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Ernie's Texas Lunch

American, Hot Dogs
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58 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1101
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great little diner

Great place for breakfast (I was there at 6:00, very few people). Great service from Karen and Tressy, just don't get Karen mad at you (LOL). Good food, friendly atmosphere fast service. Will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You're not going to find a cheap diner with more local authenticity than this place. The food is basic & "nothing to write home about" but the service is fast & friendly. The atmosphere hasn't changed in decades, which gives it a very genuinely vintage feel, and it's a great haven in Gettysburg if you're looking for something basic and... More 

Thank Gburgguy
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from the great state of Texas, the name of this diner caught my eye. I had just finished the Marine Corps Marathon in DC a few days ago & my friend & I were sightseeing in the area. Our waitress was an older lady (I say this with respect!) who quite possibly is one of the nicest people I... More 

Thank Cass0521
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast (I was there at 6:00, very few people). Great service from Karen and Tressy, just don't get Karen mad at you (LOL). Good food, friendly atmosphere fast service. Will return.

Thank DWG1861
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch, I had a Texas Dog w fries and an iced tea for $6 including taxes. My dog was a fat PA style hot dog which came with mustard, a scoop of mild chili and finely chopped onions. Dog was tasty, fries so so and the Iced tea OK. This place has been open in various spots... More 

Thank Robert K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Really wanted to like this vintage place but food was very lack luster including fish that my son was certain were from the frozen food section and microwaved...the owner can do much better given the old school ambience and history he projects...

Thank Philo B
La Plata, Maryland
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stopped for lunch. Husband and I split an order of onion rings. He had chili and I had clam chowder. Great service and good food

Thank deb2210
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you are looking for fast food in a diner setting this is the place to go! The Texas hot dogs are well known in the area, and supposedly the recipe has not changed over the years. It is a well known family business that has been around since 1921. On the back of the menu there is a history... More 

Thank Terri M
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We just wanted a bite, so we stopped here. Have passed by many times, but it was never what we were looking for. Loved the nostalgic feeling. Waitress was friendly and great service. I had the hot dog and onion rings. My vegetarian husband had the grilled cheese and fries. All were very good.

Thank Yucatan-Admirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Since the early thirties, very little about "Ernie´s" Gettysburg Dining has changed. From the grill in the front window to the "family" table in back, the layout of the dining area remains as is was over 60 years ago. It is a very basic look and feel, but the food and service are good. It is a definite must-visit.

Thank Adam C
Buffalo, NY
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Good breakfasts, friendly staff, very clean... I tried it and it's my breakfast choice when I'm in Gettysburg. Try the home fries.... Sliced very thin and tasty.

Thank mmetz105

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1101
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: 717-334-1970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children


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