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Central Family Restaurant

#13 of 337 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Diner, American
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400 N George St, York, PA 17401-1716
+1 717-845-4478
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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Lewes, Delaware
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206 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were back in the York area today and whenever we are here we go to Central Family Restaurant because of their good quality food and their fantastic service. Most of the waitstaff have been working there for a number of years and they are all very efficient, friendly and attentive. The owner, Carl, cares deeply about the quality of... More 

Thank 57RRoberts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was a cold day and we were in from out of town, found this little gem. Great variety great food home cooked no frills downtime family restaurant...it's going on our list for when we come back. Def a favorite

Thank Jennifer G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

First time in and the food was great. The homemade soup was wonderful. Had the crab au gratin was very different but good. There is a lot of seafood on the menu but not a problem to find something you will like.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped in here after finding this on my GPS. The food was outstanding! The portions were huge!!!! Good, home-cooking! The service was great! Prices were average, not outrageous - not cheap! Dessert was DELICIOUS! If we come back to the area, for sure will stop in again!

1 Thank Brenda M
Weston, Connecticut
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a local favorite with lots to choose, reasonable prices and convenient. It sits in a building that looks like a factory or old warehouse but only uses a corner of the ground floor. You can find something you like from a large menu and a wide price range. We had a large prime rib and sort of splurged.... More 

1 Thank Joe1234665
Lewes, Delaware
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206 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We moved away from the York area several years ago and whenever we make our way back, the Central Family Restaurant is "A Must Stop". It's very much a locals restaurant with a very local feel. It's in an old dairy building that is very fitting. Carl, the owner of the establishment, is very aware of what's going on and... More 

Thank 57RRoberts
Dover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not a fancy diner but the good food makes it a necessary stop when hungry. The diner is clean, the staff is friendly, the service is fast, and the menu offers a good variety of foods. An overall good value for the money.

Thank George S
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is always busy!!! The reason why is their food is so good, fresh, hot and plenty of it. You won't leave there hungry!!!

Thank pebbees
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was very delicious & waitress attentive. There chicken rice soup is especially good. Have not had a bad meal since I have been eating there.

Thank mangocaligirl@gmail.com
Painesville, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While in town for the weekend we decided to try the Family Restaurant and what a suprise we had with the food and prices. If you like pie this is a good place for it for sure.


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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Diner, American
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N George St, York, PA 17401-1716
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  York
  • Phone Number: +1 717-845-4478
Central Family Restaurant is located 1 mile from Route 30 and is within walking distance of Historic downtown York. We offer a variety of Homemade Specials and Desserts. From Hand rolled potpie, Steaks and Prime Rib, Award winning Cream of Crab Soup to a Spanish Omelet for Breakfast. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner we cover all the meals even a late night snack.

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