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Rustic Tavern

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823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
+1 717-245-2999
11:00 - 22:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent. Steaks were done perfectly to our liking. The pineapple upside down cake martini was delicious.

Thank razzymary
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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274 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend had a big 40th party. The restaurant did a really good job with a big group on a Friday night. I enjoyed a nice prime rib and baked potato. The green beens weren't great quality. The salads were nice and very good rolls. This place has a really nice bar also. We enjoyed some rounds of lemon drop... More 

Thank pittHD
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a Thursday night. Not too busy, and looked like mostly "mature" - meaning old like me! locals. Coming from the Annapolis Md area, we are leery of seafood in south-central PA, but this was great. One had a piece of haddock that almost overfilled her platter. I had haddock with crab imperial. All was very fresh... More 

Thank KirkinPA
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

awesome atmosphere. wait staff was VERY nice. Husband was a little disappointed in his steak. Done perfectly but cool and tough. Mine salmon was great

Thank lucianilv
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Couples night out...The food was really good! Hubby had sword fish and he said it was good...it was plated well. I had prime rib..it was done just right and was huge..I only ate 1/3 of it..guess I shouldnt have had that crab filled mushroom appetizer. Which was also good..The place was packed, so good that we had reservations on a... More 

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

This restaurant was a regular favorite of ours. But over the years they have changed the food they serve. Example: the onion rings have changed no fewer than 3 times. Each time for the worse and obviously for the cheaper. Also the choices for the mixed grill have been limited and overall quality cheapened. Knowing how much I used to... More 

Thank Kipgoodling
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325 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited on a Monday evening with no reservation and were seated immediately. It was a good job we were early as the restaurant soon filled up with large parties of diners. The food was very good with generous portions. Service could have been somewhat better but our waitress was busy serving other tables and trying to cope. That said,... More 

Thank ForbesB
Laurel, Maryland
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99 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This place has been here for a long time, but I had not. Wandered in here after Thanksgiving holiday on Black Friday and found great service and a really good lunch. This restaurant has a separate bar area. The dining room can serve large parties, and has two fire places. They have their own parking lot.

Thank Micpea16
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

went to rustic tavern on recommendation of holiday inn express; very good choice. everything on menu looked good. there were specials. we had petite sirloin and ham steak(which turned out to be too huge), plus wine for $54 inl tax. good warm rolls. friendly hostess and waitress(Jessica). no rush.

Thank Tom R
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

In August I hosted a college reunion of friends in my home. On a Saturday night we had reservations for 13 at the Rustic. The waitress was excellent. Food arrived quickly and everyone was very happy with their meals. This week I had a group of 20 retirees who had lunch at the Rustic. Again the waitress was excellent, food... More 

Thank mnromig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-245-2999

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