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Sara's

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American, Hot Dogs
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Is there anything better than a Cheeseburger, Onion Rings and Chocolate Milkshake?

In all honesty, I'm a sucker for these kind of places. Is there anything better than a cheeseburger with all the fixins, crunchy onion rings and a chocolate milkshake? Sara's gets all of that just right. We were fortunate to go to Sara's for the first time in mid-May before the real summer crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
gitrdunn
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Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Families with children
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Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

In all honesty, I'm a sucker for these kind of places. Is there anything better than a cheeseburger with all the fixins, crunchy onion rings and a chocolate milkshake? Sara's gets all of that just right. We were fortunate to go to Sara's for the first time in mid-May before the real summer crowds hit Presque Isle. We couldn't help... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Literally, once you've been to Sara's once, there's no going to Presque Isle without stopping at Sara's. Their Smith's hot dogs are incredible, fries are great. But what's even better is just the overall atmosphere of the entire place. All the happy people enjoying some good old fashioned summer food. Then to top it all off, you gotta get some... More 

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WESTON
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been to Erie a few times. But late in the year so Sara's hasn't been open. But this visit we were able to go and enjoy ourselves. They were very busy Saturday the 16th. But we ordered and got our order in like 5 to 10 minutes. We had the beef steak sandwiches. They were good. The onion... More 

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Waterford, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Sara's is just yards outside Presque Isle and is a great place to get casual food to eat there or at the park. There is dining inside and at picnic tables outside and a drive through as well. The place is decorated in a classic 1950's diner theme. They have a fairly extensive menu, but join the crowds to have... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Perfect burger and dog joint with great onion rings and icecream. Was the perfect place to go after visiting Presque Ilse

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

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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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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, Hot Dogs

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?