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36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Today I went to Shanks for the first time in about 5-6 years. I went in for lunch with a friend, and while we ate our appetizer and waited for our meals, I saw two dogs walking around in the kitchen. I commented on what I saw to my friend, and the next thing I know a man loudly told... More 

1 Thank remkfs
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167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a beverage after a long bike ride. This was my first visit. The place is very small and the bar was full so we opted for an outside table which is in a lovely court yard. It was a great place to chat with friends. We got some appetizers and drinks. They have daily drink and... More 

Thank Kim E
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History in a still vital and interesting setting is very cool in my opinion. That is Shanks. Different specials and lots of good music. A small town local watering hole in the best way possible. Note: not open on Saturday and Sunday except for special occasions.

Thank dougriley
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks Doug! Always a pleasure having you around! Can't wait to tap you an IPA! More 

York, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This tavern has the best old time tavern atmosphere I've seen in a long time. The food is good and the bartender very personable.

Thank heytyedye
Lancaster, PA
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We don't get there as much as we would like but everytime we go they make us feel like family! LOVE the old world feel of the place and the food is always delicious! Bob Shank goes out of his way to make a friendly and entertaining place! There's always something going on at Shanks and no matter what age... More 

Thank Flanlgirl
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

this Pub has been around since 1814... thats right 1814...The Susquehanna River has tried to wash her away.. but so far shes still kicking..just wanted to know that we gathered with about 8 friends the night before New Years.. at Shanks.. its one of our haunts especially on Halloween.. but that another subject....We love the owner Bob..that white haired rascal... More 

Thank bigdaddyCahill
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Wow Mr. Cahill. I think that about covers what Shank's is all about. Can't wait till see you again when you are in town. More 

York, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

The key to being happy w Shank's is to have appropriate expectations. It is a bar w food - not the other way around. The food is ok - not amazing. But it is priced well. Real winner here is the neighborhood bar feel w tons of history (over 200 years of continuous operation!). Good beer selection. Staff was very... More 

Thank Todd B
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Todd, we wanted to thank-you for stopping by our 202 year-old-tavern. Did you know we recently changed our menu? We are focusing on market-fresh ingredients and now make all our sauces, dips, hummus and salad dressings from scratch. More 

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our last visit to shanks. Many craft beers to choose from. Got the neef on weck special melted in your mouth. Hubby got the big fats hamburger he enjoyed it. We got to meet mr shank himself he is a very nice guys gave us some anniversary beer koozies. We will be back!

Thank rockey0614
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

We are very happy you found us and that you had a positive experience at Shank's. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Batavia, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My cousin works at this bar and we visited this historic site during a recent visit. The bar just recently celebrated their 200 year anniversary and the building is just filled with history. Met Bob Shank the owner and he was a great guy. Food is excellent and we were their on Asian night. They were serving spring rolls and... More 

Thank Brent G
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Brent. Looks like you hit one of our eclectic specialty evenings. Hope to see you again soon another evening! Monday's Burger Night Wednesday is Mexican Night Thursday is Beef on Weck (A Buffalo, New York style Roast Beef au jus) Friday is Seafood and Sushi More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Good food & beer selection. Bar stools need to be upgraded to chairs. Live music is good too. Beer prices are a bit too high for the town.

Thank Curtis F
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Curtis, We wanted to take the time to thank-you for your review. We work very hard to stay current with our beer selection and we are currently working on a brand new menu! We are also glad you are enjoying our music nights on Tuesday and Thursday. Keep an eye on our website for future events. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Marietta
  • Phone Number: 7174261205

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?