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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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Springfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We ate in the Tavern and it was excellent. It's a great atmosphere and it takes you back in time to be in the tavern. Service was excellent and the staff dresses in period costumes which definitely adds to the wonderful atmosphere. There is also a nice gift shop upstairs that is worth stopping by.

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Geneseo, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to get in short notice here after recommendation from locals, and were extremely pleased. The food was very good and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was excellent and the theming was was wonderful. If you have a chance to eat here, do-you will not be disappointed! Our time was short but we would have loved... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our food was good, the service was decent, and the chips are amazing. Of the 24 hours we were here, we at the tavern twice. Be sure to go downstairs, upstairs is nothing special. There is a civil war gift shop as well up stairs.

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Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited the restaurant during December 2013 and had an absolutely wonderful evening. The establishment was tastefully decorated, the staff were in delightful period costumes, and the food and service superb. The highlight of the evening was the entertainment provided by John DuRant, an old fashioned Troubadour, who had a song for everyone at the table.Gettysburg is well worth a... More

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Danbury, CT
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner by the fireplce in the downstairs dining room. The upstairs dining room is much bigger and you eat in area's that resemble beds.

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Medina NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful service!!!! We will definitely come back here when we are in town!

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Swanton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our serving "wench" was very nice....They serve the best french onion soup I ever ate. Portions were generous.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The moment you walk down the stairs into the tavern, you feel like you are a part of history! I can't explain it, but I always feel it. The food could be terrible (which it is NOT....it's very good) and I would still love this place! You have to promise yourself you'll go there if you're in Gettysburg! Good food,... More

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Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Dobbin House was recommended by our host. The restaurant quality was very good. It is very dark in the tavern, but that is what makes it authentic to the 1800's. Would definitely go back to this restaurant the next time we are in the area.

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Lyons, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I took an impromptu trip to Gettysburg with my daughters and had their pictures done at Victorian Photography Studio. I asked the women there for a restaurant recommendation and she recommended Dobbin House Tavern. We LOVED it. If you want an authentic Gettysburg experience, this is the place to go. It is lit by candlelight and underground, such an awesome... More

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