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“Tasty Meal; Big Portions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Great American Saloon

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Great American Saloon
20 Dairyland Sq, Red Lion, PA 17356-1801
717-246-9548
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Red Lion
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Selbyville, Delaware
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Tasty Meal; Big Portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We went to the Great American Saloon on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was not crowded and we were served quickly.

The fresh baked bread came out warm, served with honey butter or regular butter. The honey butter is so good. This makes it difficult to stop eating the bread.

My daughter ordered the Chesapeake trio, which was a broiled combination of shrimp, scallops, and crab imperial. It came with two sides. She had the house salad and mashed potatoes. I tasted some of each of the items in the trio and they were all good. She indicated that the salad was good. It included lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and croutons. She was very pleased with her meal.

My wife ordered the seafood pesto. It consisted of angel hair pasta with shrimp, scallops, and crabmeat in a basil parmesan cream sauce. She had the cream of crab soup and the vegetable medley. Her meal was excellent.

I had the pasta asparagus in a lemon parmesan cream sauce served over penne pasta. The sauce was good and not overly creamy. It came with lots of asparagus pieces. I also had the cream of crab soup.

The food was very good and the portions are substantial. My daughter brought some of hers home, as she could not finish her seafood. It made for a nice lunch the next day.

The servers go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. It was a pleasant dining experience.

We will definitely return to the Great American Saloon.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
York, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Local Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Hard to believe this place is in York County - let alone Red Lion! Food is always good - they are very consistent. Chef is willing to prepare items that are not on the menu. Staff is friendly and helpful. We quite often order whatever the staff recommends. Portions are generous while pricing is very reasonable. We will choose Great American over the nationals like Texas Roadhouse every time. Reservations are not taken for parties under 6 - so be prepared for a wait on Friday & Saturday nights.

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Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Never Disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Great American Saloon has a diverse menu ~ you can find something for every taste!
Large portions of tasty food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Great food. Decent prices. If you sit at the bar though, they might forget your food!

Visited November 2011
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King of Prussia, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always good food and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I had lunch at the Great American Saloon last week. The wait staff is always friendly and responsive. They serve delicious warm rolls with cinnamon butter. I've never had a bad meal. Their salmon is very good. My sides were a baked sweet potato and cole slaw - also delicious. I've previously enjoyed their burgers and cream of crab bisque which is delicious. This is one of the more enjoyable dining options in the Red Lion area. It's a place where we take family that is visiting the area.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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