This winning combination earned the attention from readers of Harrisburg Magazine voting us Readers Choice - Simply the Best! in 2018, 2019 & 2020. We have also been recognized by Patriot News when they voted Cafe Magnolia Best New Restaurant. Awards have also been received from Central PA Magazine, Susquehanna Style, and The Carlisle Sentinel.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mixed greens topped with tomatoes, red onions, red peppers, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, oregano with grilled chicken
Coconut encrusted shrimp served with a spicy mango dipping sauce
Food and service were excellent. Had the Brussels sprouts, jesses salad, salmon, and pumpkin cheesecake. Coffee was also very good. Just gets a little loud once the dining fills up and makes conversation a little more difficult since the tables are so close together.
Always a GREAT time at the Cafe! The food is always yummy and the you couldn’t ask for better Staff!
Our food was prepared freshly and served hot and tasty. Our server, Jen, went above and beyond taking care of our experience. Jackie Duval, owner, was present and friendly. This restaurant is my favorite.
Our waitress was great , very attentive . Food was amazing . My husband had my 70th BDay there in September and it was fabulous . Love your food and menu .
Food was excellent and service was well done. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. And it's BYOB !!!
After looking at the reviews here on OpenTable I was anxious to give Magnolia Cafe a try. My husband and I were in the area for a conference and always try to find unique places to dine when traveling.
Unfortunately for us this experience was not very good. The service was good, however, I've never had an experience in ordering a steak that I was told I could not have it cooked to my liking. I have had experiences where someone may make a recommendation, however, the only option we were given was rare or medium rare. The steaks came out as if they had been rolled in charcoal soot and in cutting into them they were essentially raw. Due to the server stating there were no other cooking options, we chucked it up to a loss. The garlic mashed potatoes were good. I added on a crabcake to my meal which is what I usually do when trying new restaurants. Unfortunately not very good. Extremely "fishy". Alas $107 later and $30 in Uber transport, we were in and out in 40 minutes foregoing dessert. I can say that I tend to refrain from writing negative reviews, but we were so disappointed. 😢
My wife and I went there for our 10th Wedding Anniversary, it was fantastic all the way around .......... we had not been there before and glad that we ventured out to a new eatery. We will return to this place for sure.
Very good dining experience other than feeling somewhat rushed between courses.
Otherwise great food!
Great food, good service. Definitely will be returning!
Great fresh food! Jen, our server, was awesome!
Cafe Magnolia is a hidden treasure. The service, food and setting perfect for a relaxing dinner.
Enjoyable evening out with my wife. Good meal.
Cafe Magnolia is charming! The food is amazing. Do order something with the coconut shrimp - it can't be beat. And thier take on roasted brussel sprouts is divine. You can't go wrong by eating there!
Return visit. Diverse menu. Never disappointed with selections.
Excellent service. Will be back!
Tried two appetizers and tge special rossoto and everything was excellent.
They seated us in a hallway which had 2 tables. The server brought drinks right away then disappeared for 15 minutes before taking our orders. When he came back he apologized. All was fine until it took another 35 minutes for our entrees to arrived which were delivered by a manger or the owner. Who again apologized. The apologies were great but the food was bland with very little taste. Very disappointed.
Found the ambiance disappointing. Put the 3 of us in a room by ourselves and it wasn't impressive. Hostess was very good and service was excellent. Menu was very limited as a number of items were no longer available. However the food was good with the exception of my husband's salmon which was too rare. Would come back again if we could sit out on the deck.
Delicious meal and quick service. Definitely good portion to price ratio.
Food and service always the best. Such a local gem!
Great food, nice service, nice atmosphere. My dinner is as very tasty and my husbands portion was very large.
The tables are positioned a little too close. I could hear every word the table next to us ( less than 2 feet) was saying. I felt the need to whisper all night so the table next to us couldn’t ease drop☹️
Glad I visited with my girlfriends who were visiting
The staff makes you feel lije family. We always love being there
Love this BYOB with excellent food. We have never had a bad meal here. Prices are very reasonable and high quality ingredients in the food.
Great for any occasion. For this meal it was a date night. BYOB. We brought some Justin Cab and it went with everything we ate. Because everything we ate was outstanding! Highly recommend.
Lovely dinner. Everyone server, hostess, and other patrons were friendly and smiley. The room was comfortable. It loud, but it was because everyone was enjoy themselves. The food was fabulous! Enjoyed everything! It was a little confusing what door to enter, and there were a few annoying gnats in our dining area. But this is a fantastic must go again casual experience with fine dining menu.
Celebrating 70th bday & 24th Wedding Anniversary of good friends
Very pleasant outdoor atmosphere! Excellent food!
The food and the staff was excellent but bring a jacket because it is kept too cold in the eating areas.
They were not Open
Cafe Magnolia was one of our favorite restaurants. But this time it was a disappointment. The food wasn't bad but not as good as usual and through the whole dinner we had to put up with flies everywhere. It was hard to eat while batting flies. We did mention it to the waitress but she said they can't get rid of them. Very disappointing. I would have expected flies if we were outside but we were inside. Sorry.
excellent place. good food and great service! It's BYOB and that makes it even better!
Food and service was considered outstanding! Would highly recommend.
Loved the roasted veggie salad. I requested chicken be added and I couldn't believe how large the portion of chicken was. All very delicious.
Cute cafe with a rotating menu and fresh options.
The food is fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Plus it’s BYOB!
Jesse's Favorite Salad (with coconut shrimp or chicken) was a huge hit at our table. The Fresh Fruit and Goat Cheese Salad with grilled salmon was also very tasty with beautiful seasonal berries topping it. Staff was extremely friendly.
Nice deck for outdoor dining. Excellent food with several options for vegetarians. BYOB which is a nice option and saves from a pricey bar bill. We will definitely be back.
My favorite things were the waitress and the BYOB policy. The food was good to very good but not as great as other reviewers led me to believe. The entrance was awkward to find and we ended up walking in the wrong door. Our table was small and the small room we sat in was crowded.
I would go back. I think their lunches would be pretty good.
Never a disappointment when going to Magnolia Cafe. Just remember it is BYOB in case you really enjoy that bottle of wine with your meal. Highly recommend.
The mussels as an appetizer are a nice addition to the menu. The service was particularly good at our outside table.
My guest and I were seated promptly and treated well.
Our entrees were well prepared and hot. It was a most enjoyable experience.
You can order delivery directly from Cafe Magnolia using the Order Online button. Cafe Magnolia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 901-9700.
Cafe Magnolia is rated 4.6 stars by 846 OpenTable diners.
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.