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The Forebay

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University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 (University Drive)
+1 717-520-5408
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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234 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two for dinner... Pleasant sitting on the patio in the evening at 68 degrees. Seated immediately at reserved time. Attention to my request for quiet table, although the restaurant was full and not very loud. Pleasant atmosphere. Clubby. Large menu selection. We shared a pork/duck terrine appetizer (with cranberry pistachio sauce and served with a honey mustard). Flavorful and large... More 

Thank Gloria G
Sussex, New Jersey
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say, this was the best part of our trip in Hershey. We dined here on a Monday evening with eyes greater in size than our stomachs. We began with the cheese plate and chocolate bacon. Chocolate bacon sounded intimidating initially, but we found out it was pork belly sprinkled with cocoa powder sided with cheese grits and... More 

Thank sailaway22
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here on business and enjoyed dinner with several colleagues. The restaurant is lovely, dark, and very comfortable. The waiter was very attentive and the experience was great.

Thank Pgh15203
Hershey, PA
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Forebay is located in the hershey lodge above the reception desk near the front of the facility It has maintained its rich history as a traditional cigar smoking lounge WITHOUT the smoke You can feel the older history but enjoy a well-prepared staff serving a large selection of drinks. The menu is more meaty than expected...short ribs, meat plate/cheese... More 

Thank HersheyFamilyTravel
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This had our favorite meal this time to Hershey. The server was very nice and informative. They like the food and it was apparent. They enjoyed their jobs. The chocolate martinis are wonderfully. Order for desert not before your meal like my husband!

Thank ctcv
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Forebay has changed a lot since we dined there in 1972. Tonight we dined on the patio. Service was amazing and the food was quite adequate, though the shrimp cocktail was fishy. We both had salad and the iceberg lettuce was a little soggy. A bit pricey. But relaxing.

Thank Edward B
Bedford, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice family dinner at Forebay. There were 9 of us, so we were not able to sit all together, but were in close proximity. We had a friendly, attentive and knowledgeable server, Steve, taking care of us. The menu satisfied the 3 children, millennial couple, foodie couple and 2 seniors in our party with no complaints. I... More 

Thank Jenn M
Drums, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Hershey Lodge for a conference. It was very convenient to have this restaurant within the lodge. We met here for drinks at night and I got to catch up and have dinner with friends. The short ribs are delish! The soup was meh. The wine was perfect!

Thank Dawn F
Chatham, Canada
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Last night after a 3 day conference so was looking forward to a great meal. No room on the patio so make sure you go early if this is top of your list. Server was polite and attentive and was quick to provide a top notch chocolate martini for starters. We found that you had to pay extra for what... More 

Thank steveandjudy1994
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

My wife, daughter and I ate at the Forebay the other night. My daughter was well behaved which made the meal that much better. However, the meal was excellent. I had the Striped Bass and my wife had the Scallops. We shared a bottle of the Sancerre and couldn't have been happier. Service was excellent. Thanks Katie. Don't miss the... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
    (University Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: +1 717-520-5408
Creative comfort food, including premium steaks, seafood, and pastas, served in a cozy loft setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?