Iron Skillet Restaurant – Carlisle

On Tuesday June 29, 2010 we stopped by the Iron Skillet Restaurant at the Petro Truck Plaza at 1201 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle. It was a pretty nice place, both inside and out. They have a restaurant and a store in the front, the truck parking is located in the back of the building. Since they cater to people that live and work on the road, they had just about anything you could want or need, including a coffee shop, a restaurant, dvd’s, even TV sets for sale. We went there to get our regular breakfast, but when we saw that breakfast buffet we just had to try it! The seating area was large and comfortable, with both booths and tables available. The buffet had everything, chipped beef, scrambled eggs, 2 kinds of sausage, bacon, ham, home fries, all kinds of fruit, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, french toast….wow, we were in breakfast heaven! The plates were…iron skillets, which added a nice touch. It seemed to be very clean, the waitress was nice, she brought Craig a carafe of coffee and my pepsi was served in a big glass, there was no skimping at the place. We went through the buffet twice and everything was good!  Our bill was about $21 for two, but Craig had a coupon for 20% off, which brought it down to $17.01, which is less than we paid for two regular breakfasts at the Silver Spring Diner. The Iron Skillet might be part of a truck stop, but the car parking out front keeps you isolated from the trucks, and it was clean enough and nice enough to be labeled “a nice place to take your wife and family for a meal”. We were very pleased.

Category                Bill                     Craig

Eggs                          3                            3

Potatoes                    2                          2

Sides                         3                             3

Drinks                       2                              2

Service                      2                              2

Cleanliness               2                              2

Atmosphere              3                             3

Totals                       17 / 21                    17/21

Our meal was $21 for two, but a 20% coupon brought it down to $17, in our medium price range.

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