This winning combination earned the attention from readers of Harrisburg Magazine voting us Readers Choice - Simply the Best! in 2018. We have also been recognized by Patriot News when they voted Cafe Magnolia Best New Restaurant. Awards have also been received from Central PA Magazine, Susquehanna Style, and The Carlisle Sentinel.
Chili-lime marinated Argentinean red shrimp, black bean and corn basmati rice blend, finished with lime and cilantro
Steak & Cake
Char-grilled 5oz petite tenderloin with a crab cake garnished with pancetta crisps and a creole cream drizzle served over wild mushroom risotto accented by frizzled spinach
A tropical delight! Coconut encrusted chicken topped with a pineapple-kiwi salsa served with asparagus and basmati rice blend
Worth the visit. Food excellent and with BYOB the price is right
Cafe Magnolia never disappoints !
Excellent meal , charming atmosphere byob
Always good to get back to Cafe Magnolia's. Delicious food and great service!!
Great environment and amazing food! Would definitely come back!
Delicious and quiet! Wonderful Valentine’s Day luncheon.
Great food. Great service. Would recommend to all.
Always have great food!
Everything was great. The restaurant is adorable. The only problem we had was that our food was cold.
I was very disappointed with my meal. Ordered the special valentine day / weekend steak and lobster over risotto with asparagus; end of a challenging week and was looking forward to sharing a good meal and conversation with a friend. The meal came out - COLD - not once but twice. The plate was very cold which of course takes heat out of the food - seemed like the risotto, lobster mixed in and asparagus were made up ahead of time, kept chilled and then the steak cooked and placed over the risotto mixture. Many restaurants prepare this way i know, but usually heat the plate and mixture before putting the hot food on and serving. So, the whole experience was a let down. And especially for a dish that was the "special" i would think that they would take more care in preparation. I must say that the steak was tasty and flavorful, and would have been good if it was hot.
My friend had not problems with her meal, the Mediterranean Chicken, other than again the plate was cold. Any restaurant worth the name knows that one does not put hot food on a cold plate.
Service was friendly, helpful and quick but not really professional. I know this "ain't Europe" but, I don't know perhaps it's just the severe let down of the meal, service seemed too "pedestrian".
I'd say a little more training in food prep and table service is in order for this restaurant.
We always love cafe magnolia. The food is great. Everyone is super friendly and go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. A great place for any occasion
My husband and I had a date at Cafe Magnolia’s for my birthday. Not only was the food incredible and some of the best I’ve tasted, but the staff was friendly, and the setting was very charming. This is going to be our new date spot!
The food and service is always top notch at Cafe Magnolia!
So so delicious!Our new favorite date night spot. Highly recommend!
We had a good dinner. Like having numerous gluten free options.
Always have an excellent dinner experience at Cafe Magnolia! Mediterranean Chicken and the Lasagna were superb! Baked Brie as an appetizer went very well with the Cabernet Sauvignon that we brought. Highly recommend to anyone in Central Pa.
Love eating at Cafe Magnolia. We will miss dining "in" for the next few weeks. But take-out will definitely be an option.
Great quality of food and service! Wonderful night out celebrating my Mom’s Birthday! Highly recommend!
Fantastic experience, server very friendly and professional. Will definitely be back.
Food was very good. Appearance of place needs updated. Service was great. Bathroom area needs to be closed off, when you come in that’s the first thing you smell.
Overall a pretty good meal
Great food and service.
Food was good lobster was not
Love that it was BYOB! Food was very good. Would go back for sure.
Quality of food was excellent. It is BYOB. Close to home.
We love the Jessie's favorite with either shrimp or chicken, we have always loved everything we have gotten there and they go out of their way to make it happen
Great lunch with friends. We all enjoyed the salads that we had.
Good food. Good service. BYOB. A great neighborhood place. We go there often.
I was happy to see that conditions during covid were considered and safety followed
Wonderful food, amazing service
Enjoyed outdoor seating on a beautiful unseasonably fall evening. The Jess's favorite salad was deleicious as usual. ThIs BYOB restaurant is a gem with staff that really take care you you.
Steak and cake wasn’t as good as I remember!
Our experience at Cafe Magnolia over the last year has been phenomenal. From take-out, to dining outside. The food is always fantastic. They haven't struck out yet! Everything from the salad, to starters to entrees to dessert. Highly recommend!
Delicious as always!
The Food was good. The Service was good. Inside there was a real problem with Knats.
The waitress was good to get us an outdoor table.
Celebrating birthdays & anniversary with friends
Great for a special occasion or nice date night out.
Good food and service. The meals were reasonably priced. Will return
Cafe Magnolia comes through with a great dining experience, once again. Sarah was a great server as usual. Thanks to Jackie for running an amazing restaurant.
Excellent service and food. The atmosphere was perfect for a dinner party with my girlfriends. Highly recommend.
Cafe Magnolia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 901-9700.
Cafe Magnolia is rated 4.7 stars by 754 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.