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Char's at Tracy Mansion

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1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213 (Kelker)
+1 717-213-4002
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I had dinner at Char's, having picked it based on the great reviews here. Boy, what a disappointment! Our server was friendly and helpful, but the food was beyond disappointing. I ordered the seafood risotto, which barely resembled any risotto at all, and had at most four clams and some greens on the side. It did not taste... More 

Thank tavg
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Char's for this dinner, because we knew it would be perfect, and it was. The atmosphere cannot be beat, our waitress was very good, and the food was excellent. We all ordered appetizers which included soup, duck pate and escargot. The entrees were great and the desserts fantastic! We had the coconut cream pie and the chocolate... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Bloomington, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a delicious dinner here and very good service. The artwork and custom lighting created by the owner and her daughter make the atmosphere unique and beautiful!.

Thank VickiTilton
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Char's for the first time last month after living in Harrisburg for nearly 10 years. The restaurant came with great reviews from a coworker and I decided to go during restaurant week when they have a prixe fix menu. I am so happy that we did, the food and atmosphere were amazing. I had one of Sal's... More 

Thank sarahdrew61
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our time here. Food was good and atmosphere we great for couples. Upscale restaurant. You should have reservations

Thank Lewis B
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were treated to a great dinner event for our wedding anniversary, and what a wonderful treat it was! There were eleven of us, and we all chose quite a variety of offerings. Whether you order steaks, lobster, risotto, pasta, duck... you can't go wrong. The same is true with the wine and beer selection or drinks delivered from the... More 

Thank Fiat
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The atmosphere was very pleasant in this beautiful old mansion. The food was nicely presented and varied. I would call the restaurant a four star. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and their hunger satisfied. I must add that I wasn't that excited about the food but would go back.

Thank Charles W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dined here with a group of friends for restaurant week. Beautiful restaurant and views of the river, service was very good as well. Overall opinion of this year's menu and tasting was not impressed! Started off with the Beef Tenderloin Roll, it was basically a shredded beef stuffed rolled and fried wonton. Was there beef tenderloin in there, have no... More 

Thank Enzio007
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were a party of nine. Waiter was very nice. Char stopped by two or three times. My appetizer ,which was mussels, was excellent. The bread was phenomenal. We had everything from halibut to risotto to braised ribs and all was excellent. Alcoholic drinks were good, especially the Bloody Mary's. The chocolate soufflé dessert was great. The bill was about... More 

Thank gigiants
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We took an Uber to this location - beautiful place to sit and watch the sun go down. Drink specials were delish. The food was excellent, live music added to the ambiance. Will definitely dine there again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-213-4002
Located overlooking the Susquehanna River, Char's offers inventive cuisine, impeccable service with a relaxed, dinner party atmosphere in a grandiose setting.

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