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Essential Kitchen

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346 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201-2228
+1 717-263-1137
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
“filet mignon” (2 reviews)
American, Gluten Free Options
346 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201-2228
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Everything was delicious, nicely presented and different from the same old, same old. Arancini (sicilian rice balls) were superb (I've already looked up recipe to make at home), a sort of muffaletta, marinated veggies and grapes. Yes, the grapes were lightly marinated, divine!! Not sure...More

Thank Roadtrip42Maryland
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a while and when the opportunity to do Sunday brunch came up, we put together a group and booked for 11. It is BYOB so we packed our Goose. Our table was ready when we arrived...More

Thank FineMind
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

I just can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Pat young, the owner, is spectacular in the kitchen. He and his staff consistently come up with exciting dishes to serve and they are always fantastic. They are not open every weekend so please call...More

Thank Rich T
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Now a BYOB with a new menu of small and large plates. It’s our go-to place for dinner; can be a romantic setting for a date night but always great for a casual dinner with the family.

Thank JasmineandZeke
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Pat Young has had several food incarnations in the local area for many years now. EJ's Grill has now gone into a new mode of operations. Only open every other weekend and now BYOB. Very cozy atmosphere. Casual or a little dress up your choice....More

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Reviewed April 3, 2017

Ate there with friends from the area. It was mussel night and they were great. Drinks, martini's were stellar and am ready to go back.

Thank Wilhelm64
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We have eaten here half a dozen times, usually at the invitation of friends. We find it expensive for the standard of food served. Has never really met expectations.

Thank ToorakTerrace
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times to meet friends and family. Have been disappointed by much of food ...although the burgers and crabcakes taste good. Barely above bar food quality and priced high for what you receive. Portions tend to be on the small side....More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Can't beat the filet mignon w/ red potatoes and the veggie. All time favorite. Seafood outstanding also.

Thank shelle459
Reviewed January 19, 2017

My initial impression was "ok" when we first walked in, based on what I had been told, was just expecting something different, service and wait staff were good and everyone was friendly. Food was disappointing, not that it was bad, but for what I paid,...More

Thank Beverly C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201-2228 (Formerly EJ'S Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Chambersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-263-1137
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