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Mc Kay's Cave Restaurant

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1564 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1518
+1 717-960-0036
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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food and very friendly service. Love that you can smoke , eat and drink at a bar. Close to the Carlisle fairgrounds too , you can walk there from the show.

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I walked in here, sat down and literally had to walk back out, there were large women with clothes on that were probably my size ( i am a size one, they were a size 20). i was disgusted immediately by the gross greasy crowd, and yelling. bartenders didnt even tell them to be quiet, its like an anything goes... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2012

I really have a hard time referring to this place as a restaurant. Anywhere that you can smoke while eating is atrocious. This is really more of a dive bar (strong emphasis on dive, considering your drinks come in plastic cups). If the night is heading there, I usually head home early. Avoid if possible.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2012

If you are looking for a good "hang out" with no frills this is the place. Crowd is mostly late 20s, early 30s, but all ages can be found, getting down to top 40s, hip hop, and "some country" earlier in the night. if you get there after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays it can get crowded. Over all a... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Great food and great service, but know ahead of time that they do have an exception to PA law that allows smoking at this bar. If you can get past the smoking, which is not bad at all, then you'll love the food and atmoshpere. Check it out!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1564 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-960-0036

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?