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Smuggler's Wharf

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3 State St, Erie, PA 16507-1418
+1 814-459-4273
11:30 - 19:00
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Sun 11:30 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The dockside atmosphere of Smugglers Warf is awesome! The food is fantastic, and fish is fresh. Come hungry for the portions are hearty. Their Lake Erie Perch s the best, with the smashed mashed garlic potatoes; yum! In nice weather eating outdoors, under shade, is a must. Wonderful place.

Thank jim14kar29
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four couples gathered for a Saturday dinner and were treated to January half price meals as seating was prior to 6pm. My scallops were nicely prepared and selected sides were potato salad and green beans. (The latter were plentiful but only warm in temperature.) Service was good; atmosphere bustling. My only complaint was 8 of us were seated at two... More 

Thank wineisfine2016
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a dinner with no reservation and they were very busy but we were able to sit in the bar area and were treated with exceptional service. Delicious food and a very enjoyable experience!

Thank JenniferF37130
Erie, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing dinner with friends here. Poor service, sub-par food and very slow and poor timing. No thanks. Unfortunate experience at a very nice location on Presque Isle Bay.

Thank travelThecountry78
Erie, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Smuggler's Wharf is located literally at the " dock of the Bay," just steps away from a plunge into Presque Isle Bay. It's usually most crowded in the summer months, but we enjoy it just as much for the oftentimes foggy and ghostly views in the winter. The food is always excellent. Try the she-crab soup. The best I've had.... More 

Thank VetteMike
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We always take friends there when they come to visit in Erie. The food is always very good and you can eat inside or outside. The vines overhead are very nice. The view is great and we love to watch the fish tank inside, too. It's just nice, very relaxing and affordable.

Thank Peggy S
Westmoreland, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been going to Smugglers for many years. I no longer live in Erie but when I visit family several times a year we always go to Smugglers. The food is always hot, properly cooked and seasoned. The clam chowder is excellent.

Thank William Q
Hartville, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We dined at Smuggler's Wharf after a wonderful day at Presque Isle beaches and we were able to grab a table outside which is the only way go to in nice weather! We enjoyed the seafood and the service and they were able to accommodate food allergies with ease. Will stop by again when we are in the area next... More 

Thank cal929
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My husband had ate I Long horn and I decided I wanted fish and went to the Smugglers Wharf's. I ordered the fish and my husband ordered cheese cake with coffee (since he had already ate dinner). The fish was good and I gave my husband a small taste of my fish. When I went to ask for more fish,... More 

1 Thank Darlenea J
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Nice seat at the bar. Cole slaw and perch meal was good. Would recommend and return for fries. Bartender was great

Thank David N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 State St, Erie, PA 16507-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-459-4273

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