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54 Mount Gretna Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-1395
717-367-1859
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ginger & Green Tea Creme Brûlée.

This is the restaurant you should be going to instead of wasting your money at Rockwells. Dishes are creative and interesting. My family loves the chocolate wings which I have reviewed before. Tonight I had ginger and green tea creme brûlée, kind of an Asian version of the classic. Warm, gingery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Michelle O
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is the restaurant you should be going to instead of wasting your money at Rockwells. Dishes are creative and interesting. My family loves the chocolate wings which I have reviewed before. Tonight I had ginger and green tea creme brûlée, kind of an Asian version of the classic. Warm, gingery goodness. Amy was a great server. Very knowledgeable and... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Unfortunately for the owners this IS E-towns best kept secret. It does not get near the customers it should based on the quality of food and beer selection. Outside of building looks worn and I believe that is one of the reasons people do not stop. Several of our friends have said they can't get past the appearance of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We have tried many times to make this place a go to place. It smells inside. The food is sub Par. Homemade tonic ? Really?

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

As we drove toward Elizabethtown and passed T.J. Rockwell's, we were amazed at the large number of cars in their lot. What was even more amazing was the lack of cars (and customers) at the Black Gryphon! T.J. Rockwell's is okay, but they don't hold a candle to the quality of The Black Gryphon. If you want a piece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I was expecting pricey small portions etc... well my expectations were PROVEN WRONG!! on part pricing exceptional food great "bar" burger!! One of our local best kept secrets!!

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My experience has not been great at the Black Gryphon. First, it has odd hours and days when it is open. The last time we were in for happy hour/dinner we were charged full price at the bar for half price drinks and small plates, when we brought it to the bartenders attention, he told us, when we came in... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Arrival experience says it needs some attention- but I think you will like it. They have a huge beer list. I am a fan of craft beer and have been since the late 1980's. I have to admit I did not have experience with 80% plus of the beers on the list. I do not know if that is good... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love this place! The food is so different and delicious, the menu changes every season so the chef/owner Toeny can use the freshest local ingredients he can find. The daily happy hour small plate specials are great as well as the beer and wine selections. Dave, the bartender makes a mean cocktail-their martini's and specialty drinks are awesome. This is... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are looking for some thing non-traditional, this is the place. The menu has an English flair and the selection of beers is impressive.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Black Gryphon is a fine alternative dining spot: It's not a franchise; not a chain. It's a family owned, family run establishment without pretense. We arrived, a party of 8 including children, to find a table waiting and Eric, our server, anxious to please. The beer selection is truly impressive with on-tap choices that are overwhelming. Eric was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Mount Gretna Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-1395
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Elizabethtown
  • Phone Number: 717-367-1859

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?