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Chalit's Thai Bistro

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5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2400
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Central PA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Thai food, especially the homemade brown rice. The food is fresh and flavorful with a variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian options.

Thank panamstewCentralPA
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I met a lady friend for lunch at Chalit's Thai Bistro on MLK day around 1 pm; I arrived first and the hostess led me to a small table near the door but it was quite drafty, so I requested one away from the door. She led me over to one close to the "restroom" sign and kitchen. I asked... More 

Thank Darlene C
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like Chalit's - it's the most authentic Thai food you can get in the area and I love dining in there - but I have noticed on a number of occasions that the takeout portions are significantly smaller than the dine in portions but for the same price. I'm not a big eater nor looking for a giant... More 

Thank Lincoln H
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My most recent visit to Chalit's was for our wedding anniversary. I have been there several times before and have never had a bad meal. Menu is extensive with multiple specials to choose from as well. Service is friendly and the low-lighting contributes to a cozy atmosphere. It's a smaller restaurant, so I would recommend making reservations before you go.... More 

Thank Christie Y
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been to Chalit's several times and have always had a great meal. This last time our meal was average as the shrimp in our Pad Thai was overcooked.That being said our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. I love that this is a BYOB and based on my other past experiences I would recommend giving them a try!

Thank Sharon L
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Everything at Chalit's is wonderful. This is a great little restaurant that is also a BYOB. Try the drunken noodles!

Thank JRH131313
East coast
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221 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We've eaten at Chalit's Thai Bistro several times, and have liked it each time. The menu has a large selection of entries; more than your typical Thai restaurant. My last meal there, I had a Hot and Spicy Wok dish with roasted cashews and chilies (along with my choice of meat - chicken). For any dish that is spicy, they... More 

Thank Hedo-goer
Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

No matter what time of day....no matter what you order...you cannot go wrong here. We love the Buddha Dumplings for an appetizer. Entrees...the Pad Thai....the Roasted Cashews w/Chiles (with Chicken)...the Chalit's Fried Rice....you truly cannot go wrong. My son has cashew/sesame oil allergies, and they have been more than able to work around them! We return here at least once... More 

Thank my2kidsmom9702
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Chalits has a great menu. The owner is the chef and everything comes out hot and perfectly spiced to your desired level. If you can save room, their tiramisu is the best I have ever had-areal surprise for a Thai restaurant. Their service is very good and bring your own wine and beer.

Thank Keepingbusynow
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very good, creative Thai. Great vegetarian options. BYOB supported. Nice portions and lots of choices.

Thank atraveler124

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: 6959889
Offering the "lighter, fresher side" of Thai cuisine,
Chalit's Thai Bistro offers an array of traditional and special
recipe Thai dishes, all prepared fresh per order, in a relaxing,
modern and sophisticated environment.

Chalit's Thai Bistro takes pride in the art of presentation
of our dishes. Our appetizers and Thai dish offerings will
please even the most discerning palate, aimed at good health
and with vegetarian offerings.

Chalit's Thai Bistro's made fresh to order approach offers
our guests the opportunity to share input as to the level of
spice with your dish selection, insuring you are most satisfied.

Owner, Chalit designs unique Thai cuisine specials and
desserts weekly to compliment his dedication, care and love
that is a part of every dish prepared.

Our ingredients are fresh and are premium select. No MSG
is used in any of Chalit's Thai Bistro dishes. Chalit's Thai Bistro
tries to purchase select vegetables from local growers
as in season.

Chalit's Thai Bistro guests enjoy our BYOB option. Reservations
are accepted and recommended for our Friday and Saturday
evening dining hours. Major credit cards accepted.

We look forward to sharing our love of Thai food.
Our professional staff will ensure your dining experience with us
will be a wonderful one.

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