Gettysburg is steeped in the history of the Civil War. In 1863, it was the site of the epic Battle of Gettysburg, in which some 50,000 soldiers were killed. It is also, of course, the place where Abraham Lincoln delivered the immortal Gettysburg Address. The town itself is made up of houses, hotels and taverns dating back several centuries, but Gettysburg offers more modern travel and leisure activities, as well, like wine tastings, orchard tours, shopping and golfing.
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4.5 based on 722 reviews
Step through the door of one of Gettysburg's culinary treasures and be drawn in by the amazing aroma wafting from the open kitchen. A cozy setting within an updated former diner, guests have their pick of small tables or communal dining. The new American cuisine is full of selection and flavor with a changing menu to keep you coming back for something new. Open daily for lunch and dinner, select from fresh salads, sandwiches or dive into an artisan wild mushroom pizza. There's nothing common about the mouth-watering vegetable powerhouse sandwich on wheat berry bread, the muffaletta or any of the chef's seasonal selections. Be sure to include a side of house cut truffle parmesan fries. Save room for a delicious dessert. Made fresh, the selection of cakes and pies are complemented by a frothy cappuccino or caramel macchiato. Lunch or dinner, be sure to make Food 101 part of your next Gettysburg getaway.
Stopped in for lunch. The place is small, but it has a great vibe and the staff is very friendly. I ordered the tuna burger and it was delicious! Perfectly prepared tuna filet with olive tapenade, red onion, and roasted red peppers. So good! And, on the server's recommendation, I chose the Israeli couscous as the side. Win-win! Even the fresh brewed iced tea was great. Highly recommend!
4.5 based on 987 reviews
The Building That Hunt's Battlefield Fries And Cafe' Is In, Is An Old House That Familys Once Lived In. The House At 61 Steinwehr Ave Was Not Here Yet During The Civil War Battle Of Gettysburg, But Was Build About 1900, Yes It Is Small Inside, But We Make Great Use Of The Space. We are CLOSED FOR THE SEASON FROM THANKSGIVING, DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, REOPENING IN March.
The burgers and fries are very tasty. The burger comes from a local farm and is fresh. The burger and buns are grilled and served with your choice of toppings. Fries are fresh cut fries. Portion sizes are fairly large. Food prices are rather expensive compared to other places selling similar items.
The cafe is small and located in an old house. 4 tables.
No regrets; the food was great.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Gettysburg's only Irish-owned and operated pub offers a genuine taste of Ireland through "Ceol, cainte agus craic" Music, talk & fun. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner, The Garryowen, or "The GO" as it's know to our regulars, is as inviting as any pub found back in the old country with friendly service, a large selection of Irish whiskies, the best of Ireland's draft beers, and the perfect pour of Guinness which is complimented with a carefully picked selection of international and domestic premium beers, wines and spirits. Our kitchen prepares the most authentic Irish fare in the area from the owners' family recipes, with many ingredients imported directly from Ireland. Paired with traditional pub fare, made in house daily from scratch with local ingredients where possible. Our menu is sure to satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Enjoy your meal in our cozy dining room, by the fireplace or at the bar.The first and third Sundays of each month are a special treat for lovers of Irish music, with a traditional 'Seisun' from 2 til 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Atmosphere was disappointing. Was expecting an 1860's era Irish tavern and got a trendy NYC bistro. Enter through a classic pub then seated in a dining room decorated with really hideous "modern" art. The food was good but over-priced. A burger & fries and fish & chips with 2 beers cost more than two prime rib dinners and 2 beers elsewhere in town. Had to make reservations a day in advance. The waitstaff were friendly and efficient. Service was fast and attentive.
4.5 based on 155 reviews
We are a grain to glass distillery that produces our spirits from all local ingredients where possible. Our restaurant is open Wednesday- Saturday offering lunch and dinner. Sunday we offer Brunch from 11-3. Bar is open later than the kitchen Wed-Sat. There is no entry fee to enter the restaurant however there is a fee to take the distillery tour. Those under 21 can take the tour for free when they are accompanied by an individual over the age of 21. We also offer bottle sales on site!
My boyfriend and I visited on a Friday night while in town for the weekend. Plenty of parking, great list of cocktails and the food is amazing. I really liked the long “beer-hall” style tables, it got us talking with the couples around us and made for great conversation. We didn’t take the tour, but we did do the $5 cocktail tasting (tiny versions of their signature drinks to taste each of their spirits)
We ordered the Poutine, Mac & Cheese and the Burger. All sooo good… For drinks we had the Honey Crisp Apple Pie and the Old Fashioned. Everything was great, and even the owner was making his way around the room and stopping to chat with every table. You can really tell they love what they do and are proud of the products they serve.
Will definitely stop back in if we visit Gettysburg again!
4.5 based on 4 reviews
This restaurant knows how to pack them in. Don’t expect a romantic dinner. Even though very crowded, our food was better than average. It gets delivered pretty quickly. Fair wine list, nothing exceptional or extensive. We each had seafood... shrimp with crabmeat and a sauce, and Maryland crab cake. Both were good. Service is friendly, even if rushed.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
I was hungry for something and decided on Tommy's as friends recommended it. I ordered the meat lovers individual pizza. It was great! I would recommend this place too. Nice friendly people. Easy to walk to from many places. Out door seating in the summer is nice too.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Answer: The Blue & Gray Bar. Located in the center of the town, this place is always busy. So get there either early/late. Has a large bar/decent size dining room. Plenty of TV's for watching sports. Excellent selection of beers on tap (most craft brews). If you like wings & burgers, this place has both & does both very well. If you can put it on a wing, its on their menu. They also have about dozen different burger selections divide into Union/Confederate types. & in case you forget which one you order, they have a flag on the burger to remind. Overall excellent bar/restaurant. Only draw-back: Very crowded/popular.
4.5 based on 385 reviews
Fine dining in a cozy, business casual atmosphere. ~ Wine Spectator Award of Excellence ~ Susquehanna Style Magazine Silver Spoon Award Winner Business Meetings, Bus Groups, Rehearsal Dinners and other Private Events from 10-150.
We decided this restaurant on the outskirts of Gettysburg during the college's family weekend. We arrived there an one half hour earlier that our 7:30 reservation since our plans had changed and was told that they were unable to accomodate us but we would have to wait which we understood. We were seated on the patio which was a bt chilly. When we booked the reservation we were told that due to family weekend that had a fixed price menu of $65, which we agreed to. An appetizer, sorbet, entree and dessert. We were mistaken in thinking we were told that there was a salad course also. That was included in the appetizer course. Although from their website the $55 Prix Fixe Menu is comprised of four courses (one small plate, one soup/salad, one large plate and one dessert). Notice the $10 price increase for Family Weekend. Instead of sorbet we were served a tequila infused cube of watermelon with balsamic drizzle. Not exactly a palate cleanser. We tried the soup offered which was served tepid. I noticed that the table behind us returned theirs and got the salad instead. When it came to dessert, we went for the Smores plate which was inventive but was surprised that coffee was not offered, We might be back to try this in when a full menu is offered, or maybe try the associated bar and grill next door, but never again for a prix fixe menu.
4.5 based on 437 reviews
1863 Restaurant is a "family-friendly", unique, casual dining restaurant that offers a wide range of appetizers, steaks, salads, sandwiches and desserts plus a few playful twists on old classics. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu favorites include: steaks, jumbo lump crab cake, specialty sandwiches and seasonal salads. Don't miss our daily lunch & dinner specials.
The food at 1863 was marvelous. The calamari salad appetizer featured tender, lightly breaded calamari with arugula, shaved fennel, and pepperoncinis. It was beautifully balanced. The roasted spaghetti squash marinara was a hearty vegetarian entree that was tasty and filling. Both the pre-meal rolls and the bread that came with the entree were fresh, warm, and tender. The service at the hostess station by Linda, and especially by Nikki in the restaurant was friendly, attentive, prompt, and professional.
4 based on 1 reviews
We stopped here many years ago and had one of the best steaks ever but have not been back since. It was a smoking establishment at the time and that made our experience much less than awesome. PA has smoking laws now but not all restaurants and bars abide by that. Not sure if Eddie's does or not. We would like to try it again. The steaks were really really good.
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