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All 37 Elizabethtown Restaurants

The Black Gryphon

54 Mount Gretna Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-1395
717-367-1859
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Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Elizabethtown
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations

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  • English first
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English first
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
48 helpful votes 48 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I must say I was very surprised to see some of the reviews posted on this site. I can only express my opinion based on my personal experiences, and I have been to The Black Gryphon countless times over the course of the past year. I have never had a negative experience or a meal that I was not completely... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My wife and I stumbled onto this place more or less by accident, but was drawn in by the hope of an inviting English pub. It almost got there. I think there is a lot of potential, but based on our experience, it fell way short. There was no one thing that gave me that impression, just lots of little... More 

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

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with our establishment & your experience. Let me first explain that you were here on a Thursday, which is $1 Taco Night, which was not mentioned in your review, so, yes, the portion in each taco are smaller than what you would normally get on our taco plate on our lite fare... More 

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place is gross. The exterior of the building is covered in mold and mildue - so you can imagine what the kitchen must look like. The interior of the place is dark, dingy, has a "dirty-mop" smell, with food all over the floor (welcome critters). The service was slow, the food was cold, the drinks had an odd scum... More 

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

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with our establishment. To respond to your concerns about cleanliness, I will do them one at a time: Exterior of the building is not soiled by mold it is caused by road dirt, since we are in a heavily traffic area. Also, it has been caused by damage to our gutters over... More 

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

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