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Fay's Country Kitchen

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203 S Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013-3914
+1 717-243-5510
06:00 - 14:00
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the most popular places in Carlisle for breakfast meals. Standard type of breakfast menu. Not open for dinner.

Thank wantabewarm
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a very wonderful breakfast here this morning with my friend. Unfortunately I did not realize it was cash/check only. The waitresses were very kind and didn't make a fuss while I waited for her to show up for our meal (she was a bit late needing to stop at an ATM). I definitely plan on going back for... More 

Thank megan0627
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time here. I'm a breakfast connoisseur. I walked in at 8 AM on a Thursday morning in early Feb. and this place is fairly busy w/ about 2/3 of seating full. I sat at the bar and immediately ordered coffee, water and the Meat Lovers Skillet (since I looked up the menu online I had this predetermined) and... More 

Thank cag310
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Fay's a couple of times now. It's an average breakfast. They do have wonderful pumpkin pancakes. Otherwise it's just okay. If you want a basic breakfast with good coffee then you will enjoy it. If you want more variety or more unique breakfast choices then I think there are better options in Carlisle.

Thank TEGinPA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the best for breakfast and lunch. the skillets are to die for, if you go for breakfast try one. The coffee is always hot and fresh. The coca cola decor is awesome

Thank emtb8064
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299 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Fay's is a popular breakfast spot for good reason - good coffee (in big heavy mugs), good service, and good food. Have been here a number of times - my favorite is their Eggs Benedict ..possibly the best I've ever had. When in season, it is also worth a trip just for their Pumpkin Pancakes! Atmosphere is Early Coca-Cola -... More 

Thank ErnTrekker
Bethesda, Maryland
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Anyone who is seriously surprised by their experience at Fay’s Country Kitchen just hasn’t travelled enough. It’s a fine small town eatery—perfect for breakfast with few bells and whistles beyond a solid basic menu. Places like this seem to thrive on nickel and diming customers and we suspect some of the less favorable reviews nursed grudges. We’re waiting to find... More 

Thank Bob T
New Jersey
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped in for breakfast on our way to Dickinson for a swim meet. Although the place was packed there was only minimal wait for seating. Got 2 seats at the counter, then the coffee started flowing (good thing!). I ordered the special and my wife ordered the SOS. The SOS came out first, then I expected my order to come... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The pancakes were good, the bacon crispy. Some had the omelets and thought them tasty. They also said the coffee was good

Thank _ellen_ilundain
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast, nice little place in town. Quickly seated, and service was fast. Coffee was bitter, standard eggs, juice, bacon, pancakes with toast, $8. Pancakes, sub-par. All else was fine.

Thank hdslam

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 S Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013-3914
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-243-5510

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