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2112 East Lake Road, Erie, PA
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11:00 am - 8:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:15 pm

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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our dinner was a let down.

I have always heard great things about this restaurant. Unfortunately, the one time I ate there for dinner it was not good. The sauce did not taste good to me. The fish had bones in it. Everything was just below average for the three of us who dined there. We have enjoyed the ribs that were able... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Leah V
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Erie
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Erie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have always heard great things about this restaurant. Unfortunately, the one time I ate there for dinner it was not good. The sauce did not taste good to me. The fish had bones in it. Everything was just below average for the three of us who dined there. We have enjoyed the ribs that were able to be purchased... More 

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Clarence, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have been going to this restaurant since I was a kid. When I lived out of state, and would come in to visit family, I always request to have one meal here. The fried zucchini is the best. And the filet is reasonably priced and very tasty.

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ricardos has been a family tradition for birthdays in our family for probably around 50 years. All of my family have since moved from Erie but we still have a reason to go back since my Husband has family there. I have eaten in tons of different restaurants but no filet mignon compares to that of Ricardos. It is FABULOUS... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Never leave hungry. chicken, steaks and pasta all excellent. Chicken parmesan is like no other..all remodeled inside and is a very homey atmosphere

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was my first visit to Ricardo's. One of my friends suggested it for her birthday celebration. It was really good! I enjoyed the food, the prompt service, and a large quantity of good eats. We were lucky enough to have had the owners' daughter and she was great to us. I recommend Ricardo's and I will definitely return.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The thing about this situation is that it was an innocent mistake in the tip. My wife and I were having dinner with another couple. My daughter and her friend were home. They wanted us to bring them something home. So we asked the waitress to bring us their food when we were done. The waitress is the owners daughter.... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were not impressed with our meals at Ricardo's. The inside is much nicer than before but the food was average at best. The fried zucchini given when we ordered was very good... May not go back

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Erie, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you want the best tasting filet mignon at the best price this is your restaurant, I also love their deep fried zucchini that is complimentary. Service is great. Love this local Erie restaurant

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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We went here for lunch. it was a busy spot with a couple of large groups having Christmas parties. The wait staff was somewhat grumpy and seemed irritated there were so many people there! And they were very busy. Upon finishing our meal we were presented with the check and told to pay the cashier and off she went. We... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Returned to Ricardo's after many years and was not disappointed. The filet was delicious and they have the best fried zucchini. My daughter who is very picky loved the rigatoni that is served with every meal and ate her spaghetti and meatball (this happens rarely!). Good service too. We will definitely return soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2112 East Lake Road, Erie, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?