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What If Cafe

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3424 N 6TH St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-
+1 717-238-1155
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Millersburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been eating at the What If Café for 20 (25?) years and have never gone away disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. The nice, nice people here make you feel welcome and appreciated. The BYOB makes this quality dining very affordable. It's a very intimate setting so this is a great place if you want to carry... More 

Thank benray011
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a very nice evening at the What If Cafe for our Valentine's Dinner. The food was very good and the service was friendly and prompt. We've been to dinner there many times and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food. The fact that it is a BYOB is actually quite nice in... More 

Thank obxjen
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We tried several small plates, and really enjoyed them. Their crab cakes mysteriously hold together without noticeable breeding, and are delicious! We've heard that it's nice to just sit at the bar, and will eat there next time.

Thank WeBRads
Millsboro, Delaware
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our party of four stopped for lunch on May 26, 2016, based on a recommendation by our very savvy Mom - age 96, living at nearby Homeland - who joined us. We were looking for a pleasant family lunch and found it very satisfying. The menu had numerous choices - soups, salads, soup/salad combos, etc. We tried several and found... More 

2 Thank dndcoyne
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the fixed price ($25) dinner last night with a small group and couldn't be more pleased with the variety of selections, quality of the food and attentive service. Gourmet food at a reasonable price. Yum

1 Thank Joebob2014
Marco Island, Florida
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

I was there mid-week the end of April. The atmosphere is attractive. My waiter was very efficient and attentive. My meal was very good.

2 Thank william723
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous dinners from appetizer to creme brûlée!! Highly recommend What If Cafe for lunch and dinner. Love the BYOB restaurants! Friendly staff!

1 Thank Sue D
Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Food was excellent, service exceptional and staff went above and beyond. Dined on tomato soup and sandwiches which were delicious, had dessert which was the best. Very clean, friendly and a great find. Everyone very friendly and even helpful in finding places to stay.

1 Thank Luv_to_travel_612
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food at What If is worthy of experiencing. It is in quiet neighborhood and in a nondescript building.

1 Thank Hampstead6111
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is fabulous. If you are looking for a delicious gourmet reasonably priced meal with a relaxing atmosphere than this is the place for you! It is also BYOB. I ate, here, on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and my palette craved What If Cafe all week long, so I returned on October 10, 2015. Tonight, I had the most... More 

1 Thank Jelisa67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3424 N 6TH St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-238-1155
Casual Dining BYOB Establishment. Patio seating available. Daily Features for Lunch and Dinner. Reservations welcomed but not required.

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