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Cafe Magnolia

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4700 Gettysburg Rd, Ste 2, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4529 (Wesley Dr)
+1 717-901-9400
11:00 - 22:00
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Carlisle, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice blend of casual atmosphere and extensive menu, including some upscale selections. Had dinner with my wife and another couple, and we all enjoyed our selections. My wife had the Shrimp Alfredo, I had the Three Bacon Lobster Risotto, both were excellent, with generous portions of shrimp and lobster meat. The only thing holding me from giving 5 stars was... More 

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Camp Hill
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315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got the special-grilled chicken and shrimp with stuffed pasta. The shrimp was good but the chicken was over cooked. The waiter was not really on his game.

Thank Courthouse067
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've visited Cafe Magnolia on many occasions and have always found the food and service to be good. While it's not fancy, Cafe Magnolia is a great week night or weekend drop in. We live that it is BYOB. Would highly recommend!

Thank Jim M
Bel Air, Maryland
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149 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's rare I find a distinctive menu where I like everything. It was honestly hard to choose. This is a solo house away from retail clutter--so-so outside, quaint and warm inside, with good service and BYOB that they point out in advance to better facilitate you. They changed the music for us to a classic band mix our young and... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Took the family on my sons suggestion one of his friends from college parents took them there. I had the lasagna it was quite large and very good. I dont usually order pasta out because I am pretty particular about the sauce but we had the calamari as an appetizer and the sauce came with it. They have a good... More 

Thank TravelingWilberry716
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently very good and reasonably priced. It's BYOB, which means you get to have your favorite libation at a great price! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Kate M
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Every time my husband and I visit PA we make it a priority to go to Cafe Magnolia. We love Jess' Favorite Salad, which says a lot considering my husband s go to is not a salad.

Thank Kayliann O
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife and I and two other couples had dinner at Cafe Magnolia recently. All of us had different entres and everyone was impressed with the quality of the food. The prices are a little high but the quality of the food is worth it. It's a BYOB restaurant and they serve ice tea as well. It's cozy there and... More 

Thank David T
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

After the movies, about 8 ladies reserved a table at Cafe Magnolia's. We were pleased with the service, various salads, and one appetizer. Portions were ample with several of us taking home a portion. My favorite is always the Coconut crusted chicken with strawberries (Jess' favorite). Others enjoyed the steak salad as well. We brought our own bottles of wine.... More 

Thank Kare2Bme
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I cannot save enough about this restaurant. Their waitstaff is always pleasant and knowledgeable about what is on the menu. Their food is superb! They have some of the best risotto I ever ate. It is also a BYOB. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch or for dinner. I have never had a bad meal.

Thank Tara K

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: 4700 Gettysburg Rd, Ste 2, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4529
    (Wesley Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-901-9400
Cafe Magnolia is a locally owned and award winning hidden gem. With the quaint dining rooms of this 1901 farm house you are sure to enjoy this unique atmosphere. Deck dining in the summer is a must for the outdoor lovers. Our chefs prepare your selections with care to order. Special dietary needs are not a problem. You'll enjoy a wide range of menu options from the best burgers to delicious Key West scallops and even homemade lasagna. There are plenty of options for everyone even the little ones.

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