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“Great Alternative”
Review of What If Cafe

What If Cafe
Ranked #140 of 543 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Price range: $10 - $40
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Casual Dining BYOB Establishment. Patio seating available. Daily Features for Lunch and Dinner. Reservations welcomed but not required.
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Alternative”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Looking for something different...not fast, pizza, subs, etc. Should be rated higher on tripadvisor. What a terrific choice for a tasty and fresh variety without breaking the bank. The efficient and friendly service demonstrated a well orchestrated team as they handled a nice lunch crowd easily. You'll not go away hungry. Try it :-).......BTW..this gem is easy to miss as the ample parking and cafe are separated by a small building.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Pajimmy
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Dauphin, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“extremely accommodating”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

When a traffic accident took us off our beaten path, we decided to stop in at this gem of a restaurant that we always seem to forget about. Upon arriving, they said they had 2 holiday parties that were scheduled in about 45 minutes and not accommodating any walk-ins.. We promised to eat and leave if they could fit us in....and they did. :) The lobster ravioli was incredibly rich and delightful, while my husband's crab cake/filet was the perfect combo to satisfy all his tastebuds. But the BEST part of our meal was the mussels marinara....absolutely the BEST marinara sauce that I have had in years (so thankful they served it with a spoon so I could scoop up every bite). The server was very attentive even though she was busy setting up for the parties. We will not forget about this place in the future.

  • Visited December 2013
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5 Thank Tracy B
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“the food is very fresh”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

the place looks like it is not the best location. When you go in it is very pleasant and the food is very good. gourmet flair and tiny patio is nice on a summer or fall eve. We would recommend it to anyone.It has NO liquor lisc. so bring your own with you.

  • Visited September 2013
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4 Thank lynelgaunt
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Camp Hill
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best BYOB in Central PA”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Charming restaurant with friendly service and very good food. Add that you can bring your own wine and you have just a wonderful place to dine in Harrisburg.5 stars

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Healey67
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Harrisburg
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food & Service were amazing”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I took her grand parents out to birthday dinner. The courses were perfect in size, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The chef even visited the table near end of meal to ensure that everything was perfect. The pork chops were prepared well and the egg plant parm was excellent.
We all (8) agreed to make reservations for the next birthday dinner here in July. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a nice quiet place to enjoy some good food with courteous staff.

  • Visited May 2013
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5 Thank Rob L
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