Dine Around the World

Carlisle Dining

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 KitchenFay's Country KitchenStep 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

Momma Spriggs: This local favorite is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Head there first thing in the morning for a full menu of omelettes, french toast, breakfast sandwiches and eggs benedict.

  • Must Try: Cape style eggs benedict with crabmeat and spinach 


Brick Kitchen & BarBrick Kitchen & Bar This 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 burgers, sandwiches, wings, soup, salads and more. Try one of the 15 micro and import beers on tap.

  • Must Try: The Dickinson Burger, featuring two 6-ounce Angus burgers, bacon, American, and Monterey Jack cheddar cheese. 

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


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 


Camellias 5Camellia'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! 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


Cafe Bruges-220Café 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


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

  • Must Try: Bacon Ranch Chicken Bambino


Jewels of India: A recent addition to the downtown Carlisle dining experience, Jewels of India features a variety of Indian cuisine with specials highlighting different regions of India.

  • Must Try: South Indian Lamb Curry


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

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


Grazery: Fresh Mediterranean soups, salads, and sandwiches. Serves breakfast and lunch.

  • Must Try: Chickpea Wrap paired with Orzo Salad


El Rodeo: Serves traditional Mexican cuisine, a few minutes from downtown Carlisle.

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


Yak N Yeti: Authentic Nepalese and Bhutanese cuisine in the heart of historic downtown Carlisle. They also have a second location in New Cumberland.

  • Must Try: Nepali Fries and Noo Sha Paa


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

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

Carlisle 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


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

Ice Cream (A few minutes from downtown)

Leos-220Massey's Frozen Custard: Year-round ice cream stand, featuring frozen custard and milkshakes.

  • Must Try: Traditional Chocolate Shake

Leo's Homemade Ice CreamHomemade 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