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129 West German, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304 876-8777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Definitely worth a return visit

The food was excellent and so was the service. Portions just the right size. The only complaint I have is that there are no low cal entrees, but lots of great salads. It was very crowded with standing room only at the bar, that's why I gave the atmosphere a 4. Overall great place .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
jilcc
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Hagerstown, Maryland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and so was the service. Portions just the right size. The only complaint I have is that there are no low cal entrees, but lots of great salads. It was very crowded with standing room only at the bar, that's why I gave the atmosphere a 4. Overall great place .

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Hedgesville, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is not our first visit to The Press Room. Each time The dishes have been delicious, well-presented, and served promptly. The atmosphere is welcoming, friendly, and encourages one to relax and enjoy your delicious meal. The sea food dishes I have enjoyed have been among the best I have had. The Italian meals are scrumptious. The restaurant is small... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We selected The Press Room from several restaurants located on E. and W. German Street. We called for an early evening reservation and we were seated in the library as soon as we arrived. The library was a cozy room with nice decor. Service was friendly and appropriate. Meals were well prepared and presented. Our first course included roasted tomatoes... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We made a reservation about a week ahead. The place is small, so it is advised. We were there on a Saturday night. We were there over Christmas time and the restaurant is cozy with excellent service. The Italian dishes were superb and we loved how classy the place seems to be run. The wine list was very good too.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loved the atmosphere, but the bartender was swamped and the mixed drinks were mediocre. Only went for cocktails, though, so can't speak to the food.

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Phoenix, AZ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Best sea bass ever! The four of us had the best sea bass we've ever eaten, right here at the Press Room. A two-inch thick cut of fish cooked to perfection--tender and juicy meat with crispy skin over a bed of spinach surrounded by an orange reduction. Inexpensive but decent wine list. Service was extremely attentive, albeit delivered by a... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great little restaurant in Shepherdstown. Highly recommend this place for excellent service, food, and atmosphere.

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Press Room is a decent restaurant and the service is not bad, but my impression is that the quality of the dinners is going slightly downhill. While I know that the owner is from the once famous Yellow Brick Restaurant (which has gone down hill), it clearly is not up to the standards set by the Yellow Brick Restaurant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very unaccommodating to dietary requests. Menu never changes. They don't know how to cook without a ton of butter and cream being involved. Overpriced and uninspired. City snobbery without the quality.

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Laurel, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great food and the service was outstanding. We did not have a reservation, but they accommodated us with no problem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 West German, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Shepherdstown
  • Phone Number: 304 876-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?