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DINE

Food is life. From classic diner fare to exotic ethnic cuisine, there is plenty of life in Reading's 18th Ward. For a March 2020 tour of many of the 18th Ward family-owned restaurants, try this quick link. 

Afghan chicken & gyro

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Casual dining experience with a mix of Middle Eastern and American fast foods.

Chapman's deli

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Dine-in or take-out homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches on homemade bread and rolls made daily onsite. 

the dog house

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Everyone ends up in the dog house, which serves dogs, burgers, chicken, and fries all with unique toppings in imaginative combinations.

dynamite subs

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Dynamite Subs claims to make the best hoagies in Berks County. Be careful arguing with them. You're playing with dynamite.

giannotti's pizza & subs

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Take-out, dine-in, or dine-outside on delicious pizza and subs.

the liberty ale house

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Come celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of beer. Great food. Great atmosphere. Even better selection of tasty beers. 

mimmo's italian restaurant

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Authentic, family-owned, full-service Italian restaurant with full bar, large banquet facility, and outdoor dining.

oakbrook brewing

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Located in a refurbished firehouse, Oakbrook is consistently rated one of the best local brew pubs. Enjoy their sandwiches. Love their beer. 

paradise island smoothie cafe

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A yummy taste of the tropics with healthy smoothies and more. Drive through window too!

pizza time

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Pizza Time. The name says it all, except they also serve great subs, wings, strombolis, and fries. They're more than their name.

Romano's

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Known for deep dish Chicago-style pizza, they also serve thin-crust New York pizza and wings, cheesesteaks, subs, salads, wraps, and more. 

screpesi's sandwich shop

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An 18th Ward tradition since 1949, Screpesi's take-out sandwiches will have you returning again and again. 

the steak shack

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One of the best Philly Cheesesteaks outside of Philadelphia can be found at The Steak Shack, tucked inside the Citgo convenience store. 

trooper thorns

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An authentic, full-service Irish bar and restaurant with outdoor seating serving bangers & mash, fish & chips, and more.