Each year, readers of Harrisburg Magazine cast their votes for the region’s best places to eat, stay, and play! The result is a roadmap of must-see destinations approved by locals who experience our area day in and day out.

Dozens of our Partners made the list, named "Simply The Best" or "Reader's Choice" runners-up. The Millworks made the list 4 times including Simply the Best Place for a Girls Night Out and Simply the Best Downtown Restaurant. Midstate Distillery won three Reader's Choice awards for best Bar, Local Distillery, and Place to get a Martini! 

AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Reader's Choice: The Millworks

ART GALLERY

Simply the Best: Susquehanna Art Museum

APPETIZERS

Reader's Choice: Arooga's

BAKERY

Reader's Choice: Desserts Etc. by The Hershey Pantry

BAR

Reader's Choice: Midstate Distillery

BOOKSTORE

Simply the Best: Midtown Scholar Bookstore & Cafe 

BREWERY/BREW PUB

Simply the Best: Troegs Independent Brewing

Reader's Choice: Ever Grain Brewing Co.

Reader's Choice: Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works

BREAKFAST

Simply the Best: The Hershey Pantry

BUFFET

Simply the Best: Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Reader's Choice: The Circular®

CAKE & CUPCAKES

Reader's Choice: Desserts Etc. by The Hershey Pantry

CANDY STORE

Reader's Choice: Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

CHOCOLATES

Simply the Best: Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

Reader's Choice: The Millworks

DAY SPA / MASSAGE THERAPY LOCATION

Simply The Best: The Spa At The Hotel HersheySM

DESSERT

Reader's Choice: Desserts Etc. by The Hershey Pantry

DJ/EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

Simply the Best: Klock Entertainment

DONUTS / DONUT SHOP

Simply the Best: Duck Donuts

DOWNTOWN (HARRISBURG) RESTAURANT

Simply The Best: The Millworks

Reader's Choice: Café Fresco Center City

EVENT VENUE (WEDDINGS & EVENTS)

Reader's Choice: The Hotel HersheySM

FESTIVAL

Reader's Choice: Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg (Memorial Day Weekend)

HISTORICAL SITE

Simply the Best: Gettysburg National Military Park

Reader's Choice: Broad Street Market

Reader's Choice: U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

HOTEL

Simply the Best: The Hotel HersheySM

Reader's Choice: Hilton Harrisburg

Reader's Choice: Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Simply the Best: Unique Limousine

Reader's Choice: Premiere #1 Limousine

LIVE THEATRE

Simply the Best: Hershey Theatre

LOCAL BEER

Simply the Best: Troegs Independent Brewing

Reader's Choice: Ever Grain Brewing Co.

LOCAL DISTILLERY

Simply the Best: Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works

Reader's Choice: Midstate Distillery

LOCAL PUB

Simply the Best: Market Cross Pub & Brewery

MARGARITA

Simply the Best: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

MARTINI

Simply the Best: Café Fresco Center City

Reader's Choice: Midstate Distillery

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Simply the Best: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Reader's Choice: Fiesta Mexico

MUSEUM

Simply the Best: Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts

Reader's Choice: AACA Museum, Inc.

Reader's Choice: The National Civil War Museum

Reader's Choice:  The State Museum of Pennsylvania

NIGHTCLUB

Simply the Best: H*MAC (House of Music, Arts & Culture)

Reader's Choice:  Level 2

Reader's Choice: Sawyer's

OVERALL BAR (EAST SHORE)

Reader's Choice: H*MAC (House of Music, Arts & Culture)

OVERALL DINING (EAST SHORE)

Simply the Best: Devon Seafood + Steak

Reader's Choice: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

PARK

Reader's Choice: Wildwood Park

PLACE FOR A GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Simply the Best: The Millworks

PLACE TO TAKE A TOURIST

Simply the Best: Hersheypark®

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Simply the Best: Devon Seafood + Steak

STEAKHOUSE

Reader's Choice: 1700 Degrees Steakhouse

SPORTS BAR

Simply the Best: Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar

Reader's Choice: Boro Bar & Grill / Boro Bar & Grill Riverview

SPORTS COMPLEX

Simply the Best: Giant CenterSM

Reader's Choice: FNB Field & Harrisburg Senators Baseball

SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Simply the Best: Carlisle Sports Emporium

SUBURBAN RESTAURANT

Reader's Choice: Devon Seafood + Steak

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Simply the Best:The Circular®

Reader's Choice: Cafe 1500

Reader's Choice: Home 231

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RESTAURANT

Simply the Best: Tomato Pie Cafe

Reader's Choice: The Vegetable Hunter

WINE BAR

Reader's Choice: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

WINGS

Simply the Best: Boro Bar & Grill / Boro Bar & Grill Riverview

WINERY

Simply the Best: Spring Gate Vineyard

Reader's Choice: Armstrong Valley Vineyard

Reader's Choice: The Vineyard at Hershey

 

View more area winners and additional categories from Harrisburg Magazine.