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Rustic Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
+1 717-245-2999
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Couples night out...The food was really good! Hubby had sword fish and he said it was good...it was plated well. I had prime rib..it was done just right and was huge..I only ate 1/3 of it..guess I shouldnt have had that crab filled mushroom appetizer. Which was also good..The place was packed, so good that we had reservations on a... More 

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

This restaurant was a regular favorite of ours. But over the years they have changed the food they serve. Example: the onion rings have changed no fewer than 3 times. Each time for the worse and obviously for the cheaper. Also the choices for the mixed grill have been limited and overall quality cheapened. Knowing how much I used to... More 

Thank Kipgoodling
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317 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Monday evening with no reservation and were seated immediately. It was a good job we were early as the restaurant soon filled up with large parties of diners. The food was very good with generous portions. Service could have been somewhat better but our waitress was busy serving other tables and trying to cope. That said,... More 

Thank ForbesB
Laurel, Maryland
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96 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place has been here for a long time, but I had not. Wandered in here after Thanksgiving holiday on Black Friday and found great service and a really good lunch. This restaurant has a separate bar area. The dining room can serve large parties, and has two fire places. They have their own parking lot.

Thank Micpea16
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

went to rustic tavern on recommendation of holiday inn express; very good choice. everything on menu looked good. there were specials. we had petite sirloin and ham steak(which turned out to be too huge), plus wine for $54 inl tax. good warm rolls. friendly hostess and waitress(Jessica). no rush.

Thank Tom R
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

In August I hosted a college reunion of friends in my home. On a Saturday night we had reservations for 13 at the Rustic. The waitress was excellent. Food arrived quickly and everyone was very happy with their meals. This week I had a group of 20 retirees who had lunch at the Rustic. Again the waitress was excellent, food... More 

Thank mnromig
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Good service, great food, and they take reservations. Also great pumpkin drinks. Always crowded. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Thank Adagio1254
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants to eat. They have a very good menu and a wide variety of dinner specials. They have excellent steaks and very good seafood. I recommend this place for the first date and anniversary or even a business Gathering

Thank Paul B
Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wasn't expecting much, but was I ever surprised. Could not get a table so we waited for a table in the bar. Took a small table in the bar area. Great service from the bartender/waitress. She looked after pouring drinks for the restaurant and waited the tables and bar. Fabulous meal of ribs and scallops, served with a side of... More 

Thank Paul D
Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is good restaurant on the outskirts of Carlisle. The last time I visited I found the seafood to be very good. The staff is always helpful and friendly and the prices are not unreasonable.

Thank LastMangoInPA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-245-2999

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