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Sara's

25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
814-833-1957
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Ranked #12 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You can't miss this place as it is at the entrance of Presque Isle State Park. I've been there before, but I stopped there this weekend with my dog on a very rainy day. I think the rain kept most people away because it wasn't crowded at all. The curly fries are great. I also really enjoyed my burger. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It was our first time to Presque isle and my wife said this was one of THE places to eat when visiting. We kept it simple. Foot longs with curly fries and a couple soft drinks. Service was good and helpful. Product, not so much. The buns were hard and hot dogs burnt. Could very well be our expectations based... More

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East Butler, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great 50's atmosphere with Coke displays everywhere plus great oldies music. The food was awesome especially the onion rings. Would have loved to try the old-fashioned milkshakes but we were too full. Will definitely visit there the next time we go to Erie.

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Warren, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have passed Sara's multiple times while visiting Presque Isle and decided to stop by. It is your typical diner food, but in a very cool atmosphere. There are multiple toppings for dogs, burgers, and chicken that you put on yourself as well as seasonings to put on the curly fries. This is a very unique place and can't wait... More

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Harrisburg
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Exactly what you would expect at the entrance to a beach area....foot long hot dogs, onion rings, ice cream, and other treats! Always stop at Sara's whenever in Erie during the summer months. The foot long Smith's hot dogs are a tradition, as well as the hand made onion rings - thin, breaded, and greasy! Don't forget the orange &... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Limited menu, but great fixings available. Food was good. We enjoyed seeing the old diner and all of the nostalgic items around. plenty of space to eat in or outside. Fast service even with a large crowd.

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sara's has great food & it's a perfect place to stop before or after going to the beach. We stop here every time we go to Presque Isle. Our kid & grandkids went with us last year and they also loved it. We also stopped for ice cream on our way to the beach to watch the sunset.

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Sigel, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was so looking forward to out visit to Sara's but I was very disappointed. The service was slow, the food was very greasy and seating uncomfortable. It is a fun atmosphere and I'm hoping I came on an off day.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Step back 50 years here and enjoy a good burger or dog with fries! On your way out from Presque Isle or Waldamer Park it's easy to find on a good location.

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Elbridge, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sara's is a definite stop when we come to Erie and they're open for the season. Great milkshakes, burgers and fries. Fun decor and picnic tables outside (and inside if you prefer) provide a great summer experience. Combined with a trip to Presque Isle and it's a perfect day!

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