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The Summer House Cafe

2605 Washington Ave, Erie, PA 16508-1345
+1 814-452-2500
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2605 Washington Ave, Erie, PA 16508-1345
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm always here & the food is amazing !!! I've never found something on the menu I didn't like. The pancakes are the size of a big plate so only get one. But the service & hospitality of the servers could improve

Thank hannahmoff23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've heard many rave about their food and service. All I can say is, we evidently have had bad luck every time we've tried. People rave about their breakfasts, in our case it was minimally edible at best. There are always people waiting out the...More

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast on our way home fro ma day trip to Erie. I had the Eggs Benedict and sauce... quite possibly the best Hollandaise Sauce I've had in recent memory. Though it could have used a bit more of...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Found this little place and so impressed. Great home cooked food. The western omelet with a bowl of gravy poured over the top is incredible.

Thank Kenzie S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in Erie for a wedding and stopped for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We both ordered the 2 eggs and meat. We had them with the potatoes and maple bacon. I tried the Italian sausage. Everything was delicious and the...More

Thank bapeljagr
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The Mediterranean Chicken wrap was delicious. Ingredients were very fresh. Air conditioner wasn't working and the decor could use an update, but the menu is creative and the place seemed clean. I would come back.

Thank 837kelleyd
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Service and Breakfast fare were fantastic! Coffee was excellent! Had the Pancakes, big as the plate, home fries, done just right! Place will bring you back to a Real Mom and Pop Cafe from Yesteryear. We will be back!

Thank sgtspoon56
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I have wanted to eat at the Summerhouse for breakfast for a while, however without reservations the wait is usually too long on weekends. I finally remembered to make reservations and went this morning. The menu was pretty extensive and somewhat unique, however the service...More

Thank Brew6868
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My wife and I met with two other couples prior to attending a concert. We made timely reservations so we would have plenty of time to eat a leisurely meal. This was only my second time at this restaurant, but it was a favorite of...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Even with a reservation, we had to wait to be seated but the meal and the service was worth it. Lots of choices on the menu and some interesting specials (I had the Eggs Benedict with crab and steak). Service is quick and I thought...More

Thank Glen K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 Washington Ave, Erie, PA 16508-1345
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-452-2500
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