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Bear Swamp Diner

American, Diner, Greek
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202 E Main St, Macungie, PA 18062-1313
+1 610-967-2999
06:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just your average breakfast place. Nothing special but decent food. A place where the locals hang out.

Thank TimPickel
Flemington, New Jersey
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Was headed for a train ride and stopped in our favorite diner for another good breakfast. Our server was attentive, the food very reasonable and delicious. Always happy to find a diner that serves V-8!

Thank Barbara5852
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Typical diner fare and prices. Except the specials. The steak came juicy and perfectly cooked. The shrimp had a great sauce on it. My brother has lobster tail with his steak. It was a special so I don't think they have it regularly, but it was good. Only down side was our waiter was clearly an overwhelmed rookie. Friendly and... More 

Thank Michael S
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Pleasant but needs some TLC and updating, especially the entrance which has a musty odor. Our waitress was not very attentive as she was involved in setting up staff scheduling. Food is below average for diner fare.

Thank Grandmother6
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Typical diner. Breakfast was typical; omelettes, pancakes, etc., but very tasty, cooked correctly, and somewhat larger than most breakfast chains. Service was good, & prices were reasonable. Overall a good experience. Would recommend

Thank Dreux D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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376 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We eat at Bear Swamp during the "Wheels of Time" event. The diner handles crowds well with a friendly wait staff. The special I had was the classic burger/fries with ice cream soda...perfect for a car show!

Thank gwenrich8
Neffs, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I gregory grookett when here one time for breakfast with my girlfriend I got your typical scrambled eggs scrapple hash browns. The eggs had no flavor to him nor did the hash browns. The waitress look like we were bothering her the whole time and that she wanted us to leave. It was breakfast rush hour the place is old... More 

Thank Gregory G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had a great inexpensive family breakfast in the morning after our work at Das Awkscht Fescht. It was right across the street so great for convenience. The service was friendly and great! The food was tasty. They had other options i didn't expect like pita and feta cheese which are alway awesome! Also the atmosphere has very classic American... More 

1 Thank Issa K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

New owners took over a family owned operation. In the past this was a quirky, campy, old-time diner. Soups, sandwiches, and breakfast were very good for the price. Now, it's a characterless, bland nothing. Most staff members are barely alive - apparently smiling is not permitted. The walls are barren - no atmosphere whatsoever. The menus are typed on plain... More 

2 Thank Ms-SBL-C
Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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361 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

It is a traditional diner. Lots of fried food and unhealthy ways to eat healthy things. Not as good as other area diners like Starlite or Superior. It is a bit dated and a bit Dutchy. Not bad for breakfast but better choices out there for lunch or dinner.

Thank Ken P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E Main St, Macungie, PA 18062-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Macungie
  • Phone Number: +1 610-967-2999

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