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“Historic setting for a great meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dobbin House Tavern

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
717-334-2100
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Ranked #10 of 113 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Historic setting for a great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The building was built in 1776 and is the oldest building in Gettysburg. It was on the underground railroad, and they have a small museum upstairs. There are actually two restaurants in this place - an informal tavern downstairs and a more formal dining room upstairs. The dining room is divided into many different rooms of the house - we ate in the library. All the servers are dressed in period clothing. The food was very good, but it is expensive - upstairs entrees start in the 20s. All entrees include salad, wonderful bread, and choice of baked/sweet potato. So this is a very nice place to celebrate significant events like birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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“Crowded and touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had to wait nearly 35 minutes for a table. I would have left but one friend had his heart set on eating there so we waited. It was dark, as another reviewer pointed out. And chilly because it was a spring house. We never saw or heard the Spring as it was too noisy and crowded. The baked onion soup is terrific - a meal in itself. My open faced sandwich was not spectacular and had way too much meat on it. I was happy to leave.

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“Wonderful food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We ate in the tavern...twice. Both times we had the french onion soup and crab cake sandwiches. Simply the best!!!

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“Revolutionary War Period Tavern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

we ate in the basement tavern and the food was good.
The space is tight with tables and chairs crowded in a small low ceiling room, but the wait staff did a good job and the food was good.

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“Resting on its laurels”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Extremely disappointed. We are world travelers and are used to good food. The Dobbin House was touted by a few locals as a five star...NOT! The food is just OK...salad ridiculously silly and food cookie cutter. Extremely overpriced for what you get. However, the bullet holes from the battle embedded in the walls, may just make up for it. The staff were very friendly. That's it.

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