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Route 61 Diner

American, Diner
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3455 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19605
00:00 - 23:59
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch recently and walked out very satisfied. Had a senior meal which was larger than most restaurant's regular full priced meals. Very good veal parm. Good salad. I have had better tasting sauces elsewhere, but was well pleased here.

Thank leaver11
Gap, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The salad bar that comes with the meal has you stuffed before the entre arrives. Then, the portions are so generous that one can rarely finish the meal. Take-out boxes are always available for leftovers...and there are always leftovers!

1 Thank gnd46gnd
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Fast service. Cheap lunch specials. friendly staff. I have lunch here a few times a week. They always have at least two hot soups available for lunch and dinner.

Thank Jeff B
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy eating breakfast out especially on rainy days. We do our errands after. We have eaten at 61 for many years. Breakfast is usually very good. Like everywhere price have increased. Still a good breakfast for the values. We have stopped eating dinner there. Quality is not as good as before. Soups on salad bar are... More 

Thank Ladycaroler
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The menu at this diner is huge. Entrees include salad bar, soup, etc. If you're hungry and want a reasonably priced meal this is your place. Not too mention food was great as well as the service.

Thank bbears4fun
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Nice place for a diner. Decent salad bar. I ordered the veal parm and could not eat all the pasta they give you with it. Nice owner right there keeping an eye on things. Would go back in a second.

Thank leaver11
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I usually go during the week and their dinner meals are always a great deal. Besides the main entree, you get the soup and salad bar. Sometimes they might even have buffalo wings or shrimp at the salad bar too. Recently I saw on the menu that you get a piece of cake or pie as part of the meal... More 

Thank Thomas L
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This centrally located restaurant offers a huge menu with "all day breakfast." Good variety of food and nice salad bar. Evening meal offers no charge shrimp or wings

Thank sue w
South Florida, Florida
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

breakfast any time, inexpensive prices, huge selection friendly staff. um, i liked it. the salad bar was stocked with everything i liked and the soups were tasty. menu is about 10 pages long and has daily specials.

Thank chrisnorley
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place for a variety of reasons. The management and staff are a big part of why I return whenever I'm in town. Super people.

Thank Hexsign

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 3455 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19605
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading

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