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1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
717-944-3301
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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
Most recent review
Passing thru town, but we'll be back for sure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Bobbber
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Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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103 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW 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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3 restaurant reviews
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I have been dining here on pretty much a monthly basis for the past 3 and a half years. The food tastes like it is every bit homemade as you would get at Grandma's house for a Sunday dinner. While there are a few things I have sampled from the menu I didn't care for, there is plenty of variety... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have eaten breakfast and dinner at the Brownstone. Both times, the food was consistent. It had flavor and was good value. The place was a bank for a long time and there is a lot of history in this place. Try to get a table upstairs. It gets very busy on weekends, but it is worth it.

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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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