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.



Fay's Country Kitchen: Step back in time and have a traditional American breakfast with a little twist. Tip: They don't accept credit cards so bring cash.

  • 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

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 


    Brick Kitchen & BarThis modern restaurant features a seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads, small plates and large plates.

    • Must Try: Fish Tacos with Yum Yum Sauce

    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


      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 


      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. Tip: Reservations recommended.

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

      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


      Café Bruges: Traditional Belgian dishes and over 100 Belgian beers and ales available. Tip: Stop by for Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

      • Must Try: Frites appetizer with homemade ketchup


      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


      Au Gratin Bistro: This casual, French-style, bistro offers specialty salads, pretzel rolls sandwiches, seafood, duck confit and more.

      • Must Try: Onion Soup Au Gratin


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

      • Must Try: Bacon Ranch Chicken Bambino


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

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


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

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


      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

      White Elephant Thai Cuisine: Specializes in healthy and flavorful thai dishes

      • Must Try: House Special Fried Rice - Black and golden raisins with peas, carrots, pineapples, cashew nuts, chicken, pork, beef and Joy's signature sauce
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          1794 The Whiskey Rebellion: Named after President George Washington's march to quell the Whiskey Rebellion, this modern but rustic steak and seafood restaurant specializes in locally-sourced foods with over 50 varieties of whiskey.

          • Must Try: Colonial Chicken Pot Pie


          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)


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

          • Must Try: Sangria and Marinated Olives


            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


            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 


            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