Hoss's Steak and Sea - Just as the name implies, they have great steaks and seafood along with a salad and soup bar. This place is very children friendly, but you'll have to drive down to Hummelstown for your meal. One of the best things we like to order from Hoss's are their steaks, soups and homemade breads! If you love desserts, they've got a dessert bar too!
Panera Bread - When it comes to soups, salads and sandwiches, we enjoy visiting the Panera Bread located right off of Union Deposit Road. While there are other locations in the area, we prefer this one because we get quicker service and the wait-staff is really friendly. You can dine-in or order take-out.
Applebee's - Who doesn't love Applebee's and their delicious steaks and appetizers?!? Applebee's in Colonial Park has a great dining atmosphere and we really enjoy all of the specials that they run on their appetizers. Really friendly wait-staff and the menu has something for everyone.
Outback Steakhouse - Most of the locals that we know enjoy visiting the Outback Steakhouse located on Union Deposit Road when it comes to enjoying an affordable steak dinner. We have many steak houses in the area, but most of the people that I know prefer dining at Outback.
Olive Garden - You'll find the Olive Garden located off route 22 in Colonial Park and it's located near many of the major shopping centers. When we take the entire family out for dinner, the majority of the time they select the O.G. as their choice. If you enjoy visiting a family-friendly restaurant that offers authentic Italian food, the Olive Garden is the perfect choice.
Buffalo Wild Wings - There are a lot of restaurants in the area that offer bbq wings, but our favorite place to get them is at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at the Colonial Park Mall, off of Jonestown Road. They have oodles of different type's of chicken wings on their menu and the service is always great! You can dine-in or grab take-out!
The Brats Grille - This restaurant just opened a couple of months ago and is fantastic if your looking for a hot meal in a casual atmosphere. You'll find them located on 3867 Derry Street and they serve delicious-tasting brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, cheesesteaks, subs and more!
There are oodles of great casual dining restaurants in the Harrisburg area and this list of 12 is just scratching the surface. Do you have a favorite place that you enjoy eating at? If so, let us know about it in our comments section below. Bon Appetite!