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Back Door Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cafe, Soups
156 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2924
+1 717-249-4310
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“tuna” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
156 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2924
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The salads were large and tasty. I had the Mediterranean and my husband the cobb. The bacon on the Cobb was warm and crispy. The homemade tuna was sweet. Our sever was friendly enough too. Good lunch spot.

Thank Steph0722
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had sandwiches with small salads and dessert. We ordered from out of town, 30 box lunches, and had to pick them. It was perfect for our presentation. Food was good, it was convenient, and just what we needed. Everything was ready for us when...More

Thank barbarachristy
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited on a cold, windy Saturday. BDC was warm and welcoming with attentive, prompt service. The menu presented so many temptations it was difficult to select which looked the most enticing. I selected the quiche of the day with a cup of chili-vegetable soup....More

Thank janm410
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a great place for a quiet, casual lunch, especially if you enjoy light fare. Their salads are great - fresh, with a good assortment of greens and accent vegetables - and they are large and filling. The ambiance is nice, and there is...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I always get the Nutty Tuna Wrap with a house salad and it is very good combination of flavors. They are known for their freshly made tuna. They also have great salads. The atmosphere is always friendly and it has an artistic flair about the...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Wow. This cafe does everything picture perfect from hospitality to service to presentation to menu selections. We thought we knew what great gazpacho was but Bill takes his gazpacho to another level. The two servers, Meg and Emily, managed the entire cafe never missing a...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Good food, terrific service and an outdoor patio for dogs. Plus is that it's one block from the Dickinson campus.

1  Thank Ulla G
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Picked the Back Door Cafe without knowing anything about the place. What luck, it was such a yummy lunch. Had a cup of their vegetarian chili and a Monte Cristo sandwich. The portions were big enough for us to split a sandwich. Good spot for...More

Thank Patti H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We lunch here after visiting Dickinson College. There were lots of choices on the menu for salads, sandwiches, wraps and soup as well as delicious looking desserts. We never got to dessert as my salad was huge and my daughter's wrap was stuffed full and...More

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 13 February 2016

we asked they answered. We were sent here while at a local jewery shop. They gave us the scope on all food places in town and this was their favorite one. Since we have never been here we took the suggestion and went with it....More

1  Thank Andrew B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2924
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-249-4310
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