Cafe Magnolia

4.7
754 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cafe Magnolia offers a casual, intimate, but contemporary dining experience. Stringent standards of excellence in service, food presentation, and quality ingredients, married with delicious innovative and traditional cuisine concepts, complete the dining experience.

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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the visit. Food excellent and with BYOB the price is right

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LindaB
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Magnolia never disappoints !
Excellent meal , charming atmosphere byob

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vipGregoryD
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good to get back to Cafe Magnolia's. Delicious food and great service!!

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LewisR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and amazing food! Would definitely come back!

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AZDZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious and quiet! Wonderful Valentine’s Day luncheon.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Would recommend to all.

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vipWendyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have great food!

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BaileeG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great. The restaurant is adorable. The only problem we had was that our food was cold.

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Lawr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipSusanT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CKN10
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipGregoryD
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is always top notch at Cafe Magnolia!

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StephanieB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so delicious!Our new favorite date night spot. Highly recommend!

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GFOne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good dinner. Like having numerous gluten free options.

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ScottH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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KatherineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating at Cafe Magnolia. We will miss dining "in" for the next few weeks. But take-out will definitely be an option.

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Ris28
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality of food and service! Wonderful night out celebrating my Mom’s Birthday! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, server very friendly and professional. Will definitely be back.

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Buck
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was good lobster was not

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vipMeganB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love that it was BYOB! Food was very good. Would go back for sure.

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jklyter
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food was excellent. It is BYOB. Close to home.

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vipSusanT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipAnnR
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch with friends. We all enjoyed the salads that we had.

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KathyR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. BYOB. A great neighborhood place. We go there often.

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BobE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was happy to see that conditions during covid were considered and safety followed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing service

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michellek
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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flyer1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak and cake wasn’t as good as I remember!

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MyDogsNameIsJack
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KarlaH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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disappointed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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FoodLover
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating birthdays & anniversary with friends

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KatlynR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion or nice date night out.

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vipTomW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. The meals were reasonably priced. Will return

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DanT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CharlieR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The atmosphere was perfect for a dinner party with my girlfriends. Highly recommend.

FAQs

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.