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Hillside Cafe

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589 Salem Rd, Etters, PA 17319-9548
717-938-6300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food,sevice good, reservations stink

I had the crab cake my wife had a steak. Both with excellent with a good choice of delicious side dishes. Our server was prompt, was familiar with the menu and was generally very efficient. My problem was the reservation system. I stopped in earlier in the day, New Years Eve, to make a reservation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
shartune
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York, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been to this restaurant since it reopened. The growing pains have subsided and there was a line at the door to get in from 6:00pm, until we left at 8:00pm. The restaurant is very well-done and the sports bar is extremely well-done. The waitress we had was very busy and did her best to keep our drinks... More 

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1 Thank Kelly B
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the crab cake my wife had a steak. Both with excellent with a good choice of delicious side dishes. Our server was prompt, was familiar with the menu and was generally very efficient. My problem was the reservation system. I stopped in earlier in the day, New Years Eve, to make a reservation for 2 at 5:00. I... More 

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Thank shartune
Camp Hill
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306 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blew it house with the house platter. Crab cake was small but delicious. Rib eye fantastic, lobster tail wonderful. Quiet night and the service was great.

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Thank Courthouse067
Etters, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we were just finishing up our full-course meals in the bar-side dining area, when the waitress was told by the owner's daughter, to ask us to finish up and leave. The waitress was reluctant and appeared to be embarassed, she explained that they had a party of 10 arriving soon and needed our table. We were watching a football... More 

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Thank vicky k
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Order any meal, and know that you will be pleased. Chef cares about quality. Prepare for a high quality meal ! If you prefer Steak, and your dinner partner prefers Seafood; both of you will be leave happy; while making plans to return.

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Thank spcharest
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had our Christmas party at Hillside, a party of 35 people and I was impressed with how well and how quickly we were served.

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Thank Edward S
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

To be fair, we were part of a 12 person party. Server did a great job of taking care of us. Appetizers were enjoyed by all. Their crab stuffed mushroom caps were very tasty. I ordered their Crab Cake & Fillet which is their house special. The crab cake was excellent - lots of crab, not overly seasoned and juicy... More 

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Thank MMincemoyer
Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

What a delight to find a nice restauant off I 83 that didn't offer the same average, mediocre, greasy, fattening fast food. Hill Side Cafe offered the choice of a nice bar area or quiet restaurant, with good food, friendly and efficient service and clean, modern rest rooms. The single crab cake was one of the best I have ever... More 

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Thank Lynn H
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stopped in with a friend on Monday November 2nd around 1pm. Not very busy. Just a few tables of customers. Service was sub par as we had to wait several minutes just for a server. My cheesesteak was bland, not taste and just average for the price. I would not return when I'm in the area and look elsewhere.

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2 Thank Rick M
Etters, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been there three times since the reopening. Inattentive waitress even though there was a total of 4 of us in the restaurant during lunch, soup cold and prices high.

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2 Thank Fishwar2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 589 Salem Rd, Etters, PA 17319-9548
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Etters
  • Phone Number: 717-938-6300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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