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Char's at Tracy Mansion

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1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213 (Kelker)
+1 717-213-4002
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Stony Creek, New York
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here due to Tripadvisor reviews during recent trip. Location is lovely and with advance reservations we had a nice table by the window. Red berry sangria was delicious and my husband enjoyed the wide wine selection. Service was friendly and capable. Meals sounded good and looked delicious when serviced. My husband enjoyed his shrimp appetizer and they really do... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good but expensive. The waiter was excellent. The seating was very close. We were a party of 2 and the table of 6 was 2 feet away. Atmosphere nice. Scallops were excellent and steak was good. Nice location. Easy to find and good on site parking.

Thank dfaulk11
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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360 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I was here for a business meeting. The food and service were outstanding. They had a wonderful tofu curry that was very tasty, and dessert included various bite size offerings, all excellent. This is right on the river with ample free parking.

Thank Sandi0615
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Chars is a beautiful restaurant with an amazing view do the Susquehanna river The owner, Char, is usually in the restaurant to greet you. The service is attentive and friendly without smothering you in constant conversation. We had a pre fix dinner that was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank pakay2016
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm having a difficult time reading a couple of very poor reviews of this restaurant. Char is an institution in Harrisburg for decades. Her previous location in Shipoke, which she called Char's Bella Mundo, was our favorite place for dinner. She decided to close it after being flooded a couple of times, hence the relocation. While her previous spot was... More 

Thank PaulK1958
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Friends and I had dinner at Char's, having picked it based on the great reviews here. Boy, what a disappointment! Our server was friendly and helpful, but the food was beyond disappointing. I ordered the seafood risotto, which barely resembled any risotto at all, and had at most four clams and some greens on the side. It did not taste... More 

Thank tavg
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We returned to Char's for this dinner, because we knew it would be perfect, and it was. The atmosphere cannot be beat, our waitress was very good, and the food was excellent. We all ordered appetizers which included soup, duck pate and escargot. The entrees were great and the desserts fantastic! We had the coconut cream pie and the chocolate... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Bloomington, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a delicious dinner here and very good service. The artwork and custom lighting created by the owner and her daughter make the atmosphere unique and beautiful!.

Thank VickiTilton
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Char's for the first time last month after living in Harrisburg for nearly 10 years. The restaurant came with great reviews from a coworker and I decided to go during restaurant week when they have a prixe fix menu. I am so happy that we did, the food and atmosphere were amazing. I had one of Sal's... More 

Thank sarahdrew61
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our time here. Food was good and atmosphere we great for couples. Upscale restaurant. You should have reservations

Thank Lewis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-213-4002
Located overlooking the Susquehanna River, Char's offers inventive cuisine, impeccable service with a relaxed, dinner party atmosphere in a grandiose setting.

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