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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food in an updated atmosphere

Have always enjoyed Hillside. Solid steaks and seafood, well-prepared. Nothing trendy or pretentious but what they do, they do very well. Completely different atmosphere now that they've rebuilt from a devastating fire several years ago. We ate in the bar (happily non-smoking) where the decor is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Anne M
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York, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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Roxboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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181 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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13 reviews
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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103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The food was just as good as before. Great steaks and seafood. The new building is modern and very inviting, not dark like before. A very nice dining experience.

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York, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The dinning room is separated from the sports bar by a wall that appears to have sound deadening qualities. We ate in the dining room, it was nice and quiet with only one TV screen that was not turned on. Perfect. The service was outstanding and so was the food. We began our meal with a shared appetizer of crab... More 

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Spring Grove, Pa
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Before the fire, this was my favorite place for steaks. After the fire, it continues to be, and is also my favorite for lobster tail. I came here for my birthday dinner, and everything was perfect. I do not mind making the 45 minute trek out here whenever the mood for steak (and now lobster tail) strike me because the... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Have always enjoyed Hillside. Solid steaks and seafood, well-prepared. Nothing trendy or pretentious but what they do, they do very well. Completely different atmosphere now that they've rebuilt from a devastating fire several years ago. We ate in the bar (happily non-smoking) where the decor is very much industrial-chic, a welcome change from the somewhat dated knotty pine, sort of... More 

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Additional Information about Hillside Cafe

Address: 589 Salem Rd, Etters, PA 17319-9548
Phone Number: 717-938-6300
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Etters
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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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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