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. If you're looking for a relaxing massage or facial, there's no better place The Spa At The Hotel HersheySM, voted Simply The Best in three categories. Downtown Harrisburg's El Sol Mexican Restaurant won three awards including Best Place For a Specialty Drink (Margarita) and Best Latin American Restaurant. Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works is a one-stop shop for handcrafted beverages because they took home both the Best Local Brewery and Best Local Distillery! The Millworks won four awards including Best American Restaurant and Best Downtown Harrisburg Restaurant.

Things To Do

HISTORICAL SITE

Simply the Best: Gettysburg National Military Park

Reader's Choice: Broad Street Market

Reader's Choice: Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

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

PLACE TO TAKE KIDS

Simply the Best: Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Reader's Choice: Hersheypark®

Reader's Choice: Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts

PLACE TO TAKE A TOURIST

Simply the Best: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

Reader's Choice: Hersheypark®

Reader's Choice: Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Simply the Best: Harrisburg Senators Baseball

Reader's Choice: Carlisle Sports Emporium

Reader's Choice: Hershey Bears® Hockey at Giant CenterSM

Food & Drink

AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Simply the Best: The Millworks

BAKERY

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

BAR

Simply the Best: The Millworks

Reader's Choice: Ever Grain Brewing Co.

BREAKFAST

Simply the Best: The Hershey Pantry

Reader's Choice: Tomato Pie Cafe

BUFFET

Reader's Choice: The Circular®

BURGER

Reader's Choice: Burger Yum

DESSERTS

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

DOWNTOWN (HARRISBURG) RESTAURANT

Simply The Best: Café Fresco Center City

Simply The Best: The Millworks

Reader's Choice: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

EUROPEAN RESTAURANT (ITALIAN)

Reader's Choice: Fenicci's of Hershey

EUROPEAN RESTAURANT (OTHER)

Reader's Choice: Mangia Qui

FAMILY RESTAURANT

Reader's Choice: Fenicci's of Hershey

KID'S MENU

Reader's Choice: The Hershey Pantry

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT (MEXICAN, ETC.)

Simply the Best: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Reader's Choice: Fiesta Mexico

LOCAL BEER OR BREWERY

Simply the Best: Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works

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

OVERALL DINING

Simply the Best: Devon Seafood + Steak

Reader's Choice: The Millworks

PLACE FOR HAPPY HOUR

Reader's Choice: Greystone Public House

PLACE FOR A SPECIALTY DRINK (MARGARITA, MARTINI, ETC.)

Simply the Best: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Reader's Choice: Café Fresco Center City

Reader's Choice: Midstate Distillery

SALADS

Reader's Choice: Simply Turkey & More

SANDWICHES

Simply the Best: Simply Turkey & More

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Simply the Best: Devon Seafood + Steak

SPORTS BAR

Reader's Choice: Boro Bar & Grill Riverview

STEAKHOUSE

Reader's Choice: Devon Seafood + Steak

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Simply the Best: The Hotel HersheySM

Reader's Choice: Cafe 1500

Reader's Choice: The Circular®

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

Simply the Best: Tomato Pie Cafe

Reader's Choice: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

WINGS

Reader's Choice: Arooga's

Reader's Choice: Boro Bar & Grill 

WINE BAR OR WINERY

Simply the Best: Spring Gate Vineyard & Brewery

Reader's Choice: Cassel Vineyards of Hershey

Reader's Choice: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

Services/Other

BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

Reader's Choice: Allenberry Resort

DJ/EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

Simply the Best: Klock Entertainment

EVENT VENUE

Simply the Best: Allenberry Resort

FACIALS

Simply the Best: The Spa At The Hotel Hershey®

HOTEL

Simply the Best: The Hotel HersheySM

Reader's Choice: Allenberry Resort

Reader's Choice: Hershey LodgeSM

LARGE BUSINESS (51-100 EMPLOYEES)

Simply the Best: U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Simply the Best: Unique Limousine

Reader's Choice: Premiere #1 Limousine

MASSAGE

Simply the Best: The Spa At The Hotel Hershey®

SPA

Simply the Best: The Spa At The Hotel Hershey®

View more area winners and additional categories from Harrisburg Magazine.