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800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
717-939-2279
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Ranked #34 of 466 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Stopping by this diner was a good choice. The food was tasty and hot. I enjoyed the oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar. But if you have a sweet tooth their sticky buns will cure that. The staff was friendly and helpful with direction. I will be sure to return here again

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in while staying overnight to catch a plane. The Broasted chicken was perfect, moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Don't see Broasted chicken that often on a menu so it was a treat the salad and sides were nothing special but the service was good and the place was nice and clean and cheery. Good... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Personally this is my second favorite diner in Harrisburg. We arrived here after a long day of driving and chaos. The waitress completely forgot that we ordered soup and salad and the food was just okay. They need to hire more staff they all seemed frazzled.

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Dover, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Pretty good experience. However, food was caked to my glass and I didn't realize it until I had drank out of cup a few times. Overall, good food. Good service.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Can't go too wrong with breakfast but it can sour real quick if the eggs aren't cooked right and the potatoes leave a lot to be desired. That certainly was not the case here. Breakfast was great. Our server looked like he had a lot on his mind but managed to get us in and out without too much trouble.... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at this place and we are there a few times/week for dinner. This is our default place to go when we don't feel like cooking. They have a little of everything. My favorite is the Tuesday night stuffed peppers. They also have beer available and tons of dessert choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

They have so many options, all with generous portions and great prices.after you eat if you can fit anything else the cakes and pies are absolutely amazing!

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harrisburg, pa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I ordered simple scrambled eggs. When I took the first bite, they were raw & slimy. I took a second bite thinking that was just that piece of egg but the 2nd bite was just as bad. How hard is it to cook scrambled eggs?! When I told my waitress about it, she wanted my plate of food. I have... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

convenient location, right near PA283. good atmosphere and hospitality.great prices that are affordable for family visits.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Good (not great) food at good (not great) prices. Very consistent service and quality. Clean with no bad surprises.

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Address: 800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
Phone Number: 717-939-2279
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
Cuisine: American

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