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Sara's

#1 of 15 Dessert in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
+1 814-833-1957
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place , love the orange vanilla twist ice cream . Fast service with a smile . Perfect treat for a summer day before or after a day on the beach. Or before AND after 😀.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I get the attraction of the place. It is at the entrance to Presque Isle, 50's vibe, Erie landmark, etc. However over the last several visits I have had to endure overly dense, stale hot dog buns. Once I can see, but time after time is ridiculous. The buns themselves are too "bready". A thinner, fresher bun would make me... More 

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Thank danaltima
Erie, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you live in Erie, you don't have to read this because you know Sara's. If you're not from Erie and you're here between April 1 and September 30, get yourself down to Sara's at the entrance to Presque Isle ("the Peninsula"). Enjoy a Smith's hotdog, a burger, onion rings, curly fries, a bottle of Coke, and/or a twistee cone.... More 

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Thank nataliedO6964VU
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

good food always good service and a summertime must visit. Summer is not summer unless you go to Sara's decent food and reasonable prices in a great atmosphere.If you come to erie in the summer months this should be on your places to go list.

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Thank stayinghereagaindefinitely
Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Usually very busy, so be prepared for a couple minute wait. No complaints about the food, usual drive inn fair. Love the orange/vanilla swirl soft serve!

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Thank Rick F
Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You have to come to Sara's! By far the best place around for ice cream and hamburgers! The Presque Isle Beaches are just across the street for the perfect setting!

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Thank Todd W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love Sara's in Erie. Fun little diner with amazing dessert and right on Presque Isle. The Peanut Butter Milkshake or Orange Twist are especially good!

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Thank Michael V
Erie
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

handle food with hands, long waiting time as you stand in line. Average age of worker 16-18 years old.

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Management response:

Hi F6974LRmichaelp, Thank you for taking the time to review our business. It is always helpful to read criticism from our customers. I would like to point out that we do train our employees to wear gloves when preparing food, and we also have multiple management and staff members who are trained in food preparation to ensure that all food... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Wonderful local favorite. Sits right at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park. Just about everyone stops by at some time or another. The food is good and the ambiance is classic American ice cream stand.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Sara's is an erie staple. located at the entrance of presque isle, it is a must experience in Erie.Certainly not the healthiest choice but the food is hot, good quality and exactly what is being ordered. My personal favorite is the soft serve Orange sherbert cone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-833-1957

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