as Smoketown Diner. There is ample parking behind the diner. This diner is a nice, small town diner... More 

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Thank Bill D
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199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Its a diner and not great...very basic food. I wouldn't go back unless i was needing a place to sit and chat for a while with a friend!

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Thank Earl G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Wow, our portions were huge! Loved the home cut fries and there were a million on my plate. I felt the food was good but the prices are high. I probably will not return as I can get the same food down the road and a bit cheaper.

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Thank P1139KYjoeb
Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We ate breakfast and the items we got were great. Order off the menu. Price was outstanding. Eggs cooked to order, like you want them not the cook. He took pride in his cooking. They have REAL fried potatoes, not hash browns or shoestring.

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Thank Robert S
Otsego County, NY
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Whenever we are in Lancaster we always stop at the Smoketown Diner for breakfast. It is tasty, quick, and reasonable. They cooked my breakfast just the way I ordered it. The staff is nice too.

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Thank Marcia R
Germantown Maryland
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377 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We saw he reviews for Joni's when checking on Smoketown Diner because I heard it was closed. The reviews looked good so away we went. The people there are friendly, the place is plain, nothing fancy but the food was very very good. We ordered the rib special and a bacon cheeseburger. All the burgers are 1/2 lb, belly buster... More 

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Thank D4379
Bridgewater
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

While staying in Intercourse', out front desk staff suggested we check out Joni's for some good home cooking with massive servings. They over sold the dinner servings but the food was very good. Had the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The place was quiet on a Monday late evening, but the service was top notch (Brittany) and Joni popped out to... More 

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Thank DogfaceJones
Woodstock, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Great service, large (I mean huge) servings and very personable staff. Diner look outside but classier, yet down home feeling inside. Large and varied menu from sandwiches and burgers to chicken and fish dinners. Consider 'half' serving size as for most, this will be sufficient. Look forward to return visit.

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fairfax
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

had lunch here for the first time. it was fine, nothing too special. have been here in the past for breakfast a few times and those were quite good. i wonder if it has changed ownership -- the decor has changed.

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Thank nancy m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2481 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602-3461
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-394-2539

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