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Reviewed April 5, 2024

Staff was very polite and helpful, otherwise a bad experience. Room smelled of mold. Me and my 3 co-workers felt that the place was making us sick. Super bright spotlight shining in the window all night. And a very poor lock on the window that...anyone could climb right in my 1st FL room. TerribleMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 15, 2024

First I would like to say that the staff was wonderful. Friendly, and accommodating and apologetic. The good on the other hand is a different story. Common at best, I actually did not eat mine. (They did take it off our bill). To say it...was a total disappointment is an understatement! We were there for my birthday and Valentine Day, it was not exceptionally busy. I ordered their Canadian dry scallops with lemon sauce which came with sides of “maple glazed” Brussel sprouts and cheddar smoked mashed potatoes. The scalloped came out looking pale and basically boiled. Not really a hint of lemon. They are quite common. The Brussel sprouts were basically “boiled” with a hint of sweetness. “Not glazed”. The potatoes were ok, however the scallop dish was placed on a paper doilie. And my potatoes as well were on the paper. It was a total disappointment!!! The waitress was excellent and offered to get me another dish. I declined as I had list my appetite and felt like nothing else would be much better. My husband had a pork chop with the same sides. He said it was bland. I was soooo disappointed!! I would not recommend and will nit return. As I said the staff was great and Ivwas but charged fir my food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

a sunday meal out with my wife lovely place needs some improvement prices far to high meals were very fast after ordering to find tasteless & cold food the waitress needs alot of training meals were just put out with items of menu missing .not...asked if we wanted anything for our meals at all .after complaining about food we left without eating anything worst meal ever in a place what used to be pleasure to go to . such a shame for the owners will be spending my money at other placesMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

George and Cindy Keeney bought this historic inn recently. It had been down on its luck, and in their hands it's being turned rapidly around in what, for them, is clearly a labor of love and the culmination of a dream. The rooms upstairs are...nice, the food is superb, and the bar is maned by a first-rate bartender and includes two taps of excellent craft beers from local breweries. This is a place with a lot of heart and soul.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 17, 2021

We stayed at the Inn for 2 nights & ate at the restaurant both nights, trying different dishes. Both the owners & the wait staff were friendly, attentive & went the extra mile. George & Cindy, the owners, are well versed in the history of...the Inn & the area & took time to share some fun historical information with us. The food was amazing. Desserts, esp. the Pecan Pie, perfect. A great respite from the Gettysburg crowds as it was less than 10 minutes away in the quaint town of Fairfield. Love that the restaurant uses locally sourced foods as well. We will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 10, 2021

Gettysburg has a number of places that target touring families and college students with bar food, comfort food, and quick service. Although we felt relaxed on a busy night, we were finished with a three course meal in a little over an hour. So while...this was not a slow meal, the somewhat remote location, upscale feel of the dining rooms, and cuisine make this a unique and worthwhile destination, and a great alternative to most other area restaurants which are mostly forgettable. Mansion House 1757 had been the Fairfield Inn and was recently renamed by new operators. Charming historic venue with white tablecloths and decent table separation. Eager to please wait staff and hostess. Interesting menu which changes, and is intentionally somewhat limited in the number of daily entrees. Good portions. Reasonable prices for the high level of quality, Wife had filet oscar and said it was perfect. I had curried black bean entree, which was tasty and creative, with a side crab cake, which I wish I had tried first without tartar sauce since it was moist and flavorful. Crab soup and crab eggroll were tasty, Apple slaw with crab eggroll was especially good. Texas pecan pie with caramel sauce was extraordinary-- not TOO sweet, and large tasty pecan pieces, Simply a MUST if you like pecan pie at all. This is now our favorite restaurant in Gettysburg for a special meal.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 27, 2021

We drove from Gettysburg to have dinner here and we were not disappointed. We had a delightful waitress MaryLee who offered good suggestions from the menu. It is family owned and the food is mostly locally sourced, including their salad greens,eggs, meats and poultry. The...setting is a very cozy authentic 1700's Tavern/Inn. We had pork with house made apple chutney and a tender rib eye steak with a delicious dark sauce. There is a wine/beer/cocktail bar. Dining was in three different areas, properly spaced and the bar tender and the waitress wore masks. Especially on the weekends there were awesome rooms upstairs, it was also a B&B! Each room was decorated in the period and tastefully appointed. There was a different theme for each and range from a small room with a bed and bath to large connecting rooms for families and friends. The host told us some history and holds occasion wine parties in the original room before the Inn was expanded. We had a wonderful evening!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 7, 2021

The first word that comes to mind is WOW! We had formally eaten at the Fairfield Inn and while it was nice, it wasn't a "go to" for us. We were sad to hear that it was shut down for a period of time, but...when we heard that new owners had taken it over we thought we would try it out. I'm so glad that we did! Our first visit was in August 2020. We were delighted to see that the inside of the house had been freshened up with bright paint and period-appropriate furnishings. We were immediately greeted by a wonderful hostess who showed us to our table. Our service was impeccable and comfortable without a stuffy, overly formal feeling. All of our food arrived promptly and was so delicious. The flavors were just right and the mushroom soup that was part of my soup trio appetizer was the best I've ever had. My husband and I like to share our dishes so we were able to each try the scallops and the ribeye and, while the scallops were very good, the ribeye melted in our mouths. I highly recommend it! It was also nice to see that they offer outdoor dining. We next visited for my birthday, bringing along our 2 daughters (10 and 14) this time. Again, we were warmly greeted and had exceptional service. The house itself is charming and we were welcomed to walk around and look at all of the furnishings. We again ordered the soup trio as an appetizer as well as the fried oyster sliders. It was hard choosing which appetizers to try because all of them looked so good! However, we were not at all disappointed in our choices. For our main meals, we opted for the Pecan Crusted Chicken, the Ribeye, a Bacon Cheeseburger, and a Fried Oyster Sandwich. We found it very helpful that we could order dinner entrees and Lite Fare (sandwich) options at the same time. It gave our girls a chance to order something smaller than a dinner. Each meal was served with 2 sides and offered more than enough food. In fact, we actually ended up taking some home with us. We never once felt rushed which is sometimes the case when visiting restaurants in this area. After our meal, we took a moment to enjoy the scenery even looking at guest ledgers from the past. I am already looking forward to our next visit! It's important to note that outside dining is still offered through the winter months on the heated patio. Also, while reservations are a good idea I don't believe they are mandatory. Another great option would be ordering from their take-out menu. Since they use our local farms to source their restaurant, the menu changes often and the one that is included on this page is outdated. I highly recommend The Mansion House 1757 and hope that you are able to visit soon.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

Let me start by saying the service was great. We had an attentive person who stopped by our table several times for conversation. We got there early for our reservation and we were able to be seated right away. However we waited at least 45...minutes for our food. When we asked about rolls we were told we could have them for $5. Given the prices of the dinner, it is very surprising the rolls or bread can't be offered. My father's chicken schnitzel was fine. I had the crab cakes which were large but with a bit too much seasoning almost making them spicy. My mom ordered the pork chops and specifically mentioned that she didn't want them overcooked since they get tough. Her pork chops were overcooked and tough and she didn't eat most of them. Someone did come by the table to ask about our meals and we informed them about the pork chops but we didn't want to wait for a new meal so we were given a dessert. I see from the reviews that other people had a good experience here. When I pay over $25 per entree, I expect great food and rolls or salad. It was a disappointing meal. I don't think we will come back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

It's important to note that this restaurant and Inn reopened in August with new ownership. The chef is experienced and trained at a renowned culinary school. We just made our first visit and enjoyed wonderful farm to table food in the historic Inn. We selected...she crab soup and the crab imperial eggroll as appetizers, following them up with the filet mignon. All dishes tasted great. The sauces had underlying flavors that were perfect complements. We enjoyed excellent service on the porch. We found it well worth the drive from Gettysburg.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

We arrived at this wonderful restaurant by car as a group. The staff was there to welcome us to dinner. Since it was during the pandemic, everyone had their masks on as we did also. Our printed plain menus were placed at our seating areas....The list of drinks were amazing. We had all kinds of specialty beverages available for dinner. The dinner choices were splendid. I had the creamy asparagus cheddar soup selected from nine choices. As for the entree there were another nine to select from. I decided on the Twin Local Grilled Chicken Breast, mozzarella, tomato, balsamic. And I finished the meal with their Peach Dutch Cobbler, Vanilla Ice cream.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

A wonderful enchanting place. We did not see or hear any ghosts. We had a great stay here. There is view to the attic space that was part of the Underground Railroad. Each room is named after period travelers we stayed in the Major Starr...room. Start was taken to the Inn when he was wounded.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

My wife and I have never stayed overnight at the Fairfield Inn, also known as the Mansion House, a historic inn and tavern that dates to the 1780s. Located at 15 West Main Street in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, eight miles from Gettysburg, it is a 3...1/2-story stone structure with a gable roof and a three-story Victorian Gothic-style porch. It was damaged during the Civil War and there are claims that Patrick Henry, Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart once were guests but there is no historical evidence to support those claims. However, there is substantial evidence that General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie, who lived on their nearby farm, dined at the Fairfield Inn on many occasions. The private dining room, next to the main dining room, was reserved for the Eisenhowers and their guests. It still is in use today. The Fairfield Inn remains a popular dining destination for locals and tourists. It features many traditional entrees taken from recipes handed down from innkeeper to innkeeper over 250 years. Over the years, we have enjoyed several of them. On this visit, we started with shrimp cocktail, ham and bean soup and bruschetta, grilled French bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes and basil and sprinkled with parmesan and fresh mozzarella. For an entree, we passed up the house's signature chicken and biscuits that Ike is said to have loved for an eight-ounce filet mignon, char-broiled and served with bearnaise sauce and Fairfield's traditional pumpkin fritters and the St. Michael, whitefish with jumbo shrimp, scallops and crab meat topped with rich cream sauce. For dessert, we shared a slice of freshly baked apple pie and a mocha ball, coffee ice cream rolled in pecans with hot fudge and whipped cream. The Fairfield Inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

As the title reads, the Fairfield Inn has great food and friendly staff. I'm a local and stop in a couple of times a month, you always feel like you're at home.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Usually twice a year when we are traveling through the area we have always looked forward to dinner here. The Chicken and Biscuits have been a favorite of everyone in our family. Friday evening we had a reservation for dinner and was so excited. I...was let down. First, we was seated where we requested - the front tavern as that is our favorite location but no fire - it was pretty chilly so that was an upset. The biscuits before dinner were very dry - very very dry. Never before have I noticed this. We all ( 4 of us ) ordered the chicken and biscuits. We used to receive the potato of the day and the vegetable of the day, now you have to pick 1 and the portions seem much smaller. I do believe that my daughter and I had maybe 5 pieces of broccoli on our plates. The gravy on the chicken and biscuits was a brown gravy and portions of chicken seemed to be slim pickings. What happened to the rick chicken gravy and more than just a tablespoon? There wasn't even enough to cover the food. Overall dinner was ok, but for the prices and the reputations this place has it used to be so much better. Please correct your errors, i'd love to return and see things how they used to be .More

Date of visit: November 2018
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