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The Diner

American, Diner
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490 Suedberg Rd, Exit 100 I-81 Pilot Travel Center, Pine Grove, PA 17963-8830
+1 570-345-8800
00:00 - 23:59
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Oswego, New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The diner is 50's style very cute. Very clean and the service was excellent. The bean & ham soup was definitely homemade and delicious. The turkey club was good. The meatloaf was good but the gravy tasted like out of a jar. Interesting side 'potato filling' which is mashed potato and stuffing combined, tasty but salty.

Thank Colette A
Mount Desert, Maine
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here because it was across the street from my hotel. Bad decision. The floors were dirty, and although they were not busy, there were dirty tables around me the whole time I was there. Food was mediocre at base.

Thank 144tomm
6278, Guest Relations Manager at The Diner, responded to this review

My apologies. We were hit with a spring snow storm that dropped 30 inches of snow, so it is impossible to keep the floors as clean as we would like with all of the salt and ashes that are down. Also, we were very busy on the day of your visit with 2 buses that were unexpected. The staff made... More 

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291 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just opposite our hotel and it was a cold night so seemed like the easy way out. My husband had fried fish and he said the coating/breading on it was so tough he had to take it off. I had a turkey plate and had to ask for cranberry sauce and the stuffing was different. Good diner music

Thank sugarbushfarm
6278, Guest Relations Manager at The Diner, responded to this review

My apologies. To be clear though, it is "filling" not "stuffing" and is listed like this on the menu. Filling is a PA Dutch (German) dish that has potato as the base, as opposed to stuffing that has bread as the base. Had you talked with your server, she would have happily exchanged it for a different side dish that... More 

Buena Vista, Virginia
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to horrible weather on the interstate, we were forced to exit and find a hotel. Fortunately for us, we found a Hampton Inn, and across the street was "The Diner." I ordered the "Rachael," which was a huge sandwich filled with REAL sliced turkey and cheese, and a side of slaw (which could have gone on the sandwich if... More 

Thank Susan S
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling south on Interstate 81 Pine Grove is about 90 miles from our home. We usually stop at McDonald's for a break and snack. When passing through a few days ago we were on the way home and looking for a place to eat Real Food. As many times as we got off the Pine Grove exit we never knew... More 

Thank packednreadyNePa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very good place to eat at all hours!! Meatloaf is excellent as is the Greek Omlette and Pancakes! Peanut butter cookies are awesome! Looking forward to trying the Biscuts and Gravy next!

Thank Stace E
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately Orlando Neil's was closed the night we stayed, however we were not disappointed with the diner. The rubber sandwich is huge, for me and the burger wrap was a lighter meal only cooked a little longer than the medium rare that it should have been. Didn't get to try a cookie, but they were homemade and huge at only... More 

Thank Bpbowness
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Clients were even welcoming to each other and I had a large portion of a cob salad which I did not expect and my husband had a soup which was unbelievable so filling with a grilled cheese. Very good and reasonable price.

Thank 1246maria
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

There aren't a lot of restaurants in the area. We chose the Diner because they usually have a lot of choices. We always have a difficult time eating out on the road because we don't eat meat. The food is just ok. Our server was pleasant and attentive.

Thank Leisuretraveller5089
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had been here previously and loved it, so when we came back to town we thought we'd like to try it again. We were not disappointed. Their meatloaf is homemade and excellent., and came with two sides and a fresh, crisp garden salad. Their veggie omelet was chock full of onion, tomato, pepper, etc. and was delicious. The waitress... More 

Thank Vincent G

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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
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 490 Suedberg Rd, Exit 100 I-81 Pilot Travel Center, Pine Grove, PA 17963-8830
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pine Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 570-345-8800
24 HR Classic American Diner. Breakfast served all day. Daily specials, burgers, BLTs, platters, soups, salads, sandwiches, Beer & Wine.

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