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    Zephyrs: Fly away on my...

    by naplesnate Written Dec 8, 2005

    The only reason I call this a health food restaurant is because of the portions. Its good to know that there are places in the U.S. that believe that quantity does not equal quality.
    Granted all I ever get here is the nachos...but thats beyond the point.
    Their sangria is fruitiful (full of fresh fruit for all of those that are not in the know) and if you go on a Wednesday night when the weather permits, you'll find some live acoustic music filling the starry night on their backyard patio.

    Favorite Dish: Although Zephyrs definitely tries to offer a different array of foods to all of the pub grub that abounds in this city, my fav dish are the nachos...wait, hol dyour horses, they are not just any ordinary nachos...they are topped with gouda cheese and black beans...add some fresh spicy salsa (which means that they actually put cilantro in it) and the deed is done.
    They go well with the sangria (redundant I know but necessary for you reading) which is pretty tasty...

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    Mangia Qui: Best little restaurant! (and romantic too)

    by Jeffandnorah Written Sep 13, 2005

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    I believe the food is Italian in heritage but they also have a tapas night so maybe it is just Mediterranean in general. Whatever, it is the best little restaurant in Harrisburg. Absolutely the best lunch ever, maybe anywhere, but definitely in Harrisburg. We go there regularly for lunch--It is incredibly cheap for what you get.
    The dinner atmosphere is by far the most romantic in Harrisburg--great, soft candle light.

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    Cafe Fresco: Great atmosphere!

    by Jeffandnorah Written Sep 13, 2005

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    Cafe Fresco is new to downtown Harrisburg's "Restaurant Row" but has been in the area at its other location across from the Harrisburg East mall for a few years. They brought the great food, coffee and atmosphere of that location and added a nice wine, martini and beer and dinner menu. They also upped the metropolitan/sophisticated quotient mood lighting and an eclectic music mix of house-jazz-euro-funk cool. Amy Welsh supplied the polychromed, Venetian-plaster walls as the icing on the cake.

    Favorite Dish: I always judge a place by the burgers or the pasta. Cafe Fresco gets "thumbs up" for both.

    Norah loves the mohitos.

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    The Red Door: For a glass of wine and bite o' schmancy pizza

    by Jeffandnorah Updated Aug 10, 2005

    We have the Red Door listed in our nightlife section as well. Not only does the Red Door feature a dizzying array of wine, but also offers a unique and varied selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as light dinner selections. Example: anything from an upscale cheese and fruit platter, drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar; to made-to-order pizzas with toppings such as kalamata olives, feta cheese, and spinach. You can easily make a meal out of a couple menu selections, or simply have a snack, a glass of wine, and then move on to somewhere else for the main portion of your meal.
    The best part of this establishment is its atmosphere, groovy, yet chill music, and the people-watching opportunities presented through the large, though lightly-draped, windows that look out onto Second Street. The Red Door's small size presents an always intimate feel, and the wait staff lend a certain je ne sais quoi you won't find elsewhere in the city. Bottled beer and martinis are also offered for those in the mood for something besides wine. Overall a nice pick and a very low-key place!

    Favorite Dish: They always have pizzas with toppings that are a twist on the ordinary. I believe the last time we had the Mediterranean pizza, which was the perfect size for a snack for two.

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    Midtown Tavern: For good wings and a cold beer.

    by Jeffandnorah Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    And a lager draft!
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    For a true Harrisburg 'locals' bar, try the Midtown Tavern, conveniently located on North Second Street. Though frequented almost exclusively by residents of the surrounding Midtown neigborhood, its traditional bar interior - with pool tables, a big-screen t.v., a dart board, jukebox, and friendly wait staff - will make any visitor soon feel at home. Best known for its wing specials, pizzas, and on-tap and bottled beers.
    What else can you ask for from a neighborhood watering hole?

    Favorite Dish: The wings are quite tasty, especially accompanied by the requisite celery and blue cheese side. Jeff likes the cheesesticks, and the pizza is also generally good.

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    Broad Street Market: The Oldest Continuously Operating Market in the US

    by PA2AKgirl Updated Jun 15, 2004

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    Everything gets some sort of designation, it seems. The oldest blue 2 story house east of the Mississippi, the tallest silo found on a farm operated by a single family, the largest play-doh factory north of Winchester, Virginia (I don't know...I'm just making these up)...and so on.

    You can make anything seem like an original. And this is no exception--the Broad Street Market is the "oldest continuously operating market in the US" They do have some good food, though. It's like any market with vendors serving ethnice cuisine. It gets crowded over lunchtime and pretty much any time the vendors are serving.

    It's included in the whole midtown shopping district--antiques, locally made crafts and other stores.

    Generally the market is open from mid morning until early evening...the only days it is closed is on Sunday and Monday.

    Favorite Dish: There's a lot of Amish vendors selling fresh produce here--but there's also hot food you can get...Cheeseburger and fries for only $3.00... standard seafood platters for under $5.00, Vegetarian sandwiches...

    There's also Korean food, Mexican (burritos are $3.00) Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes, Jamaican/Caribbean food (ie shrimp, curried goat, and fish) and I'm sure a LOT more I'm missing...

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    Visaggio's Ristorante: BEST meal and atmosphere

    by SoonToBeMrsHawk Updated Jun 4, 2004

    From the outside, this looks like an old barn, because it used to be one, but once you step inside and are seated, you will be very happy you are there.

    The service is excellent and the food is to die for.

    Extensive wine list.

    Order the Seafood Ravioli appetizer. They make the ravioli for each patron as its ordered. You can't get fresher than that.

    Excellent crabcakes!

    Excellent Lasagna!

    Excellent St. Gabriel's Fire-- which is medallions of filet mignon, marinated portabella mushrooms, eggplant breaded and fried, bacon, spinach and cream. The spinach and cream should come by the bucket full. It is so heavenly.

    Although you will be stuffed, you MUST have dessert.

    This place has the best food and service in the area.

    Check out their website for a complete menu listing. All is excellent.

    Very clean and decorated nicely.

    Favorite Dish: Langostino Chowder

    Seafood Ravioli

    Crabcakes

    ANY DESSERT

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    Mc Grath's Pub: Cozy and Welcoming

    by SoonToBeMrsHawk Written May 27, 2004

    There is a bar area with a few high tables when you first walk in then further back there are more tables. They also have an upstairs.

    Full bar and beer on tap and in bottles...nothing over the top, but decent selection.

    Food has been good on the 4x we've visited there in the past six months. They have sandwiches or dinners, whichever you are hungry for at the time.

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  • Scott's Bar & Grill: One of the Best Political Hot Spots in the Burg!

    by poetrygirl Written Mar 22, 2004

    Located only three blocks from the State Capitol, during the week many State Legislators and hoards of politically inclined movers-and-shakers can be spotted at Scottýs. The food is divine and there's usually a good-sized crowd but never fear thereýs a bar for those who might enjoy a cocktail (or two or three) before dinner. The outside patio tables are a nice space to enjoy meals during the spring and summer. The prices are a bit steep but absolutely worth it for a nice meal.

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    Espresso Yourself: Vegetarian and Vegan near Harrisburg

    by hochbeam Written Feb 29, 2004

    This cafe in Newport offers great vegan and vegetarian dinners on Saturday night, in addition to lunches, and a selection of herb teas and other items for sale. Newport is a pretty drive up from Harrisburg.

    Favorite Dish: They had a wonderful vegan lasagna with spinach.

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    Min Sok: When that craving for kim chee hits [Korean]

    by hochbeam Written Oct 22, 2003

    An acquaintance challenged me to find a good Korean restaurant in Harrisburg. She had no idea who she was dealing with. I immediately located Min Sok sitting unobtrusively on a corner in Camp Hill. They make their own kimchi, and serve hearty, hot soups and Korean dishes, along with those wonderful little bowls of side dishes.

    This is one of those places that should be full of people, but often isn't. There is also a nice little Asian grocery as part of the building.

    Favorite Dish: I like the seafood stew. Hot, spicy, hearty, filling. Korean comfort food.

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    HollyWood Cafe: Now that's what I call chicken!

    by CandyBear Updated Sep 24, 2002
    Hollywood Cafe in Harrisburg

    The HollyWood Cafe was a small site down place inside the food court inside the mall, It's chicken and fries were great, I swear it was the best chicken I ever have had.

    Favorite Dish: I loved the chicken and fries that the HollyWood Cafe had they were so good, the best thing is they give you planty and it is worth the price you pay.

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    The Progress Family Restaurant

    by spartan Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The Progress Family Restaurant
    A family run restaurant which brings back 'old-school' customer service. The service is great!

    Favorite Dish: I've had the Prime Rib (which was so big that it hung over the plate) and the New York Strip. Words can't describe how good these pieces of beef are. You've got to taste it to believe it. The sides that are offered (potatoes, apple sauce, vegetables, etc.) are great!

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