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Moonlight Cafe

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4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
+1 717-292-5643
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here numerous times--apps, sandwiches, dinner and desserts are all delicious. Tiny and unassuming, the service is always good. Bring your own bottle of wine, they supply corkscrew and glasses. Be ready to wait for a table if you get there after 530-6, as there are only about 25 small tables. Ready to go back!

Thank Barnzey62
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a small, BYOB restaurant with a good size menu of primarily Italian dishes that you can watch being made. The food is delicious and the prices are perfect for the selection and amount of food you receive. Not much on atmosphere but great on friendliness and service. Cash only; no credit cards.

Thank sharoncV7586HL
rosalynvr, Owner at Moonlight Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Moonlight does take credit cards now! We have been taking credit cards for about two years now! Thanks for your visit! More 

Dover, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a BYOB, and that makes it a plus, also close to our home. The food was fabulous, I had the lobster ravioli and my husband had eggplant parmesan. Both wonderful, as was the salad. We split a cannoli for dessert, again, homemade and delish. One draw back was it is so small and there were screaming kids at... More 

Thank manmoon1
York, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are very few restaurants in Dover, and this place is more than doing its part to get the area back on track food-wise. Nice little Italian joint with good food and reasonable prices. They also do takeout. The only two drawbacks are the inside is small and fills up fast, and the outside seating is extremely limited.

Thank cornmanrichards
Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A comfortable atmosphere. Cozy place for couples or family. Wonderful, attentive (but not bothersome) staff. Fabulous food!!! So cool to be close to the kitchen and watch dinner being prepared. Just like at home. BYOB! Nice touch. So glad they now accept credit cards. Worth the drive.

Thank Bern C
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We chose to eat lunch here today at this quiet little place. We had a hard time picking which sandwich or salad we wanted to try. We ended up with the Southwest Chicken Panini and the Chicken Cheese steak Panini. Both of them were very good. The chicken was nice and moist not the dried out that you sometimes get.... More 

Thank Brenda B
York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My wife begged me to take her to Moonlight Cafe for dinner again , one of her favorite place to eat.I love that fact that this restaurant is BYOB as I'm able to take my favorite wine with no corkage fee. The chicken afumicato is my favorite. My wife switches between the afumicato and shrimp champagne . We also enjoy... More 

Thank toby g
Dover, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a regular lunch spot for me. Have also had dinner there on Valentine's day & had tale-out dinner from there. Every meal I have had here was excellent!

Thank lhainey
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, sevice, atmosphere. Cant beat the value. BYOB, everything comes out hot. Will be a regular.

Thank jarwallace
York PA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Carlisle Road is PA route #74. If you find yourself traveling South Central Pennsylvania, it is worth tracking off of US Route #30 and go north to Dover. The photo above tells it all. No money was wasted on ambiance. The food is outstanding. Menu choices are awesome. Pricing is moderate and so is the capacity of the building. Seats... More 

Thank BobY513

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4140 Carlisle Rd, 4140 Carlisle Rd, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315, Dover, PA 17315-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 717-292-5643
Moonlight Cafe in Dover, Pennsylvania has been York County's hidden Italian treasure for almost a decade.

The secret is out.

Bring your bottle of wine and discover the area's finest traditional Italian cuisine, new favorite dishes, and the best espresso in town.

Now accepting credit cards.

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