Dine Around the World

Introduce your palate to a variety of delicious culinary styles from around the globe, all within a few short blocks at restaurants in Carlisle, PA. View suggestions below for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. There are over 30 restaurants in the downtown area of Carlisle or view all your Cumberland Valley dining choices, including waterfront restaurants in Wormleysburg.

Breakfast

American

Fay's Country Kitchen: Step back in time and have a traditional American breakfast with a little twist.

  • Must Try: The assortment of the best pancakes hands down. Mix and match and try a couple flavors, like oat bran with peaches (inside the pancake not on top), buckwheat with blueberries, Hawaiian, pumpkin along with 20 other kinds to choose from Tip: They don't accept credit cards so bring cash

Courthouse Commons: This hotspot in located right by the Courthouse in Carlisle. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On a nice day sit outside and watch the streets of downtown Carlisle.

  • Must Try: Pumpkin Bagels and Espresso 
    Lunch/Dinner

    American

    North Hanover Grille: Stop by this local favorite for sandwiches, wings, soup, salads and more.

    • Must Try: Anything off of the daily specials menu! There is always something delicious 

    South Side Deli: Need something quick for lunch? Grab a deli-fresh sub, wrap or sandwich at South Side Deli.

    • Must Try: Any sub on the pretzel roll from local Mechanicsburg bakery Terranettis

      Barbeque

      Redd's Smokehouse BBQ: This southern-cooked BBQ joint has been impressing crowds since opening its doors in downtown Carlisle. You will have trouble deciding between ribs, brisket, pulled chicken, pulled pork, wings and other delicious appetizers, sandwiches and sides.

      • Must Try: Loaded Beef Brisket Sandwich with grilled peppers, onions & pepper-jack cheese 

      English

      Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor & Gift Shop: Enjoy a little taste of heaven and a sip of tea in an elegant and cozy tea parlor. Treat yourself to a traditional eight-course afternoon tea with a selection of homemade teas, petite sandwiches, soup, homemade scones and more! Bring your own fun hat or select one hanging on the wall.

      • Must Try: The snowflake tea and to-die-for homemade scones Tip: Reservations recommended

      Market Cross Pub & Brewery: Serving up English meals paired with over 250 varieties of beer from all over the world. Stop by for live entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

      • Must Try: King Fish Basket with Chips

      Belgian

      Café Bruges: Traditional Belgian dishes and over 100 Belgian beers and ales available.

      • Must Try: Frites appetizer with homemade ketchup. Tip: Stop by for Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

      Chinese

      Chen's Asian Restaurant: Choose from a wide variety of Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes, including sushi. Great lunch portions and prices!

      • Must Try: Crab Rangoon Appetizer

      Italian

      Miseno's Ristorante: This is a Dickinson College favorite. Stop by for yummy pizzas, salads, stombolis, calzones, sandwiches and more. 

      • Must Try: Bacon Ranch Chicken Bambino

      Japanese

      Mt Fuji: The place for sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine in Carlisle.

      • Must Try: The Spicy Kain Bowl and the Snowtin Roll

      Mexican

      Cancun Mexican Restaurant: Serves traditional Mexican cuisine, a few minutes from downtown Carlisle.

      • Must Try: Fajitas Texanas with Steak, Chicken and Shrimp

      Thai

      Issei Noodle: Features delicious made-to-order noodle and rice dishes.

      • Must Try: Chicken Egg Don -Buri - Chicken sautéed in sweet onion, mirin, sake, honey, seasonal greens, soy sauce and egg over rice
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        Italian

        Trattoria Piatto: Offers traditional Italian comfort food in a fine dining setting. On a nice day, enjoy your meal outside on their mini piazza.

        • Must Try: Ravioli d'Aragosta (Lobster ravioli sauced with crab meat)

        Spanish

        Andalusia: Spanish and Moroccan cuisine featuring tapas and traditional dishes.

        • Must Try: Sangria and Marinated Olives
          Dessert/Wine

          French

          Helena's Chocolate Café' & Creperie: A sweet little café with super-sized perfectly thin crepes, gourmet handmade European chocolates, homemade gelato and sorbet, and more.

          • Must Try: Assortment of French Macarons (not made with coconut) or the Banana & Nutella Crepe

          Bakery

          Carlisle Bakery: Downtown bakery offering cakes, cupcakes, biscotti, cream puffs, cookies, Hershey's ice cream and much more.

          • Must Try: Cake Pops and Biscotti

          Ice Cream (A few minutes from downtown)

          Massey's Frozen Custard: Year-round ice cream stand, featuring frozen custard and milkshakes.

          • Must Try: Traditional Chocolate Shake

          Leo's Homemade Ice Cream: Homemade ice cream with specialty flavors, to-go pints and cakes

          • Must Try:  Salted Caramel Ice Cream on a Sugar Cone 

          Wine

          Castlerigg Wine Shop: This spot is much more than a shop. Enjoy a tasting, or relax with a glass or bottle. They also offer small appetizers and desserts

          • Must Try: Baked Brie

             

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            Miseno's Ristorante

            Address: 598 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            South Side Deli

            Address: 46 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Camellia's Sin Tea Room & Gift Shop

            Address: 36 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Andalusia

            Address: 26 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            The Carlisle Bakery

            Address: 35 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Mount Fuji

            Address: 149 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA
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            Castlerigg Wine Shop

            Address: 110 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Issei Noodle

            Address: 54 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Courthouse Common Espresso Bar & Bistro

            Address: 1 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Leo's Homemade Ice Cream

            Address: 816 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17015
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            Redd's Smokehouse BBQ

            Address: 109 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Cafe Bruges

            Address: 16 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Chen's Asian Restaurant

            Address: 310 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Massey's Frozen Custard Inc.

            Address: 600 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Market Cross Pub & Brewery

            Address: 113 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Trattoria Piatto

            Address: 22 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Helena's Chocolate Cafe & Creperie

            Address: 36 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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            Fay's Country Kitchen

            Address: 203 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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