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Essential Kitchen

346 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201-2228
+1 717-263-1137
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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346 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201-2228
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I just can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Pat young, the owner, is spectacular in the kitchen. He and his staff consistently come up with exciting dishes to serve and they are always fantastic. They are not open every weekend so please call...More

Thank Rich T
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Now a BYOB with a new menu of small and large plates. It’s our go-to place for dinner; can be a romantic setting for a date night but always great for a casual dinner with the family.

Thank JasmineandZeke
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Pat Young has had several food incarnations in the local area for many years now. EJ's Grill has now gone into a new mode of operations. Only open every other weekend and now BYOB. Very cozy atmosphere. Casual or a little dress up your choice....More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Ate there with friends from the area. It was mussel night and they were great. Drinks, martini's were stellar and am ready to go back.

Thank Wilhelm64
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have eaten here half a dozen times, usually at the invitation of friends. We find it expensive for the standard of food served. Has never really met expectations.

Thank ToorakTerrace
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times to meet friends and family. Have been disappointed by much of food ...although the burgers and crabcakes taste good. Barely above bar food quality and priced high for what you receive. Portions tend to be on the small side....More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Can't beat the filet mignon w/ red potatoes and the veggie. All time favorite. Seafood outstanding also.

Thank shelle459
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My initial impression was "ok" when we first walked in, based on what I had been told, was just expecting something different, service and wait staff were good and everyone was friendly. Food was disappointing, not that it was bad, but for what I paid,...More

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Have been wanting to stop here for some time, the prices listed on the website were always a deterrent. Since it's the holidays, a friend and I decided to splurge a little and even though we got there a little later than we normally eat...More

Thank DeeS9348
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We usually go here once a year for a friends birthday or small group get together. Our last visit was on a Friday evening and there were 6 of in our party. Our reservation was for 7:30. We got drinks by 8 and ordered appetizers....More

Thank Biztraveler4two
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201-2228 (Formerly EJ'S Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Chambersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-263-1137
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