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What If Cafe

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3424 N 6TH St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-
+1 717-238-1155
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual Dining BYOB Establishment. Patio seating available. Daily Features...
Casual Dining BYOB Establishment. Patio seating available. Daily Features for Lunch and Dinner. Reservations welcomed but not required.
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great and Fun

The food at What If is worthy of experiencing. It is in quiet neighborhood and in a nondescript building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Hampstead6111
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food at What If is worthy of experiencing. It is in quiet neighborhood and in a nondescript building.

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Thank Hampstead6111
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is fabulous. If you are looking for a delicious gourmet reasonably priced meal with a relaxing atmosphere than this is the place for you! It is also BYOB. I ate, here, on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and my palette craved What If Cafe all week long, so I returned on October 10, 2015. Tonight, I had the most... More 

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1 Thank Jelisa67
Hershey, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant for several years and have never been disappointed. The owner is an excellent chef. The food is always outstanding. The service is equal...always excellent. This is our favorite.

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1 Thank Alice N
Scottsdale
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great charm with owner/chef on site. Good food and it is a BYOB restaurant. Very good quality Italian food. Very attentive service and a table visit from the owner to see how we liked the food. This is located on a mostly residential street with some businesses a few blocks away. The location is a mile or two south of... More 

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1 Thank Romatic1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went to dinner. Had a fabulous "Shepherd's Pie, very high end. It was delicious. This is my favorite restaurant in Harrisburg. Had an excellent salad, and crime brûlée as well, all for a reasonable price. I love a great BYOB. Great service, charming environment. Best meal I have had in a long time.

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1 Thank Rosanne R
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I have had many wonderful meals at What If.... over the years, but last night's was one of the best ever! Everything from the appetizer (crab-stuffed mushrooms)to the salad (arugula with blue cheese/apple/walnut/apple cider vinegrette) to the entree (golden tile with a lime-ginger sauce) to dessert (pistachio gelato) was fabulous! The owners/wait staff are like family and... More 

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3 Thank beachgal_11
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stopped in for dinner about two weeks ago prior to going to a play at Theatre Harrisburg. We were seated promptly by the very friendly waitress. We enjoyed very good appetizers, shrimp shooters and portobello mushroom topped with crab. The main entrees, while very flavorful, were not really hot. There was only one server and one bus person so... More 

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2 Thank Patty B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We frequent "What If" lots! To start it is a BYOB! But then it can't get any better! Liz....(owner and chef prepares the food like no other! We have never had a bad meal! We try specials that taste as great as they sound! A funky, artsy, atmosphere, wonderfully nice wait staff, and as a previous review stated Liz always... More 

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4 Thank melody b
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here for many years now, as long as it has been the What If Cafe. I am never disappointed. The service is attentive, and the food is tasty and well prepared

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4 Thank nmindlin
Wayne, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3424 N 6TH St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-238-1155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40

Description

Casual Dining BYOB Establishment. Patio seating available. Daily Features for Lunch and Dinner. Reservations welcomed but not required.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?