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What If Cafe

3424 N 6TH St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1423
(717) 238-1155
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Ranked #14 of 456 restaurants in Harrisburg
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Wayne, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had eaten here once by chance in 2013. We live in NJ, no where near the restaurant. We liked it so much we made a point to eat here on our way back from another trip. Food was wonderful, the outdoor deck delightful. Service was a little slow (one of the wait staff was out sick). The chef/owner went... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My friends and I go out for dinner every Friday evening. We like to frequent BYOBs, because we're not only foodies but also winos, who like to try specific varietals, etc. We recently went to What If Café, and it was one of the best Friday evenings ever! The food was fantastic and our server was extraordinary! Thank you so... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Always loved this place and the food - recommended it to a group that goes out for lunch and was so disappointed. The waitress (silent partner?) today may have been having a bad day but she was absolutely rude to us. Got there and there were not enough spaces set - this may have been due to some of our... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The hotel we stayed at suggested we eat here. We fully enjoyed ourselves and the atmosphere was just right. It wasn't crowded and the food was perfect. The next we are in the area we will be eating here again.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Looking for something different...not fast, pizza, subs, etc. Should be rated higher on tripadvisor. What a terrific choice for a tasty and fresh variety without breaking the bank. The efficient and friendly service demonstrated a well orchestrated team as they handled a nice lunch crowd easily. You'll not go away hungry. Try it :-).......BTW..this gem is easy to miss as... More

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Dauphin, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

When a traffic accident took us off our beaten path, we decided to stop in at this gem of a restaurant that we always seem to forget about. Upon arriving, they said they had 2 holiday parties that were scheduled in about 45 minutes and not accommodating any walk-ins.. We promised to eat and leave if they could fit us... More

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

the place looks like it is not the best location. When you go in it is very pleasant and the food is very good. gourmet flair and tiny patio is nice on a summer or fall eve. We would recommend it to anyone.It has NO liquor lisc. so bring your own with you.

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Camp Hill
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Charming restaurant with friendly service and very good food. Add that you can bring your own wine and you have just a wonderful place to dine in Harrisburg.5 stars

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Harrisburg
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I took her grand parents out to birthday dinner. The courses were perfect in size, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The chef even visited the table near end of meal to ensure that everything was perfect. The pork chops were prepared well and the egg plant parm was excellent. We all (8) agreed to make reservations... More

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Etters, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I planned a small retirement lunch here. Cheryl was very helpful and could not have done more to make it special. We were a party of 8 and everyone thought their food was delicious! Great service and ability to adapt the menu to special diets. Another great feature is BOYB!

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