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Char's at Tracy Mansion

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1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213 (Kelker)
+1 717-213-4002
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of nine. Waiter was very nice. Char stopped by two or three times. My appetizer ,which was mussels, was excellent. The bread was phenomenal. We had everything from halibut to risotto to braised ribs and all was excellent. Alcoholic drinks were good, especially the Bloody Mary's. The chocolate soufflé dessert was great. The bill was about... More 

Thank gigiants
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 9, 2016

We took an Uber to this location - beautiful place to sit and watch the sun go down. Drink specials were delish. The food was excellent, live music added to the ambiance. Will definitely dine there again.

Thank A3002WRmelissaw
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Well, I've been here several times and I left a great review a while back. On a recent visit, however, the service was so bad (and the server just down right rude) that we left after our over-priced and poorly mixed drinks. Not sure what what's going on, but it will be a while before we go back, if we... More 

Thank George M
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228 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old mansion. Great views of the river Live music outside Staff very attentive (not perfect but did very well). Host circulated a number of times as well just to check on us Ambience/setting is relaxing and classy. Noise level is fairly high (from diners) Food was excellent. Duck pate and charcuterie were shared and liked by all. My Kobe... More 

Thank davoscjims
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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314 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I am a fussy and this place met my high standards. The only fault I can find with our evening is the one table of other diners was loud (a birthday party) and the waiter's timing on taking orders/sharing specials could have been better as he interrupted our conversation several times. The food was delicious and the presentation was excellent.... More 

Thank Barbara A
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Fabulous drinks and great food made the happy hour a great value. Next time I want to sit on the beautiful porch!

Thank Mjk21love2travel
Columbus, Georgia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice. The service was great. The server was knowledgeable about the food and drink menus, and made excellent recommendations. We started with the mussels which were overall just good. The mussels themselves seemed fresh, however, the broth suffered a bit from a lack of seasoning. We then got out entrees which we both enjoyed... More 

Thank Foodiology
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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274 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

had a large group of 18, had reservations for the front porch, seated promptly and ontime, 3 staff served us quite well, they were pleasant, accurate, and attentive, nice wine selections and drink selections, beautiful view of the river, food came out hot and well prepared and nearly all at the same time, we were not rushed, very pleased

Thank DVE11044
Stratford, Connecticut
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Visiting Harrisburg is always a treat. When we lived there we were always impressed with the innovative and reasonable dining experiences we enjoyed there. Char's keeps up the tradition. We went to dinner with original "Harrisburgites", very good friends who thought this would be an exorbitantly priced meal ... they were surprised at the prices and freshness/quality of the food.... More 

Thank jmorth
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 2, 2016

I had to write a review because somehow this place is known for having great food. It's not even good food. The ingredients were fresh, the place is clean, and the wait staff was very helpful and friendly. The thing that makes this restaurant terrible is the food. The pricing is just way too high for the lack of flavor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-213-4002
Located overlooking the Susquehanna River, Char's offers inventive cuisine, impeccable service with a relaxed, dinner party atmosphere in a grandiose setting.

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