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Brownstone Cafe

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1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
+1 717-944-3301
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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359 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful old building, built in the 1800's as a bank, now a cafe. They have a large menu, daily specials, and the food is very good. Service was attentive. Good parking behind the building.

Thank Sandi0615
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food for a good price. Excellent waitress.service was very good, food came out fast .fried shrimp, and filled chicken breast were excellent

Thank Marsha G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need to grab a hearty meal at a reasonable price, this is your place. The staff treats you like family and the food is served in generous portions with a large menu of choices.

Thank Gray D
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good, prices are good and the people are very friendly! there are specials everyday of the week. Pecan pie is very good.

Thank EllieB6
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food at reasonable prices. You won't go home hungry or poor. We all had the crab soup and clam strips, wow. I was stuffed and well satisfied. A down home restaurant with down home food and many locals, so you know its good food and reasonably priced.

Thank Stephen H
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live close and eat here a couple times a month. If your hungry their chicken parm is outstanding and very large. Comes with a side, their cole slaw in also very good. Real mashed potatoes and bread filling is good with both their roast beef or turkey plates. Their cheese burger subs are very good. Daily specials present chicken... More 

Thank dc8mdtmech
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Their meals are excellent no matter what you get breakfast, lunch, or dinner , friendly staff , very reasonable prices

Thank Irene C
Baton Rouge
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great cafe in a historic brownstone for a sit down hearty lunch with easy turnpike access. Owners have retained many elements of the original bank building like the vault and safety deposit boxes. Great value lunch specials like all you can eat Chicken pot pie, which eats more like chicken and dumplings. To the more elegant Chicken Chemise. Both are... More 

Thank Anna S
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Brownstone is a wonderful neighborhood place with fantastic food. I've never had a neutral meal there- everything is great. Their pie is fantastic!

Thank Margaret17033
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have been told this is the place for the best business lunch in Middletown PA, historic and delicious. Was having a VIP meet and greet luncheon with new friends/professional colleagues. Waitress apologized for ignoring us and my tuna sandwich came on stale bread which I asked beforehand to be toasted if the bread wasn't fresh...Didn't want to make a scene... More 

Thank Ed B

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 717-944-3301

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