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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: Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    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
Food ok, everything overpriced

We thought we would try the new restaurant. Entered a very uninviting lobby. Very institutional like. Not very inviting. Waitress very friendly. Didn't have draft beer I wanted, ok, ordered Angry Orchard cider. $5 a glass. $6 for my husband's APA. Beer prices very high. Would never go to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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English first
Apalachin, New York, USA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We live four hours north of Harrisburg but come this way a few times a year. We were shocked and dismayed to see it burnt down. Then thrilled to see construction starting. Finally got to try it out. The decor is a shock... So different but modern and classy. Thankfully the filet and crabcakes are just as good as they... More 

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McDonald, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Their crab cakes are some of the best anywhere. The is no filler, just a creamy texture that is perfect.

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Wellsville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the second time we went to the Hillside since they reopened. Great steaks - best in the area. The salad and sides were generous and tasty. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and responsive - awesome service. Go early - gets busy later in the evening. The only negative is the lobby - needs some chairs, pictures and personality.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We thought we would try the new restaurant. Entered a very uninviting lobby. Very institutional like. Not very inviting. Waitress very friendly. Didn't have draft beer I wanted, ok, ordered Angry Orchard cider. $5 a glass. $6 for my husband's APA. Beer prices very high. Would never go to the bar to drink beer. Would go broke. Ordered crab dip,... More 

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new cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We, like several other reviewers, were eager to try out the newly-built Hillside Cafe after the old one burned down several years ago. What a mistake to go back…we experienced one disappointment after another. For starters, the dinner rolls were stale and bland-tasting, like they came out of a bag of generic-brand rolls bought from the store. Next, the salads... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I always liked the food here and the remodel is very nice. Prices are on the higher side for my wallet but not for others I am sure.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Business luncheon on a Thursday -they claim to make all 5 of their soups in-house, however only had one available. Only one lunch special, that day and items are pricy. Average lunch cost at our table was $11.00.

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been here twice in the last month since the reopening (due to a fire a few years back.) Both occasions were weekends and we didn't wait any longer than 5 minutes to be seated. The service was excellent. The food - wow. All four of us were pleased with our meals. The steak is out of this world.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The new restaurant is redone very nice. Service was excellent to say the least. But the porterhouse steak, which the waitress told us the smaller cut was unavailable, on a Friday at 5:00. we opted for the larger more expensive cut. Arrived at our table and was cooked perfectly. However, the steak was totally without flavor. I don't normally use... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

couldn't wait to go there for valentines. What a disappointment . I understand its a very busy day. waited 25 minutes after we flagged down the hostess to get a sever then another 20'minutes to get drinks. Then 1 hour in to being there got to place order. 20 minutes later got our salads. Then 1 1/2 for food. Got... 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 0 - 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?