Diners

East Penn Diner (Emmaus, PA)

East Penn Diner (Emmaus)

Last month, I went to the East Penn Diner in Emmaus.  I took a day trip to the area, but after running the Runners World Half several years now, I’ve been to many different diners out that way.  The East Penn is towards my way home, so I decided to make a quick stop there.  The East Penn Diner menu caught my eye online, so I figured it would be good.

I arrived at the East Penn Diner around noon on Sunday and it wasn’t too crowded.  It was busy, but not every table was filled and there was no wait.

East Penn Diner (Emmaus, PA) Atmosphere: A
The East Penn Diner is everything you picture in a stereotypical diner.  The outside of the East Penn Diner is a big, shiny, retro diner while the inside has multiple tables, booths and even a salad bar.

I sat in a booth towards the front, which had plenty of space.

East Penn Diner (Emmaus, PA) Service: D
While the East Penn Diner was busy, the waitress only came to our table twice.  Even when we needed something, she forgot and we waited an additional 5-10 more minutes.

Coffee: A
The coffee at East Penn Diner is good, and that’s because it’s locally brewed Lacas coffee.  I was surprised to see it as far out as Emmaus but the coffee is good.  Plus the East Penn has personalized coffee mugs which is always a welcomed touch.  The coffee itself was good.

East Penn Diner Emmaus coffee 1

East Penn Diner (Emmaus, PA) Food: C
The East Penn Diner menu serves everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  With multiple menu options including sandwiches, seafood, and entrees.  The East Penn diner menu has everything a typical diner does with a few unique and unusual items too. I decided to order breakfast and went with chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs, and rye toast.

East Penn Diner Emmaus breakfast

Breakfast is difficult to mess up and they didn’t.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best breakfast ever. For the amount of time it took to come out, I was hoping to be wowed.  The pancake was a little overcooked.  It was a big portion and I was hungry, so that saved it…somewhat.

East Penn Diner Emmaus pancake

Cost: $
For my breakfast and coffee, the cost was $10.

Overall Summary/Would I Come Back to East Penn Diner (Emmaus, PA):
The East Penn Diner isn’t bad, but the service leaves a lot to be desired.  I would go back if someone wanted too, but it wasn’t in my favorite diners.

Atmosphere: A
Service: D
Coffee: A
Food: C
Cost: $8-15
Overall: C

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