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Middlesex Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1803 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015-8856
+1 717-241-2021
00:00 - 23:59
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A plus is the quick service when your in a hurry. The food is delivered within minutes and the staff very polite. It does seem that every time we visit at least one of our items or meal is not brought out together with the rest of the meals. Food is good and hot with a good menu selection for... More 

Thank Snyd33
Carlisle pa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good down home breakfast / nice home fries with quick service. I do wish the coffee was better - no wait

Thank P W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the reviews. We must have hit an off night. I ordered the meat loaf special. It was very bland and the potatoes were boxed and had an off taste to them. The gravy was very salty. Husband ordered the stuffed chicken breast which was pounded out so thin he could have made shoes out of... More 

Thank Stop_This_Car
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here once a week for breakfast, sometime for 1 diner too. We have been noticing a decline in the food quality. This past Saturday we were served bacon that was soaked in grease and had that greasy caked on look....cold and horrible ($2.95). The toast was no way toast, it was bread! Horrible as well. The hash browns... More 

Thank lather66
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Day's Inn next to the Diner. Nothing else close by so am forced to eat here as I don't have transportation. Food isn't bad, but it's not great either. The regular portions are good for two average to light eaters so you can share if you care too. Had the pork and sauerkraut last night. It was... More 

Thank ajenkinsfun
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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282 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for years. The place does not change. Good service good food. The menu is full and the orders are properly prepared. 24/7 this place is churning out great meals. The seafood is good but so is breakfast. It's a hard choice but I feel confident you will be happy. It's a diner and it's a... More 

Thank Bones83
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308 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice diner with plenty of seating and parking. It's typical diner food and we had no complaints about the service of food. It's convenient next to the Route 81 exit for travelers. If you are wanting some affordable comfort food this is a good place.

Thank maxpaste
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been a constantly good place to eat. The breakfast specials are such a good deal I almost feel guilty. The tuna melt is crazy good! The people make you feel right at home.

Thank Kipgoodling
Carlisle, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I have always enjoyed going to the Middlesex Diner. I usually just get the breakfast and they never let me down.

Thank Robert E
Milton WV
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

You know it's good when the desk clerk says " don't stop at any other diner until you get to Middlesex". Food was good, service was great. Decor could use updating, but you aren't going for the decor, are you? This diner does just fine!

Thank Lspdoll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1803 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015-8856
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-241-2021

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