Let's start with what is most important, the food. My wife and I have been traveling to Gettysburg for almost 10 years and rarely miss an opportunity to stop in nearby Abbottstown, PA for some old fashioned, nostalgic, German cuisine.
From the complimentary house cheese (hint of horseradish and a zesty zip), to the homemade green garlic salad dressing (a must to try), what comes with your meal is scrumptious. In the day of easy ala carte, the Hofbrauhaus bucks this trend and includes with its dinners homemade soup, salad (with homemade dressing), and two sides of your choice. What you get is a variety of hand crafted German cuisine that is second to none.
I special order the Veal (Wiener) Schnitzel with the Jaeger (brown mushroom) sauce because it is that good. My wife heavily recommends the spaetzel and the hot potato salad to try for your sides. There is a variety menu for those who may want something more traditional (American cuisine), however, I suggest you give German food a whirl.
I've heard a few people complain on Trip Advisor about the business's interior being dated, however, I look at it completely different, The Hofbrauhaus, to me, is an old school, charming, family business that invests in what is important: The food and service. If you are looking for new, fresh, modern ambiance, you may be disappointed by what you see. However, my wife and I (who have been to some of the best restaurants in the world) do not come here for the bricks and mortar, we come here for the service, the smile, and the superb, authentic food.
Keep up the good work, Hofbrauhaus. We'll see you next time!
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