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Dobbin House Tavern

89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
717-334-2100
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Ranked #7 of 114 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
Eaton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We actually went to the tavern downstairs, which was more reasonably priced. It was interesting. The waitstaff was dressed in period clothing and it had an authentic tavern feel. It was dimly lit, and it could have been romantic. I had the split roasted chicken, and the dark meat was wonderful, but the white meat was dry. The seasoning on... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good food in a Rev. era tavern setting. The wooden bar was used for 6 generations, lost, then found again to be used by another member of the family.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When in an historic area, there is a natural tendency to want to take a step back in time and imagine what it must have looked like. Our evening at the Springhouse Tavern, underneath the Dobbin House Tavern, offered just that opportunity. The setting is very 1860's; stone walls, dark paneling, candle light and a wait staff in period costumes.... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Even if you don't have a meal here, you must see the Dobbin House! The Springhouse Tavern includes a beautiful old bar and stone walls, running spring water (although I think it's been diverted from it's original location!) The Dobbin House upstairs is charming and you can see the area where runaway slaves hid during the Underground Railroad days. Food... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had lunch in the tavern which is very busy and has a good menu. The food was very good and fresh with very attentive service. The atmosphere is such that you can feel the history in the place and visualize what it must have been like 150 years ago.

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connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor, our Inn Keeper and friends all said we had to eat here while in Gettysburg. We all agreed it was worth the visit. We enjoyed the atmosphere including the troubadour. All our meals were all excellent from the salmon, lamb chops, crab and roasted chicken. I wouldn't bring young children, it seems more appropriate for adults or older... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Gettysburg for years and a trip to Gettysburg would not be complete without a visit to Dobbins. The Springhouse is definitely the best way to experience Dobbins. The atmosphere is the best. We do not need to see the menu, our meal has always been the same, french onion soup, sweet bread with cream cheese,... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stop by here whenever we are in town. The food is great. Try the onion soup. Service is always good.If you can , get a table in the outside bar and restaurant area.It's great on a beautiful night

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We love historic buildings and stories that go with them. We had dinner by candlelight in the spring-house, and enjoyed the camaraderie of the diners. Our meal was very good, timely served, and good value.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate in the tavern and it had a great atmosphere. Staff dressed in period clothes and the menu would set in the time period as well. Food was very good. Definitely will come back!

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