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Smuggler's Wharf

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3 State St, Erie, PA 16507-1418
+1 814-459-4273
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family dinner the other night here...what a mistake! My husband and I love Clam Chowder, but sent ours back because it was over- thickened and only taste was like flour school glue, made out of flour! He also tried the She- Crab, again like glue. He ordered the scallop dinner: scallops were little (like skates) and dried out... More 

Thank jsherr
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant close to Lake Erie. I had the lobster roll, it was just average. It has nice outdoor seating but no view of the lake. The flowers and greenery in front of the restaurant are beautiful.

Thank fredraymond522
Erie, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Smuggler's Wharf on Erie's bayfront on a Thursday night in late April. To my surprise, the place was packed. Wasn't expecting that for a week night in April. Luckily we had a reservation, and I would recommend getting one regardless of when you visit. You never know what might be going on at the convention center, which could... More 

1 Thank Ed M
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The baked grouper is excellent along with the crab soup. Very abundant portions of sides. The waitress was quite friendly and fast. Hope to return on another day when it's not raining to enjoy the beautiful view.

Thank Traviata5013
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the pirate theme in the bar. The service was friendly and the food was plentiful. Great place to eat if you're at the conference center! You can see the water from the restaurant so it has great atmosphere!

Thank Jim L
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here often when visiting Erie several times a year. From the great summer nights to the warmth next to the fireplace on a winter's day. She crab soup and Lake Erie perch are a must! Food and service is always excellent. Prices are reasonable. Nice nautical themed restaurant with separate bar with a nice little aquarium. Definately worth... More 

1 Thank PeteC56
Fairview, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Very good food great atmosphere drinks are good food fresh and fast. Good service. Good place to meet and greet

Thank DrWade64
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Smugglers Wharf in Erie Pennsylvania gives visitors the "beach feel" without having to travel to the coast. Set on Lake Erie, the views and the ambiance are great, but the food falls short of spectacular. Although much more edible than the chain restaurants I would give it about a 3 out of 5. If you are faced with the choice... More 

Thank Deanna S
Phoenix, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The view and sunset were Beautiful. Didn't have as many options as I would have liked and a little pricy. Clam chowder was good!

Thank leaaudio
Erie, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We've tried several times but have never had a great experience. Food is poor to average and the service is about the same. Perch was good.

Thank travelThecountry78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 State St, Erie, PA 16507-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-459-4273

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