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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Officially a favorite!

The Dobbin House was a favorite restaurant of my husbands since he was a child. I finally got to join him there last year, it's now a favorite of mine too. Beautiful building and grounds, each room is unique and a step back in time. The wait staff, in period clothing, is friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Dobbin House was a favorite restaurant of my husbands since he was a child. I finally got to join him there last year, it's now a favorite of mine too. Beautiful building and grounds, each room is unique and a step back in time. The wait staff, in period clothing, is friendly and knowledgeable. Then there is the food.... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our lunch at Dobbin House Tavern! The French onion soup was the best part! The historic building was fascinating to tour and really added to our Gettysburg experience!

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to eat downstairs in the Tavern to have a more "down to earth" experience than the restaurant upstairs. For us, this was a good decision, and I will highly recommend others to go here. The Tavern is popular, however when we came at 19:15 hrs, four days before July 4th, we only had to wait for 15 min... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ate here one night and was lucky to get a table for two as it was so busy. It's in the cellar so there are no windows and although there are trying to create an atmosphere it's very dark. So much so, we struggled to even read the menu. Food was okay but nothing to rave about.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A restaurant in a 1776 home. The food, staff dress, and music from the colonial period. We loved dining by candlelight. The prime rib and lamb chops were wonderful. We recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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177 reviews 177 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place has a lovely (and expensive) dining room upstairs, and a smaller tavern downstairs. We opted for the dinner in the tavern and enjoyed the colonial decor and didn't like the food at all. My entree was their roast chicken which looked and tasted like one of the rotisserie chickens we see in every supermarket, except for the higher... More 

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Durand, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

my family always eats here when we're in Gettysburg. love the atmosphere and the food! since the dobbin house has been around since colonial times, the servers are all in clothes that would have been worn at that time. we always eat in the cellar. the atmosphere down there is more casual than the main floor dining area. you can... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was my second time eating at the Dobbin House. We ate in the tavern downstairs. Although small and a little cramped, I still enjoy it! The waitresses wear period clothes and the tavern looks how you would expect it to in 1776. Great service and good food! How often can you say you had dinner in a historic building?!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The house was built in 1776- the year our United States gained independence from England! That in itself is incredible. My dad and I ate in the Tavern (basement section) because it was a last minute decision and we had not made reservations. The Tavern is really cool- a very oldtime feel. The staff was dressed in 1700s attire. They... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and the red Sangria was wonderful.We had the Crab Imperial which was very good. Very nice atmosphere in a restored tavern.

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Additional Information about Dobbin House Tavern

Address: 89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
Phone Number: 717-334-2100
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
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
Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Pub

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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: French, American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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