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Dobbin House Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to have reservations as this is a very busy eatery. Dining in this historic building allows your mind to wonder about stories of events that surely happened through its lifetime. Staff is dressed in period clothing. Service attentive. Extensive menu options. My chicken/shrimp was very tender and flavorful. During evening hours lighting is very dimly light. My only... More 

Thank marian m
Ellwood City
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tavern is in the basement and it's made to look like a pub would look during the war. The waitresses wear period dresses and it's lit mostly by candlelight. The building was built in 1776 and has so much history. Awesome experience and the food was great too.

Thank Barb M
Orchard Park, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here ten years or so ago, and the place was SO great! Accidentally found it again in Oct. 2016 and were so glad. Same basement pub, nice bar, pretty crowded seating, but little wait time, great service. Menu has changed considerably,from old traditional, but still good. Nice for old and charming.

Thank jebhoodie
Bend, Oregon
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430 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently dined the downstairs tavern area. The building is very cool. But there were just so many people squeezed into the restaurant that the dining experience was diminished. The food really wasn't very special either. I quick visit for a drink at the bar might be a good option or stopping by for a meal when the place isn't... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The onion soup was fantastic, a great recommendation from Segway Tours. Reasonably priced and excellent food.

Thank rktman99
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This seems to be the place to eat in Gettysburg. The service and food was good. It was very crowded. I suggest reservations and not just walking up because you will wait. I thought it to be a little too touristy but that can't be avoided..

Thank Global-Bivouac
Springfield, IL
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238 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our third time at the Dobbin House, so we obviously like it. This time we were in the "bedrooms" on the second floor. Some of the larger tables had bedposts and headboards/footboards. We just had a normal table. I had the duck and my husband had the pork loin. They were both very good. The service was just... More 

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food. Reasonable prices. Neat historic atmosphere. We really enjoyed our visit to the Springhouse Tavern in the basement of the Dobbin House.

1 Thank Dennis B
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to eat at this historic tavern after reading about its ties to the Underground Railroad and Revolutionary War. We had a 30 minute wait on a Sunday evening. While waiting, we toured the very interesting slave attic museum and hide out and the large gift shop. The underground tavern feels like you've stepped back in time! Real candles... More 

Thank Page106
Sykesville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, Karen, our server was wonderful. The onion soup and apple pie were delicious! Bread was fantastic! Entrees were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: 717-334-2100

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