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1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
717-944-3301
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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
Neat location

Cute restaurant in a former bank. Vault still exposed. Lobster Mac and Cheese was awesome! Will definitely go again when in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Theresa L
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Cute restaurant in a former bank. Vault still exposed. Lobster Mac and Cheese was awesome! Will definitely go again when in the area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My hubs and I stopped by here on our way from Pittsburgh back to Philly. From the map I thought it was right off 76 but it turned out to be about 3 miles via route 283. Definitely worth the extra detour. We figured we'd have an early dinner (5ish) thus hopefully missing any rush hour traffic. Well upon our... More 

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Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Brownstone Café had been a Bank for many years. Heartfelt preservation of a wonderful building has resulted in a wonderful dining experience in the Middletown area. We dined upstairs, just above the vault. The architecture is delightful. The place was crowded for 4pm on a Saturday. The wait staff were pleasant, prompt, and friendly. Our drinks were refilled before... More 

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Downingtown, PA
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108 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is in a former bank. Their food is always good, the portions are a nice size and the service has always been excellent. You will not be disappointed if you go to the Brownstone Café.

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good place for home style comfort food. My favorite is the chicken pie. Old bank building with the safe still visible. No alcohol, so truly family style. Always has great specials to choose from as well as a good mix of sandwiches and entrees on the regular menu. Not a very big waiting area, and always appears crowded, so plan... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've been to this restaurant twice now. Great menu choices, good service and fabulous food. We usually stop here after our trip to the CHAP homeschool conference in Harrisburg.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I just love the character of the place being inside of an old bank. The food is always hot and tasty. They have a lot of variety for a breakfast menu. The only thing I don't care for is the stick buns. It's more like a cinnamon roll served in a bowl filled with maple syrup but other than that... More 

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Pennsylvania
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114 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Passing through the area mid-afternoon, we stopped here for lunch and would love to visit again next time we're nearby. Thinking it was a re-purposed church, we found it was once a bank and much of the original grand style still exists. Everything about the atmosphere is charming and comfortable. Menu offerings are diverse and all looked interesting, including the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great food great staff great atmosphere can't wait to go back would recommended it to everyone great selection on menu prices are very reasonable taking my parents here next week

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We eat here every chance we get. The steaks are always cooked perfectly and are delicious. I love their stuffed peppers too. Get a seat upstairs for the best view.

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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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