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Rustic Tavern

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823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
+1 717-245-2999
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Newville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great sea food dinners lobster out of tank,alot of food and not to pricey.Njce clean place. When car shows are in town it hard to get in.

Thank robert k
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We eat here often and really have no complaints. Food and service are excellent. Seafood is always good.

Thank sweetb1927
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Food great, service great. Smoking at entrance very bad for those of us who don't have that disgusting habit & are allergic to it. I don't frequent places that have smoking at entrance doors & neither do most of my friends. Plant of other good restaurants to eat.

Thank CarolynM660
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Rustic is always busy, and there's good reason for that. The service is efficient and friendly, the pub grub is good, and the portions are very generous. At times the dining room becomes a bit noisy, but everybody has a good time here. Monday night crab legs are great! It's wonderful to have hard-working local people do so well... More 

Thank csjwkj
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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269 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We have driven past this place so many times, our group choose it because it was close to our next evening event, accepted reservations, it is not fancy, we were seated near the bar area so it was noisy, staff was pleasant and prompt even for a busy Friday night, they offer a 'mixed grill' option that works especially well... More 

Thank DVE11044
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Whenever you see a packed restaurant, you assume the diners know something, and indeed they do at the Rustic Tavern. We visited recently on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk and found a packed restaurant with at least a 30 minute wait. However, the hostess quickly pointed out that the bar was immediately available, so we took her up... More 

Thank Carver32
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Love the cheeseburgers! Had the whole family in for a nice dinner, a few times. Both times, someone complained about something. Steaks and prime rib have no flavor. Lobster tail and wouldn't come out of the shell. I got stuffed flounder, and first few bites had bones. Done! Can't eat fish with bones in it! But, everyone else's meals were... More 

Thank jennifersK7196LI
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

A group of us ate here last night. Sat in the large room away from bar. It was cold outside but we were warm near the fireplace. I ordered 2 for $17.95 selections which I got broiled crabcake and broiled scallops. Both were excellent. Side salad and onion rings were my 2 sides and I couldn't finish all the onion... More 

Thank Dave-Habu
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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329 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had an enjoyable meal at the Rustic Tavern last night. Our orders consisted of the prime rib (16 oz - $23) and crab stuffed haddock ($20). Both entrees were substantial portions and delicious. Looking around the restaurant at other tables resulted in visual appreciation for the crab cakes and ribeye steak among others. We took home fairly large portions... More 

Thank William S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on a Friday night for dinner last minute . I had called ahead and got a reservation in an hour. We both had the same thing. Great clams in garlic sauce. Amazing roll. Hugh portion stuffed haddock. Our server was very good .not the only down side very loud. My husband wears hearing aides took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 Newville Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013-1734
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-245-2999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?