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Sara's

#14 of 352 Restaurants in Erie
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25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
814-833-1957
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Erie Staple

When in Erie visiting Presque Isle, or not, this is a must stop. Located at the entrance to P.I. you'll find a 50's inspired diner serving your classic burgers, fries, ice cream, malts and of coarse Smith's hotdogs. Get the foot long. Enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jon M
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  • Families with children
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Not only is Sara's a fun atmosphere but they have, in my opinion, the best onion rings I have ever had. Definitely a must do when visiting Erie or going to Presque Isle.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Take a step into the past ,great fun the Orange twist cone is worth the trip by it self. We makes sure we hit it at least twice a year just for the ice cream . The food out of sight they only use Smith hot dogs they are made locally an are the best I have ever eaten .ps... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

as noted this is my favorite place to go eat before driving around the peninsula and I live only a few minutes away. Sara's has been open for about 2 weeks. Ive had 3 meals from here and all 3 meals have been wrong in one way or another,...missing / wrong items. Very disappointed in the service this year in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Sara's consistently satisfies cravings for fast-food, but serves it up to taste gourmet. You can tell that the employees care about making a quality meal, and it shows. Portions are good, prices are reasonable, and the quality goes well beyond a typical chain restaurant could match. The atmosphere is "beachy" with a '50s theme, and it's almost always got a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When in Erie visiting Presque Isle, or not, this is a must stop. Located at the entrance to P.I. you'll find a 50's inspired diner serving your classic burgers, fries, ice cream, malts and of coarse Smith's hotdogs. Get the foot long. Enjoy.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped here before taking a family drive around the peninsula. The bacon cheese burger was quite good and Smith hot dogs are a local staple! The place always seems to be busy during its open season so be prepared for a crowded parking lot and standing in line to order your food!

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Akron, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

All of my senses responded to this adventure in reducing me to being a teenager on a date with my steady....service was fast for the amount of people there....food was served hot and tasty...and my heart and soul s m i l e d...and still smiles as I write this.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place for greasy yummy comfort food! I always get the grilled chicken and it's amazing! You get to pick your own toppings and the pickles are the best!!! And I love their ice cream! Get the baby cone, it's the perfect size!!!

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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39 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is more a visual than an eating experience. I had a hot dog, my wife a burger. They were ok. Not bad, not a home run. The fries were pretty tasty, and the basket of onion rings we shared were a universal hit. The ice cream (especially the orange soft serve) were well above-average. The negatives: Parking lot is... More 

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Cookstown
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've been coming to Erie for over 25 years and this was the first time we went to Sara's for a meal. I have to say, I enjoyed my hot dog, fries and a drink. The atmosphere is friendly, bright colours, picnic tables, the look from the 50's. We loved it. Get your coupons online. This summer I'm going for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: 814-833-1957

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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