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
Mixed greens topped with tomatoes, red onions, red peppers, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, oregano with grilled chicken
Key West Scallops
Lemon, basil & thyme seasoned sea scallops over thin spaghetti with sautéed asparagus
Found the ambiance disappointing. Put the 3 of us in a room by ourselves and it wasn't impressive. Hostess was very good and service was excellent. Menu was very limited as a number of items were no longer available. However the food was good with the exception of my husband's salmon which was too rare. Would come back again if we could sit out on the deck.
Delicious meal and quick service. Definitely good portion to price ratio.
Food and service always the best. Such a local gem!
Great food, nice service, nice atmosphere. My dinner is as very tasty and my husbands portion was very large.
The tables are positioned a little too close. I could hear every word the table next to us ( less than 2 feet) was saying. I felt the need to whisper all night so the table next to us couldn’t ease drop☹️
Glad I visited with my girlfriends who were visiting
The staff makes you feel lije family. We always love being there
Love this BYOB with excellent food. We have never had a bad meal here. Prices are very reasonable and high quality ingredients in the food.
Great for any occasion. For this meal it was a date night. BYOB. We brought some Justin Cab and it went with everything we ate. Because everything we ate was outstanding! Highly recommend.
Lovely dinner. Everyone server, hostess, and other patrons were friendly and smiley. The room was comfortable. It loud, but it was because everyone was enjoy themselves. The food was fabulous! Enjoyed everything! It was a little confusing what door to enter, and there were a few annoying gnats in our dining area. But this is a fantastic must go again casual experience with fine dining menu.
Celebrating 70th bday & 24th Wedding Anniversary of good friends
Very pleasant outdoor atmosphere! Excellent food!
The food and the staff was excellent but bring a jacket because it is kept too cold in the eating areas.
They were not Open
Cafe Magnolia was one of our favorite restaurants. But this time it was a disappointment. The food wasn't bad but not as good as usual and through the whole dinner we had to put up with flies everywhere. It was hard to eat while batting flies. We did mention it to the waitress but she said they can't get rid of them. Very disappointing. I would have expected flies if we were outside but we were inside. Sorry.
excellent place. good food and great service! It's BYOB and that makes it even better!
Food and service was considered outstanding! Would highly recommend.
Loved the roasted veggie salad. I requested chicken be added and I couldn't believe how large the portion of chicken was. All very delicious.
Cute cafe with a rotating menu and fresh options.
The food is fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Plus it’s BYOB!
Jesse's Favorite Salad (with coconut shrimp or chicken) was a huge hit at our table. The Fresh Fruit and Goat Cheese Salad with grilled salmon was also very tasty with beautiful seasonal berries topping it. Staff was extremely friendly.
Nice deck for outdoor dining. Excellent food with several options for vegetarians. BYOB which is a nice option and saves from a pricey bar bill. We will definitely be back.
My favorite things were the waitress and the BYOB policy. The food was good to very good but not as great as other reviewers led me to believe. The entrance was awkward to find and we ended up walking in the wrong door. Our table was small and the small room we sat in was crowded.
I would go back. I think their lunches would be pretty good.
Never a disappointment when going to Magnolia Cafe. Just remember it is BYOB in case you really enjoy that bottle of wine with your meal. Highly recommend.
The mussels as an appetizer are a nice addition to the menu. The service was particularly good at our outside table.
My guest and I were seated promptly and treated well.
Our entrees were well prepared and hot. It was a most enjoyable experience.
Service was excellent, food was delicious. Had the Bistro Tenders. It was so tender and tasty. My girlfriend had the crab cake dinner and she really liked them. Have to say I was missing the mushroom risotto the parmesean risotto was not as good. Then we finished it up with the peanut butter pie. It is the BEST!
Got there at 6 pm. Food came quickly. Started to fill up about 7 pm. Will definitely go again. Good food and good service. Has a lot of gluten free food also.
The food was good. Huge portion. Brought 1/2 of it home for another meal, both my husband and I. No waiting, in fact, we were one of the three occupied tables in our area of the restaurant at 5:15 on Tuesday evening. Love the new decor.
great food . Great place for lunch or dinner. will be back
This was our first time at Cafe Magnolia. Our meals were incredibly delicious and we will definitely be returning for dinner again!
New menu is awesome and lots of gluten free options.
Good food reasonably priced. Friendly service and nice atmosphere.
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.
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 838 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.