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The Soda Jerk Diner & Dairy Bar

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403 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-1861
+1 717-566-7707
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast friendly service. Plenty of options and free dessert with every entree! The syrup with the chicken and waffles is special.. like thicker and sweet but with something extra.. SOOOOO good! Mint chip ice cream rocks!

Thank candicegaud
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were quickly seated and received great service. The food was delicious food. For those who love breakfast it can be ordered all day.

Thank Molly M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge menu with lots of choices! It was affordable and delicious. We hope to visit again when we are in town.

Thank Tracie H
Mount Union, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, typical diner seating. A favorite with the locals. The menu is HUGE with a wide array of choices. Parking can be tight during high traffic meal times. A nice meal and experience!

Thank Bruce S
Hanover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long but fun day at Hershey Park we stopped at the Soda Jerk and what a swell time we had for our family of six. The absolute best service from a server from Ukraine. She knew how to handle a cranky and hungry group of teenage boys! The food was so good too! We will be back someday... More 

1 Thank James P
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Midcentury design with timeless food. You will be happily surprised with the great service, fresh and tasty food, and a large menu. It is a very nice family restaurant.

1 Thank BraveFox
Newark, Delaware
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here two mornings in a row during a weekend visit with another couple. Great local spot, old fashioned diner with great service and good food!

Thank Staecy A
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

While in Hershey on business, my wife and I could not wait to try the Soda Jerk, because it looked like such a fun, nostalgic atmosphere. While the address is Hummelstown, the restaurant is extremely close to Hershey, about 1 mile away from the Hershey Lodge and the Hershey Medical Center. While the atmosphere drew us in, the very impressive... More 

1 Thank DrSteve B
Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Super cute diner atmosphere with a menu that was endless...friendly service and great food!! Prices were consistent with any other diner, plenty of food for what you spend. We did not take advantage of the dairy bar to eat on the deck but I am sure that would be a good option for warmer weather!!

Thank Laura G
Galesville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a very warm feeling when you were there. Waitress was very friendly and came over often to see if you needed anything. Husband got stuffed peppers and loved them. I got pork chops and cooked perfectly and tasty. Even went back the next day for breakfast.

1 Thank Allison0720

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Greek, American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-1861
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hummelstown
  • Phone Number: +1 717-566-7707

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