Smoketown, PA

Small Business Spotlight: DJ's Taste of the 50's in Smoketown, PA

Melissa Frost
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Along charming Old Philadelphia Pike in Smoketown, you'll find DJ's Taste of the 50's. This diner-style restaurant offers all those old diner classics such as burgers, fries and shakes, at an affordable price.

I recently visited this diner for the first time. What hit me once I entered through the doors was how impressive the interior design and decor were put together - everything from the red glittery chairs to the old Coca-Cola posters and neon lights. It felt as if I was stepping back in time.

Staples and classics

With diners comes large menus with lots of options.

I went with a true menu staple; a cheeseburger with fries, and a milkshake with a cherry on top. As for the flavor, I wanted to try something new so I ultimately decided on a coffee milkshake. It was thick and full of taste. Absolutely delicious.
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What's fun about this place is how casual and friendly it is. The staff is helpful, the food was prepared in a timely manner. I brought my kids and they had a blast. They loved everything from staring at the wall decor to their food - their sliders came in an old car-shaped cardboard plate. Very creative and it made the diner experience fun for the little ones, "driving" around with their burgers:
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Convenient location

The family-owned restaurant is located just a few minutes from Bird-in-Hand, an adorable village in Lancaster where you can do Amish farmland tours and get knowledge of the local history. It is also just a few minutes from Dutch Wonderland and Tanger Outlets, and even closer to The Shops at Rockvale.

If you're spending a day in Lancaster, PA visiting from out of town, the diner is a great place to start the day, getting all the energy and your sweet fix in before venturing out.

Address: 2410 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

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