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The Circular

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100 Hotel Rd, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507 (Hotel Road)
(717) 534-8800
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was at the Circular twice recently, the first time in late June for the Sunday Brunch and again in August for the breakfast buffet. It's the Hotel Hershey, so it's fabulous, and The Circular is a beautiful restaurant with beautiful views of the gardens. It's pricey so it may be more of a special occasion place. I liked the Sunday... More 

Thank DJAndrews
West Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has a nice ambiance and views of the garden. This is a nice place to take anyone for a special occasion. The service is outstanding. The food is above average, but not what I would list as being great. I had Pan Roasted Halibut ,five onion soup for an appetizer and their signature chocolate creme pie for dessert.... More 

Thank Brian H
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast buffet is awesome. We had breakfast here two mornings. Best buffet breakfast we ever had. Omelet stations, pastry, variety of breakfast meats, oatmeal, cereal, the list is endless. Will please the most finicky eaters. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Would have had dinner here, but didn't have time.

Thank CaicosCutie
Ford City, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large selection of Brunch items, salad, prime rib, shrimp and Hershey inspired desserts. Attentive staff are quick to serve. A little chaotic at the dessert bar!

Thank noellentom2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is beautiful and so is the Circular. It has amazing views of the garden, and you truly cannot beat going to this old hotel and walking around. However, the food was a huge disappointment. I have been to many fine dining places and I expected much more. I had shrimp which was so bland I had to dump... More 

Thank Lisannez
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal. Every time we stay at the hotel Hershey our breakfast meal is always at the Circular Dining Room. You will not be disappointed the options are endless. The staff is amazing and will make you feel more than welcome. The omelette station and Belgian waffles are a must.

Thank 303gilbertb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dinner was good but not great. The Sunday Brunch was excellent and well worth the $40 price. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank JackPittsburgh
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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146 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heather greeted us by name and we were off and running to an unforgettable dining experience. There is a great wine list to begin with, and the cobbling together of sides (an amazing corn dish plus macaroni and cheese), along with a special bison steak, did not rattle her.

Thank Piqua41
Kansas City, Missouri
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$$ selection and variety are much smaller than they used to be. They play games with reservations, telling you first that they are fully booked and will put you on a waiting list, then they call and say they have a cancellation, and when you get there the place is empty.

Thank Robinkh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Hershey is beautiful and the restaurant itself is very elegant. The view is great. My wife and I are foodies and enjoy spending good money on hip/eclectic/refined food, so we were excited about dining here. I'll say the Traveler cocktail is delicious. We sampled a few of the appetizers, tartare was blah, the scallops were two of the smallest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Hotel Rd, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507
    (Hotel Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: (717) 534-8800
The atmosphere, menu, and service of The Circular provide a versatility of dining experiences from small plates and drinks at the bar with friends, to an intimate meal for two overlooking our magnificent gardens. Here, you’ll enjoy history with a twist of innovation. Try our signature cocktails, taste the new flavors of our menu, and enjoy the bustle of activity in our chocolate pastry gallery, where decadent desserts are created to order while you dine.

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