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Central Family Restaurant

#17 of 337 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Diner, American
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400 N George St, York, PA 17401-1716
+1 717-845-4478
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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York, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All meals are well proportioned, properly priced, fresh cooked, served with a smile. High quality at family prices. Bring the kids, it is a great place to eat!

Thank William P
Frederick, Maryland
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a late lunch here (around 2 pm). Has off street parking. Took a little while for our server to come to us, but she was pleasant and helpful. Food was not all that great. Pancakes were dry and my husbands chicken sandwich was a "hockey puck". He liked the fries though.

Thank Rachel J
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great inexpensive meals. Landmark in the community, family owned & operated. Owner supports local artists and community events.

Thank sjj9-ja
York, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Title says it all. Healthy stick-tyo-the-ribs foods. Lots of selections. Tidy and clean, 50s-60s-70s decor--and it works Super-service--staff likes what they do and it shows in the service. No rush, no bother, eat, talk and kick back. Sort of like sitting on the dock of the bay, …. you know the rest. Try it without an agenda--ya gotta love it.... More 

1 Thank joecerv
Dover, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I have been going to the breakfast places on rte 30 and always passed this place when on market street. So we decided to give it ago and now I am disappointed in myself for waiting so long. It isn't anything special and looks a wee dated but this is the charm of the place. The food is so amazing... More 

Thank bosox_brit66
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We found this restaurant by accident, and what a happy one it was! We were searching for a place near the Graham Aquatic Center, and found this delightful eatery. I had the Cream of Crab soup, a delicious creamy soup loaded with real crab meat and seasoned delicately with Old Bay. My companion had the deer burger. Ordinarily I don't... More 

Thank kmlucca
Lewes, Delaware
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277 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We were back in the York area today and whenever we are here we go to Central Family Restaurant because of their good quality food and their fantastic service. Most of the waitstaff have been working there for a number of years and they are all very efficient, friendly and attentive. The owner, Carl, cares deeply about the quality of... More 

Thank 57RRoberts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

It was a cold day and we were in from out of town, found this little gem. Great variety great food home cooked no frills downtime family restaurant...it's going on our list for when we come back. Def a favorite

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

First time in and the food was great. The homemade soup was wonderful. Had the crab au gratin was very different but good. There is a lot of seafood on the menu but not a problem to find something you will like.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Stopped in here after finding this on my GPS. The food was outstanding! The portions were huge!!!! Good, home-cooking! The service was great! Prices were average, not outrageous - not cheap! Dessert was DELICIOUS! If we come back to the area, for sure will stop in again!

1 Thank Brenda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Diner, American
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N George St, York, PA 17401-1716
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  York
  • Phone Number: +1 717-845-4478
Central Family Restaurant is located 1 mile from Route 30 and is within walking distance of Historic downtown York. We offer a variety of Homemade Specials and Desserts. From Hand rolled potpie, Steaks and Prime Rib, Award winning Cream of Crab Soup to a Spanish Omelet for Breakfast. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner we cover all the meals even a late night snack.

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