We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dobbin House Tavern

89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
717-334-2100
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 115 restaurants in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
Write a Review

1,823 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
    953
    521
    243
    64
    42
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Warren, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It is supposed to be the oldest Inn, or something like that. The staff is dressed in period clothing, which is nice. The entrance is small and you feel like stepping back in time with low ceilings and a small door. The entry food has a weight and rope as a closing mechanism. I think the attraction is the building,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Robbins House. Step back in time. You are greeted by ladies in period costumes. Service was good, the atmosphere was outstanding. I had the Maryland Crabcakes which were the best I have ever had. No fillers just lots of wonderful crabmeat. Excellent! My husband had the lambchops and was very satisfied with his... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Been coming here for decades. Food and drink are good. Basement location mimics old pub style of colonial times. Can be very tight during busy periods, but worth a trip at least once. Staff usually very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Its a very interesting room down several difficult stairs. It almost felt like a Rathskeller. We at sat at the bar and had a good people watching view. We ordered the crab cake sandwich, onion soup, Salamagundi salad. Think chef salad. It was huge, but good. Also had the sweet bread appetizer with various fruits, and cheeses. I was really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bowie, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Ate upstairs in the bedroom area. Fantastic ambiance. Romantic and cozy. I had the roasted duck. Succulent and absolutely delicious. The house salad dressing was so divine that I purchased 2 pints form the kitchen to go. Service was impeccable . I was so very pleased.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halethorpe, Maryland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We are constantly adding to our favorite places to eat in Gettysburg, the list keeps getting longer. We were lucky to be able to get a table out on this historic tavern's casual, umbrella covered patio. We were there about two in the afternoon and so missed the lunch crowds and, on such a great day got to enjoy the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We sat outside and had a wonderful meal at the Dobbin House. The wait for the restaurant was long so we decided to grab a table out front since the wait was only a few minutes there. Glad we did. The menu is the Springhouse Tavern and the food is delicious. My husband said it was the best sandwich he... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Gettysburg and we had no idea what was around. We asked at the office of the campground to give us a lead on some of the places that the locals like to eat. This place topped their list. However, they recommended eating in the basement tavern section. Walk downstairs and it was like walking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evanston, Illinois
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Dobbin house is long on atmosphere and serves excellent food at reasonable prices. The restaurant itself is an historic building with a long history, and the rooms are all visually interesting, with staff dressed in traditional garb, and some rooms located in the actual cellar, with only candles for illumination. Food is varied, but I enjoyed a terrific crabcake... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to the Dobbin House more than 10 years, mainly for the historic atmosphere and not because of the value of the food. I love the history of this property, with the Springhouse Tavern in the basement being my favorite place to eat. And I like being able to stop out front were the small beer garden... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dobbin House Tavern also viewed

 

Been to Dobbin House Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dobbin House Tavern, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing