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“First Time at Fiddlers - We'll be Back”

Fiddlers Bar & Grille
Ranked #15 of 163 Restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere at our newly remodeled and expanded restaurant. Our beautiful dining room and patio overlook the new pond and driving range at Mayapple Golf Course. Have a cocktail while watching the sunset. Cheer for your favorite team on one of the 8 Big Screen TV's in our sports bar. The NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Game plan cover all the games. Off-site cold item Catering, Weddings, Reunions, etc. Call about our pavilion which accommodates large groups.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First Time at Fiddlers - We'll be Back”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

My husband and I were planning on eating at the Boiling Springs Tavern for our date night without the kids - but they had no open tables until 8PM and we also hoping to catch a movie, so we stopped at Fiddler's to see if they could get us in without a reservation. They sat us immediately, no problems, in the main dining room at 6PM.

The restaurant was crowded but didn't have that frantic feel that restaurants sometimes get when they are filled to capacity. The outdoor dining space was full as well and looked lovely. They were also holding an event in their pavilion - a carshow or something. The event was bustling with servers running in and out, but still didn't feel rushed or panicked.

Our server was a little slower than what was probably normal, but frankly, it just gave us time to enjoy our food. I, personally, hate when all your courses come out right on top of one another! We ordered mild chicken wings which were good - not fantastic, but more than passable. My husband ordered the Chicken Marsala and I ordered the Mayapple Burger. We were both pleased with our selections, although I thought his was a little dry. My burger was great, cooked medium but still very juicy and the toppings were melted well (not melted to the point of melting OFF the burger, like the last time I was at the Red Robin nearby.) For $8, I felt it was a great deal.

Overall, we had a very nice experience. The tables, when the restaurant is full, are a little close together - so don't go here on the weekends expecting an intimate, quiet meal. But they weren't so close that I felt I should just invite the other diners into my conversation.

Finally, we both felt that this was a place that was great for couples searching for a nice meal, but would also be good for families with relatively well-behaved children.

  • Visited May 2012
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Fiddlers R, Manager at Fiddlers Bar & Grille, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Great review we appreciate you sharing information on your visit with the travel community. We hope to see you again soon !

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New Jersey
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41 reviews
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“Poor service”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

The wait staff stemmed clueless. We arrived on time for our reservation for 4 on Saturday of Mother's Day weekend. We walked in at same time as another guest, who was greeted by the hostess, but as we waited for a couple do minutes for the other party to arrive the hostess did not greet us or even make eye contact. When she sat the other party, another hostess greeted us and sat us. Nice table and view of golf course, but as sun set the sun glare affected many tables. After several requests by another table, the manager closed the awning. Too bad he was not aware of the situation or was not proactive. Waitress was friendly, but not attentive. Long gaps between courses. She insisted that we keep our salad forks for our entree, even returning one after she had taken the plate away. Entrees came late, and without any apology for the delay, and it was clear that all 4 dinners had spent an extended period sitting in the kitchen. Waitress would serve tables, but never looked around to check on her other tables. Another waitress bussed a table and had napkin fall off when she bustled back to kitchen, but never picked up napkin even though she had turned to watch it fall. Other staff then walked over and around it for 15 minutes or more. Fiddler's may be ok for a burger and beer, but head down to Boiling Springs Tavern if you want god food and attentive wait staff.

  • Visited May 2012
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Fiddlers R, Manager at Fiddlers Bar & Grille, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thanks for giving us an honest review. We hope you will check back with us again and review it here.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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“This is our new lunch spot!”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We have had suppers, birthday celebrations and lunches here. The food is good. The view of the golf course is awesome. But the lunch menu, which was $5 for soup and sandwich really won me over. Good soups, good sandwiches, and great service. It is perfect for two friends to share a meal and get some good conversation time.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank mbabe58
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Fiddlers R, Manager at Fiddlers Bar & Grille, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for posting the review of our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit

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“Lots of options”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great food, nice atmosphere, quick service. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Michelle W
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Fiddlers R, Manager at Fiddlers Bar & Grille, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks for the great review and we are looking forward to your next visit.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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“Best all around - food, service, atmosphere”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

We have had lunch and dinner many times at this pub, called Fiddler's Bar & Grille, and never had a bad experience. Salads, french fries, fish and chips, steaks, ribs, etc. are all great. Chili is on the spicy side but good. There is a beautiful golf course view from the dining room and plenty of tvs in the sports bar with booth seating. Service has always been excellent. We have not tried the Sunday brunch but a sample menu looked good.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank LOL_lie2me
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Fiddlers R, Manager at Fiddlers Bar & Grille, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thanks for your feedback.

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