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The Forebay

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University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 (University Drive)
7175205408
Today
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful Birthday Dinner

Made reservations (which I recommend as the restaurant was quite crowded) to have my daughters 4th birthday dinner here while we were staying at The Lodge. The meal itself was wonderful. Our server Kim was the best paying very special attention to my daughter (who is a bit of a chatter box). We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
kidsensation23
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Lake Ariel PA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lake Ariel PA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Made reservations (which I recommend as the restaurant was quite crowded) to have my daughters 4th birthday dinner here while we were staying at The Lodge. The meal itself was wonderful. Our server Kim was the best paying very special attention to my daughter (who is a bit of a chatter box). We were able to order a small vanilla... More 

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I made reservations at The Forebay for what we hoped would be a romantic dinner on the last night of our stay at The Hershey Lodge. We were seated in what would have been a very romantic little corner booth, in a small recess in the wall. Unfortunately, directly in front of this recess was a long... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is in the lobby of the Hershey Lodge and provides an upscale, quiet retreat from the kids and families outside. The food was very good, not the best I have even had by any stretch, but our waiter was excellent and made dinner a really great experience. The venue is small and not particularly lavish, but nice, clean,... More 

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Carlisle,
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The Forebay has been at the Lodge forever, and unfortunately, this is reflected in the decor and menu. It's a bit pricy for what you get, and if they just did an update, they could justify the prices. It's clean, and the service is great, but the menu was blah and mediocre. The pretzel sticks are good, but a bit... More 

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Frackville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food was overall average, and honestly over priced. Our serve was a little slow, but very nice. The restaurant is located inside a hotel, which at this time of the year was very busy.

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Pittsburgh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Selected this restaurant for our anniversary since we were staying at Hershey Lodge. The pretzel bread served while you wait for your food is quite yummy! My husband and I both ordered garden salads which were large and very fresh. For our entrees, I selected the chicken, which was good, but had too many carbs involved as sides (mushroom stuffing,bread... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

this is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at. everything was made fresh. I ordered a pork special and my husband had a steak. we also ordered the iceberg wedge. we ate every last morsel of food on our plates. we enjoyed it so much we ate there the next night too. ordered completely different food and... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We've lived in Hummelstown for 2 years and finally decided to give this restaurant a shot last night. I guess I'd been overlooking it due to the reservations always being available on open table and I took that as a sign it may not be as good as Devon or the Circular Dining Room, Trevi V, etc. Lo and behold,... More 

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Near Detroit
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Everything on the menu was spot on. All the staff were professional and attentive. A little pricey but well worth it given the other choices on site.

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Sound Beach, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My family and I were on a family vacation, and we wanted to take her to the one of the Hershey restaurants. We had an enjoyable dinner the food was excellent. They even sang Happy Birthday to my mom. It was perfect. The staff was very nice. We will be going back again. I would definitely recommend this place.

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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: 7175205408

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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