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Cafe Fresco

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3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1420
(717) 564-6000
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Elkton, Maryland
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The wife and I had a "date breakfast" while we were traveling in Harrisburg. While the others of our group settled for the mall's food court, we walked across and down the street and discovered Cafe Fresco. You order at the counter from huge overhead blackboards, grab you drink at the beverage station, and then find your seat in the... More 

Thank mysterytraveler56
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159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We brought our fussy eating grandchildren in for an early quick burger dinner before the movie and the made it just right. Esther had a wrap and I had a Monte Christo. Looked delicious and tasted better. Relaxed and comfortable.

Thank Edward B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Friendly service, great options, a consistently good. This place is always a stop for me when I'm in the area.

Thank 319ellenp
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Staff was rude--I am bilingual, men were talking in a derogatory manner about my daughter. When I said something to them, called me a profane name. Manager unphased by it all. Food average and tasted like it was microwaved. DIRTY bathrooms.

Thank steph h
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Café Fresco offers a variety of menu choices from salads to wraps and burgers at decent prices. Staff is friendly and wait isn't usually extensive. They offer outdoor seating during the nicer weather months. Lots of seating inside. Great choice if you are in a rush of have time to enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank 911craigc
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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Based on very good recommendations by several people, I dined at Cafe Fresco with a friend for a late lunch. We arrived mid afternoon, well after the prime time lunch rush. I don't think anyone had bothered to clean up since then. The floor was littered with trash and the place was just over all untidy. I ordered the Fajita... More 

Thank FlyEagle
Saint Augustine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a couple dozen times over half a dozen years and have been disappointed with my meal each and every time. Most recently, the side salad was surprisingly decent. But the "special" sandwich was a bread and mayo glop with some tough, cold pieces of chicken floating around inside, and my cup of coffee was weak, lukewarm... More 

Thank Virgil M
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A decent place to eat any meal or just pick up a snack or a cup of coffee. The price are a little high but the food and service is good. There is plenty of space inside and a patio area if you want to be outside.

Thank George H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Forget all the other places to get salads, pizzas, wraps and gourmet burgers! This place is the best! My biggest regret is that I didn't try it sooner. It's worthy of a visit from Guy Fieti! Killer desserts too!

Thank Frank G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I visited today for the first time for lunch with a friend. I ordered the fish sandwich, and he ordered the steak wrap. We both enjoyed our food, and fries, which were very good, came with our meals. Seating is VERY comfortable. I could have sat in there all day. :-) We decided to visit for an early lunch, about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Pizza, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: (717) 564-6000

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