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Doing a quick overnighter at the Haldeman Tract this weekend. Should be popping out of the woods around noon. Looking for a nice Mom and Pop place as we drive back through this town. Any recommendations.

Are there bears in them thar woods? I got a call into the forest.


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The pizza/sub shop at north end of town on PA 225 (in the direction of Elizabethville but right at the Halifax Boro limit) is known good. I'm not sure of the name, Google seems to think it is Pizza Delight and lists a domain in the hands of pirates. There are 2 other pizza shops in Halifax Boro but considered by locals to be not quite as good as the one on the upper end.

Denny's Lennieson south end of Halifax (PA 147/225 almost across from Sheetz) is not bad, better than the name and its appearance would suggest.

Only slightly more upscale is Stoney Creek Inn on a side street in Dauphin (have to get on old old 22, not just old 22 to find it). That particular establishment is at the last turn before the Ellendale Forge trailhead to SGL 211 but almost underneath the US 22/322 expressway.

The avatar of scratch cooking in Upper Dauphin county is The Special Place, at east end of Elizabethville Borough on US 209. On Saturday it would be well worth the 5-7 minute drive out of your way. It is as usual for such places in Pennsyltucky, CLOSED SUNDAY.

Bears? Yes they exist, and are hunted not federalized in those parts.
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The pizza/sub shop at north end of town on PA 225 (in the direction of Elizabethville but right at the Halifax Boro limit) is known good. I'm not sure of the name, Google seems to think it is Pizza Delight and lists a domain in the hands of pirates.

The one on the funny "traffic from the other direction stops" turn? Right before you get to Armstrong park? Yeah, I don't know the name of that one either (you'd think I would since I've ordered from there), but it's good. So is the Chinese place in with the Giant, next to Subway, behind McDonalds...but it's not exactly local cuisine. My friends really liked their walnut chicken.

Gonder's Grubb House (previously and maybe currently known as the mountain House) is also...full of local flavor between E-ville and Halifax.

Doyle Hotel in Duncannon on the way south is a classic fixture - great fries, as is 3B's ice cream going south on 225, and Red Rabbit drive-in in Duncannon is not to be missed (according to the Food Channel).

Which way back are you driving?
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I've tried none of the below, but a friend who lives there has the following to say:

There's Denny's/Lennie's on the main drag in Halifax (Rt. 225/147).............they now accept credit cards (wowwie) and actually have some pretty good basic fare, and some basic non-craft beers.  It's your basic diner.  Expect to be stared at if you're not from in town.   It's sorta a deliverance thing, but not as bad.  They're tryin' to figure out iffen you be re-lated.

Now down at Dauphin, you have the Stoney Creek Inn, which has some pretty good fare, good beers... owned by Greeks, they pro'ly still have Greek cuisine as well, steaks, etc.  This one is the better of the two. Nice place to chill and have some good brews.

The BBQ place is open Thursday and Friday, behind Lisi's Texaco station.  Good chicken there, but that's too early in the week.
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From the Forest, pretty much PA 225 south to U.S. 22/322.

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Denny's Lenny's sounds pretty quirky. I can do quirky especially if they serve breakfast til 1:00. I stopped for gas at the Sheetz the last time so unless there is more than 1 Sheetz I should be able to find it.

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Denny's Lenny's sounds pretty quirky. I can do quirky especially if they serve breakfast til 1:00. I stopped for gas at the Sheetz the last time so unless there is more than 1 Sheetz I should be able to find it.

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Pizza shop at north end is indeed called Pizza Delight. I pulled in to their parking lot yesterday (morning before they opened) to check but saw no hours posted on the door.

Denny's Lennies on their sign says Open 7 Days. As you may have seen that is not specified on their website. Food they have, the Purple Fiddle it ain't.

I would not disagree with the first two items in post #4 from personal experience. I have not been to the BBQ place.
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"Denny's Lennies on their sign says Open 7 Days. As you may have seen that is not specified on their website. Food they have, the Purple Fiddle it ain't"

I would never expect the quirkiness of "Da Fiddle" to ever be duplicated. Where else could you find such a perfect mixture of good light fare, craft beers .... and ice cream served in a sea of genuine antiques, nostalgia and an odd collection of hand-me-down furniture, sometimes topped with real sh**-kickin Appalachian Music (Please don't tell them it's Blue-grass cause they'll deny it.). It's like the best ever backpacker's LSD trip.

I'll settle for Sausage Gravy and Biscuits a@ noon.


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