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Sara's

#12 of 348 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
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Nice Place

3.5 stars for nice decor and decent food. I love veggies so I really liked how we get to make our own burgers at the condiments bar. The location is convenient since it's near the entrance of Presque Isle. I guess this this the closest I'll get to having In-N-Out in Pennsylvania.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

3.5 stars for nice decor and decent food. I love veggies so I really liked how we get to make our own burgers at the condiments bar. The location is convenient since it's near the entrance of Presque Isle. I guess this this the closest I'll get to having In-N-Out in Pennsylvania.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Okay, so the food isn't out of this world, but it IS good. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, Smith's hot dogs, and curly fries that are fantastic. What I really go for , though, are the orange sherbet/vanilla soft serve twist cones. Now they ARE out of this world. Sara's is always busy and worth the wait. I am so tempted to... More 

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Erie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sara's is a summer step back into the 1950s. Whether it is a walk down memory lane or just visit to what "the good ole days" was like, Sara's is a must visit. A Smith's hotdog and homemade onion rings are so much better when you are sitting outside and surrounded by 1950's memorabilia. A great place to just relax... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoy Sara's a lot. The food is great and its 50's style is just fun. Its always busy but the wait is never long and the atmosphere makes up for any wait. Its right at the entrance to our biggest attraction Presque Isle State Park and its the perfect end to a day at one of our beaches. I... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Love the potential of this place. Makes me think of the "good ol days." Love stopping for ice cream before going for a walk at the park. Good ice cream. Food isn't impressive. I would rather have a McDonald's burger and fries.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we cannot wait for April 1st every year, the opening day for Sara's. We go there at least once a week all summer. Smith's hotdogs are the best, over the years they have added to the menu .For us it is usually foot long hot dog and fries. Some times we eat outside, usually we head to the first parking... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This quaint spot is at the entrance to our town's greatest attraction, Presque Isle State Park, with sandy beaches and fishing and boating and great picnic spots. Sara's is mostly hamburgs and hotdogs but with a touch of nostalgia. Great place to meet with friends before entering the park if you don't plan to have a picnic, or a great... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The foot long hot dogs and fries amazing, and the ice cream was the perfect ending to the visit. There was indoor and outside seating on picnic tables in a tree lined setting. The only negative was the short wait due to the popularity and quality of the food.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Famous state park, Presque Isle State Park is just past Sara's, so this restaurant which is 50s style has a booming business each spring and summer season. Well known for great shakes, ice cream and hot dogs etc, the crowds pour into this eating hangout that has lots of outdoor seating and is an Erie PA favorite.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The food was good but the ice cream was excellent, I strongly recommend the orange twist ice cream. The hot dogs are good and the place was very clean

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