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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
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Closed now
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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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seated at 830pm. The restaurant was not full. Maybe 60%. It took an hour to get our soup. We almost cancelled the next app we we're splitting, since it was another 15 mins later. Our main courses arrived well after 10pm. My wife's steak was luke warm. We were too tired and hungry to send it back. The... More 

Thank Pymander
Lorton, Virginia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would be willing to pay the high end price, but would expect to get an outstanding meal. Had the breakfast buffet and dinner, both meals were very disappointing in taste and quality. I will never return to the restaurant.

Thank mamayjon
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice setting and good service, but dinner was poor. Filets while cooked to the right doneness were not seared and flavorless. The sides, mushrooms and string beans, were also luke warm. While we loved the hotel, would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank RAH105
St. Petersburg, Florida
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the dinning use to be sport coat for men and dressy for women but they have change the dress code to nice casual. Dining there is always very good. You can do fining dining or delicious hamburgers. Their Sunday brunch is excellent and you would not eat the rest of the day afterwards. Wine selection is good and specially drinks... More 

Thank Lois L
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love to take my wife to the Circular. I took my groomsmen there on our wedding day as well. The buffet lunch is too quality. I had mushrooms in a pasta that were amazing. I would usually skip this for more meat. There menu circulates so it's a new meal each time. Did I mention the amazing spread of... More 

Thank Mike S
Grants Pass, Oregon
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent. I ordered a Dark Chocolate Martini. It is so Decadent, right along with the Hershey kiss on an olive skewer. I also ordered the Veal Meatloaf with Foie gras. I savored every bit is was so delicious.

Thank Jolene L
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Hershey PA for business. My shuttle driver from the airport recommended this restaurant. Service is good, not great. Prices are a bit much. The hotel itself is lovely, but I didn't find this restaurant to be all that. The restaurant recommends reservations, but when we arrived, we had to wait to be seated (with a reservation) and... More 

Thank Nancy B
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You certainly get what you pay for here. It is a much higher priced location, however, the food and the service both stood out to me. I had the chicken with mushrooms and it was amazing! My server was polite and very helpful with choices. The view out of the windows was beautiful. I would highly recommend.

Thank chassybaby1974
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this was not it. I was reading that at one time the circular required jackets and ties and proper dress. White table clothes and fine china. Now it is just as any other resort family friendly restaurant . Food was just ok. Dessert was great. Our server who had been there for 30 years was wonderful. Sad they do... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Hershey Hotel. Reservations strongly recommended. I had spinach salad and stuffed cabbage rolls. It was delicious. My husband had the chicken breast. He said it was the best ever. Service was great. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Rita R
HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this review

Dear Rita R, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Circular. I appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?