We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fairgrounds Diner

American, Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1111 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1587
717-249-2836
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 34: English reviews
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
260 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't really expect much from this diner, but was pleasantly surprised. It was clean and the wait staff was attentive. The menu was extensive, with a good variety of choices for breakfast. I had the creamed chipped beef over homefries with a side of toast ($6.25). It was pretty good, with actual chipped beef flavor and no lingering flour... More 

Helpful?
Thank William S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about the server:: ordered dry toast with breakfast. Toast came buttered.. ok , ordinarily no big deal except for the facial gesture of the server. she placed a plate on the table and said to put the toast on the plate. I guess asking for dry toast and not getting it is the customers problem or so she... More 

Helpful?
Thank TROOPER50
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are the same owners as the Walnut Bottom Diner. The service and quality of food as just as good. We were very pleased with the place and will be returning without any hesitation.

Helpful?
Thank Jose C
Burke, Virginia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The amount of chow you get and the quality of it makes this place my favorite eatery in town. The Fairground Special breakfast will keep you full until diner.

Helpful?
Thank garykramlich
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Food and service acceptable with the attraction of the frugal breakfast spender. The server was prompt, answered questions, and friendly. That makes the tip.

Helpful?
Thank Earl H
Newport, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Very close to the fairgrounds for Carlisle events. Fast service and good food. Great to go to before the shows or for a break during the show

Helpful?
Thank Paul H
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

After a rough night at a wedding we choose to eat at a diner than at the hotel for breakfast. We got an amazing breakfast. The three others I was with had the same as I (just different variety). 2 eggs (your choice), homefries, choice of meat (bacon, sausage patties, sausage links, or ham), 2 pieces of french toast or... More 

Helpful?
Thank jessk09
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I went in with my mother and 2 children. The server was very rude and the prices were decidedly higher than comparable local diners due to the car show proximity. The food wasn't very good either. We ordered normal diner food and it was cold and the portions were small.

Helpful?
Thank Nickole B
Carlsile, PA
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I have only been there for breakfast and it was great! The asparagus omelet is wonderful. Home fries cooked crispy were just perfect. Great fast service is nice! Reasonable prices!

Helpful?
Thank stefuni1953
Marietta
Level Contributor
40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Large menu, good service, reasonable prices. My wife and I have lunch here each year after a show at the nearby convention center.

Helpful?
Thank JamesOhio_USA

Travelers who viewed Fairgrounds Diner also viewed

 

Been to Fairgrounds Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1587
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 717-249-2836

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fairgrounds Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?