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Fairgrounds Diner

American, Diner
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1111 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1587
+1 717-249-2836
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 21:00
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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240 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I were out and in the neighborhood of Fairgrounds Diner so stopped for dinner. I had a Belgian Waffle with fruit topping and the wife had grilled chicken breast with cauliflower and cream of broccoli soup. The waffle was a bit undercooked in the middle and the peaches were canned with heavy syrup with hints of nutmeg. The... More 

Thank SAinPA
Clearwater, Florida
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875 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had the world's best waitress. She took great care of us. Our meals were fantastic. The place is pretty and clean. Plenty of seating inside and parking spaces outside.

Thank Bob19512014
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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334 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I didn't really expect much from this diner, but was pleasantly surprised. It was clean and the wait staff was attentive. The menu was extensive, with a good variety of choices for breakfast. I had the creamed chipped beef over homefries with a side of toast ($6.25). It was pretty good, with actual chipped beef flavor and no lingering flour... More 

2 Thank William S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is about the server:: ordered dry toast with breakfast. Toast came buttered.. ok , ordinarily no big deal except for the facial gesture of the server. she placed a plate on the table and said to put the toast on the plate. I guess asking for dry toast and not getting it is the customers problem or so she... More 

New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

They are the same owners as the Walnut Bottom Diner. The service and quality of food as just as good. We were very pleased with the place and will be returning without any hesitation.

Thank Jose C
Burke, Virginia
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The amount of chow you get and the quality of it makes this place my favorite eatery in town. The Fairground Special breakfast will keep you full until diner.

1 Thank garykramlich
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Food and service acceptable with the attraction of the frugal breakfast spender. The server was prompt, answered questions, and friendly. That makes the tip.

Thank Earl H
Newport, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Very close to the fairgrounds for Carlisle events. Fast service and good food. Great to go to before the shows or for a break during the show

Thank Paul H
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2016

After a rough night at a wedding we choose to eat at a diner than at the hotel for breakfast. We got an amazing breakfast. The three others I was with had the same as I (just different variety). 2 eggs (your choice), homefries, choice of meat (bacon, sausage patties, sausage links, or ham), 2 pieces of french toast or... More 

Thank jessk09
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I went in with my mother and 2 children. The server was very rude and the prices were decidedly higher than comparable local diners due to the car show proximity. The food wasn't very good either. We ordered normal diner food and it was cold and the portions were small.

Thank Nickole B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1587
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-249-2836

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