We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Forebay

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 (University Drive)
+1 717-520-5408
Improve this listing
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
  • 7
  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Really good food

Really enjoyed my dinner here. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and pleasant. I would go again for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Morris Plains, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Minersville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When entering restaurant you are greeted immediately. Big roomy tables and chairs so comfortable! So many choices on drinks! Menu was fabulous! Sausage cornbread was delicious1Had boneless shortribs, used my fork and just fell apart! The five tier chocolate cake was so rich. Overall experience was excellent! Would definitely recommend it!

Thank RoseLuke
Morris Plains, New Jersey
Level Contributor
117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my dinner here. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and pleasant. I would go again for sure.

Thank pandemonium93
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As I mentioned in my review for Harvest, the upscale dining options in Hershey are limited so you may find yourself here whether you like it or not. The menu is limited and the quality of the food is "professional execution" as opposed to "good" so it's hard for me to recommend it. We actually prefer the lobby bar and... More 

Thank EP1165
Level Contributor
57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Joined the birthday club and it was well worth our trip out to Hershey. Highly recommend the Forebay Restaurant. I ordered the Chocolate Shrimp, yep chocolate,and shrimp. Shrimp grilled and dusted with chocolate, very good. Served over cheesy grits with a corn relish. Recommend this dish. Husband ordered the crab cake, it was huge! Server with a sauted spinach and... More 

Thank brdnut
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The Forebay at Christmas is a special family tradition we look forward to all year. I always get the Catch of the Day special. It is a must if you like fish. This year it was fresh Cobia. It was absolutely perfectly cooked and so delicious. Our young children consider this one of their favorite restaurants and really like the... More 

Thank kzeemom
Delran, New Jersey
Level Contributor
92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a very relaxed atmosphere with a menu that has a sufficient variety of entrees. Great beverage options. Very pleasant and friendly wait staff. We had the scallops, the crab cakes, the shrimp, and the spare rib. All were excellent.

Thank John T
La Plata, Maryland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

this was our second visit to this restaurant and we had another excellent meal. The wait staff greeted my wife by name (a little heads up work up front). We both started with the soup special, a beef barley soup which was excellent almost as good as Mom's. I had the fish special which was excellent and my wife had... More 

Thank Edward K
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
164 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Came here with my husband for a business trip dinner. We wouldn't have chosen this restaurant if we were actually paying for our meals. The menu is all way overpriced for what you get. We were all very hungry and thought that ordering sandwiches would be faster than anything else so I got the rosemary chicken sandwich--chicken was dry and... More 

Thank nikkielynn07
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Great food and athmosphere at the Forebay in Hershey's Lodge. This upscale restaurant did not dissapoint. Service was excellent and the food was well prepared, featured unique chocolate based offerings, and was served with a smile. Only mentionable would be that the fish portions were extremely small, particularly when compared with other dishes served simultaneously. When at the Hershey Lodge,... More 

Thank MESerra
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I really think Hershey is one of the best places to eat in the Harrisburg area. We sat outside at The Forebay and it was extremely peaceful. Not too many tables crowded in the area. The food was delicious and the service was great.

Thank Danielle P

Travelers who viewed The Forebay also viewed


Been to The Forebay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Forebay and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Forebay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?