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Bear Swamp Diner

American, Diner
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202 E Main St, Macungie, PA 18062-1313
+1 610-967-2999
06:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the Swamp when we moved to Macungie in 2013. "Dive" is the only word I can use to describe our experience. Went there recently for a neighbors' breakfast. My rating has changed to "Favorite". Family owned and run. I have personally been back four times in just over a month. Great surface. Food is served hot. Preparation is... More 

Thank Don M
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was average. The decor was out dated. The staff were nice enough. There appears to be regulars, which is nice. So many diners around hete that this is not one i need to go back to for any particular reason

Thank Krista H
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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31 reviews
26 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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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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391 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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 8 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 43 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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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?