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Dobbin House Tavern

89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
717-334-2100
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Ranked #8 of 115 restaurants in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

The food is great, but pricey. Eat in the tavern part (instead of the dining room) for a better value. A really neat experience, everyone should eat there at least once for the colonial feel. French onion soup is the best & I'm particularly fond of their Ruben sandwich!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Dobbins House has two dining locations. Dined in both locations - The Springhouse Tavern located in the beamed & fireplace decked basement of this historic building was very cozy and had a great little bar. Ate at the bar and the crabcake sandwich was very tasty. Specialty drinks served by a somewhat taciturn costumed lady (who eventually warmed up!)... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Dobbin House Tavern was a stop on the Underground Railroad and if you go to the tavern for dinner you can see the how and where. If you make a reservation, ask for one of the canopy tables; they are located on the second floor, on the way up, you will see the sight they utilized for the Underground... More

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here last Saturday night. Reservations are a must. We were led upstairs to the bedroom. What a great and fun way to dine. There are probably 6 canopy beds that have tables for 4-6 people to dine at. The other tables are with either wing back chairs or the stickle era furniture. Each table has a hurricane glass... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a very enjoyable experiece at Dobbin House Tavern. Steak was delicious, atmosphere is lovely and the staff very helpful and attentive. Very nice place, very family friendly

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Media, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A group of us ate at Dobbins last week. Wonderful service, exceptional food and in a beautiful candlelit dining room upstairs. Such a warm setting that fostered good conversation. The decor and period costumes added to the ambiance. Everyone's dish was well-prepared, and the homemade breads that were served were delicious. An enjoyable time for all, and we will return... More

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Homewood, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amongst the faux historical buildings in Gettysburg, is the real thing---Dobbin House, first occupied nearly 240 years ago. And within the Dobbin House (downstairs) is the Springhouse Tavern; not 240 years old, but with an atmosphere taking diners back to the old days, although serving modern tastes. While there are some booths available, most people eat at a long line... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Restaurant is in the basement...quaint...candle lit, waitresses dressed in character costumes. Limited beer on draft. Tables are crammed together but you soon fforget it once you're seated. Had the deli sandwich that was half smoked ham and half turkey, BF had the roast beef dip. Our meals were excellent. Service was a little slow.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I had lunch here and really enjoyed it. The room was candlelit and servers were in civil war era costume. I had the crab cake sandwich and it was delicious. My daughter had roast beef sandwich, also very good. It was used on the underground railroad and they have very interesting displays about that. Would like to... More

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Carrollton, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

can't say enough about the service or the food. Soup, main course dessert and a bottle of wine. great meal and our waitress was fantastic

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