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Dobbin House Tavern

89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
717-334-2100
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Ranked #7 of 109 restaurants in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Cato, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner in the tavern located in the basement of the Doddin House. It was fun to eat by candlelight. We have dined in the upstairs restaurant before and found the food lacking at that price point. This year we wanted to try the more moderate priced tavern and stuck with the more simple dishes. Enjoyed the roasted chicken... More

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Washington, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I took my husband to the Dobbin House Tavern for his birthday dinner. We loved the ambience & atmosphere (it's basically a basement, mostly lit by candlelight). Overall, we were a bit disappointed. It was very crouded. The food, for what we got, was overpriced. We got 1 appetizer, 2 beers each, dinner, and the bill was $80. He got... More

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Opp, Al
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was perfect after an enjoyable day on the battlefields. We loved the atmosphere, which gave one the feel of stepping back in time. The servers were very friendly, helpful, and knew the menu well, making recommendations at our request, which we followed and enjoyed when the food arrived. We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we returned the... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on a weekday during Spring Break, slightly after the lunch hour. The Tavern was crowded, so we ate at the bar in order not to have to wait. The bartender was quite friendly, took our lunch order efficiently, and was very attentive at all times. I highly recommend the sparkling cider- refreshing after walking all over Gettysburg and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you want to immerse yourself in your trip to Gettysburg, have a meal down in the Dobbins House Tavern. Decent food, fairly priced but great way to feel like you are back in an 1800s tavern.

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Rumford, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We recently had lunch at the Dobbin House, downstairs in the Tavern. The atmosphere is charming: stone walls, candlelight, waitresses in authentic period tavern dress, exactly what you'd expect. The food was good -- we kept it basic -- tavern sandwiches, but the onion soup is worth mentioning -- excellent favor and the thickest layer of cheese I've had on... More

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canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here and found the place to be very busy. We were shown to our table upstairs. It was just behind a partition. A bit breezy and not particularly open. The waitresses were dressed in costume - long skirts and aprons. Our food arrived quickly. It was ok, but large, un-imaginative serves. The atmosphere was dark, with just... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We fell in love with the Dobbin House Tavern. We dined in the Spring House Tavern, and our food and service was excellent. Be sure to try the "Baked King's Onion Soup."

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Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went here for lunch after visiting the battlefield because it was recommended by a local visitors center. The information on the menu states it is the oldest building in Gettysburg and it has a lot of history. Completely restored authentically to its original state it is now serving as it almost always did as a home/tavern/... More

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Canterbury, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We recently had dinner at the Dobbin House, downstairs in the Tavern. The atmosphere is wonderful. Stone walls, candlelight, waitresses in authentic period tavern dress, exactly what I was hoping for. The food and drinks were very good. We will definitely be back next time we are in town!

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