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“Best of the Best Diners Along I-81” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Middlesex Diner

Middlesex Diner
1803 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015-8856
717-241-2021
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Ranked #8 of 126 restaurants in Carlisle
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best of the Best Diners Along I-81”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This diner deserves a five-star rating for the service alone...but there is a lot more than that offered at the Middlesex. The service is so consistently friendly, and polite that it is almost unbelievable. It is great 100% of the time. The food offerings are quite varied and expertly prepaered. A true diner serving customers from the local area, truckers and tourists travelling I-81, as well as people who go out of there way to dine there. You can't miss at this place. Great breakfasts and lunches. Dinners are large and fresh. Super inexpensive. Don't forget to try there world-class coffee!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Pa.
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good food and lots of it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Casual place to eat with friendly people. From the moment you step in you hear laughter and friendly conversation. Quickly seated and everythingfromthere was excellent. Food was served quickly and everything was excellent. AND THEN ...
Their problem is they let their waitress add the bill at the side of the table. Our waitress needs to go back to simple mathclass. Over a fur dollar mistake isn't a good way to get a tip.
Cashier took carry of it once it was pointed out. She did question if we had something that wasn't on the bill? Didn't like to be questioned about a bill we never made.Waitress made the mistake, maybe this is a way to get more tips at the end of evening. Did not like to have my honesty questioned on their mistake. Ruined the evening meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“24hrs and always something good on the menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This place has been there as long as I can remember coming here. The menu has almost anything you want. It's open 24hrs, so you don't have to rush to get there. It is moderately priced. And the food is consistently good.

Visited December 2012
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“good eats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great place for "comfort" food. The meals are generous and tasty. The servers are efficient, fast and friendly. The prices are very reasonable.

Visited November 2012
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I love going to this diner. The food is wonderful. I've never had a bad meal here. The staff is very friendly and you always feel like family when you visit. Prices are good too.

Visited November 2012
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