Indoor dining is available at limited capacity and, despite the colder weather, outdoor dining remains an option. Many of our restaurants offer heated outdoor dining for guests. And remember, if you are not yet comfortable with this option, our restaurants continue to offer takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery for your convenience. Many of them are also able to sell beer and mixed drinks to-go. We encourage you to contact the restaurant directly or check their Facebook page for additional information and to remember that outdoor seating is limited at these locations.
So you know what to expect, here are some protocols the must be followed for the health and safety of both customers and restaurant staff. Customers being served must be seated at a table; tables must be six feet apart.; no reusable menus; no self-service food or drink options; no condiments on tables; guests should wear masks when they aren't seated (except children under 2 and those with medical conditions); and employees must also wear masks.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has streamlined its process for approving applications for extension of premises, which allows restaurants to serve alcohol outside their buildings. Therefore, you may see many of our restaurants get creative with their outdoor space, including setting up tables in parking lots, in front of neighboring businesses, or in streets (pending local government approvals). Alcohol service is only allowed with a food purchase.
Please be patient with staff as they adjust to these new rules and regulations.
Now that the details are out of the way, let's see which restaurants are welcoming back customers with al fresco dining. This list will be updated on a regular basis.
To help accommodate downtown Mechanicsburg restaurants that may not have enough space to offer outdoor dining, the borough will barricade a section of North Railroad Avenue off Main Street (near the Gingerbread Man) where diners can enjoy al fresco dining. Restaurants will handle setting up tables, sanitation, and maintaining the space. Approximately 25 to 30 tables can be set up under social distancing guidelines. Diners will not be served in this space but can bring takeout food and beverages.
Covered outdoor dining available. Full menu and full bar available. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. Curbside pickup is still available. Reservations are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.
The deck is open Monday from 11 am to 3 pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. Reservations are recommended as seating is very limited.
In addition to takeout and curbside pickup, The Cracked Pot will offer outdoor seating and service under their expansive covered porch. For takeout and pickup, order in-store, or call ahead at (717) 458-8189 and your order will be waiting for you. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 2 pm, Friday from 7 am to 9 pm, and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Courtyard seating. Hours: Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from 2 pm to 9 pm. Check their Facebook page for updates and call (717) 215-5222 or message for reservations. Curbside pickup is still available.
The outdoor patio is open with the following safety measures: no reservations; the maximum number of guests in a group is 5; a host/hostess will seat you when you arrive; all guests must wear masks except when seated at their table; a staff member will take your order and payment information when you are seated; one-hour time limit once your food arrives; all food/beverages will be served in disposable plates and cups; BYOB and Hellenic Kouzina will provide disposable cups; a staff member will throw away trash and sanitize table and seats for the next guests.
Outdoor seating policy: all orders should be placed at the bar or call ahead/order online; tables are first-come, first-served but Founder's Club members may call ahead and reserve seating; masks are required inside the taproom; social distancing guidelines are in effect. Curbside pickup is also available. Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Open for indoor at limited capacity and outdoor seating in the tent or on the patio. Masks are required except while seated. Please limit your visit to 90-minutes in order to accommodate all guests. Online ordering is available for pickup and delivery.
The patios are ready to go for limited outdoor seating with the following guidelines: strick social distancing will be in effect; no reservations; wait to be seated by a host/hostess; stay in your vehicle or 6-feet from another party while waiting for your table; seating is limited and tables will accommodate groups of up to 6 guests. Order online for takeout. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
Outdoor dining on the patio daily from 11 am to 2 am (opens at noon on Sunday). Seating is limited. Please keep your dining to about 2 hours so others can be accommodated as well. Mixed drinks, 6-packs, and food still available for takeout and delivery.
During fair weather and regular business hours, outdoor dining will be available in the lot next to the shop. Tables will be spaced for social distancing. BYOB is allowed at the tables only. You must have a food purchase and be eating as well. Takeout and curbside pickup available on request.
Patio seating. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 717-791-0100. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm; Sunday brunch from 9 am to 2 pm. Pickup and local delivery are also available.
Indoor or outdoor dining. Call 717-695-0547 to make a reservation. Takeout and curbside pickup are still available. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
THEA offers outdoor dining with a twist. Reserve your own intimate and private plastic bubble with mood lighting, a personal heater, and a Bluetooth speaker. The bubble is cleaned and sanitized after every use. Cost: $15 Tuesday through Thursday; $25 Friday & Saturday. Call 717-759-4654.
To assist with restaurant recovery and outdoor dining efforts, the Borough of Carlisle has temporarily lifted the restrictions established by its Open Container ordinance. As a result, Carlisle Borough will "allow open containers containing liquor or malt or brewed beverages only upon public sidewalks adjoining those public streets within the Central Business District (C-1 District) between the hours of 11 am to 11 pm. Alcohol must be purchased from a restaurant, brewery, or distillery in the C-1 District and shall only be consumed in non-breakable containers." This order went into effect on Friday, June 5. The Borough will monitor activity and reserves the right to revoke this temporary action.
Full-service dining on the patio Monday through Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm. The heaters are fired up during colder weather. Indoor dining is also available.
Outdoor dining on the sidewalk. Online orders are available for takeout (16-ounce cans.) Hours: Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm; Thursday from 4:30 pm to 9 pm; Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm; Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm. Beer-to-go is available every day.
Outdoor dining under a tent. The tent is heated for the colder months. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Indoor dining, online ordering, takeout, and delivery are also available.
Outdoor seating on the front porch and sidewalk. Reservations are not required but they are highly recommended since seating is limited. Summer hours are Monday and Wednesday from 11 am to 6 pm; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Seating is available on the outdoor deck overlooking the Yellow Breeches Creek. Signs are posted to help you navigate this new way of dining and the flow of traffic. Staff will be wearing masks and will have their temperature read before each shift. High-traffic areas will be sanitized frequently. Tables and chairs are arranged to follow CDC social-distancing guidelines. No reservations and party size is limited to 6 or less. Guests are required to wear masks when not seated at their table. Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm; Saturday from 12 pm to 9 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm.
The Biergarten is open for outdoor dining and heat lamps will be set up for the comfort of guests during the colder months. There will be limited seating to allow for social distancing. Guests are required to wear masks unless eating or drinking. Staff will be wearing masks at all times. Seating is first-come, first-serve and there is a 1-1/2 hour dining limit. Cannot accommodate parties larger than 6 at this time. Beer-to-to is still available. Hours: Monday from 4 pm to 8 pm; Wednesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm; and Saturday from 11:30 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm.
Sidewalk dining with tableside service. Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday from 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm; Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Order online (https://grazerycarlisle.square.site/s/order) and pick up in-store, enjoy your meal on the patio, or sit inside at one of the few tables (spaced out 6 ft. from the next table). Remember to please wear a mask when entering. Parties of 4 or more can only be accommodated inside. Curbside pickup is still available. Hours: Tuesday from 9 am to 2 pm; Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 2 pm.
Outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front of the shop extending next door under to the Carlisle Theatre. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 3 pm; Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm.
Outdoor seating during these updated hours of operation: Wednesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm; Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm; and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. Delivery is still available within a 10-mile radius of Carlisle. Call 717-601-2770 to order.
Beer garden and sidewalk cafe open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm with 12 tables spaced accordingly to accommodate guests. No reservations. Two-hour limit on tables. Guests can order through a server or online upon arrival. Guests will be met by a greeter and should be wearing masks. (Masks will be on-hand use by guests if needed.) Curbside pickup and delivery are still available.
Guests can now enjoy dining in the outdoor patio area. Stop by on Sunday starting at 11 am for live music and a special brunch menu. Tables and seating will be spaced to allow for the required 6-feet of separation. Walk-in diners are welcome if space permits. Everyone (staff included) must wear a mask when entering, exiting, and moving around the bowling alley, lounge, or patio. Once seated, guests may remove masks. There are new touchless menus at each table. No guest will ever sit a table that has not been fully sanitized between guests. Door handles, bathrooms, bowling balls, and high traffic areas are all frequently sanitized.
Outdoor dining on the patio. Reservations are only available through Open Table. Walk-in diners are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please do not call the taproom regarding seating and reservations. The phone lines are open for takeout orders only. To-go beer and food are still available by phone or walk-in. Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday & Saturday from 2 pm to 10 pm; Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm.
Outdoor seating on the front patio or covered pavilion in the back. Temporary hours (Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm) feature a limited menu for lunch and dinner. The menu is posted on their Facebook page and their website. No reservations. To ensure guest safety, Momma Spriggs is following all guidelines for capacity and spacing. Masks are required when entering, exiting, or moving about. They may be removed while seated. Curbside pickup is still available. Call (717) 701-8645.
Outdoor dining available under a tent in the parking lot. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Takeout is also still available. Hours are 11 am to 10 pm Monday through Thursday and 11 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday.
Outdoor seating on the sidewalk and in the courtyard behind the store.
The Pizza Grille Carlisle welcomes walk-in customers for outdoor dining. No call ahead seating or reservations at this time. Dining limited to one-hour. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
Outdoor and indoor dining available Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. Curbside pickup is still available.
Outdoor dining in the courtyard or along the sidewalk with limited seating capacity. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the covered porch or bring a blanket or chairs to take advantage of the picnic area just off the patio. Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm.
Outdoor seating on the deck or pack for a picnic with outside seating on the grass. The Winery has limited chairs and tables so guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets. Wine tastings and sales by the glass are still not allowed, but guests can purchase a bottle to enjoy. Disposable cups are available. Masks are still required when entering the winery and social distancing rules apply even in outdoor spaces. The grass area will be closed on Monday through Wednesday for routine maintenance in the vineyard. Limited deck seating will still be available on those days.
Full-service outdoor seating available as of July 1. Tables accommodate up to parties of 4 and reservations are accepted in 90-minute intervals, starting at 5 pm. Please wear your mask when entering the restaurant to use the restroom. BYOB. Takeout is still available.
Currently, not accepting reservations or call-ahead seating. Requests that you limit your dining experience to two hours due to the very limited seating. Hours: 11 am to 12 am daily.
Outdoor dining is first-come, first-served, no reservations; no self-seating; parties limited to 8 guests and all must be present to be seated; guests must wear a face mask when entering or moving throughout the restaurant) but it can be removed when seated; tables are set 6-feet apart and should not be moved; 2-hour dining limit; everyone is required to remain seated and not congregate.
Outdoor dining is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff members wear gloves and a mask. Guests are required to wear a mask except when seated. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Outdoor dining on their deck with the following regulations: Do not sit at a table unless assigned by a barista; do not move tables or chairs; facemasks are required unless you are seated at your table; one-hour limit per table; stay 6-feet away from other customers; place your order at the register or by phone; your order will be placed in a designated area for you to pick up and enjoy at your table; when finished, please throw away your trash. Your table and chairs will be sanitized for the next guests. Curbside pickup and takeout are still available. Hours as of 6/11/20: 6:30 am to 6 pm daily.
Serving breakfast from 8 am to 11 am and lunch from 11 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Outdoor dining under umbrella-covered tables on the patio. Seating available for 22 guests.
The Pizza Grille Camp Hill will be featuring draft beer, wine selection & a full bar for outdoor dining. Not accepting call-ahead seating or reservations during lunch but reservations are available for dinner. Dining limited to one hour. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm.
Outdoor seating in the area in front of the restaurant. BYOB. For the winter months, outside tables now are individually covered with tents for protected dining. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1 pm and 4:30 pm to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 2 pm.
Outdoor seating Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm. Orders can be placed at the register. Please wear a mask when inside the restaurant and following social distancing guidelines.
The Pizza Grille Lemoyne accepts call ahead seating and reservations for outdoor dining during both lunch and dinner. Dining is limited to one hour. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
The market has set up an outside dining area in the parking lot with 12 tables and 48 chairs for guests to enjoy their market food. Masks are still required when inside.
Tables accommodate up to parties of 4 and reservations are accepted in 90-minute intervals, starting at 5 pm Friday through Sunday. Please wear your mask when entering the restaurant to use the restroom. BYOB. The food will be served in biodegradable/ recyclable takeout containers and plastic utensils. Please wear your masks when entering the restaurant for the restrooms. Takeout is still available.
Outdoor dining with first-come, first-serve seating. Tables are spaced for social distancing. Each table can accommodate 4 guests. Guests must remain at their table throughout their visit. Masks are required when entering the building to use the restroom. All tables will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between seatings. Curbside orders are still available and must be placed via phone (771-532-2055) or online. Hours: Thursday & Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm; Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. (Hours on Sunday extended until 8 pm during football season.)
The patio is open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity with a full bar. Takeout is still available. Call 717-530-1148 or 717-532-4141 to order. Hours are 11:30 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday and 11:30 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday.
Big Bottom Brewery (Dillsburg)
Patio dining; reservations recommended (reservations start at 11 am and will be accepted on a rolling basis every 1.5 hours); 1.5-hour time limit; wear a mask when entering the patio (you can remove the mask upon being seated); groups of 8 or less; wait in hour car until your table is ready. Call 717-502-8800 to make a reservation. Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm.
Devil's Eye Brewing Co. (Dillsburg)
Outdoor dining on the patio or relax in one of the hammock swings under a shady tree. Takeout is still available. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 4 pm to 11 pm (food service until 10 pm); Friday & Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am (food service until 11 pm).
Their outdoor wine garden is open with the following guidelines: No tastings or growler refills; first-come, first-served seating; staff will seat guests. Guests must wear masks to enter the wine garden but the masks can be removed when seated; one-way walking traffic into and out of the dining area (there will be signs); parties can not be larger than 6; please do not move the tables as they are placed 6-feet apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines; disposable products will be used.