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Brownstone Cafe

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1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
717-944-3301
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local eatery with unique history

Brownstone is a local favorite and I highly suggest you call before going. Brownstone occupies a former bank building and the history is still evident by the vault. Love the history and the food. Know for the Country Fried Steak, Seafood Chemise and several daily specials. You will not be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Brownstone is a local favorite and I highly suggest you call before going. Brownstone occupies a former bank building and the history is still evident by the vault. Love the history and the food. Know for the Country Fried Steak, Seafood Chemise and several daily specials. You will not be disappointed and you find something to eat to satisfy your... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Brownstone has such a full and complete menu, every one in the family can find some thing to their liking. There's always great specials and generous portions.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a Middletown establishment, right on the corner downtown. The food is always great and so is the service. I highly recommend the chicken pot pie, honey fried chicken, fried fish, mac & cheese with stewed tomatoes.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I stopped by the Brownstone for a quick breakfast. The service was fast and friendly. I had the Balboa French Toast with Strawberries. I must say that this is one of the best breakfast items that I have ever had. Delicious french toast sandwiching scrumptious cream cheese. Oh what a delight!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We just happened on to this place. Very cool atmosphere. The restaurant was converted from an old bank and they have incorporated a lot of the items into the restaurant (large safe, safety deposit boxes, etc.) Good size portions and the waitress was very friendly.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A must stop to taste the old style hospitality! Buy a mug and support the historic maintenance costs!

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice atmosphere although a little loud at times due to high ceiling. The food is very good, reasonable. They do have an upstairs that will allow for private events and they are very accommodating. Easy to find on a main street. Wait staff is friendly. Good choices on the menu.

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Downingtown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Brownstone Café offers very good food at very good prices. It is located in an old bank in the center of Middletown. Service has always been very good also. It is often crowded but there isn't a big wait time.

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Mary Esther, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I was waiting for a flight out and decided to explore. A local person recommended this restaurant. I had pork roast, potatoes and broccoli... Portions were huge! To my happy surprise it also came with bread dressing... Also delicious! Park out back and enjoy a great meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

While there is really nothing to draw visitors to downtown Middletown, eating at the Brownstone Cafe is a pleasant experience that a lot of locals go to. Good quality food at a reasonable price. Place can get very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights and there is no liquor served. Definitely a step above diner food. I visit the place... More 

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Address: 1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
Phone Number: 717-944-3301
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Middletown

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  • Address: 1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 717-944-3301

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