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Central Family Restaurant

#15 of 337 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Diner, American
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400 N George St, York, PA 17401-1716
+1 717-845-4478
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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York, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Title says it all. Healthy stick-tyo-the-ribs foods. Lots of selections. Tidy and clean, 50s-60s-70s decor--and it works Super-service--staff likes what they do and it shows in the service. No rush, no bother, eat, talk and kick back. Sort of like sitting on the dock of the bay, …. you know the rest. Try it without an agenda--ya gotta love it.... More 

Thank joecerv
Dover, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to the breakfast places on rte 30 and always passed this place when on market street. So we decided to give it ago and now I am disappointed in myself for waiting so long. It isn't anything special and looks a wee dated but this is the charm of the place. The food is so amazing... More 

Thank bosox_brit66
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We found this restaurant by accident, and what a happy one it was! We were searching for a place near the Graham Aquatic Center, and found this delightful eatery. I had the Cream of Crab soup, a delicious creamy soup loaded with real crab meat and seasoned delicately with Old Bay. My companion had the deer burger. Ordinarily I don't... More 

Thank kmlucca
Lewes, Delaware
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229 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were back in the York area today and whenever we are here we go to Central Family Restaurant because of their good quality food and their fantastic service. Most of the waitstaff have been working there for a number of years and they are all very efficient, friendly and attentive. The owner, Carl, cares deeply about the quality of... More 

Thank 57RRoberts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

It was a cold day and we were in from out of town, found this little gem. Great variety great food home cooked no frills downtime family restaurant...it's going on our list for when we come back. Def a favorite

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

First time in and the food was great. The homemade soup was wonderful. Had the crab au gratin was very different but good. There is a lot of seafood on the menu but not a problem to find something you will like.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped in here after finding this on my GPS. The food was outstanding! The portions were huge!!!! Good, home-cooking! The service was great! Prices were average, not outrageous - not cheap! Dessert was DELICIOUS! If we come back to the area, for sure will stop in again!

1 Thank Brenda M
Weston, Connecticut
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a local favorite with lots to choose, reasonable prices and convenient. It sits in a building that looks like a factory or old warehouse but only uses a corner of the ground floor. You can find something you like from a large menu and a wide price range. We had a large prime rib and sort of splurged.... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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229 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We moved away from the York area several years ago and whenever we make our way back, the Central Family Restaurant is "A Must Stop". It's very much a locals restaurant with a very local feel. It's in an old dairy building that is very fitting. Carl, the owner of the establishment, is very aware of what's going on and... More 

Thank 57RRoberts
Dover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not a fancy diner but the good food makes it a necessary stop when hungry. The diner is clean, the staff is friendly, the service is fast, and the menu offers a good variety of foods. An overall good value for the money.

Thank George S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Diner, American
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N George St, York, PA 17401-1716
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  York
  • Phone Number: +1 717-845-4478
Central Family Restaurant is located 1 mile from Route 30 and is within walking distance of Historic downtown York. We offer a variety of Homemade Specials and Desserts. From Hand rolled potpie, Steaks and Prime Rib, Award winning Cream of Crab Soup to a Spanish Omelet for Breakfast. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner we cover all the meals even a late night snack.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?