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The Forebay

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University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 (University Drive)
+1 717-520-5408
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Upscale with the kids

Whilst in the world of Hershey, this venue is worth your while. Great steaks, seafood, and the most complete wine list I have seen in the resort. Only reason for the 4 stars- overcooked entree and in-palatable risotto. Offered free dessert but really just wanted what was ordered. Please do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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Chantilly, Virginia
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a nice restaurant with a nice patio setting to enjoy a good meal. Unfortunately they don't seem to care about the guests experience. I guess they are so busy they don't care about repeat business? The waiter was very nice, but not into customer service. A third of my filet mignon was fat and the rest had a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

On our last night I decided to try the most expensive restaurant at The Hershey Lodge. I wasn't disappointed. We ate outside on the balcony. Pretzel bread with stone ground mustard was served before the meal. The waitress was good. The food was delicious. This was the only night I chose not to get a dessert, opting instead for 2... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When I have a five starts experience I always take into consideration the price. My 3 stars are only because the prices are not worth the food, this hotel (including the restaurants) was overall that experience. The food was not bad, a little greasy but okay. But for the prices they should serve exceptional food, not the case.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We called ahead to check if any tables were available but none were until later in the evening. The staff at the front of the restaurant suggested that we sit at the bar instead where there was no wait. When we arrived, a section had already been set aside for us. The bartender took our order as soon as we... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the food at the Forebay. The atmosphere is rustic, and lodge like so I was surprised when I saw the great wine list and menu. The portion sizes are great and the flavors and quality phenomenal. The service was excellent, give this restaurant a try, you will not be disappointed!

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Whilst in the world of Hershey, this venue is worth your while. Great steaks, seafood, and the most complete wine list I have seen in the resort. Only reason for the 4 stars- overcooked entree and in-palatable risotto. Offered free dessert but really just wanted what was ordered. Please do not let this snapshot hold you back!!!! Great food and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I made a reservation prior to our trip to Hershey. Our hostess was very nice and we were quickly seated at a table along the windows. Our waiter, Jim, came by and introduced himself, then told us a bit about the specials for that evening. He took our drink order and came back with warm pretzel sticks... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My hopes were high from the interesting menu selection. My beet salad was outstanding. I ordered the scallop entree from the server's recommendation, and regretted doing so. The presentation wasn't very good. There are SO many outstanding restaurants in Hershey that I wouldn't waste my time here.

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ate dinner there while staying at the Hershey Lodge. The two of us both enjoyed the food and service but the entrees are expensive, and the bill was well over $100, so be forewarned.

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Long Beach, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Steak I ordered was perfect and very tasty. Our waiter suggested the Chocolate Martini and boy was he right. It was very yummy, but not for the faint at heart. I'm a light-weight drinker and it floored me. But it was worth it. Nice staff, good food, and great martini

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Additional Information about The Forebay

Address: University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: +1 717-520-5408
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
    (University Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: +1 717-520-5408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?