Carlisle is the county seat of Pennsylvania’s Cumberland County. It borrows its beauty from the nearby Colonel Denning and Fowlers Hollow State Parks. Forbes rated it as the second-best place to live along with the neighboring city of Harrisburg. This accolade has brought many family-friendly restaurants to the area. In this region, you can easily find well-known chain restaurants along with several local diners that serve American comfort foods and barbecue. The U.S. Army War College, Dickinson College and Penn State Dickinson School of Law all call Carlisle home. Local eateries cater to the students with inexpensive dining options that include fast-food places, small cafes and budget-friendly steak and seafood houses that make it affordable to enjoy lobster, crab or steak.