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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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Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is my second visit to Char's at Tracy Mansion and I'd recommend it to everyone. I had delicious appetizer, the warm spinach salad, and a filet which was cooked perfectly. The owner was charming and even though we didn't have a reservation she found space for us in the new library and it was fantastic.

1 Thank Elizabeth B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Slow service. Tables are crowded together like a NYC restaurant. Portions decent. Good good. Prices are high

Thank WaiakeaGirl
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Too expensive and not worth the price. The food is not bad but the portions are crazy small for what you pay.

Thank Legal22
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I had always heard how great Char's was, and how it was worth the money. I found it to be okay but not worth the money. It's a great building with a nice atmosphere, but I prefer cuisine that features the food for its own merit instead of smothering it with butter and cheese and making everything way too unhealthful.

Thank NYC_Lover_3621
Harrisburg, PA
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We ate here for the first time recently. The tables sit very close together which we didn't like. Our server Austin was fantastic. Very attentive. I think every person in there ordered an alcoholic drink. The meal portions were very small. We both got the small plates and they really were small plates. The Thai beef was just 3 tiny... More 

1 Thank linderhas4
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Although they slightly overcooked my wife steak on our last visit, Char's is by far one of the best restaurants in Harrisburg. Attentive service, consistently well-prepared food with a nice menu. The wine list could stand to be fleshed out a bit more, but all in all, it's one of our "go-to" restaurants on the East shore.

Thank Flyrodtrouter
Chicago, United States
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214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had the opportunity to eat here on our recent trip to Harrisburg, and even though it's always crowded it's a great meal and wonderful experience. I highly recommend reservations even during the week, this place is very well known for being great.

Thank Timothy O
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I went there with a friend who had been recommended by their friend to dine there, so I had no idea what to expect. I can state that I was very much surprised. The place has an elegance that was apparent on the outside, as it was one of Front Street's larger homes of yesteryear, which also carried through to... More 

1 Thank Brad P
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

From the moment you enter Char's - you know you are in a special place. Char is there to greet you and invites you into the mansion on the river. We were there on a cold, rainy winter evening as the lights reflected the water and the art pieces on the front lawn beckoned you to come back and enjoy... More 

1 Thank Cocoaguide
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place. Great place for a romantic dinner. The food is good. I just dont think its worth the price. I dont think any food is worth that price. But my wife loves it here, so...you know how that goes. Ate here a few times, will be eating there a few more times Im sure.

Thank Joe1211323

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Groups
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?