Home 231
Home 231

Home 231

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.home231.com/
  • Phone: 7172324663x
  • 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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Home 231 reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (94)fit for foodies (78)great for brunch (55)special occasion (55)great for outdoor dining (54)romantic (41)great for lunch (27)good for groups (16)hot spot (16)notable wine list (14)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nestled in downtown
    cyclistdiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had many recommendations for 231 Home which raised my hopes. I ordered the specials which were fresh and delicious and cooked to perfection. The flavors of the main course improved with each bite. We dined on the back patio, which was nice, but I was turned off by the fake vegetation as it seemed counter to the indoor decor. Overall, I felt the food was good, but not over the top delicious. I enjoyed the farm to table theme, but would have preferred to have local ingredients highlighted along with the farms that were utilized. Indoors was a cozy atmosphere incorporating the maximum amount of seating for the space. It truly is a neighborhood gem that is easy to access by walking from downtown but tucked away off the main drag.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LAM27
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The cocktails, food and service were all impeccable. it was mine and my friends' first visit, so we decided to try a number of appetizers rather than entrees. We had the crabcakes, brussel sprouts, fish tacos, onion rings and pierogies. We shared the lemon curd with shortbread cookies for dessert. We both agreed all were fabulous. I will recommend this place to my friends and co-workers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service, slow kitchen
    HighStandards
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our office lunch was very good. Food was above expectations, service was friendly, fun and professional. However, the kitchen on a relatively slow lunch period was way to slow. We waited about 40 minutes for our order to come out of the kitchen.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful summer eve dining
    DoctorA
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A very pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Perfect for a summer night. Relaxed. Excellent service. Great presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but overpriced
    anabritta
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our waitress was great. Very Nice. She was also the bartender. The food was overpriced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HappyVegetarianVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Wowy! I love going to restaurant where the server knows the menu, can make great recommendations, and practically reads your mind. Home 231 is one of those places for me. I've frequently been to brunch but it was my first time eating dinner there, and it couldn't have been better. Try some of the fish options and make sure to save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming & Delicious!
    AnnH
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I had been looking for a new restaurant to try and were delighted to have found this gem! We ate here on a Saturday night and had a great time. The ambiance of the restaurant was progressive, stylish, and created the perfect atmosphere for a "trendy" night on the town. The drink & food selections were unique, creative and delicious. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend Home 231 for a date night or night out w/friends as it could definitely accommodate both settings well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grace
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great dining experience at Home 231. The service and food was amazing. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JDog55
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What a find! Nice atmosphere, outstanding service and great food. Really enjoyed our first dining experience so will be anxious to try more on their menu. Only challenge could be parking on some nights but we plan to go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Harrisburg
    TimMac
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My wife and I eat here quite often. The food is consistently good and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I am never afraid to recommend Home 231.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    diner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    very nice experience......it was our anniversary and they made it very special...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • descent but not spectacular
    cheatmeal
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was good. It was nice to eat outside but the service was slow and there was really nothing outstanding about the restaurant itself. I was really looking forward to dining here. The food was delicious but there was not really anything that stood out to me about the menu. The service was slow which I am assuming is due to the time it took to prepare food not the servers. Our server was professional and friendly. The bartender was also friendly and made a mean strawberry mojito. I would rate this restaurant as average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    BrendaL
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Once again, the food was flawless and the drinks superb. That coupled with great service keep us coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    amyrarose
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had an amazing meal on Friday night as always at Home231. We shared the deviled egg trio and the lobster deviled egg was out of this world! One of the girls in our party had the Bronzino special and the gouda polenta was such a great surprise addition. I had the blackened Barramundi which was also delicous, although the potato and scallion cake was a little dry. My boyfriend had the flat iron steak and he loved it, so much that I didn't get a bite! Also our server Mike was very knowledgeable and very friendly and entertaining. He really added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tara
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Delicious fresh food with great variety. You will find everything from a to die for beat salad, crab cakes, burgers and fantastic fresh fish. They even have amazing French fries! The ambiance is good. We sat in the row of booths in the hallway area - not the best spot to sit in terms of ambiance. But the bar, outside and main dining room all have excellent decor. Very clean. Parking was not an issue for us on a weeknight but I imagine it can be on weekends so plan ahead because this place is awesome! Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    HBGLUV
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Service and food was outstanding. Outside courtyard is quaint.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home 231
    Springof1962
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is our go to restaurant in Harrisburg. The staff is always friendly and the service exceptional. We have dietary restrictions and they are accomodating and go above and beyond your expectations to make your dining experience pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch!
    Matt722
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Had a great Brunch. Had party of 7 & all enjoyed meals. Even kids & one vegan! Fantastic food. Great space. Highly recommend. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    Berni
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have dined at Home 231 on a number of occasions and have always been very pleased. However, on this occasion the dinner was somewhat disappointing. Homemade ice cream was not up to their usual standards nor was the fish entree. Crab cakes had more filler than we would expect in this quality restaurant. Overall we decided that it may be time to take a break and try again in a few months.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Wait 1 Hour for Food
    excellentVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a shame as the food in this restaurant was very good. It is extremely noisy in this restaurant and it is surprising while it gives a homey feel. We waited one hour for our food to come and were not given even a dessert or coffee to accommodate us. We would not go back although it wasn't because of the food, but the service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mhaynes
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Took a date here for dinner and the noise level was a bit unexpected as a large older group was almost annoyingly loud. The seating is a bit tight so the noise level is even more amplified. We went for dinner and granted, it was a Friday evening dinner service, I would have expected to not have to wait 15 mins for our drink/appetizer orders to be taken and another 45 mins for entrees to arrive. Despite, the less than satisfactory wait times, the food was amazing; the hummus and veggie board was great (the mushrooms especially) and we were both highly satisfied with our main dishes. I had lamb and gnocchi and my date had crab-stuffed trout. Overall, would recommend to others; however, the noise levels were a bit surprising.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, no extras
    JPC54
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our dinner was great. But, aside from a glass of water, not one thing came with it. Salads, bread, it's all extra, and not inexpensive. I think they could at least offer a basket of bread. And the restroom is a one-holer unisex arrangement. Our dinner was excellent, just really overpriced. Parking is free, if you get there early enough to get a space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liz
    Lizzy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Really loved it. Just loved the waitress. She was so helpful and attentive. Quite a drink list
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Just love to have a cute, lovely restaurant with consistently good, interesting food in the neighborhood. Love the patio when the weather allows, it is like being in your own backyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Good!!
    jejc
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fantastic food, great service, patio dining is a nice find in the city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great.
    JManley
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our first time here; we were celebrating an anniversary. First, there was no available parking, so it took some time and patience to find a spot on the street. I had made reservations, so I was hoping for a decent table. Instead, we got stuck in a booth in what seemed to be a hallway. I had two (very small) crab cakes, which came with fries and an itty-bitty salad. Yes, it was good, but $29? My husband had a beef dish, which he was quite pleased with. Finally, one bathroom for all the guests? Yuck. Didn't love that. I hate having to kick the toilet seat down from the guy who was using it before me. Not sure if we'll go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better each time
    hoosierXpat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food & service are fantastic. We have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific
    AdymVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always great food and great service at Home 231. If you need to think about where to go: go to Home 231.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!!
    MZ41VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My wife, daughter and I had a great brunch on Sunday!! Ourdaughterhad the Hueervo Ranchero which was excellent. They were sold out of the Quiche so my wife joined me in having the basic two egg, bacon, hash browns and toast. Not exciting but everything came out hot and delicious, it was easy to tell that there was no lowering of standards with the quality of food. Since this was our first time hear, we look forward to returning for dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Harrisburg Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I had a great dinner there for our first visit to Harrisburg. She had the crab cakes and I had the salmon special. Both were REALLY good. Our waitress was very attentive and overall the staff was very hospitable. We got lucky and sat in the window too and had a great view of the activity happening in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • brunch
    foodie1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    went for brunch, second visit to restaurant. was seated at our reserved time. didn't seem overly busy. wait staff all though very nice was very slow. waited long time for dessert offer and then once the menu was provided long wait to take order andwas long time for food to come. No refill of coffee was offered. Still did enjoy and would return but don't be in a hurry
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood / downtown food
    travelertoHburg
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This restaurant is a great find. Terrific waitstaff; nice menu; great food; and nice bar. A few table on the front sidewalk and a small patio in the rear. Parking can sometimes be problematic but there are a number of options. This visit via opentable was for Sunday breakfast/brunch. The previous evening I visited the restaurant for their cheese tray which is quite nice and refreshing with a variety of cheese.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.