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Can anyone recommend good diners or small mom & pop eateries in the area around Carlisle, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, etc.? I won't have time to drive too far afield, but anything within an hour or so of Carlisle would be great. Thanks!

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  1. I am currently in Carlisle (OCT 10), visiting my daughter at Dickinson College.

    Here are some recommendations that fit your criteria:

    Alibi's, 10 North Pitt ST, Carlisle.

    Very good burgers. Wide selection of beers. Good service. Reasonable prices.
    Recommended for lunch or dinner. Close to the Dickinson College campus.

    Carlisle Diner, 800 West High ST, Carlisle

    Recommended for Breakfast! Excellent omlets and pancakes. Very friendly wait staff. Good Service. Can be busy on Sunday morning after church
    Full Breakfast, Coffee, Tax & Tip for ~$6.00!

    Middlesex Diner, 1803 Harrisburg Pile, Carlisle (Exit 52 off I-81)
    Recommended for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!
    Good food, good service, large portions, small prices!
    Large diner. Very popular with locals and truck drivers

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    Carlisle Diner
    800 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013

    Alibies Eatery & Spirits
    10 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013

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    1. re: eThink

      Middlesex was fair to middling, decent, bright and clean but nothing special in our view. its a big Greek diner without the regional specialties we hope for going through PA.

    2. Try the California Cafe.

      1. Campbelltown Cafe is about 45 minutes from Carlisle, not far from Hershey. Definitely a mom and pop kind of place. They serve "classic American cuisine with a Southern influence". I had outstanding grits and vegetable omelet for breakfast. Service is friendly. Decor is kitschy.