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Cafe Fresco

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American, Fast Food
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215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (Locust Street)
717-236-2599
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gooooooood, but I was a little underwhelmed!

We had high expectations, so it was kind of our own fault. We ordered several appetizers to share, and skimped on dinner. Service was outstanding. I would definitely give it another shot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Janick2010
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations, so it was kind of our own fault. We ordered several appetizers to share, and skimped on dinner. Service was outstanding. I would definitely give it another shot!

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited Cafe Fresco for the first time last week. We are new to the area and saw their ad in Harrisburg Magazine. Our neighbors recommended the place - it's one of their favorites. We made reservations last Friday, and when we arrived, we were greeted by a the hostess at the door who sat us at a booth near... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We've enjoyed Cafe Fresco many times in the past. However, on the particular evening of Friday, July 17, 2015, the service left a lot to be desired. "Jerry," our server, was either new, off his game, just having a bad night, or all of the above. Despite the restaurant being at less than 50% capacity, service was incredibly slow. In... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Modern decor and modern jazz music (not live). Our favorite was actually a side dish of roasted brussels sprouts that was both sweet and savory and overall impression of the food was very good and slightly adventurous. Waitress was very attentive but not intrusive. Waitstaff was somewhat formally dressed but clientele was not. Booths toward the front are fairly private... More 

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

At night this place becomes a bar and restaurant. But this review is of their lunch service. Kind of reminds me of a Panera Bread with a little more pizzazz. Have a nice selection of fresh salads and sandwiches. I had the Cuban panini and it was very good. The place was hoping and the service was speedy and upbeat.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

With most of Second Street/downtown being bars and bar food if they serve any food at all Fresco is a refreshing change and a good go to location when looking for somewhere to go for dinner or "high end drinks" I would definetly recommend the asian pear martini, but the peach sangria got great reviews from the group and we... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A cafe with wifi, sometimes. The WIFI is limited and spotty in the building. You can only surf if you can get a connection for one hour. Not a single plug to keep you powered. Food is fair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

From our server Dash to the food & ambience everything was perfect! We started with the scallops & shrimp summer rolls then shared the sesame bourbon salmon with a side of brussel sprouts and we were so impressed. We were looking for something chilled & relaxed & were not disappointed.

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Hilton replaced Raspberries (see previous review!) with Cafe Fresco. I was disappointed because I really enjoyed Raspberries buffet... but then I had the food at CF. The Middleswarth Barbeque Chip topped Mac and Cheese with slab bacon was one of the top 10 most delicious things I ever put into my mouth. I also had the crab lollipops and... More 

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We came here just for dessert and it was pretty good. Not the best I ever had but still good. It was a little pricy in my opinion, but that's the kind of restaurant it is. It is located at a good place on second street, so it appeals to a certain crowd but not really me. I wouldn't not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-236-2599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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