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The Fairfield Inn

15 West Main Street, P.O. Box 300, Fairfield, PA 17320
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Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Fairfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: With origins dating to 1757, The Fairfield Inn is one of America's oldest, continuously operated Inns. The Inn offers all the refinement and charm one would expect from a small luxury hotel. Individually decorated bedrooms, spacious private bathrooms, and elegant, tastefully furnished suites and parlours invite you to relax. Proud to be Celebrating and Serving Fine Food & Spirits to travelers and guests for over 250 years.Built nineteen years before the Declaration of Independence, The Fairfield Inn was originally the Mansion House of Squire Miller, an original founder of the town. In the 250 years that have passed, the Mansion House has hosted many famous Americans such as Patrick Henry, nephew of Squire William and Isabella Henry Miller, Thaddeus Stevens, Generals Robert E. Lee & J.E.B. Stuart, Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Plank and The Eisenhowers.When the Battle of Gettysburg was over, the Confederate Army retreated West through Fairfield. General Robert E. Lee and his officers stopped to eat at the Inn. After touring the Battlefield, we invite you to retreat to our style of history and hospitality. Unwind in one of our luxurious suites or guest rooms. Sip hot spiced cider by one of our eight fireplaces or have a drink in Squire Miller’s Tavern. Enjoy seasonal specialties on our front porch or dine in the original Mansion House. From our famous Chicken & Biscuits to our Chef’s signature dishes featuring the finest hand cut steaks and fresh seafood, taste why over four centuries of fine service and culinary expertise make dining at The Fairfield Inn a deliciously unique experience.
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Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

100% worth the short 10 minute drive from the Gettysburg battlefield to The Fairfield Inn. The house itself has just as much history as anything in Gettysburg but the food is much better than the Farnsworth or Dobbin House. The service is much better as well. The Fairfield Inn staff was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I would strongly suggest making... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

It's always a joy to hear from another happy guest. More

Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Yes," Historical" is the word!!! The Inn/Tavern on the main route west from Gettysburg is the route and stopping place of the Confederate Troops as they were withdrawing from Gettysburg. The floors are 'uneven' and some steps you take feel as though you are 'leaning' but it gives character and meaning to the History of the place. It is STILL... More

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John G K, Manager at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We endeavor to make all of our guests comfortable, and to treat them well. As for all the coins that are located throughout the house, this year I will be donating them to Rotary International's PolioPlus fund. It is dedicated to eliminating polio in the world, and to keep polio OUT of the world. More

Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had all of our meals here. Sunday brunch was fabulous. Dinner previous evenings we had Filet that was so tender and cooked perfectly and crab cakes with huge lumps of sweet crab meat (big compliment coming from someone from Baltimore), pork tenderloin was outstanding as was the prime rib.

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, Nancy. Your words are very kind, and I enjoyed reading them. Please come back to visit soon. More

Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When you go to a restaurant in a historic town, in a beautiful historic building - with pretty high prices.....well, you expect higher than average. Service is so-so. Depending on the day. Food is average. Little selection. Which is okay, but - but, then it ought to be outstanding! We have gone numerous times, throughout the years. And it varies... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

I'm not sure how to respond to the reviewer's comments. By his or her own admission, they last visited the Inn in October, 2013, a year ago. I hope this person comes again. We have a good selection of menu items to include 6 appetizers, 5 salads, and 15 entrees. We also have our tavern menu. We use nothing but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been here a few times in the past for dinner and always enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Today, they were advertising a Buffet Brunch, so we decided to check it out. All though we were not hungry enough for all that food, the manager, Jeff, personally showed us what was available on the buffet. There was a... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. Jeff is new to the Inn and has been doing a bang up job as general manager. I am looking forward to the Huzzie event, whatever that may be. But it sounds fun! More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

i had to be coaxed and cajoled to finally try this place. I have certainly driven farther to be as greatly disappointed as i was greatly surprised by this lovely Inn! I guess the fact that it was a rainy night made the trip even more unpleasant. Upon entering the front door, the charm oozed from the historic walls. Having... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks for the great review, Steve. I will pass your kind remarks to our charismatic GM, Jeff. In the short time that he has been here, he has really made some improvements in the place and in the level of service. I hope to see you again soon, perhaps at our new Sunday Brunch Buffet. More

Saline, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great authentic inn, the food was exceptionally good. The food was rustic, hardy and serving size was large enough to share. We were served by Mary Lou and she took great pains to make sure we were well taken care of. The crab soup was more of a a stew filled with crab and local vegetables. They... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review. Thanks for all of your kind comments. As a side note, we are donating one dollar to the United Way for every one of this month's special Lobster Pie. You have until the end of August (tomorrow) to participate. More

Oxford, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been here before but this was our first stop with John the new owner.  We met Jeff, the manager and were waited on by Mary Lou, who has been at the Fairfield a long time.   I had the trout with wild rice, mixed veggies and a mixed greens salad with mandarin oranges, walnuts and house dressing. My... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

This has got to be the best and most mouth-watering review that we have received! Thank you. Because of a quirk in the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, I cannot obtain a Iicense to sell alcoholic beverages. However, the local winery has a license to sell here as an independent business. That's why you get two checks at the end of your... More

Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very nice meal in the tavern at the inn. Husband had Caesar salad with steak, I had crab cake sandwich. They were both delicious.

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

Many people have commented that we serve the best crab cakes that they have ever eaten. So I appreciate your remark about your meal. I'm looking forward to your next visit. Try the prime rib. It's to die for. More

Mishawaka, Indiana
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We recently dined at The Fairfield Inn as part of a bus tour group from Indiana. We welcomed by the owner who also shared some of the history of the Inn. Both the food and service were very good. The evening was topped off by a visit from "Robert E Lee and his wife". This couple of actors live in... More

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John G K, Owner at The Fairfield Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We host many bus groups each year, and the ones who seem to enjoy it most are the groups that also engage one of the re-enactors. We have had the Lees, President Lincoln, General and Mrs. Grant, and Mamie Eisenhower here. They are all informative and great fun. More

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Additional Information about The Fairfield Inn

Address: 15 West Main Street, P.O. Box 300, Fairfield, PA 17320
Phone Number: 717-642-5410
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Fairfield
Average Prices: USD 18 - 37
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar, Family Fare

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