Colony House – Mechanicsburg

National Hotel circa 1925

On Tuesday April 3, 2012 we paid a visit to the Colony House Restaurant at 125 West Main Street in Mechanicsburg. We were long overdue for a meal at this historic location, which was once the National Hotel that dated back to the 19th century. In fact, from their web site we learned that the original business on the property was an 1810 tavern called “Sign of the Mermaid”. We were seated quickly and the they were very busy, nearly every booth was taken. We placed our usual orders of eggs, home fries, ham and sausage links and settled in. The Colony House has a nice dining area and are open from 7AM to 8PM Monday and Tuesday, 7AM – 9PM Wednesday thru Saturday  and 7AM to 2PM on Sunday. Our meals were out in about 9 minutes and we had a very good, filling breakfast. We asked about the wheat bread, it was very good, and we were told it comes from Terranetti’s Bakery in Mechanicsburg. We were pleased and will be back to visit again. For more information on the Colony House visit their web site at:

Category            Bill                Craig

Eggs                    2                     3

Potatoes              2                     3 

Sides                   2                      3

Drinks                  2                      2

Service                3                       3

Atmosphere         2                      2

Cleanliness          3                       3

Totals               16 / 21             19/21

Our total for today was $13.07 for two people.


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