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Rustic Tavern

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823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
+1 717-245-2999
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner at the Rustic Tavern with the family the Friday before Easter. The service was exceptional and adult beverages were great as well. The food was okay, but I will wait to past judgement until I have visited the Rustic Tavern for a second time.

Thank 201CaribbeanTraveler
Estero, Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rule one...accept the recommendation of the desk clerk...Rule two...accept the recommendation of your server! The Rustic Tavern isn't a fancy place but the food was terrific! Our server, Megan, recommended the Maine scallops & that sounded good to me! Scallops came with two sides so I chose a baked potato & Cesar salad. Scallops(9 large) were PERFECTLY cooked. Husband ordered... More 

Thank Gail D
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had mixed grill dinners. Very nice. Good service, friendly atmosphere. Food was very good. Very nice pub conveniently located near our hotel. Great place for a dinner while in Carlisle.

Thank CdnFirstTraveller
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had just got back from a 4 day business trip and wanted to do something different. At 4:30 yesterday afternoon it was 80 plus degrees so we jumped on the bike to get away from it all and ended up at The Rustic Tavern in Carlisle. From the outside it looks like a regular bar/restaurant. We were greeted with... More 

Thank June231995
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely love this restaurant! Never had a complaint ever! Steaks are great, nice portion sizes, Always fresh, the Rustic Burger and Prime rib are my favorite! Clams are well seasoned, fresh bread! I spend less money here than I would at Applebee's! Quality and environment fabulous!

Thank Poolshark2015
High Point, North Carolina
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314 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stopped for lunch on our way up I-81 to New Jersey. The Tavern is not too far off of the interstate and definitely worth the detour. We sat at the bar and had excellent service and conversation. I had chicken wings with their hot garlic sauce. They were very good. My wife had a chicken wrap and said it... More 

Thank Bruce J
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is amazing. Been here several times!!! Can be a little pricey but I feel it is worth it. The place does not look like it would be a great place from the outside but do not let that fool you!!!

Thank Tammy Z
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Very good food and reasonable cost. Higjly recommend reservations. My only complaint is I had made reservations but our table was right in front of the entrance and it was very cold and busy with all the people in and out. Otherwise enjoy this restaurant .

Thank Soundmb65
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

There are many good things to say about the Rustic. The food, service, cosy dining areas are all very good. This however is offset by the raucous bar and the foul language. We were there recently and the F bomb was the adjective of choice by the bar customers and obviously permitted by the staff as it went on and... More 

Thank Bobrom66
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is not much to look at from the outside but on the inside it's very nice. Monday nights are all you can eat crab legs for just over $20.

Thank Stephanie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-245-2999

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