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
Seasonal vegetables folded into a creamy Parmesan risotto
I’m not fond of the current summer menu. The chicken piccata was much more garlicky than lemon flavored. If my recent visit had been my first time at the restaurant I would likely rate it a 3 overall. The coconut cream cheesecake redeemed my visit. Next time I may go for dessert only.
This place is a gem. The menu has something for everyone, and we've always been happy with whatever we order. It also has to be the best overall value around -- the prices are very reasonable, particularly considering the quality of the food, and with BYOB, we always end up spending LESS than we expect -- which is a nice surprise. Service is friendly and the environment (particularly on the outdoor patio) is lovely.
Wonderful food and service. Very friendly always makes you feel welcomed and with friends
Calamari was old and overcooked.
When serving our appetizers, the server had the plate tilted and the crackers slid off the plate Onto the table. She gave us our check when we were midway through eating our entrée
.We received our appetizers and about 10 minutes later we had our salads delivered to us, and about 10 minutes after that our entrées were delivered. While there was food still on the plates of our appetizers she attempted to remove those so that we would have more room on our table. We had to tell her that we were not done and to leave them.
The food and service were outstanding. Coconut shrimp appetizer, Jenn's salad (small upcharge from a regular salad), along with Steak Florentine. Top the dinner off with the peanut butter pie and life is very good!
I highly recommend Magnolia's Café.
Seating sequence was odd. There was only us and one other party in the corner of the room.
Good food & good service. Music a little too loud.
Beautiful place and so nice to be in the hands of such lovely serving staff. The food was excellent and creatively presented - we loved that it was BYOB. Thank you for a lovely evening!
Always excellent food and sevice, never had a bad experience dining here.
Consistent great food and service. Jess' Favorite Salad with coconut shrimp is the best!
Incredible food and customer service. Highly recommend!
Looked out at windows that needed painting on the outside. Paint peeling. Bread/roll was very dry. Risotto was very mushy.
Great food and great place. Even on an "event day" like Mother's Day, they did a fabulous job. We have a really good meal!
Outstanding food, and service for Mothers Day. It was the perfect choice!
Nicer inside, great food, good customer service!!!
Food quality, preparation and presentation was very well done. Ambience is just average. Note this is a BYOB!
Great place for a light lunch. Casual, yet sophisticated.
BYOB. Great restaurant for business dinner meeting, date night or girl's night out. Entrees are different and not the usual fare found everywhere else. Server was both personable and efficient. Had a very enjoyable dinner at Cafe Magnolia.
Excellent food and service. The portions are nice sized.
Food was very good.
Personally I found the noise level distracting and that was with tables not in use with social distancing.
Salmon tabbouleh quinoa cucumber parsley tomatoes & onion crème fraiche & Halibut w/pineapple mango salsa couscous tri-colored carrots... calamari appetizer & coconut cheesecake. All awesome! Best fresh organic restaurant around! Server Jennifer was terrific! Thanks Jackie Duval !
I was disappointed that they puréed their “pulled chicken” for their chicken salad sandwich, but the meal was still tasty and we enjoyed all our food, ambiance and the service.
Selections were all delicious choices. My friends and I really enjoyed our meals. We will return often.
Absolutely fabulous!! The food was spectacular and the presentation was wonderful. Our server Sarah was top notch. I highly recommend the crab dip, as well as the steak and crab cake meal. So delicious. the steak was cooked perfectly and was extremely tender and flavorful. We were able to make a reservation only 40 minutes prior to coming. My daughter and I showed up about 15 minutes early and we were seated promptly. Loved that! We are excited to visit again. The next time we are in Pennsylvania we will certainly be making a stop here!! Thank you for the great dinner.
Food is always outstanding as well as the service. One of my favorites!
Very nice restaurant I would highly recommend. 1 slight hitch .. we were asked to leave our table after 2 hours because of a large party coming in. We were given another table but this probably should’ve been thought out at the time of reservation. If there is a limit as to time for each table it should be mentioned up front
The food was delicious. Our server did an excellent job. Save room for the coconut cream cheesecake!
Everything was wonderful as usual! I would highly recommend Cafe Magnolia.
My husband, daughter (11months) and I, had a wonderful experience here. We received our appetizers , meal and dessert in a timely manner. They provided us a high chair too. The food was delicious and hot.
Burger and fries
Alfredo with chicken
Peanut butter pie
We will be back !
Great place w family - loved 🥰 the BYOB and food was awesome and service spot on. Will be back.
Beef tenders were so tender and delicious! Great service! Quaint atmosphere!
The menu had quite a few delicious sounding choices so it was difficult to choose. We ended up getting the Mediterranean chicken and the Risotto which were both excellent.
Usually the food is top notch, their risotto is fantastic. We’ve had several meals here and this is the first time I would say it was anything less than 5 stars. But I was disappointed by the crab cake this time.
Birthday celebration !! We had a wonderful
Time & great food
The food was great. Perfect place to go out to lunch or for dinner.
Magnolia never ever has disappointed, but today we tried the new crab spring rolls. They were absolutely fabulous!
Great service. Food was OK. Great date night, the noise level was lower than I expected. Huge portions, expect to take some home.
Well to start with the inside decor was about as boring as it could get. Ask for a wine list the waitress tells us it BOYB maybe open table should have that posted Had no problem seeing the menu it was so bright,oh be the way the menu in not the same as open table post. Ordered our food and it was taking a bit longer then usual,waitress said the kitchen was back up, don’t no why there was only about 15 people there. Anyway the food finally came look good but that’s it. Wife’s trout was swimming in butter maybe drowning , my chicken Marsala was a bit dry an both lack seasoning Will no be going back nor recommend.
I love coconut and so do the chefs at Cafe Magnolia. :) They have coconut in a lot of dishes. The fruit was fresh and delicious. The service was good and our food came out to us pretty quickly, nice portion sizes.
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 797 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.