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Off the beaten path dinner?

Fairhope, Alabama
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Off the beaten path dinner?

We will be spending Friday afternoon in Gettysburg then driving back to Harrisburg. We are looking for a rustic, off the beaten path restaurant with a lot of character between Gettysburg and Harrisburg. It doesn't have to be fancy and we aren't looking for a chain.

We also aren't interested in eating in Gettysburg although I've heard wonderful things about them.

Thanks for your time and replies and we can't wait to visit your area.

Reading, PA
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1. Re: Off the beaten path dinner?

There is a place called the Rustic Tavern, 823 Newville Rd., Carlisle www.rustictavern.com that I would recommend. There is a diner Capitol Diner 800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg. If you google Restaurants near (name of town you want) you will find lots listed and some have websites you can check for the menu's. Have fun - it should be nice weather Friday.

Fairhope, Alabama
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2. Re: Off the beaten path dinner?

Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned that we will be visiting on a Friday in September, not this Friday.

Yeah I will search for some but wanted the locals advice.

Please keep the suggestions coming.

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3. Re: Off the beaten path dinner?

Some unique places, sort of in order from Gettysburg to Harrisburg.



Hog WIld BBQ


Restaurant Sidney


TJ Rockwells


Cafe Magnolia




Dockside WIllies


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4. Re: Off the beaten path dinner?

Have you ever tried Hickory Bridge Farm in Ortanna? It would only be slightly "on the way" if you were going to cut to 81 I guess. It is a fixed menu served family stle in a barn. Its very quaint and the food is very good. I believe they have a website. If thats to far out and you will be travelling at breakfast time there is a great little place for breakfast in Biglervile. make a left on 234 and go a mile or 2. OH OH and on 34 (if you go that way) after you go through Biglerville (the town) keep an eye on your right. As you come up a hill you will see a white sign with a cow on the right. It is a mexican store. The have a carport outside. You go stand there and a person will come out. They do not speak English and you may not be able to read the menu. Just order tacos. Spicy pork or beef. They don't do chicken for some reason. Tounge is a choice. Anyway, the are like $2 and frickin amazing. All kinds of fresh toppings like peppers and cilantro. This place is a TRUE hidden gem. You are welcome. Oh and on weekends starting on fridays the roast some meat thing on a spit and serve it with something and it is supposed to be amazing. My Spanish is not good enough to fill in those blanks. lol

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