This winning combination earned the attention from readers of Harrisburg Magazine voting us Readers Choice - Simply the Best! in 2018, 2019 & 2020. 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seasonal vegetables folded into a creamy Parmesan risotto
This was our first time and did not know it was BYOB. A little disappointed and my husband ran across the street to a bar and got wine coolers. Next they were out of scallops, grouper, and ribeye. We ordered a cerviche for an appetizer and the pita chips were soggy. I ordered the salmon and the roasted potatoes were Luke warm. I have been waiting to try this restaurant and was not impressed!
Server was awesome! Food was great!
Crab cakes fell apart and had a strange flavor in them I've never had in a crabcake.
The homemade tortillas with the mango watermelon salsa were soft and gummy, not crispy. Hard to eat.
Overall, the food was not as good as expected since we love their sister restaurant in Hershey and always have consistently good food.
Sitting on the deck was nice. Wouodnt return.
Enjoyed food you don’t get at a chain restaurant.
The food and atmosphere at Cafe Magnolia is wonderful. I haven't had any complaints about the food or staff in all the times I've frequented here. Our servers are always pleasant and attentive.
The food was delicious and the service was good. The menu is very diverse and you can order is $30 meal or a $12 meal.
Great food and service. Hospitable from start to finish. No rush. Very relaxing.
Freshly prepared food… had special lobster appetizer that was filled with chunks of lobster… delicious! Lots of dinner options &
had coconut cheesecake for dessert… all flavorful! Will definitely be back!
Four of us for dinner. Excellent meals all the way around. Not one negative about the entire experience. And we love BYOB’s which made it even better.
We had a fabulous meal at Café Magnolia. My husband ordered the gorgonzola blackened ribeye steak with zucchini and I got scallops in a balsamic blackberry reduction with parmesan risotto and asparagus. The meals were a feast of flavors! The presentation was beautiful and the meals were full of unexpected deliciousness which was a pleasant surprise. Let’s not forget the chocolate peanut butter pie that was mind- blowing! Highly recommend!
Superb food. Beautifully presented w great attention to detail. Excellent crab cakes and risotto. Highly recommended. It is BYOB which I wish I’d known. Table and chairs were casual.
Was very warm inside and lots of oil in all the dishes
Wonderful place for a date night. The staff was excellent! and the food and ambience were so good too!
Great healthy yummy choices! Service and quality of food is outstanding!
Nice place to go for Friday Date Night with your spouse. Good food, pleasant staff, reasonable prices.
This lunch and dessert was so good. Very quick and quiet.
Restaurant was very busy, but had reservations and only waited about 5 minutes upon arrival. Our waitress was very prompt and opened our bottle of wine and brought glasses immediately. Food was delicious & presented very nicely.
I’m not fond of the current summer menu. The chicken piccata was much more garlicky than lemon flavored. If my recent visit had been my first time at the restaurant I would likely rate it a 3 overall. The coconut cream cheesecake redeemed my visit. Next time I may go for dessert only.
This place is a gem. The menu has something for everyone, and we've always been happy with whatever we order. It also has to be the best overall value around -- the prices are very reasonable, particularly considering the quality of the food, and with BYOB, we always end up spending LESS than we expect -- which is a nice surprise. Service is friendly and the environment (particularly on the outdoor patio) is lovely.
Wonderful food and service. Very friendly always makes you feel welcomed and with friends
Calamari was old and overcooked.
When serving our appetizers, the server had the plate tilted and the crackers slid off the plate Onto the table. She gave us our check when we were midway through eating our entrée
.We received our appetizers and about 10 minutes later we had our salads delivered to us, and about 10 minutes after that our entrées were delivered. While there was food still on the plates of our appetizers she attempted to remove those so that we would have more room on our table. We had to tell her that we were not done and to leave them.
The food and service were outstanding. Coconut shrimp appetizer, Jenn's salad (small upcharge from a regular salad), along with Steak Florentine. Top the dinner off with the peanut butter pie and life is very good!
I highly recommend Magnolia's Café.
Seating sequence was odd. There was only us and one other party in the corner of the room.
Good food & good service. Music a little too loud.
Beautiful place and so nice to be in the hands of such lovely serving staff. The food was excellent and creatively presented - we loved that it was BYOB. Thank you for a lovely evening!
Always excellent food and sevice, never had a bad experience dining here.
Consistent great food and service. Jess' Favorite Salad with coconut shrimp is the best!
Incredible food and customer service. Highly recommend!
Looked out at windows that needed painting on the outside. Paint peeling. Bread/roll was very dry. Risotto was very mushy.
Great food and great place. Even on an "event day" like Mother's Day, they did a fabulous job. We have a really good meal!
Outstanding food, and service for Mothers Day. It was the perfect choice!
Nicer inside, great food, good customer service!!!
Food quality, preparation and presentation was very well done. Ambience is just average. Note this is a BYOB!
Great place for a light lunch. Casual, yet sophisticated.
BYOB. Great restaurant for business dinner meeting, date night or girl's night out. Entrees are different and not the usual fare found everywhere else. Server was both personable and efficient. Had a very enjoyable dinner at Cafe Magnolia.
Excellent food and service. The portions are nice sized.
Food was very good.
Personally I found the noise level distracting and that was with tables not in use with social distancing.
Salmon tabbouleh quinoa cucumber parsley tomatoes & onion crème fraiche & Halibut w/pineapple mango salsa couscous tri-colored carrots... calamari appetizer & coconut cheesecake. All awesome! Best fresh organic restaurant around! Server Jennifer was terrific! Thanks Jackie Duval !
I was disappointed that they puréed their “pulled chicken” for their chicken salad sandwich, but the meal was still tasty and we enjoyed all our food, ambiance and the service.
You can order delivery directly from Cafe Magnolia using the Order Online button. Cafe Magnolia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 901-9700.
Cafe Magnolia is rated 4.5 stars by 815 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.