Dining near the Inn

Did you know that Carlisle, PA is home to more than 30 locally owned restaurants? And when looking at the broader area to include Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, the choice of cuisine and fine restaurants can satisfy almost any palate and price point. Information about the best places to eat near our B&B follows below. We also have our fair share of national chain restaurants, so be ready for great lunch and dinner choices!

The following restaurants are all within a 15-minute drive from 30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast:

In the Mechanicsburg area:
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Visaggio’s Ristorante 6990 Wertzville Road, Enola 717-697-8082  This is Chuck’s favorite Italian restaurant in our area because the food is just like his Italian grandmother used to make! Visaggio’s is now open for take-out and distanced dining during the COVID-19 crisis.

Chalit’s Thai Bistro (Black tie 5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg 717-695-9889 Open Mon-Thu 11am-2pm and 4pm to 9pm, Fri 11am-2pm and 4pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm.  The innovative chef/owner is known for his Thai Tapas (which you can get at lunch-time in half portions). They post a “Specials” board including interesting additions to the regular menu, and you can choose your level of spiciness.

Hellenic Kouzina 500 East Main St., Mechanicsburg 717-766-2990 Open for take-out, indoor, and outdoor dinging available as weather permits.

Black n Bleu Restaurant (Black tie, Blue collar concept) 6108 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Take-out and distanced dining available during the COVID-19 crisis.

TJ Rockwell’s 896 West Grantham Rd Mechanicsburg (has the added benefit of being located next to Ashcombe’s Farm & Greenhouse!) Great American grill and tavern. Open 11am-9pm.

Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) 6462 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Open noon-8pm. Wonderful micro brewery serving a large selection of casual, fun foods (aka: pub grub). They brew all their own drinks (No Coke or Pepsi products here!) and always have a great selection of their own beers, ales, lagers, and “barley wine”. A fun place to gather with friends! 717-795-4660.

Sophia’s at Walden 129 Walden Way, 
Mechanicsburg. Open Mon, 11am-3pm; Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sunday 9am-2 pm. Sophia’s is a neighborhood restaurant specializing in the fresh, creative cuisine. The bakery is just wonderful! Daily specials made with locally obtained ingredients and with great attention to detail. Sophia is often there to make sure they are exceeding your expectations! 717-791-0100 BYOB.

Snappers Bar & Grill 120 E. Allen St.; Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm. A favorite American-style restaurant in town.

Hops & Barleys 398 N.York St.; Bar & Grill with pool table available for diners.  4pm-8pm.

DaVinci Italian Eatery 6617 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Open Tues-Sat 10:30am-8pm; BYOB. Great “mom & pop” Italian restaurant; Nothing fancy but good Italian food and plenty of it. (717) 691-0111.

Cold Springs Inn & Brewing Company. Enjoy water-front dining along the Yellow Breeches Creek!  993 Park Place,  717-790-9395

JoJo’s Pizza & Pasta 107 W Main St. Mechanicsburg. Open Sun-Thur, 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat, 11am-11pm. Large menu selection of traditional pizzeria food; Also has gluten-free pizza. BYOB. 717.766.8292

Deiner’s Restaurant for breakfast and brunch.  135 W Main St, Mechanicsburg. Open Tues-Sat, 7am-1pm; Sun, 8am-1pm; Closed Monday. Great brunch place; 717-766-6913

Chef de Crepe makes wonderful sweet or savory crepes, sandwiches and soups. 20 W. Main St.; Open Tues-Sat, 10am-7pm. 

Redd’s Smokehouse BBQ 4890 Carlisle Pike. Open Tues-Sat 11am-8pm.

In Carlisle:
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Fiddler’s Bar & Grill 1 Mayapple Dr., 717-258-1800 

Helena’s Chocolate Cafe & Creperie 36 West High St. Open for take-out.  Tues to Sat 8:00am to 6pm, Sun 8am to 2pm. 717-254-6453 Delicious crepes, both savory and sweet, macaroons and candies.

Issei Noodle 54 West High St., Open fro take-out only Tue-Sat 11am-2:15pm and 5pm-8:15pm; 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 styles of noodles from the Pacific Rim. No liquor permitted.

South Side Deli 2 York Rd. Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Closed Monday. 717-422-5843 Subs, wraps, sandwiches, and soups.

Grazery  156 West High St. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-2:00pm. 717-249-4310. Fresh Mediterranean-inspired salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Cafe Bruges 16 North Pitt St. Open Wed-Sun 3:00pm-8:30pm; 717-960-0223 Belgian Bistro with wonderful Belgian Beers! Sunday Brunch available. Imported Belgian Beer Only – NO BYOB.

George’s Subs & Pizza 121 West High St. Open Tues-Sat 10:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; 717-243-5809 Family owned since opening in 1958; classic pizzas, subs, and bolis. A favorite of Dickinson students. No liquor permitted.

Hamilton 55 West High St. Open Mon-Sat 6am-9:00pm; 717-249-4410 Greek-owned family restaurant since 1920s; try their famous “hotchee” dog; This restaurant is a local favorite. Full Bar; BLD

Market Cross Pub 113 North Hanover St. Open daily 11am-10/11pm; 717-258-1234. English pub food such as Cottage Pie and Shepherd’s Pie, and a selection of classic sandwiches and entrees; has microbrewery on premises. Beer Only; BYOB wine – Corkage fee.

North Hanover Grille 39 North Hanover St. Open Tues-Thurs 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat until 9:30pm; 717-241-5517 Wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pastas, seafood, and dinners. Beer Only.

Middlesex Diner 1803 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle; Open 24 hours; Good diner food; (717) 241-2021

Redd’s Smokehouse BBQ 109 North Hanover St. Open Wed & Thur 4-8pm; Fri-Sun 12-8pm; 717-254-6419 Their homemade BBQ is made from their own special recipes, featuring a selection of ribs, pulled pork and chicken all smoked on real applewood. BYOB.

AYA Japanese Steakhouse 235 South Spring Garden St. Open Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11:30am to 10:00pm; 717-218-8000 Great Japanese steak house! Great choices of Hibachi with classic grill show, Teriyaki, Sushi, and more. Quiet seating is also available with table service. BYOB.

Chen’s Asian 310 North Hanover St. Open Mon; Wed-Thu 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sunday 12 noon-9:30pm; 717-258-1238 Chen’s offers classic Chinese selections as well as Japanese and Thai dishes. Chen’s offers seats at the sushi bar or at tables in one of two dining rooms. BYOB.

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 853 398 East High Street., Open daily 11am-9/10:30pm; 717-241-6288 A local, small chain with casual authentic South of the Border cuisine. Full Bar.

Pizza Grille 51007 Ritner Hwy. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, BYOB; 717-218-2320 Pizzas, Seafood, Pasta and Salads. Voted “Simply the Best” pizza year after year by readers of Harrisburg Magazine.

Rustic Tavern 823 Newville Road, Open Mon-Sat 11am-10pm; 717-245-2999 Casual dining with fresh seafood specials; good crab-cakes and maybe the best steaks in town. Full Bar.

Marcello’s 900 Cavalry Road, Open daily 10am-10:30/11:30pm 717-258-1222 Casual Italian dining; Pizzaria on one side, restaurant on the other; good variety and excellent daily specials. BYOB.

 In Boiling Springs and Mount Holly Springs
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Aniles Ristorante & Pizzeria 6 Front St., Boiling Springs, Open Sun-Sat for lunch and dinner. 717-258-507; Casual Italian cuisine and pizzeria; BYOB.

Cassell’s Grille 5 West Pine St., Mt. Holly Springs PA 17065 Check their website for hours.717-486-8800 Casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, Prime Rib, great burgers, homemade soups, a variety of salads, and appetizers too! Three dining options: Tavern, Dining Room, and a deck – weather permitting. Full Bar.

National Restaurants:
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Applebee’s 6055 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg 717-796-6600 Full Bar

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 6416 Carlisle Pike717-766-3960 Bread, pastry, soup and sandwiches

Red Robin 236 Westminster Drive Carlisle 717-258-1030 Gourmet burgers and other menu items in a family-friendly atmosphere; 11am-11pm; LD Full Bar

For information about locally produced Beer, Wine, and Spirits check out the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Guide.