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589 Salem Rd, Etters, PA 17319-9548
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Second visit

Back from Florida and visited the Hillside Cafe again. Just as good as the first visit. There were six of us. Steaks, ribs, lobster, and crab cakes. Everyone pleased with their meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here before and visited twice since they rebuilt. I'm not happy with the quality of the food. I've ordered different things both times and neither have made me say "I need to go back." If I'm going to pay for a meal, I want it to be a good one. My Filet was bland and my "fettucini" was... More 

Thank Hope R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Back from Florida and visited the Hillside Cafe again. Just as good as the first visit. There were six of us. Steaks, ribs, lobster, and crab cakes. Everyone pleased with their meal.

Thank onejimbob
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We stopped in for the second time since the Hillside reopened, and it looks like they are definitely hitting their stride again. I ordered the "Hillside Special," which is a crab cake and filet combo. My crab cake was full of lump crab, well seasoned and delicious. My filet was perfectly cooked, tender as can be, and quite delicious. Our... More 

Thank Steve G
Etters, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

First time after the fire we couldn't wait to go back to our favorite place for steak! Very bland and not a steller experience. But tonight we tried it again. Still, bland and very disappointing!! Service was terrible and the food was just hideous! We will not be back!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a great dining experience! Some of the best steak and seafood our group has had. Good service and the prices are surprisingly good.

Thank backpack1283
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Traveling to Central PA from Florida to visit family. We decided to visit the Hillside Cafe. I had a NY strip steak smothered in sautéed onions, that was as good as a steak can be.The service was good, it was our waiters first week. Not the greatest ambiance, but the food quality and value more than makes up for it.

Thank onejimbob
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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261 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ben first ate here perhaps seventeen or eighteen years ago. The first time was for a dinner of Porterhouse and baked potato. It was excellent and set the tone for every single one of the many subsequent visits. You can only imagine my disappointment the time I climbed the hill on I-83 to see the charred remains of one of... More 

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

First time since the fire. Service was good for a Sat. evening. We all had steaks. I had the delminco. Was not the best steak I ever had, but good, and cooked med/rare. Will recommend, and return for more

Thank SamMiddletown
Roxboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The steak and crab cakes were excellent along with the service! The new restaurant dining room is charming. We certainly will visit again.

Thank kitsimpp
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have gone to hillside for years. They burned down, it took forever to get rebuilt!! Food is fresh, it's delicious, and you always feel welcome and get great service. Can NOT go wrong with the sizzling steaks and crab cakes!!! The only shame is I have heard several times they do not treat their wait staff well. I have... More 

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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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