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156 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2924
+1 717-249-4310
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had sandwiches with small salads and dessert. We ordered from out of town, 30 box lunches, and had to pick them. It was perfect for our presentation. Food was good, it was convenient, and just what we needed. Everything was ready for us when we arrived to pick it up. If their food is this good as box lunches,... More 

Thank barbarachristy
Kanab, UT
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited on a cold, windy Saturday. BDC was warm and welcoming with attentive, prompt service. The menu presented so many temptations it was difficult to select which looked the most enticing. I selected the quiche of the day with a cup of chili-vegetable soup. Both were delicious! A small slice of cataloupe, a wedge of pound cake and a... More 

Thank janm410
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a great place for a quiet, casual lunch, especially if you enjoy light fare. Their salads are great - fresh, with a good assortment of greens and accent vegetables - and they are large and filling. The ambiance is nice, and there is an outdoor eating area - albeit a very small one - in the back. Very... More 

Thank Peter C
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I always get the Nutty Tuna Wrap with a house salad and it is very good combination of flavors. They are known for their freshly made tuna. They also have great salads. The atmosphere is always friendly and it has an artistic flair about the decor.

Thank Ron G
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Wow. This cafe does everything picture perfect from hospitality to service to presentation to menu selections. We thought we knew what great gazpacho was but Bill takes his gazpacho to another level. The two servers, Meg and Emily, managed the entire cafe never missing a detail. They were poetry in motion. It is such a pleasure to dine in a... More 

Thank Chris L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Good food, terrific service and an outdoor patio for dogs. Plus is that it's one block from the Dickinson campus.

1 Thank Ulla G
Horatio, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Picked the Back Door Cafe without knowing anything about the place. What luck, it was such a yummy lunch. Had a cup of their vegetarian chili and a Monte Cristo sandwich. The portions were big enough for us to split a sandwich. Good spot for lunch.

Thank Patti H
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We lunch here after visiting Dickinson College. There were lots of choices on the menu for salads, sandwiches, wraps and soup as well as delicious looking desserts. We never got to dessert as my salad was huge and my daughter's wrap was stuffed full and came with a side salad.

Thank Linda Q
Paxinos, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

we asked they answered. We were sent here while at a local jewery shop. They gave us the scope on all food places in town and this was their favorite one. Since we have never been here we took the suggestion and went with it. So was it great? No but it was very good on my scale. I had... More 

1 Thank Andrew B
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went here for lunch quite a while ago with a friend, it was fairly crowded on a cold day, the atmosphere was very nice and the food and service very good.

Thank Jane A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2924
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-249-4310

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