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“Keep It Up”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sara's

Sara's
Ranked #1 of 15 Dessert in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Keep It Up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

I always love stopping at Sara's for the dog bar. The diner was originally located just a mile from my home in Butler, PA and it is so nice to take the step back to my childhood and reminisce while enjoying some good food. All of the kids that work here are pleasant. A must stop every trip to Erie.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Looks are deceiving”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This place looked like it would be great, but I wasn't impressed. The atmosphere seemed great, but the food wasn't. The hamburger seemed like it was a store bought patty and the curly fries had no taste. I used a lot of ketchup to get through my meal. It was a let down.

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Thank kthorn91
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Wellsville, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“iconclast? - Was not wowed....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

I get that Sara's is an institution for beach goers at Presque Isle park, but we weren't thrilled. Yes, a cool, beach town vibe. But really, the cheeseburger I had was less than average compared with other diners I frequent. Onion rings were above average, but not my best-ever. It was fun to sit outside, but its not like there's a view of the shore or anything, despite how close you are to the park.
So, by all means try it out. I don't know if there's much else nearby that would compare. But don't expect a rare treat.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank TootSuites
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An Erie classic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, excellent burgers and Smith's hot dogs. Wonderful shakes and ice cream. My favorite is the strawberry sundaes with whipped cream and pecans. Get something to eat then go walk the trails of Presque Isle.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Faithlyn44
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Summer Location with Poor Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great summer location near the entrance to Presque Isle. However ever for this hot dog /hamburger type place, everything was rushed.....hot dogs were barely charcoal grilled and French fries greasy

Visited May 2014
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Thank winetravelers2014
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