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One of everybody's favorite things to do is eat! And with this choice of great restaurants, you can eat really well in Carlisle!

Within 1 block:

  • 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion Guest FavoriteLocally Sourced 10 South Hanover Street, 800-704-1188 this specialty steak restaurant celebrates the Central PA Area and its farms, foods and ingredients in a newly renovated dining room setting. The new bar features house-made infusions, Tait Farms Shrubs, PA gin, rum, vodka from Big Spring Distillery in Center Hall, PA and the special drinks that are just the beginning. Try the Carlislepolitan with the cranberry shrub and one of the over 50 whiskeys!Open for Dining Mon-Sat 4pm to 10pm, For the Bar Mon-Sat 4pm-Midnight D
  • Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor 36 West Pomfret Street, 717-243-6292 Serving classic English full eight course tea and cream tea; hats optional but Lynn has an assortment for wearing Tea Room open Wed-Fri Noon to 3:30ish, Sat Noon to 4pm; Gift Shop Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
  • Carlisle Bakery 35 South Hanover Street 717-462-4160 A full service bakery serving fresh baked pies, cakes, pastries, cinnamon buns, sticky buns, muffins, donuts, breads, and our signature Pasta Bread; Hot soup in fresh baked bread bowl; Hershey's ice cream and homemade fudge. Open Tuesday - Saturday 8am-8pm, closed Sunday & Monday. LD
  • Castlerigg Wine Shop 110 South Hanover Street 717-462-4663 Carlisle's exclusive retailer of fine Pennsylvania wines. Beautiful wine bar warmly nestled against the hearth of just one of the fireplaces in the 1890s shop. Features a tasting bar, sitting area and event space. Open Mon&Wed 11am-8pm, Thu-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-5pm, closed Tuesday. WINE
  • Trattoria Piatto Guest FavoriteLocally Sourced 22 West Pomfret Street 717-249-9580 Authentic market-fresh regional Italian cuisine in an historic district Victorian house with patio dining from May through September - A definite gourmet experience with offerings such as Calamaru Fritti, Ravioli d'Aragosta, Filetto di Manza, Scallopini al Marsala, delicate Gelati and Sorbets. Full Italian Bar Serving Stuzzichini (Bar Snacks) and dozens of fine Italian Aperitivi, Digestivi, Liquori, Grappe and Fine Wines by the glass or bottle. Open Every Day 4-10pm; Full Bar; Reservations optional; D

Within 2 blocks:

  • Andalusia Guest Favorite 26 North Hanover Street, 717-462-4141, A Spanish and Moroccan Tapas Restaurant serving a selection of traditional Spanish and Moroccan small plates, entrees and desserts, plus a full bar featuring sangria and Spanish wines. Open Sun-Thu 4-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4-10:30pm; Full Bar; Reservations optional; D
  • Courthouse Common Espresso Bar & Bistro 3 South Hanover Street, 717-243-8899; Daily breakfast and lunch specials, pastries, smoothies, bubble teas, whole bean coffee, live entertainment most Fridays, free Internet computers and WI-FI
    Open daily-hours varied; BYOB; LD
  • Gingerbread Man 5 South Courthouse Ave. 717-249-6970 Victorian saloon decor, good pub grub, popular "Happy Hour" spot and college hangout; Open daily 11am-11pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Helena's Chocolate Cafe & Creperie 36 West High Street 717-254-6453 Delicious crepes, both savory and sweet, absolutely wonderful macaroons and candies! Open Tues to Sat 7:30am to 9pm, Sun 8am to 2pm; LD
  • Issei Noodle 54 West High Street, 717-243-7826 Casual Japanese/Vietnamese noodle house featuring made to order rice bowl and noodle specialties in a modern open kitchen that includes fresh forms of Ramen, Udon, Yakisoba,Vietnamese Pho and other infused style noodles from the Pacific Rim. Open Tue-Sat 11am-2:15pm and 5pm-8:15pm; NO BYOB; LD
  • South Side Deli 46 West High Street, 707-960-0077 Generous subs, wraps and sandwiches; soups Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm; LD
  • Vinny 330 South Hanover Street 717-249-6417 Casual Italian/Sicilian cuisine; Home made Bread & Pizza dough, great subs & pizzas!Open Sun-Thu 10:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-10pm; BYOB; LD

Within 3 blocks:

  • Alibi's Eatery & Spirits 10 North Pitt Street 717-243-4151 Great pub food with wide variety of domestic and micro brew beers; live music TFS Open Tues-Sat 11am-late; Full Bar; D
  • Back Door Cafe 156 West High Street 717-249-4310-Greek owned; great wraps, gyros and soups and special homemade desserts! Open Mon-Wed 11am-2:30pm and Thu-Sat 11am -9pm BYOB; LD
  • Cafe Bruges Guest Favorite Locally Sourced 16 North Pitt Street 717-960-0223 Belgian Bistro, Moules Frites, Steak Frites, Waterzooi, Stoemp Saucisse and lots of other gourmet bistro treats, with wonderful Belgian Beers and Ales! Sunday Brunch with great Eggs Benedicts!Open daily 11:30am-9 or later pm; Authentic Belgian Beer Only-NO BYOB; Walk-in only, Reservations not required; LD
  • George's Subs & Pizza 121 West High Street 717-243-5809 Family owned since opening in 1958; classic strombolis, pizzas and subs Open Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; NO BYOB; LD
  • Hamilton 55 West High Street 717-249-4410 Greek owned local favorite since 1920s and award winner for best hot dogs; try their famous "hotchee" dog and Greek salads; (Imagine the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding) Open Mon-Sat 6am-9:30pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Market Cross Pub Guest Favorite 113 North Hanover Street 717-258-1234 English pub food such as Fish & Chips, Cottage and Shepherd's Pie, Beef & Guinness and a selection of classic sandwiches and entrees; has microbrewery on premises with selection of 4 MCP brews Open daily 11am-10/12pm; LD; Beer Only; BYOB wine $3 Corkage; LD
  • Mount Fuji Guest Favorite 149 North Hanover Street 717-243-2788 Classic Japanese-Sushi, sashimi, steaks, seafood; highly recommended by our cosmopolitan guests Open Tue-Sun 11/12am-9:30/11pm; BYOB; LD
  • North Hanover Grille 39 North Hanover Street 717-241-5517 Greek owned restaurant and bar; wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pastas, seafood, and dinners Open Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat until 11pm); Beer Only-NO BYOB; LD
  • Redd's Smokehouse BBQ 109 North Hanover Street 717-254-6419 At Redd's, they pride themselves in offering a high quality product with an excellent taste of the South. Their homemade BBQ is made from their own special recipes, featuring a selection of ribs, pulled pork and chicken all smoked on real applewood Open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm; BYOB; LD
  • Taqueria Laurita 150 West High Street 717-386-5099 Real flavor of Mexican cooking - a traditional authentic Mexican experience with corn taco, quesadilla, and sopa options. WTF - rotating Weekly Taco Feature. Ross Morris's newest gourmet venture Open Tue-Thu 6pm to 1am; Fri-Sat 6pm to 2:30am; Lunch hours coming soon; BYOB; D
  • White Elephant Guest Favorite 141 West High Street 717-249-2007 Cuisine of Thailand; offers exotic and delightful Thai cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. The full menu of Thai food includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and chef's specialities. Also featured are lunch box specials which include choice of soup, salad, entrée and dessert (dine-in only).Open Mon-Thu 11am–9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; BYOB; LD

Within 4 to 5 blocks:

  • AYA Japanese Steakhouse Guest Favorite 235 South Spring Garden Street 717-218-8000 All things Japanese! Great choices of Hibachi with classic grill-work, fire and artistry, Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki and more. Open Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11:30am to 10:00pm; BYOB; LD
  • Chen's Asian Guest Favorite 310 North Hanover Street 717-258-1238 Chen's offers a wide array of classic Chinese specialties as well as Japanese and Thai dishes. The menu features many items such as Red Curry Chicken, Thai Basil Duck, Sizzling Beef with Scallops, Crispy Peking Duck, and all things Japanese-Sushi and Sashimi-unique rolls like White Tiger Roll with tuna, scallion, wasabi tobiko over yellowtail, cucumber and avocado. Chen's offers seats at the sushi bar or at tables in one of two dining rooms. Open Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 12 noon-10pm; BYOB; LD

Within 1 mile:

  • Cancun/El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 853 North Hanover Street, 717-241-6288 Casual authentic South of the Border cuisine Open daily 11am-9/10:30pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Carlisle Diner 800 W High St 717-240-0721 Good basic diner food LD
  • Miseno Pizza & Ristorante 598 West High Street, 717-240-0133, Casual Italian cuisine Beer Only; BYOB LD
  • Pizza Grille 51007 Ritner Hwy 717-218-2320 Pizzas, Seafood, Pasta and Salads Open Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm BYOB; LD
  • Rillo's 50 Pine Street 717-243-6141 Home-style Italian food with a good wine-list Open Lunch Tues-Fri 11:30am to 2pm, Tapas and Happy Hour Tues-Fri 4pm-7pm(6pm on Friday), and Dinner Tues-Sun 5-10pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Rustic Tavern 823 Newville Road, 717-245-2999 Casual dining utilizing local produce, meats and other products as well as weekly fresh seafood specials; good crab-cakes and steaks Open Mon-Sat 11am-10pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Scalles 2 York Rd. 717-245-0099 Housed in historic warehouse; large variety including daily specials and soups Full Bar; LD
  • Super Buffet 40 Noble Drive (next to Wal-Mart), 249-2298 Asian buffet with sushi bar BYOB; LD

Within 2 miles:

  • Marcello's 900 Cavalry Road, 717-258-1222 Casual dining; Italian homemade recipes and warm hospitality; good variety and excellent daily specials Open daily 10am-10:30/11:30pm BYOB; LD

2 Harrisburg Stars for that Special Dinner!!

  • Bricco Guest Favorite Locally Sourced 31 South Third Street Harrisburg 717-724-0222 Bricco’s Mediterranean and Italian cuisine serves as the gastronomic canvas upon which Pennsylvania products are used to create a culinary masterpiece. Bricco is a collaboration between the Olewine School of Culinary Arts at Harrisburg Area Community College and Harrisburg Hotel Corporation, managing general partner of The Hilton Harrisburg. Day Boat Cod, Lancaster County Pork Chop, Sage Pappardelle with Braised Duck and Smoked Local Chicken, Bricco is just 30 minutes from the Carlisle House. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10pm and Sun 4:30pm to 10pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Char's at Tracy Mansion Guest Favorite Locally Sourced 1829 North Front Street, Harrisburg 717-213-4002 An American Brasserie with a spectacular Susquehanna River View. Owner Char Magaro with Chef Ron Canady explode your dining experience with a range of carefully prepared classic European dishes such as Herb-Crusted Barramundi, House made Charcuterie, Shrimp Kofta, Duet of Domestic Lamb, Carpaccio and many more. Desserts vary but include such offerings as Roasted Pineapple Bread Pudding, Warm Peach Tart with Butterscotch Sauce and their legendary Chocolate Gelato Parfait with caramel and toasted pecans. Char's is about 25 minutes from the Carlisle House. Open Mon-Sat 5:30pm to 10pm, Sun 5pm to 9pm, Bar & Library opens at 4pm; D

Outside Carlisle:

  • Aniles Ristorante & Pizzeria 6 Front Street, Boiling Springs, 717-258-507; Casual Italian cuisine BYOB; LD
  • Boiling Springs Tavern Guest Favorite 1 E. First Street Boiling Springs 717-258-3614 Specializing in Steak, seafood & pasta dishes in an historic 1832 tavern hotel Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:00pm and 5:00-9:30pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Cassell's Grille 5 West Pine Street, Mt. Holly Springs PA 17065 717-486-8800 Upscale casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, Prime Rib, mouthwatering burgers, homemade soups, a variety of salads, and appetizers sure to please! Three dining options: Tavern, Dining Room, and a deck weather permitting. Cassell's Grille is about 10 minutes from the Carlisle House. Open Tue-Sat 11am to 9pm, Sun 11am-8pm; Full Bar; LD
  • Chalit's Thai Bistro Guest Favorite 5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg 717-695-9889 The young innovative chef/owner is known for his Thai Tapas (which you can get at lunch-time in half portions). Their "Specials" board always has interesting additions to the regular menu, and you can choose your level of spiciness from a 1-4 range. Chalits is about 20 minutes from the Carlisle House. Open Mon-Thu 4pm to 9pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm; BYOB; D
  • Hellenic Kouzina 500 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg 717-766-2990 A Greek cafe with a great range of Greek dishes from Avgolemono through Yigantes Plaki, with burgers and fries for the less adventurous! Hellenic Kouzina is about 20 minutes from the Carlisle House. Open Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm; BYOB; LD

National Restaurants:

  • Applebee's 260 Noble Blvd. 717-245-2500 Full Bar
  • Bonanza Steakhouse 909 Walnut Bottom Rd. 717-245-0793-Steaks, Chicken & Seafood with all-you-can-eat buffet
  • Chilis 2 House Lane 243-8003 Full Bar
  • Cracker Barrel 3 E. Garland Drive 717-241-2161
  • Hoss Steak and Sea 1151 Harrisburg Pike 258-4468
  • Panera 80 Noble Boulevard 717-218-5023 Bread, pastry, soup and sandwiches
  • Red Robin 236 Westminster Drive 717-258-1030 Imaginative selection of fresh, high-quality gourmet burgers and other menu items in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere; 11am-11pm; LD Full Bar

Datiles con Tocino - Dates stuffed with almond and Cabrales cheese, wrapped in bacon!

Market Cross Pub

Scampi, Fish, and Chips

Cafe Bruges

Fried Cheese Croquettes with Fried Parsley and Lemon

White Elephant Thai Cuisine

Papaya Salad


the Andalusia Burger

Bricco, Harrisburg

At the Chef's Table

Char's at Tracy Mansion


Char's at Tracy Mansion

Ready to leave the kitchen!

Carlisle House, 148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel: 717-249-0350
Fax: 717-249-0458
E-mail: Info@TheCarlisleHouse.com
Innkeepers: Carolyn and Tim Carlisle
Great Photography by Christian Giannelli
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