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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Outstanding

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
onejimbob
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  • Families with children
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
73 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.

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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.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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257 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 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 

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Middletown
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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

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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.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Etters, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have eaten here over the last 25 years and the service and quality has declined. If you are after a steak in the area, try Culhanes.

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rixeyville, va
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wanting to try this place since it re-opened we decided to have a late lunch there. It was nice to finally sit down and not feel rushed to get in/get out at a restaurant. Other reviews mentioned having to wait too long but I didn't find that to be the case. We ordered a Ribeye steak and baked potato along... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family and I have been going to hillside for the past 30 years. We were recently in the week after mothers day for the first time since the fire. It was a belated mothers day dinner and after reading everyone's reviews I was nervous. I kept an open mind since their reviews weren't great. I was extremely impressed with... More 

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York Haven
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Since the rebuild after their fire the prices went up and the food quality went down! This used to be number one place for steaks the new hillside is nothing like before. Food and service very poor and wait time to be seated and served is hardly worth it

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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?