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116 Main St, Womelsdorf, PA 19567-1606
610-589-1602
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  • 20
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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
new owners

The restaurant was recently opened by new owners. We ate there once since then and were not real happy with the food. The service was slow, there were only 2 or 3 tables being served. The wait staff was pleasant. I ordered fish and chips and the fish was very overcooked. We will try this place... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The restaurant was recently opened by new owners. We ate there once since then and were not real happy with the food. The service was slow, there were only 2 or 3 tables being served. The wait staff was pleasant. I ordered fish and chips and the fish was very overcooked. We will try this place again to see if... More 

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Lebanon, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited the re-opened restaurant in early January. We had been regular customers under different ownership, and we were SO thrilled it was open again! I splurged that night and ordered the Hatchett Steak for $36. I was told - by the waitress - that this was a prime cut of meat and huge. When it arrived at our table,... More 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Black Dog Cafe has had a checkered history. I'm happy to say that it has been given another incarnation and has been purchased by Joe and Carol Nemec. Executive Chef/General Manager Daryl Dissinger has revamped the menu but managed to retain the quality and still make the menu interesting. Once known as only a "fine dining" establishment, it has... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stopped by later in the evening for drinks and something light. We sat down by the bar- we hadn't made reservations and I think the other seating was nicer dressing than jeans and a t-shirt. Their service was very nice and fast but not rushed. Loved their beer list! Would go there again. Mostly likely would make reservations and eat... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had our annual company Christmas party in one of the Black Dog's upstairs rooms last week. We had a group of 16 and ordered off of the menu. The food and the service was fantastic, especially considering that the staff had to navigate the stairs for drinks, appetizers, main course and desert! My prime rib was as good as... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had read about this restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided to try it on while in the area. I called for reservations, which were politely taken. When we arrived, we found it difficult to determine where exactly the entrance was! We walked through two dining rooms and were seated opposite the bar, between the back exit door and the kitchen... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We just keep coming back. The bar is fun to sit at and enjoy a delicious cocktail (still waiting for my Pumpkin Martini). The meals are consistently great. I have never had something that I wouldn't order again. If you can, request MaryAnn to be your server. She describes the meals perfectly and I have always enjoyed her recommendations.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I have been going here for about 3 years now, and have never had any complaints. If something is not to your liking, they will fix it at all costs. You'll never leave there hungry either. I am a big eater, and I always have another meal to take home. The servers are friendly and efficient. Prime... More 

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pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Went with another couple and enjoyed the food very much. The atmosphere was great as well as the service. Will definitely return.

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Reading
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had a cup of their tomato/avocado combination soup with crab, it was delicious. The new owners brought back the "triple special"!! They call it "the feast". You can choose either 2 ($17.99) or 3 ($21.00) entree's from a list and you get a smaller sampling of each! To me that is incredible being able to sample more than one entree'.... More 

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  • Address: 116 Main St, Womelsdorf, PA 19567-1606
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Womelsdorf
  • Phone Number: 610-589-1602

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