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Middlesex Diner

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American, Diner
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1803 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015-8856
+1 717-241-2021
00:00 - 23:59
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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251 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been going here for years. The place does not change. Good service good food. The menu is full and the orders are properly prepared. 24/7 this place is churning out great meals. The seafood is good but so is breakfast. It's a hard choice but I feel confident you will be happy. It's a diner and it's a... More 

Thank Bones83
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303 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice diner with plenty of seating and parking. It's typical diner food and we had no complaints about the service of food. It's convenient next to the Route 81 exit for travelers. If you are wanting some affordable comfort food this is a good place.

Thank maxpaste
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a constantly good place to eat. The breakfast specials are such a good deal I almost feel guilty. The tuna melt is crazy good! The people make you feel right at home.

Thank Kipgoodling
Carlisle, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always enjoyed going to the Middlesex Diner. I usually just get the breakfast and they never let me down.

Thank Robert E
Milton WV
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163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know it's good when the desk clerk says " don't stop at any other diner until you get to Middlesex". Food was good, service was great. Decor could use updating, but you aren't going for the decor, are you? This diner does just fine!

Thank Lspdoll
Black Lick
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I take groups on bus trips and we were traveling to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster. My bus driver suggested that we eat at Middlesex diner on the way home. He had been eating there for years. I called the day before and ask if they could handle 55 people, she said absolutely. Our group went in and within... More 

Thank Vickie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It is not John's diner it is Middlesex diner. Same location as it has been for years, same folks it has been as well. The prices are reasonable and most entrees are good to excellent. Breakfast, lettuce with hot bacon dressing and the Middlesex specials are my personal favorites. They will accommodate your reasonable requests such as making eggs Benedict... More 

Thank Joshua D
Destin, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Everything was fine. If you travelled all day and looking for something to eat...they have lots of somethings...okay food. Nicevfolks!

Thank Lynn Y
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

After driving from Maine to Carlisle PA we asked for dinner recommendations from the desk of the hotel we were staying at. They highly suggested a visit to the Middlesex Diner. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Huge portions at a very affordable price. Our server was extremely polite and enthusiastic about her job. We asked questions about... More 

Thank CGCMaine
Staten Island, New York
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456 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Travelling for business and wanted a hearty breakfast to last the day so we chose a local diner. We were seated promptly and given our menus. Coffees came quickly and were kept full. Food was prompt and cooked to order. A lot of patrons which is always a good sign. In and Out quick. Nothing special, but this location fit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1803 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015-8856
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-241-2021

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