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The Forebay

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

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Best the Lodge had to offer.

The food was ok, as in Texas steakhouse steaks quality but $10 more. Pretzel sticks were very good, shrimp excellent and dessert was what you expect from Hershey. Very limited seating, so call ahead. Children meals are pricey but you get actual cooked food not frozen chicken nuggets. Best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
deeter123
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Long Beach, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate here the night we were supposed to drive back home. I would say that it's the nicest restaurant in The Hershey Lodge. They have many options for food and the service was exceptional. No complaints for the food, almost everything was cooked perfectly and everything tasted great. They are also very god when it comes to allergy accommodations.... More 

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

The food was ok, as in Texas steakhouse steaks quality but $10 more. Pretzel sticks were very good, shrimp excellent and dessert was what you expect from Hershey. Very limited seating, so call ahead. Children meals are pricey but you get actual cooked food not frozen chicken nuggets. Best restaurant at the lodge.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place was a little pricey. The atmosphere was very nice, comfortable and quiet. Nice to wind down and the food was good.

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York, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was at a convention at the Hershey Motor Lodge and had a business dinner here. Ideal for that; pace is slow and quiet; no noisy music; lots of space between tables. It's on the second floor over the lobby and designed for lodge guests. A little on the expensive side so it's not a grab-a-bite spot. You go here... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try The Forebay because it was restaurant week in Hershey. The decor is a bit of a cross between rustic and sports bar but the food and service were excellent. The waiter made recommendations on the restaurant week menu and he was spot on. The fried artichoke and lemon was excellent - I was amazed at how... More 

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Lake Ariel PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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,
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?