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Hamilton Restaurant

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55 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2923
+1 717-249-4410
10:00 - 20:00
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We try to stop at the Hamilton Restaurant at least once a month, mostly for lunch. We always order 2 hot dogs with everything and they are sooo good. We also have ate breakfast and dinner at this restaurant, and you can never go wrong by eating here.

Thank senickle
Greenville, South Carolina
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband went to Dickinson College many, many moons ago and recently we were on a road trip and decided to check out Carlisle. He was delighted to see that "The Milton" was still in business and we stopped in for lunch. (He and his fraternity brothers ate there at least once a day!)He had a hot-chee dog and fries... More 

Thank Deborah M
Boca Raton, Florida
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122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Service was very fast, but the tab was calculated incorrectly. Had to get it adjusted. Didn't try the specialty and should have.

Thank Edward R
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you're looking for a place where you go in they know your name, your drink, and your order, this is the place for you! The staff is outstanding and so is the food! Just a warning they only take cash, but the trip to the ATM will be worth it! While I don't eat hot dogs, they are known... More 

Thank ktyost
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are looking for classy restaurant food, keep on moving! If you are looking for a classic that will keep you coming back for years, this is your stop! This restaurant is right in the heart of the town and, from open to close, is BUSY! But don't let that fool you...you can be in and out in less... More 

Thank BrawlersCoach
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Hamilton one of the mainstay diners in Carlisle -- simplistic and quaint. Don't want fancy then this is it. Great for a quick breakfast or lunch and we go whenever we get a hankering for a chilli dog. The staff are always friendly and the service good. The Hotchee Dog is a delicious open secret (a hot dog, topped... More 

Thank foodjava
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Always awesome food and great service! Highly recommend! The only small downside is they only take cash. (No credit cards or checks) but it's well worth the trip to the atm!!

Thank Stephanie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Go Hotchee, it was the first time & when you have one its different. Then you realize that they truly are delicious. Hungry well you should try a "Go Hotchee Go"!

Thank Jay P
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

If you come to Carlisle you need to wander your way into the Hamilton and try the HACHI dogs. They truly are a little slice of Americana

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Washington, Michigan
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

A "real place". Old style restaurant. Good food. Nice people. Conveniently located downtown. Certainly a treasure. Enjoy

Thank Patty2ski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-249-4410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?