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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    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
HoldenBea
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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56 restaurant reviews
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 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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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
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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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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?