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“Sorely needed in the area”
Review of Gas Station Kitchen and Bar - CLOSED

Gas Station Kitchen and Bar
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Hershey area desperately needs more decent restaurants. There are a couple of fine bar food type places and generic chains but not many that don't fall into those categories. Gas Station is on their way to being the best at filling that need. I'm sure a lot of people in the area don't get the "gastropub" since the Hershey/Hummelstown area isn't exactly on the cutting edge of the culinary world. But, if people give it a shot and accept it for what it should be (a place to get good drinks and have good food in a relaxed atmosphere), I am sure this place will do well. And the restaurant is almost there. There are a couple improvements they could make. One, decide whether you are a sports bar or gastropub. Or better yet drop the whole sports bar side of things. There are enough of those around. This place doesn't need a 10ft projector screen playing football in the dining room. In fact, it's ridiculous that it does. Two, pick up the service just a little bit. Servers could be more knowledgeable about the food and drinks and a little more professional. Three, boost the quality of the drink program. A gastropub must have quality craft beers and well-made cocktails. Their beer list is run of the mill, and the few cocktails they offer could be executed much better and with higher-quality liquor. Four, be a little more unique with the food and up the quality a bit. The items we had were all pretty good (and better than pretty much any other place in the area...high end places like the circular dining room notwithstanding) but they could go further if they tried. In summary, a very good restaurant that is distinctive in the area but could be a destination place if they up the quality in a few areas. I'll be sure to go back whenever I'm back in town visiting the family.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

You can find a little bit of everything here at the Gas Station. From a delicious dinner choice to great wood fire pizza and sandwiches can be had here. They also make great homemade desserts. Stop by you won't be disappointed. Tonight was busy and dinner did take longer to be served.

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Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

the place always exceeds our expectations we have been working through the menu and continue to be amazed at the consistent high quality of each item we have ordered. You just cannot go wrong from the special entrees to the fish and chips, burgers and fries, classic reuben or the desserts. You might drive by given the unusual exterior, but stop once and you will be hooked.

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Thank brh025
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Excellent food, excellent service. Holly did a great job. Prices were great. Loved the atmosphere. Will definitely be back again. Thanks!

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Thank Heidi G
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Everywhere you turn, there's a little surprise. From the moment you walk in & take in the retro decor, you know this is a cool place. The wait staff is all young, friendly & very cool. The menu is fun & different. Had the edamame humus (fantastic!) & grilled scallops over homemade pasta (done to perfection). Can't wait to go back & try the pumpkin soup. Everyone in my party loved their meals. If you love draft beer, ask to be seated at the tables that have their own taps. They charge by the ounce. Just a real cool place!

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Thank twocapemay
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