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:
Visaggio’s Ristorante 6990 Wertzville Road, Enola 717-697-8082 Open Mon-Sat 5pm to 9 pm. This is Chuck’s favorite Italian restaurant in our area because the food is just like his Italian grandmother used to make! Dining in their old (remodeled) barn is an experience in itself – even before the food arrives. Try the “Filomena” for a wonderful sampler.
Chalit’s Thai Bistro (Black tie 5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg 717-695-9889 Open Mon-Thu 4pm to 9pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm; BYOB; D 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 Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm; BYOB; LD This is the best Greek cafe in Mechanicsburg – with a great range of Greek dishes from Oven-Baked Lamb Shank through Moussaka, with burgers and fries for the less adventurous! Their Spanakopita is one of Dee’s favs.
Black n Bleu Restaurant (Black tie, Blue collar concept) 6108 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Open Mon-Sat: 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Sun: 11:30 AM to 8 PM. Come as you are and expect casually elegant décor with great American fare, steaks, seafood and pasta. Full Bar; 717-458-8105
Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) 6462 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Open Mon-Thur, 11 AM to 11 PM; Fri & Sat., 11 AM to 12 AM; Sun, 11 AM to 10 PM. 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, 8am-4pm; Tues-Sat, 8am-9pm; 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 (dining), bar open until 2:00am; Sun noon-9:00pm. 717-697-9475. A favorite American-style restaurant in town.
York Street Grill 398 N.York St.; Open Sun-Thur 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00. Great appetizers, soups, salads, dinner entrees, sandwiches, and pizza. New menu introduced seasonally. Twenty beers on tap. The owners of the very successful Firehouse Restaurant in Harrisburg wanted to branch out to the west shore and found a wonderful spot in Mechanicsburg! 717-795-1768.
Your Place Restaurant & Sports Pub 6035 Carlisle Pike. Mechanicsburg; Open daily 11am-2am. YP is known for the best Strombolis in our area; This place has great pub grub (try the crab dip!). 717-691-7827 Full bar.
DaVinci Italian Eatery 6617 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Open daily 11am-10pm; BYOB. Great “mom & pop” Italian restaurant; Nothing fancy but good Italian food and plenty of it. (717) 691-0111.
NEW in the area: Cold Springs Inn & Brewing Company. Enjoy water-front dining along the Yellow Breeches Creek! Open Tues-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun:11am-10pm. 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
Colony House Family Restaurant 125 West Main St., Mechanicsburg; Good diner food; Full bar 717-691-3131
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
CC’s Kitchen is new – located at the west end of Main Street in Mechanicsburg. It’s a really good diner. Open 7 days/week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cafe 62 is located at 62 West Main Street Mechanicburg. Specializing in various kinds of bowls. The food is super fresh and is “real food”! Try whatever is special for the day! Open most days 10am to 6pm.
Gingerbread Man 26 What Main St. Open daily 11am-11pm; 717-697-8882 Victorian saloon decor, good “pub grub”; Full Bar plus additional bar room set aside for smokers.
Brick Kitchen & Bar 113 West High St., 717-462-4567 Open Tues-Sat, 11am-9pm; Brick offers a seasonally changing menu, with unique twists and old favorites. Daily specials and rotating soups and desserts are always made with the freshest ingredients and are irresistible!
Camellia’s Sin Tea Parlor 36 West Pomfret St., 717-243-6292 Open Wed-Fri Noon to 3:30ish, Sat Noon to 4pm; Gift Shop Tues-Sat 11am-5pm Serving “high Tea” complete with hats & white gloves!
Fay’s Country Kitchen 203 South Hanover St., Open daily for breakfast and lunch. 717-243-5510 Casual “down home” cooking.
Fiddler’s Bar & Grill 1 Mayapple Dr., 717-258-1800 Open: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm; Located at Mayapple Golf Course, this restaurant feels like (and is) a neighborhood bar & grill. Sitting in the main dining room, you can get a great view out over the golf course while you enjoy some favorite dishes including great crab cakes or Mayapple Wings.
Courthouse Common Espresso Bar & Bistro 3 South Hanover St., Open daily – Hours varied but always open for lunch; 717-243-8899; Daily lunch specials, pastries, smoothies, and whole bean coffee. Live entertainment most Fridays, free Internet computers and WI-FI. BYOB.
Helena’s Chocolate Cafe & Creperie 36 West High St. Open Tues to Sat 7:30am to 9pm, Sun 8am to 2pm. 717-254-6453 Delicious crepes, both savory and sweet, macaroons and candies.
Issei Noodle 54 West High St., Open 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 333 B Street. Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm 717-422-5843 Subs, wraps, sandwiches, and soups.
Alibi’s Eatery & Spirits 10 North Pitt St. Open Tues-Sat 11am-12am; 717-243-4151 Great pub food with wide variety of domestic and micro brew beers; (Dee’s favorite appetizer here is the grilled asparagus.) Live music several nights each week. Full Bar.
Grazery 156 West High St. Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-2:00pm. 717-249-4310. Fresh Mediterranean-inspired salads, soups, and sandwiches.
Cafe Bruges 16 North Pitt St. Open daily 11:30am-9 or later pm; 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 Mon-Thu 11am-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-9:30pm; 717-249-4410 Greek-owned family restaurant since 1920s; try their famous “hotchee” dog; This restaurant is a local favorite. Full Bar; BLD
Horner’s Corner BBQ 1900 Spring Rd. Open Tues-Sat 11-9 717-258-4227 “Chef” Horner visits with almost every patron. Inventive combinations for BBQ dishes.
Market Cross Pub 113 North Hanover St. Open daily 11am-10/12pm; 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.
Mount Fuji 149 North Hanover St. Open daily 11/12am-9:30/11pm; 717-243-2788 Classic Japanese-Sushi, sashimi, steaks, seafood. Really good Japanese cuisine. BYOB.
North Hanover Grille 39 North Hanover St. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat until 11pm; 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 Closed temporarily due to a fire – Check back in April 2018. 109 North Hanover St. Open Wed-Sun 11am-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.
Carlisle Thai Cuisine 141 West High St. Open Mon-Thu 11am–9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; 717-249-2007 Selection of Thai food includes appetizers, soups, and salads. 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-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 12 noon-10pm; 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.
Cancun/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.
Kimberly’s Cafe 530 West High St. Open daily 7am-1:45pm; 717-258-5591 Really good lunch options in a casual setting.
Pizza Grille 51007 Ritner Hwy. Open Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm 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.
Scalles 2 York Rd. Open Mon-Sat, 10 AM- 12 AM; Sun, noon-9 PM. 717-245-0099 Housed in an historic warehouse; large variety including daily specials and soups. Must try their chicken corn soup! Beer only.
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
Aniles Ristorante & Pizzeria 6 Front St., Boiling Springs, Open Sun-Sat for lunch and dinner. 717-258-507; Casual Italian cuisine and pizzeria; BYOB.
Boiling Springs Tavern 1 E. First St. Boiling Springs Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:00pm and 5:00-9:30pm; 717-258-3614 Specializing in Steak, seafood & pasta dishes in an historic 1832 tavern. Voted “Best of the Valley” by visitors! A favorite of Dee & Chuck. Full Bar.
Cassell’s Grille 5 West Pine St., Mt. Holly Springs PA 17065 Open Tue-Sat 11am to 9pm, Sun 11am-8pm; 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.
Bricco 31 South Third St. Harrisburg Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10pm and Sun 4:30pm to 10pm; 717-724-0222 Bricco’s Mediterranean and Italian cuisine serves culinary masterpieces. Bricco was developed by the Olewine School of Culinary Arts at Harrisburg Area Community College and Harrisburg Hotel Corporation, managing general partner of The Hilton Harrisburg. It serves as an internship for culinary students. Fine dining in the capital city. Full Bar.
Char’s at Tracy Mansion 1829 North Front St., Harrisburg Open Mon-Sat 5:30pm to 10pm, Sun 5pm to 9pm, Bar & Library opens at 4pm; 717-213-4002 An American Brasserie with a beautiful view over the Susquehanna River. Desserts vary, but often include their legendary Chocolate Gelato Parfait with caramel and toasted pecans. Char’s is about 20 minutes from 30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast.
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.