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Susquehanna Life's Winter 2016 Dining Guide, as Chosen by our Readers

Nov 27, 2016 05:07PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

The readers have spoken! When it comes to favorite local-area restaurants, you gave us your favorites. Enjoy different types of restaurants as chosen by our readers.

Restaurants Off the Beaten Path

Doyle Hotel

(7 N Market St, Duncannon)

Photo courtesy of their Facebook page.

The Doyle Hotel in Duncannon is a nice place--home cooked specialties made with good ingredients by the caring owners who are very friendly--check it out!











Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shoppe

Three cheese ravioli and eggplant involtini. Photo courtesy of their Facebook page.

(236 Peffer St, Harrisburg)

Alvaros is one of the best hidden gems in the area.  It's like eating in your Italian grandmas kitchen. Their pasta is to die for! And their homemade bread the best! Their pastries are sinful and prices very reasonable. 


Herby's El Mexicano Restaurant

Carnita, al pastor and a steak
taco. Photo courtesy of their
Yelp page.

(720 Main St, Harrisburg)

Herby's -- it's been one of our favorite local places since we moved here 8-9 years ago.  Avoid the typical combination platters of tacos and burritos.  Instead, go for their specialties:  birria, enchiladas rojas, camarones a la diablo, etc.  That's the good stuff. Owner will usually offer to make something not on the menu.





Center Street Grille

(4 Center St, Enola)

The Center Street Grille in Enola. It's the epitome of "don't judge a book by its cover".. it's off the beaten path and has amazing food!







Top 4 Ethnic Restaurants

Yak N Yeti 

(213 3rd St., New Cumberland) 

This family-run Himalayan restaurant with great food brings much-needed diversity to the food culture of this region.  The menu is small, but the big flavor of the food makes up for it.  The dishes are freshly cooked to order. Favorites include Lamb or Chicken Thali.  




Mezza Café 

(829 State St., Ste. 2008, Lemoyne) 

This Lebanese/Mediterranean restaurant features fresh ingredients and a friendly, attentive staff. A favorite is the Shawarma, featuring either a mix of lamb and beef or chicken. It is served with tomatoes and onion with spices and a tahini, garlic and lemon juice sauce. It is very tasty and not overly spiced. Prices are a little high.

Pad Thai 

(6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg) 

Your go-to place for authentic Thai food. Tom Yum soup is rich and warming. The dipping sauces complement the calamari. Sesame chicken is unique—lightly breaded and sauced. Pad Thai is traditional-style and very good.






El Gallito 

(216 N. Front St., Steelton) 

Steak tacos are a standout in this authentic Mexican restaurant located in a grocery store! Real Mexican at a great price. Very friendly service. Very clean.

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