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#1 of 15 Dessert in Erie
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25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
+1 814-833-1957
10:30 - 21:00
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

We had several items for lunch. They were all OK but the real reason to stop here is the diner atmosphere. Take time to enjoy the whole place and take the kids.

Thank Bunky J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family loves Sara's! Yummy food and ice cream. We enjoy sitting outside. I would suggest some type of bug repellent for those summer nights when we eat outside. The mosquitoes can get nasty.

Thank Mandynnn
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ice cream, not a fan of the Onion rings, great retro style, decent prices. Great photo ops outside. Perfect stop when coming off the Peninsula too.

Thank Jenn S
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To say I love Sara's would be an understatement! We visited Erie for 3 days and ate at Sara's all three days. Cheeseburgers, Smith's Hot Dogs and Ice Cream swirls can't be beat! Ambiance is always wonderful and they are very efficient in getting your food even though they are always packed. Don't be discouraged if it looks packed, you'll... More 

Thank PeteC56
Fairview, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having some good old food fast while you wait up you can see it being made which is a plus fresh and hot

Thank DrWade64
Erie, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Iconic stop for Erie natives and visitors! Admittedly, my husband and I are regulars... usually when it's his turn to cook :) You cannot beat a freshly grilled Smith's Hotdog, (from Smith Provision in Erie, PA), all the toppings you could hope for and of course curly fries and onion rings... oh the onion rings! Sara's onion rings are absolutely... More 

Thank pamerski
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sara's is like a step back in time to the 1950's. It has been around since I was a kid visiting Presque Isle (and that is awhile!) While the food is average, the atmosphere is anything but. The ice cream is very good as well and just what you need on a hot summer's day after riding bikes or lounging... More 

Thank Deanna S
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saras is located at the entrance of the beach Presque Isle State Park (the only state park I have EVER been to that DOES NOT CHARGE YOU TO GET ONTO THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDING OF Lake Erie) The service is friendly and helpful best orange sherbet EVERRRRR The setting is fun and nostalgic for everyone I truly like the friendly and... More 

Thank Anita D
Austin, Texas
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240 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A drive in fast food joint that makes you expect the Fonz to show up at any second. Adjoining the park of the same name the place is obviously a local institution. The complex includes this eatery with plastic picnic tables; an art deco diner, a pizzeria, and a surf shack. Antique gas pumps and fenders just add to the... More 

Thank Garth M
Erie, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to get food or ice cream or BOTH! Right at the beach entrance. Sit in or out, all around a super nice place.

Thank 654leannt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-833-1957

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