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Ritz Barbecue

302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104-5013
+1 610-432-0952
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (28 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104-5013
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful old charm which includes grumpy senior waitresses. The food is just okay but the Ice Cream is worth the visit. Many favors and generous portions. Really delicious

Thank O9482AEpaulm
Reviewed 3 April 2017

You can't visit Allentown without a stop at "The Ritz". The food is typical of your hometown diner and that's one of reasons I love this place. Stern but friendly servers who refuse to budge from the printed specials of the day (the struggle is...More

Thank veekeestanley
Reviewed 21 February 2017

stopped in for a ice cream sunday, had a CMP (chocolate/marshmallow/peanut) they still have the best ice cream in town... my husband went for 2 scoops, almond joy and french vanilla. the service was good and it was very clean.

Thank Lisa4952
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The food is awesome staff is great this is an Old Fashion place. Been around forever. The food is awesome one of my all time favorite places to eat when I go to Allentown. When you are done with your meal do not forget to...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

One of those places that's been around forever. First time there but we will be back. Wife had the turkey que and I had the pork. Both really good. Great fries. Ice cream is wonderful. Maria was a wonderful waitress.

Thank DiggerDan14
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Hands down, one of my childrens favorite spots for an impromptu meal! Cheap but delicious food! We always go back!

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place is a "must try" at least one in your life time! It will take you back to when things were at there best! Go for lunch dinner or a snack! Great for a date night, or just a moment with friends! It is...More

Thank 574lawrence_
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ritz Barbecue is so famous not just it's amazing home cooking, but it's ice cream , especially the butter brickle, or raspberry full of history, it is hometown good

Thank schmenge400
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant is known for it's ice cream, but I think their food is very good; & seems like much of it is homemade. I love the turkey dinner (real turkey pieces) with potato stuffing & they always offer fresh veggies. Their specials are always...More

2  Thank Mrstbundy
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch today, had a great tuna sandwich made with real mayo! I was a little disappointed that it was like 6.00 and just served with a pickle slice, but it was good. Finished lunch with a Dusty Road Sundae, very tasty!

Thank Lisalovesshells
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-432-0952
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