We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sara's

#12 of 346 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
814-833-1957
Website
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 217 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    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
best summer dining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
jackie953
,
Erie, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stands just past Waldameer at the entrance of Presque Isle. Delicious burgers, fries and ice cream that is perfect after a day at the beach or at the park. Is absurdly busy during the summer months but with good reason, reasonably priced consistent food. Family friendly. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great burgers, Smith's hotdogs, curly fries and the best onions rings. Old school atmosphere with modern feel. Great place to just hang out and catch up with friends. You won't be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Sara's is the place to go here in Erie during the summer months. By far they have the best burgers in town and their hamburger rolls are outstanding. Onion rings and French fries are a must for a side.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
1,664 helpful votes 1,664 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best Hot Dog ever ! this place has the best hot dogs ive ever eaten ! this place is great its at the enterance of Presquile park, if your in the area you must give Sara's a try ! Sgt. Eddie DeLuca

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Just awesome diner food. It's always packed and crazy. It's well staffed and there are always employees cleaning up the dining area. Perfect before or after the beach or Waldamere. So very kid friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Sara's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sara's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?