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Dobbin House Tavern

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89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
717-334-2100
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Step Back into the Past & Enjoy Delicious Food

My son and I visited the Gettysburg battlefield all day. The online reviews of the Dobbin House convinced us to dine there at 6pm before heading back to DC. The historic battlefield was amazing, but the Dobbin House was a highlight of the trip, placing us back into the 1776-1866 timeframe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jay P
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Cruz Bay, St. John
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch at this place on a bus tour 2 years ago and remembered that we liked the food then, so we had dinner there this time. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The staff dresses in Civil War period attire and the dining areas are decorated in the same way. There is a

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited the Gettysburg battlefield all day. The online reviews of the Dobbin House convinced us to dine there at 6pm before heading back to DC. The historic battlefield was amazing, but the Dobbin House was a highlight of the trip, placing us back into the 1776-1866 timeframe. Period tavern furnishings, table settings, server uniforms, and tasty... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We have made numerous trips to Gettysburg, and never visited the Dobbin House. What a mistake that was! We were in Gettysburg last week and visited the tavern twice. Both experiences were wonderful. The atmoshere was wonderful, with a darkened tavern lit with candles burning at the tables, and low lighting from the ceiling lights. Also, the staff are in... More 

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Clarence, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This pub style has an old world charm. The food is great and reasonable. The servers are dressed in period costume and candles on the tables make the room appear like back in the 1863. The underground railroad runs through the pub.

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Dover, DE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

I had always wanted to come to the Dobbins House after encountering it on several "ghost walks" in town. I loved the authentic old fashioned experience. The food was great and the waitress was a sweetheart. We will return!

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RALEIGH, NC
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132 reviews 132 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was our second visit here in past seven months, this experience was outstanding. Our waitress couldn't have been better and offered a bit of history to go with the meal. The food and drinks were tops as it was on our previous visit. Plenty of parking ....... Looking forward to returning again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I had received a gift certificate to the Dobbin House as part of a package at our Bed & Breakfast, and went on our first night in Gettysburg. The Dobbin House has two separate sections, split into the Springhouse Tavern and the Alexander Dobbin Dining Room. We ate in the dining room, the more formal of the... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We have traveled to Gettysburg Pa in excess of 20 times and we always eat at the Dobbin House, most often in the Spring House Tavern in the basement. The building is a Colonial era building and that's the ambience of the restaurant. The menu hadn't changed in years, but why change something that works so well? We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Food was wonderful, service was top notch, the ambiance was perfect. I HIGHLY recommend eating here. And it was family friendly while still being very upscale and even romantic. Amazing!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The restaurant was busy and the service and the food were very good. I had a salad which was fresh and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: 717-334-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?