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“One of the best in Central PA” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of John Wright Store & Restaurant

John Wright Store & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Wrightsville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy casual dining in a restored silk mill along the Susquehanna River. Our four seasons Dining Room, a timbered structure that extends from our building and is enclosed on three sides with glass, has a breathtaking view of the River at one of its widest points. The menus include fresh, locally produced foods which vary with the seasons. In the summertime, some are grown on the premises. The temperature controlled dining room is open for lunch, dinner, Saturday Breakfast, and Sunday brunch. If you are looking for a banquet facility for an event, please conside our newly renovated, River Room located on the second floor. Our seasonal Pizza Patio restaurant is open from May until September featuring Wood Fired Pizza's!
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of the best in Central PA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very unique and scenic location right on the Susquehanna River. We love it here for dinner and happy hour as well. Fresh dishes prepared from local sources. Unique cocktails and desserts as well.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank 5_PA_travelers
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English first
Columbia, PA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary having lunch beside the river. The view is wonderful and the food was tasty! He ordered a Crab Cake which surprised him by being a sandwich. It had a delicious, homemade sauce on it. I had a Chicken Caesar Wrap, with dressing that tasted homemade and perfectly cooked chicken. Soups also tasted homemade and were wonderful!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beffy1167
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Sayre PA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Visited on Recomendation of Family member”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

At a twice yearly event in York and was looking for place away crowds in York. Brother-in-law sent us to John Wright's. we found it with no problem(love the GPS ) We did not have a reservation and main dining room was booked at that point so we were offered outdoor seating or seating in the bar area. took the bar area as it was early evening and chilly however in warmer times it would be great. Our "wait person" I guess not politically correct to say waitress! Was great excellent explained the specials to us in detail and was prompt to answer a question we had. my wife ordered the fish special and I went with the trusty Filet mignon both very good and served promptly! We enjoyed our dinners, the atmosphere and the service. We shall return!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LogginTom
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Avoid !”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The atmosphere is nice with a good view of the river. The staff at the bar is friendly and helpful. Our waitress, Kathleen, worked her butt off for our party of 8. But the kitchen is awful.
The crab cake was so salty it was inedible. The clams in the appetizer were tiny (not too unusual) but all I tasted was garlic. The chicken Romano was nothing more than a baked chicken breast with a thin slice of ham covered by cheap, tasteless, Swiss cheese.
I overheard similar complaints from other dinners.
Until I hear better things about the food, I shall not return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ray_of_Pittsburgh
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Lunch & Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Had not been here for a couple years but stopped for lunch and was very satisfied. In warm weather the patio is great for a view of Susquehanna River and old Civil War era bridge piers. Nice lunch selection and very good service at a reasonable price.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BobW66
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