Magnolia Cafe was a joy! The staff was friendly, caring, and worked well as a team. My wife and I both chose Mediterranean Chicken, which was superb! Our waitress noticed that the dish could have had more feta and brought us some on her own. The hostess noticed that our table was a little off balance and leveled the table on her own. We were spending one night in Mechanicsburg and feel fortunate to have chosen Magnolia Cafe for dinner!
Great food and awesome service!
Great service and fantastic food!
Excellent food and service. Weekend specials included bourbon glazed salmon. The risotto is a favorite and comes in various flavors!
This was not my first time at Cafe Magnolia, but it was a great experience as always. Food is fantastic and service was friendly and timely.
It was a pleasant experience. Our waitress, Lauren, was very personable and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and it has a nice ambience.
Very pleasant. We had a very nice waitress and since we were a little off from the main dining room we were able to sit and chat for quit a while and she came several times to see if we needed anything and made sure we knew we were free to stay as long as we wanted.
This was a very nice restaurant for a dinner with friends. We had a table in a quiet area that was quite conducive to discussion. We didn't realize that it was getting late and all the other guests had left, but the restaurant personnel did not rush us. We had a very good experience and the food was very good.
Have been here a couple of times and always had a good experience and had some friends who wanted to try it for the first time. No trouble getting a Friday evening reservation fairly last minute using Open Table. Like that it's BYOB. We had two of the crostini appetizers. One was a goat cheese and honey that is on the regular menu, and the other was a special that included shrimp and crab. Both were outstanding. Entrees came with a tossed salad which was pretty much your basic. The entrees themselves were very good and fairly creative, though I think a slight step down from the high bar that was set by the appetizers. No one had dessert.
We all throughly enjoyed our dinner. Plenty of variety and was pleased to order salmon for our 2 year old daughter off the kids menu. She loved it! We will definitely be coming back.
As always, Cafe Magnolia provided a great experience all around, from the service to the food, and everything in between. The new manager there is great! I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.
Excellent. No wine but allowed to bring your own bottle
Always a great meal in a comfortable atmosphere. We had an excellent birthday dinner for me with friends Fri night.
Fantastic as usual. Just never disappoints, food is always fantastic and Sarah always is on her game at the table with outstanding service. This restaurant is on our top five list always.
Pleasant enough lunch. Food was okay, but unextrordinary.
Excellent food! Looking forward to having the leftovers tomorrow!
Our server was clearly distracted and overwhelmed.
Food was outstanding! From apps to salads/sandwiches, all delicious. The place is cute, an old Victorian style home, so it’s a little tight and parking was limited. But totally worth it. The menu had so many options I had trouble selecting. Everyone I was with enjoyed their meals as well. It was a winner!
Incredible food. Very slow service.
The small dining room and proximity of other tables combined to create a noise level that made it virtually impossible to hold a private conversation. Our waitress was attentive. The peanut butter pie alone was worth stopping by. We had a difficult time finding food on the menu that fit our tastes. Next time, I think we'll just stop in and pick up some peanut butter pie to go.
Nicely converted home. Very, very nice staff. Heard nice things before our visit. We will return!
Even during a snow storm, the place was packed which speaks towards to quality of Cafe Magnolia. No one wanted to miss out!! The staff was awesome and friendly and we (party of 6) never felt rushed or pushed out, especially when we were the last ones there. We will definitely be back again soon!
Amazing food, generous portions, polite staff. Come as you are or dress up for the occasion. This little gem deserves a reservation.
Made a reservation and table was ready right on time. Waitress was very good and came back often to check on us. Food was very good. Great place to meet friends and talk over dinner.
Went there for dinner while at a Global Awakening conference. We liked it so much, we went back for lunch the next day. Something for everyone, everything fresh and delicious. Yummy crab soup!
We love this place! The food was delicious, and service was great. If you haven't been here yet make sure to give it a try.
Dinner was excellent! Portions good. Service was good!
Definitely will be going back!!
I was with a group of nine. This was our first visit. Everyone enjoyed the food. We plan on coming back again. This was top rated by all.
Salmon dinner was was good. The mixed salad greens were not as described. Nothing but iceberg lettuce with lots of end pieces. Had to leave most of it. Fried shrimp on the salad was good.
I've been there for a dinner for two and for large party dinners and it never disappoints. It's a gem. They also go out of their way to accomodate their guests.
BYOB and no charge for bottle opening like some other restaurants charge. This was a girls night out and we were easily able to have a conversation instead of being drowned out by restaurant music, etc. We were not rushed to clear out which was greatly appreciated. Food was delicious. Highly recommend and will surely return.
We were a party of six and all of us enjoyed our meal and are looking forward to returning.
The food and service was excellent. We went for dinner but it is great for lunch also.
I've dined at Cafe Magnolia a number of times and the food has always been good. This time not so much. Six friends met there this past Saturday for dinner. Of the six, four people ordered the Mediterranean Chicken. First issue was cold risotto. As a replacement, the server brought something from the kitchen that looked more like cream of wheat. Next, some folks had uncooked chicken among the pieces. Those who complained about the chicken were comped half of the cost.
I'm sure some of the folks won't return. I may, but not for some time.
In comparison to price food quality was satisfactory. The food service was quick. The crab cakes were mush, vegetables were undercooked, and salad was lacking dressing. The best part about the meal was the dessert. We felt neglected by our server.
Our party was very cold. The management needs to turn up the heat during these cold temperatures. We will not go back.
Incredible food preparation and wonderful ambiance and hospitality! Thank you to Brien for making sure everything was perfect! Highly recommend Cafe Magnolia for almost any occasion!
Everything was great but we had to wait about 20-25 minutes even though we had a reservation.
Wow! The food was exceptional, and we want to return to try several more items on the menu. We started with the bruschetta, which was a delicious new take on the traditional dish. My husband enjoyed the veal marsala, and I enjoyed the bistro tender dish. The food was amazing, the service was great, and the prices were outstanding for the quality and quantity of food. We’ll make a point to return next time we’re in the area.
We were seated in a sunroom that was incredibly cold. It was about 20 degrees outside and the temperature on the thermostat kept dropping. I requested another table but they said that the other tables were taken. I complained again as it kept getting colder and no one apologized, they just shrugged their shoulders and agreed it was very cold. I should not have been able to make a reservation unless there was adequate seating available.