Home 231
Home 231

Home 231

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.home231.com/
  • Phone: (717) 232-4663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Stallings
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: If you love Home 231's food and are looking for us to cater your special event, please call 717-232-4663 or email us at Kasey@home231.com.
  • Special Events: Our courtyard seats up to 40 people and we would love to plan a private event with you! From rehearsal dinners, business meetings, birthday parties, or just a get-together with a large group of friends, we have the perfect place to host your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: *Please note that our private parking is only available during the evening, Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am. If you are joining us for lunch, street parking is available without a permit Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:00pm.

    If coming from Second Street, the parking lot is located 50 feet past Home 231 on the right. If coming from Third Street, the parking lot is located 50 feet in front of Home 231 on the left.
A word from Home 231
Home 231 creates a comfortable yet stylish restaurant that offers contemporary home-style cuisine, service and atmosphere. Our chef has created a menu that utilizes local products, ranging from meats and poultry, to farm fresh eggs and seasonal produce. Our food is described as simple and approachable American food with a modern touch. Join us indoors or outdoors on our courtyard and allow our servers to create a dining experience you will remember.



Our outside patio is booked on a first come first serve basis. Making a reservation for the courtyard does not guarantee the courtyard seating, but we do our very best to accommodate all requests. Private parties in the courtyard will move all requests for outside to our indoor dining room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Home 231 reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (76)special occasion (44)great for brunch (42)romantic (37)great for outdoor dining (32)hot spot (22)great for lunch (22)notable wine list (17)good for groups (12)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Drinks need improvement
    Thomas
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I thought the food was very good. The menu was sort of confusing (at least to me it was). Drinks were gross. That's where they lost me. I had two different drinks- some kind of gin/pear/Rosemary and I also got a bacon chocolate martini. I love strong drinks but these tasted like rubbing alcohol. My friends got the pumpkin drink and complained of the same. All in all the restaurant was good, I would just recommend that they reevaluate the drink selection
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  • Love Love Love this restaurant
    LizzyPoo021VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent service, and the food was excellent as well. It's one our stables and we took my parents and they loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Everything at Home 231 is consistently top-notch. Thanks to the excellent staff and chefs who made it all happen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Little Place
    grnCtrtl
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    If you like fresh good, in a low key environment with great service, then this is the place to go. I had the soup and sandwich, which was the tomato bisque and BLT with fried egg on it and it was delicious. The service was excellent and I loved the small but quaint atmosphere. Definitely a place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle. Only draw back is parking is limited.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Alexander did a great job! He was professional, friendly and was engaged in every step of our meal. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harrisburg Gem
    DanChrist
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Never disappoints. Brought business travelers for this meal, and all enjoyed the meal and the experience. One remarked he'll make this a must see on future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another successful meal
    ChuckB942
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a 5:00 reservation and I wasn't aware that they had a happy hour until 6:00. That was a nice surprise. The food was phenomenal and our server, Kasey, was great as well. We will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Table Fabulous
    MattS
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    If you're in to sustainable, fresh & local food, look no further. While those types of food can often be bland and boring, Home 231 amps it up with some creative presentation and flavor combinations. Our group of 6 was cozy nestled near the window seats and, while the seating was tight, it wasn't awaked. The food was fab and I'd not only recommend but encourage foodies to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful atmosphere, great service
    kemussel
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Cute, intimate little book of a restaurant with a great concept. Great atmosphere, very accommodating and informed staff. Food was wonderful--the whipped sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows and crushed walnuts are AMAZING. A great find for a special night out or a brunch or lunch. Drink specials are out of this world! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Everytime
    BrendaLVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the minute we walked through the door all the way until we were exiting, everything was terrific. Food, service, ambiance, amount of time it took for food to arrive at our table, couldn't ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful surprise
    mvh0
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were visiting Harrisburg from NY and had booked at Home 231 based on some favorable reviews and the limited number of dining options there. Home 231 turned out to be a wonderful surprise on every level. The menus was great, food was delicious, service was perfect. We were in Harrisburg for 2 nights- we ate at Home 231 both nights! Don't miss...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • attentive
    noname
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I mention a food intolerance (gluten) when making a reservation, and on being seated my server checked to make sure he knew who in the party had to avoid gluten. Certainly increased my comfort level of knowing I would get a safe meal. And the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Spot for Brunch!
    FoodGirl01VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was even better. I believe Nichole was our server and she was very sweet and knowledgable about the menu and the specials. I highly recommend Home 231 for brunch and definitely have the Stuffed French Toast or the Bananas Foster pancakes if available. You won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As expected...
    RobBVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Sunday brunch was amazing as usual, the food was great, staff friendly, and our server, ASHTIN, even took time to run behind the bar for us (she makes the best "bees knees"). We'll be coming back on a Thursday night for happy hour when she's working at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    Marc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've been to Home 231 several times, with groups and as a couple. It's been great every time. Food is good, atmosphere is great. Overall, always a good night out when Home 231 is involved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!
    Steve
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    All around great night at Home 231! Excellent food and fun atmosphere made for a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Comfort Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food, perfectly spiced, not greasy or too salty - subtle sophisticated seasoning, real food, not trendy, warm welcoming service, but not intrusive. Perogies were stellar, homemade ice cream was best I ever had, garlic mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes were swoon-worthy. I will return every time I am in Harrisburg!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    TheConstantTraveler
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    What a fantastic meal. Took work friends for a quick evening bite. All raved about the menu and the drinks from the bar were awesome. The hostesses and bar staff were delightful and friendly and full of conversation and info about the area. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad I discovered them
    LuvFood53
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Had a friend 2 hours away and did not want to make him drive the entire 2 hours to visit with us, so we tried to meet him half way by dining in Harrisburg. Was not familiar with the restaurants in Harrisburg, so used Yelp. Had difficulty finding a restaurant open on Monday night, then came across Home 231. Made online reservations with OpenTable and had an early reservation (5 PM) so my friend could have dinner and drive back to his hotel in reasonable time. The service was great - our waiter had a young woman in-training with him and they both took very good care of us. The food was EXCELLENT - two of us had the swordfish special and asparagus cream soup; the other had a chicken salad. The fish was deliciously marinated & veggies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Home 231 provided the best meal that I have had in a while in downtown Harrisburg. The portions were perfect, the service impeccable and the food was beyond delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HIDDEN GEM IN DOWNTOWN HARRISBURG
    Chris
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was phenonmenal! Service was outstanding! Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, good service - great experience! Try the doughnuts they are beyond delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend!!!
    KS14
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a great time. Restaurant in a funky area. We were able to score the table in the window so there was lots of fun people watching while we ate. It was restaurant week and had a 3 course meal for $30. Great deal- good food and great service. Everything was great! Will hit Home 231 next time I am in Harrisburg.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent dinning experience with exceptional service. Enjoyed our first time. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    Superior
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    One of the few restaurants one can go to in Harrisburg that is good time after time. Service was a little pokey this visit and the inside is always cold (Tip:Dress warmly), but the bar is great and the food interesting and satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop
    BurgsBest
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We frequent Home 231 several times a month, and don't plan to stop! The food is innovative, delicious, and PRETTY:) Very nice wine list as well. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fitz
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was fantastic. The service was warm and wonderful and the deserts were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Solid but pricey
    eaterouter
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food here is good, the cocktails are good, but everything is overpriced. This is Harrisburg, not New York. Bring every item down $2-4 and you've got your self some value for money here. The ambiance is fine, but it's nothing special. The bartender gets four stars - she was really excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding!
    CarlisleServer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My experience was truly wonderful. I went to Home 231 on a first date with a girl I'll soon be taking on a second date and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Service was phenomenal, and as someone in the business I appreciate quality hospitality and Alexander took his work beyond service to true hospitality. The food was equally phenomenal. Whatever the special is, get it. It will be delicious. My mouth started watering simply based on the description provided by Alexander who was very knowledgeable and knew the menu well. I will definitely be coming back to Home 231 in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I requested a Pomegranant Martini that was not on the cocktail list. It was delicious, I ordered another- Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Best place for brunch in Harrisburg, PA and I take all my family and friends from out of town and the locals for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Birthday Dinner
    lovetotrynewfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely evening with our son and his girlfriend for his 26th Birthday. The appetizers were wonderful and all of us enjoyed our entrees. I had the Lamb and gnocchi, wonderful flavors. Our waitress was great, my son asked several questions about the food and all were answered with enthusiasm and knowledge. Fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    DustinB
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food is consistently good, service was fair on this occasion, but in their defense they were busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    AmyLVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The outdoor patio area is nice, if you can get there on a nice day. The food was excellent - went there for lunch with a friend. The service was pretty fast, too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    PanchoVilla
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Highly recommend this unpretentious neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food in an quaint surrounding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect..I only wish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There was a little bit of live music! Maybe some some acoustic or mellow jazz, then, this place would be a 10 (it's already a 9.5)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    firsttimer
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My friends and I came to this restaurant for a birthday brunch. Unfortunately, the birthday girl did not come so we didnt get the special birthday treatment, but we saw another group who did. They bring out your dessert with a sparkler in it! So much fun! Such a cool ambiance and the food was outstanding. Wait staff very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location and atmosphere
    Kangaraujo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I thought the food was great, the menu was diverse and the location could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3rd swing and a miss
    Themaneater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is my 3rd occasion to Home 231 and brought friends, having raved about previous experiences here. Unfortunately the drinks from the menu were watered down and the food, save for the special, was less than paired well. This was a last meal in Harrisburg before parting ways with the city and if not for the great company the night would have surely been spoiled. The hosts sat our party quickly, but the server seemed to have other priorities for the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allow entry of time!!
    munch
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were there for 3 hours! It was a painful marathon in a diner style booth. Good luck!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.