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Hillside Cafe

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589 Salem Rd, Etters, PA 17319-9548
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family has had many get togethers at the Hillside for over forty years and we have always had good steaks and great service. The menu is for steak and seafood lovers and the quality has been steady over the years. Servers are friendly and professional. Nice for lunch or dinner.

Thank Michele B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After this place burned down I expected the restaurant side to be a little less cafeteria looking. Actually the sports bar side is nicer than the "dining room." So if you're looking for a fine dining atmosphere this is not the place to go. However, if you're looking for a consistently good steak I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Diane C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say, we went whwn it first reopened and I was not impressed at all with the service. Our meals took forever and were cold when we got them. While letting the waitress know, another waitress spilled an entire carrying tray on another couple. Gave it a few months and tried it again... even worse.

Thank cacheers
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I had the steak salad and the flavor was excellent. This place is so much nicer since it was redone after the fire. Staff is still great. A great place for a nice sit down lunch.

Thank Tim K
Camp Hill
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348 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I go to Hillside for steak. Over the years I have enjoyed it even though it seemed expensive. Recently I was disappointed. The steak seemed like a cheaper cut. Even my non meat eating dinner companion noted the lack of quality. Luckily the crab cake is very good. The total score would be lower except for the great service by... More 

Thank Courthouse067
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

So so service, had to move, seating was promised to those coming in at a later time. Hmmm. Wife's seafood, crab cake was great, but my Porterhouse steak was definitely not good, not cooked to order, medium rare was choice, but came well done. Offered to take back but declined since I wasn't sure when the steak would come back?... More 

Thank Dimitro K
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Poor service. Server brusquely asked for our order without telling specials. Seemed annoyed when we asked. Food was tasteless. Moderate prices. Other dining options in area, Will not return.

Thank artandnaturelover1
York, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We started by a long wait after we were seated, but if was comfortable, so not that bad. The waitress complained about being the only one there. She took our drink orders and meal orders at the same time, we asked about the seafood soup of the day, she told us, but didn't tell us of any other specials or... More 

Thank ColleenandMike S
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals. Meal 1) Tbone with Scallops were about right. Side of veggies drowned in sauce, steak fries over cooked. Meal 2) Scallops just right, with side of spaghetti was good (sauce was great), baked potato over cooked. Note: sides were still good just not as good as they could have been. Kiddo meal was generous. Service excellent.... More 

Thank YardladyMW
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have only visited the bar side, 4-5 times. Nice atmosphere, service great, friendly staff. The food....disapointing. We tried wings, crab dip, fried fish, burgers, dinner salads, steaks....nothing very good. But, stopping in for a drink...yes!

Thank mannymanbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 589 Salem Rd, Etters, PA 17319-9548
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Etters
  • Phone Number: 717-938-6300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?