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Tom Sawyer Diner

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210 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1421
+1 717-232-4499
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

good food in downtown. Stop in for a bite to eat or sit at the very busy outside 'patio' area. Staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The one thing the Tom Sawyer Diner is NOT known for is dining. The "diner" operates in the evenings, and during the workweek, all action revolves around the open air bar, fire pits and game area. The crowd is mostly young professionals, and it IS something very different for Harrisburg, despite the plastic cups. However, on weekends, the cheap drinks,... More 

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Enola
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

It doesn't seem like it. Maybe it's just a weekend trash-fest for the kids. Can you say- FRAT party?

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Thank jlh62464
Central PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

I believe this place has changed hands. On November 3, 2012, looks like this has turned into a Fat Tuesdays Daquiri bar, a popular chain.

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Came here for an evening to get something small to eat. I got cheese fries that were $4.99 and tasted like they had too much salt on them. My father got a BLT sandwich, but he said it was great. There was a lot of bacon on it! It was also 4.99. If you are coming here for a quick... More 

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Gettysburg PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

Lauren our bartender was great, the outside bar was comfy an nice. The beer was luke warm and served in plastic.

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Thank Chris B
Katonah, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

We used to go a lot but it is Now dirty and the food is nasty.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2009

To levelset, my wife and I went there for coctails (we didn't eat here). Nice outdoor seating area with heat lamps, private seating, and tables with fire pits. The atmosphere was nice and the staff were awesome. A guy named "Beaver" was particularly cool. Drinks were reasonably priced, but were in plastic cups - per other reviewer. But who cares!... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2008

Mediocre food and drinks. Plastic cups?! Come on.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-232-4499

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?