1794 The Whiskey Rebellion

4.5
550 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is a down to earth local eatery & whiskey bar based on Carlisle's unique history. Our menus contain food and drinks rich in American tradition.

Our food is simple and honest, created from ingredients sourced (locally when possible) from sustainable American farmers.

Our bar is based on the "farm to shaker" concept. Using the highest quality ingredients to pair with our small batch and locally distilled spirits & extensive whiskey list.

COVID-19 Precautions:
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests and staff. You will see that we are taking all precautions to ensure that you are safe while dining with us. All of our tables are 6 feet apart to allow for social distancing. At the bar we have glass dividers that give you a protective barrier from guests next to you. All of our servers, chefs and bartenders wear masks and gloves. Our employees wash hands and change gloves frequently. We are constantly sanitizing all touch points.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 550 people are saying
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KevinS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the food, service and quiet location. Thank you and we will be back in spring.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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RanndyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard so much about 1794 Whiskey Rebellion and finally got to experience it. We were not disappointed. The Old Fashions, prime rib were delicious. The best onion rings I have ever had! We will be back!!

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JGroft
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So much food! And the quality and speed of service was fantastic!

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Blair
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whiskey Rebellion was amazing! Food and service was top notch a new the drinks were some of the best! Definitely recommend! You can also make it an overnight stay since it’s attached to the Comfort Inn. You can take advantage of all the local charm.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was good, but was a little disappointed we were put in what seemed like the overflow room where breakfast is served in the mornings. It didn’t really feel like we were in a restaurant. They need to make the dining area bigger.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, Mary did a great job, drinks were tasty and it was my first prime rib experience.. i will certainly do that again! Great job 👌 only recomendation would be some bread with entrees. I think was on menu and could be ordered? Oh and onion rings were phenomenal!

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DocP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Charming, delicious food, service was fine but took way too long to for the food to arrive.
Perhaps in the time of Covid or with the weekend ice sculpture festival this was an exception but dinners took over an hour to reach our table. If you don't mind waiting that long, this is a wonderful restaraunt.

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James
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Thats why we keep going back

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KristenA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipYummybrunch
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. The heated tents are great.

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PattyJ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Whiskey Rebellion is one of the few places in Carlisle where you can get an upscale meal in a decent environment. We find it a nice place to double date, as it isn't overly noisy.

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HappyLocal
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was really excited to try this restaurant but it didn't live up to my expectations. First we were seated at a table by the lobby door and when anyone went in or out of the door blasts of cold air blew right on us. We asked about a table by the fireplace but were told it was a 4 top. Later after when our meal was finished they sat 2 people at that table. Seriously? Did I mention I had my reservation for 2 weeks and this the best they could do? That did not go over well with my date. The food was pretty good but the salad was tasteless and the baked potato was dry even with the cheese sauce and bacon. The best part of the meal were the Onion Ring appetizers and the Cheesecake we had for desert. I did enjoy my steak and it was cooked exactly how I like it. All in all I would go back because I saw some awesome burgers on the menu that I would like to try. Hopefully they are better than the salads and maybe I'll get a table where I'm not freezing and my food isn't getting cold.

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ChrissyF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ordered the Molly burger and it was the best burger I have had in quite while. Our group of four all agreed the food and drinks were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was on top of it all. She was always asking if we were good and need it anything. She also came through fast with our drinks and refills.

The bartender makes one of the best Old Fashions around. She made it smooth and strong, top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Birthday dinner. The food was good, service was good unfortunately the hotel (thus the restaurant) was starting to show signs of age. Not nostalgia, just dated...I would return for the food, but I’m not in a rush to go back.

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WayneT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but a little pricey I thought for what you were getting. I really wanted to sit in area where bar was located but due to COVID had to sit in adjoining room. Drinks were good with very extensive whiskey selection.

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chrism
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful dinning experience, will definitely come again, and recommend to friends

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MNReviewer
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Super friendly and attentive staff. Everyone in our family of four enjoyed it!

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JoshuaE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating only right now, but with the heaters it was nice and warm. Great food and the service was stellar.

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AlyssaG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoy coming here for date nights and anniversaries. Good restaurant for a night out, quiet and peaceful ambience. Many nights the chef will come around to check on guests, that is always appreciated. The food is outstanding. It is well seasoned, and always perfectly cooked. It is by far our favorite restaurant in this area. Kudos to all who work at 1794 The Whisky Rebellion; your hard work is noticed and appreciated.

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LeeH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately due to PA Gov. Wolf, we did not get to experience the restaurant fully. We enjoyed a lovely meal for two outside in the tent enclosure outside. They had multiple heaters for comfort.
The food and drinks were made to perfection. The portion sizes were generous. The only benefit to the government restrictions is that we had the place to ourselves and the chef was able to focus solely on our food.
It looks like it would be a very enjoyable dinner when fully opened. I look forward to going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite Covid restrictions the ambience was fantastic, the service was not stellar but very good, the food and drinks took a while to arrive but it was worth every minute. The signature cocktails were delicious and the airline chicken dish with cheddar mashed potatoes and broccolini was to die for. I would definitely return.

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geoffreye
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well let me tell you that you won’t find better American style food in the Carlisle area. Our waitress was super nice as well!

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for coming in to support us and taking your time to leave us this awesome review!

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vipregulardiner
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Better than the average hotel restaurant! Nice ambience and delicious steaks.

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JimE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter s birthday so the five of us had a grt time with drinks, appetizers and great dinner food

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MarthaL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Loved it and definitely planning on dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, we read mixed reviews so we were a little skeptical. However once we got there dinner was amazing, service was on point. Will be going back soon

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Rebel
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience; we plan to return in the very near term.

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GregoryM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant provides something other than the typical menu. There was something to satisfy everyone in our party. We’ll be back.

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Responded on November 17, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed our menu and your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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Cowboy
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was outstanding.

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LesleyH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I made my reservation a week in advance to celebrate our anniversary as the reviews were good. I was not expecting it to be in the Comfort Suites Hotel, but whatever. I was very disappointed when we were seated in the breakfast bar area of the hotel instead of the restaurant. My view was a vinyl counter top with three coffee carafes, stacked Styrofoam plates and plastic silverware. The aroma was dirty mop water. I'm sure the waitstaff knew the patrons seated there were dissatisfied and their lack of enthusiasm to serve in there reflected that. We were served our food with out table ware, I had to ask for a fork and napkin. My entrée was served and my empty wine glass remained empty until my last few bites when I was offered a second. I was in the food service industry for 7 years. I don't know I have ever left a bad review. I won't be back. Too bad. The steak was delicious but I just couldn't enjoy it.

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aLma
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love coming here. The food and the drinks are great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2 year wedding anniversary and it was lovely as always. We actually had our “reception” dinner at the Whiskey Rebellion when we got married in 2018 and have been back annually for our anniversary. It never disappoints! Service and food are always excellent.

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ShelleyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious and very reasonably priced. However, I wouldn't recommend going if you are concerned about being exposed to Covid. Several customers were allowed to walk around without masks and the man bringing out the food had a mask that was dropped down to his chin as he was serving. We spoke to our waitress about the server not covering his face and she nicely dealt with it. Basically, we were pretty stressed about the lack of enforcement which is why we rated it only 3 stars.

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review Shelly. I will be sure to talk with our staff about staying strict to their new guidelines. We pride ourselves in making a safe and welcoming environment for our diners.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were seated in the room used for the morning breakfast buffet. The room is not nearly as nice as the front room with the fireplace. I can understand the need to use it but if you do at least clean off the bar. It was covered with servers cell phones, rags, bottles of cleaners and miscellaneous clutter.

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ScottM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family were in Carlisle for the fall Carlisle event and we stopped at this restaurant because of the great reviews and we were blown away absolutely 100% recommend great food go on a day they have prime rib it’s amazing everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was a first in a really long over due date night for my wife and I. The food was nothing to write home about my steak was rare when I asked for medium ..they did take $10 off but for a not very busy night we hardly saw our waitress. When we did see her she was very good. Desert was very good .. all in all I won’t be going back plus their menus seems to require Rosetta Stone to figure out what their menu items are.. oh well.. they nearly had something great and some how snatched mediocrity from the jaws of success.. crying shame oh well

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Responded on October 6, 2020

I am sorry to hear that your experience was not what you had hoped for. Please reach out to me directly and I will make sure you have the experience that you deserve! 717-960-1000 Ext. 1144

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a can’t miss spot in Carlisle, as it is as beautiful as delicious. Need an amazing dinner with drinks but trying not to spend $$$? THIS is your place!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took Mom out for dinner as she hadn’t been out in several months. Had dining room inside to ourselves as most people sat outside. Great mixed drink menu and beer choices. This was my 3 rd time eating here and I was pleased each time with my food. The farm to table concept works so well. Apple dumpling for dessert was so delicious.

FAQs

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is rated 4.5 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.