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University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 520-5401
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical Hotel Fare, Noisy Environment

It's a sports bar to be sure so I guess you can expect some noise but it wasn't even that crowded and we could barely hear each other. The food, honestly, was just average. My daughter had chicken tenders and my husband and I had salads which were just ok. Don't get me wrong, it's fine in a pinch... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
DC/VATravelGirl
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Washington, DC
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  • Families with children
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

It's a sports bar to be sure so I guess you can expect some noise but it wasn't even that crowded and we could barely hear each other. The food, honestly, was just average. My daughter had chicken tenders and my husband and I had salads which were just ok. Don't get me wrong, it's fine in a pinch but... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had a burger and fries and it was very tasty. Wait staff were very good and the food was prepared as ordered. Prices were reasonable and service was fast.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Being a huge hockey fan, I loved the atmosphere. However, I found the food to be average at best. The price reflects the atmosphere, but not food quality. Both times we dined there, the food was heavily seasoned with salt and/or MSG. I expected more from a "resort" restaurant.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great atmosphere. Loved the huge big screen. I really like the Greek Gyro Salad. My tip is just to cut everything up, take a little tzatziki dressing then fork of salad. I enjoyed my 2 visits there so far. Will be back next time I stay at the Hershey Lodge

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Long Beach, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friends stopped here for a few appetizers and drinks. Nice place to sit and talk with friend. We had the Onion Rings and Nachos with beer and cider.

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Summit, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I wish I had noted our waitresses name because she was very nice and friendly and she deserves to be recognized. While there our 6 yr old son wasn't feeling well and rested his head on my lap for the entire meal. The waitress was very nice to him and kept checking on him and offering him water. He smiled... More 

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was ok but pricey. Nachos were good while wings were flavorful but cold. Order steak special, Cajun and blue cheese. Awful, absolutely no flavor. Cheese steak only had beef in the middle of the grinder roll. A microwave one from a gas station may taste better . Go for beer and food if you have an expense account. Kids... More 

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Henryville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I remember always looking forward to hanging at the Bears Den. As a part of the convention center hotel... Last call was always a couple shorts steps from my bed. My last visit was lacking! While the atmosphere is still great, I was disappointed in the tap selection and the fact last call came at 12:00 with an entire bar... More 

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's like having dinner right on the ice. Food is excellent, but come hungry. The portions are huge. Appetizers are definitely for sharing.

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Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Typical type food that you would find at any sports restaurant. Lots of TVs and sports memorabila. Lots of food and great wait staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: (717) 520-5401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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