1794 The Whiskey Rebellion

4.5
586 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is a down to earth local eatery & whiskey bar based on Carlisle's unique history. Our menus contain food and drinks rich in American tradition.

Our food is simple and honest, created from ingredients sourced (locally when possible) from sustainable American farmers.

Our bar is based on the "farm to shaker" concept. Using the highest quality ingredients to pair with our small batch and locally distilled spirits & extensive whiskey list.

COVID-19 Precautions:
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests and staff. You will see that we are taking all precautions to ensure that you are safe while dining with us. All of our tables are 6 feet apart to allow for social distancing. At the bar we have glass dividers that give you a protective barrier from guests next to you. All of our servers, chefs and bartenders wear masks and gloves. Our employees wash hands and change gloves frequently. We are constantly sanitizing all touch points.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Make this Mother's Day special for Mom. Treat her to craft cocktails and our prime rib special! Reserve your table now!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there and will definitely come back. Excellent food and service. Quaint little place...great ambiance!

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2001chels
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so flavorful and delectable. Will be coming back in the future

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KarenO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and whiskey drinks. We’ll be back!

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BethD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good wings, and beer, nice service, would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were guests at the hotel and thought we would try 1794. The service and food were excellent and the ambiance was perfect. We sat outside on the covered patio which was well equipped with heaters. We will definitely dine there next time we are in Carlisle.

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RenaeS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I made a reservation two weeks before the day. We went right back to a table when we checked in. Very busy in town-car show. We were sat in the breakfast room for the motel in which the restaurant was located. Absolutely no ambience. Could have used a candle on the table. Maybe some music. We started out with drinks and an appetizer which were good. Our salads were also good. My entree was pretty much cold. I got the prime rib and it was different than what I was expecting. It was a thin piece of meat. The mashed potatoes were cool and the gravy was just warm enough to make them palatable. I had to ask two times for a drink refill and the server was not very attentive. My husband was pleased with his entree. I was disappointed. I was hoping for a better meal for $100 and it being our anniversary.

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JamesG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was very bland. Server was not that good did not check on us as much as I would have liked. Order was not put in correctly and the manager had to correct it. And the steak was not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Pre Covid I ate at 1794 at least once a year and it was a great improvement on what was in Carlisle. The food was excellent as was the service. This year neither my friend and I were pleased with the cut of meat. It was chewy and overly fatty. I had the rib eye and my friend had the prime rib. His was so rare I would have sent it back. Next time I’m going to try somewhere else.

On the plus side service was great and they have a great cocktail list

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JohnN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steaks were a little thin but cooked to order good, sides were a little small (pickled vegetables) Staff was great. Prime rib was also on the thin side.

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DianeV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent as always. Sat outside as the weather was delightful but street traffic a bit loud at times. My friend from out of town really enjoyed it.

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Pummie527
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little pricey but I knew that before I made the reservation. The food was excellent. The service was great. I would definitely go again.

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JamieH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firat time there and food was great! Server was very friendly and courteous.

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vipLJ123
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great cocktails and fun menu!

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JenniferW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had out in a long time! Every thing fresh n made in house. We’ll be back for sure!!

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JenniferS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Me and my boyfriend had a date here the other night. We really enjoyed the food. My crab cakes were awesome and his wagyu steak was very yummy. I could’ve passed on the side salad because it was basically just lettuce but otherwise I was happy with our selection. Our drinks were good, wine & whiskey. Our server stopped by to check on us and make sure we were happy. The main turn off was the seating. I understand that the restaurant is part of a hotel but I felt like I was sitting down for dinner at the hotel, not the restaurant. The breakfast bar items were actually up right behind us. Overall I will go back. Only on special occasions though because it is a pricey meal, especially if you order alcohol.

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Mike
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service was slow. We had empty water glasses most of the time. Bison burger was dry and flavorless. Steaks too small. Side Salads extremely tiny. Food lacked flavor. Waiter was timid and wimpy. Waiter didn't know anything about the menu. No croutons in the Caesar salad! Overall, way to expensive for poor service and food!

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KTTE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited Carlisle to look at Dickinson College. Chose 1794 based on reviews and was not disappointed. Food was very good, staff followed careful Covid protocols. Traveling with a person with extensive food allergies and staff was knowledgeable, careful and provided great service. Highly recommend!

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DavidP
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had to wait a long time for a table despite having a reservation. Once our order was taken it took well over a half hour for the food to come out AND the food didn’t all come out at the same time. Fries came out 10 minutes after the burger and looked like the bottom of the barrel. Truly underwhelming experience.

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NatalliaU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Steak and mushroom app was delicious, same as a crab cake dinner and a steak dinner.

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RussS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service good value. The local suppliers are a plus.

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vipScottK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting our son at Dickinson College, we decided to make a reservation for a Saturday night and treat ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised! We had a great meal, nicely cooked and presented in a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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virginiak
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being this was our first time, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the service was as well. Definitely will be going back.

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GregR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service, not rushed, good food, no loud music playing in the background!

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JOTS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was very good from start to finish. The servers quickly took our drink orders & gave us menus. We had the onion rings, a half portion, which was seven giant onion rings. They were hot, fresh & crispy with a flavorful dip. We took 3 home. My Wagyu steak with a Hasselback potato was excellent, well prepared & delicious. My wife had the Wagyu ravioli & found it to be excellent. The chocolate chip cookie dessert was served on a skillet with the chocolate sauce still bubbling....great. We expect to make The Whiskey Rebellion a regular night out as things continue to improve.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the best cheeseburger in Carlisle.
My friend enjoyed the salmon.
My friend wants to return soon for the wings.

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vipLaurenS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak and we really enjoyed the ambiance and nods to Carlisle history. My husband loved all the whiskey drinks and I had a mocktail that was delicious. Looking forward to returning after baby arrives!

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CMOM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Logan our server was great. Little disappointed that we were sitting outside and asked to have the back wall closed due to the cool air blowing. Was told the manager said no. We really wanted to enjoy a few drinks but the wind blowing made it a little uncomfortable

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vipRobertL
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First time at a restaurant in months! It was so nice sitting in the patio and experiencing being served! The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful! The whiskey rings make an awesome presentation, but need a bit more onion! The prime rib could use a bit more seasoning! The only real complaint of the night was that some of the dishes and glassware were dirty?

Overall a nice experience!

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BrendaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were given a new waitress who was extremely nervous. I really don’t think she was quite ready to be on her own yet, which I don’t think was her fault. The other problem was that we had to wait for our food for a extremely long time, so I don’t know what was going on that the kitchen was being so slow. I don’t think it was that busy to wait for our food so long. When I got my beef medallions they were definitely not done the way I requested, but I still ate them since I probably would of had to wait a long time to get another order of them. They were supposed to be done medium well, and they came out medium. We have been to this restaurant several times, but not sure we will be going back anytime soon. Extremely disappointed with this dining experience.

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the cocktail and spirit selection. Our server was excellent. We all enjoyed our meals. If I’m going to be picky, I found my Chicken Pot Pie a bit on the bland side with more vegetables than chicken. But overall it was a lovely experience and we will definitely be back.

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AshleyH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, dinner, service, drinks, cigars. This was our second time and we had the same server, Patti, both times. She was wonderful. Super friendly and gave good recommendations. We’re new to the area and this will definitely be one of our regular spots.

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ArmonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had the prime rib and the cut (8-10 oz) was very small. Brussel sprouts were very undercooked.

Usually, I'm very pleased but o this occasion, disappointed.

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CathyS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the Whiskey Rebellion and certainly not disappointed. Excellent service, food and drinks. The menu was difficult to make choices because everything looked so delicious. The ravioli was superb. The ribeye was done perfectly and melted in your mouth. I highly recommend the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion for a first class dinner in a cozy casual atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time at 1794 whiskey rebellion every time we just love it

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aLma
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved it...the food was great and the drink were amazing as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. Drinks were delicious as well. We really need to try to remember to go here more often.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the food, service and quiet location. Thank you and we will be back in spring.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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RanndyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard so much about 1794 Whiskey Rebellion and finally got to experience it. We were not disappointed. The Old Fashions, prime rib were delicious. The best onion rings I have ever had! We will be back!!

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JGroft
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So much food! And the quality and speed of service was fantastic!

FAQs

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is rated 4.5 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.1794thewhiskeyrebellion.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.