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Boehringer's Drive-In

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3160 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
+1 717-484-4227
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have been going to this place for over 30 years. Best ice cream ever! I love the chocolate milkshakes. I take my so down to the creek behind and he feeds the ducks. It's a great place! Super friendly staff! Small menu but worth the stop!!

Thank michellemarie1311
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Drove a far distance to taste what has been described to me as "The best ice cream I will ever taste." The ice cream was good, but not extraordinary. I have had better ice cream at other places. We tried to eat our ice cream at the picnic tables, but bumble bees kept swarming us. We had to finish our... More 

Thank Katlyn_13
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped here upon recommendation from several people while spending the weekend in Adamstown. The line was long, but the good service kept it moving quickly. We didn't find the ice cream to be anything special. The selection (maybe about 30 flavors) was pretty standard, and the taste was fairly typical. Not sure what all the hype is about.

Thank Sean T
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

GGreat hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and the best homemade ice cream. Rustic roadside service set along a duck inhabitated stream with plenty of picnic tables. Perfect for a family outing! The only negative is that it is seasonal and closes around Labor Day and re-opens in the spring. Also, no indoor seating, hence the spring & summer hours only.

Thank Barb50_12
Stevens, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ok love this place it feels like your in the woods and this is the only gig in town serving all Americana food and ice cream not 4 stars but none the less just as great the wait in line what will seem like forever reminds me of a great drive in back in the day where anyone who was... More 

Thank Mari A
Reading, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is only opened in the summer and is always busy, but it is worth the wait for the ice cream. Lots of flavors, creamy, and yum!

Thank Net P
Gulfport, Mississippi
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400 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Almost a throwback to the "good old days" - Boehringer's is always good clean family fun with great ice cream to boot! Always good, almost always crowded, always with it!

Thank Tom B
Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Family-owned; It's been there nestled against the creek filled with wild ducks and overhead old shade protecting the many picnic tables from the hot sun for about 60 years; passed down through same-family generations with the same menu pleasing locals from miles around with original recipes for (my favorite) barbecued ground beef seasoned to perfection with a closely-guarded herbal recipe... More 

Thank Wonderbeard
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This place is really hit or miss. I've been here several times and it is really lacking consistency. I always go during happy hour. My first trip here was great. We ordered wings, clams, a cheesesteak and fries. The wing were good, clams were amazing, fries were good and cheesesteak sucked. I ordered the fries with bacon, jalapeño, and cheese.... More 

Thank Aliciahall14
Denver, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Boehringer's is a regional institution. It is open only during the warmer months and is on PA272, which for many years was US222. There is SLIGHTLY less thru traffic passing by due to the 4-lane highway that now serves the Reading-Lancaster route, but Boehringer's is always worth a stop. Burgers, fries, MILKSHAKES(!!!) are the key items. All prepared with love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3160 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Adamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 717-484-4227

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