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The Black Gryphon

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54 Mount Gretna Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-1395
717-367-1859
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Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
dherr55
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Annville, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food and delicious beers and ciders on tap! I came here once alone and once with my boyfriend and both times, excellent service.

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Middletown
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped in Thursday night, I had taco special $1.00 each, guess I expected more, but for a buck ea. Wife had crab cake, was good. Best part was the fries, really good. My draft beer was chilled, not COLD. Service seemed slow, we were the only that ordered food. Waitress was spot on. Not excited bout the place, sorry.

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Lancaster, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We discovered The Black Gryphon a few months ago while hunting for a place open on Sunday and have added it to our list of regular favorites. My husband has a passion for good beer and loves their selection of unique varieties and craft brews. Their food is consistently great and I am always impressed with their use of seasonal... More 

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Downingtown, PA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although this restaurant was recommended to us we were very disappointed with the food. The service was OK however when we expressed our dissatisfaction with the food which we hardly ate any of it, we were shocked that they did not discount our check. I doubt we would go back to this restaurant. They have a huge bar if that... More 

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blackgryphon, Owner at The Black Gryphon, responded to this review

Sorry for your disappointment with your dining experience at our restaurant. We train all of our staff when a patron is not pleased that we are informed right away, so that gives us a chance to correct the situation. We have spoke with our staff who would have been present at the time that you dined with us and they... 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: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?