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“Burgers look amazing but taste like meatloaf...”

Garryowen Irish Pub
Ranked #4 of 129 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Gettysburg's only Irish-owned and operated pub offers a genuine taste of Ireland through "Ceol, cainte agus craic" Music, talk & fun. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner, The Garryowen, or "The GO" as it's know to our regulars, is as inviting as any pub found back in the old country with friendly service, a large selection of Irish whiskies, the best of Ireland's draft beers, and the perfect pour of Guinness which is complimented with a carefully picked selection of international and domestic premium beers, wines and spirits. Our kitchen prepares the most authentic Irish fare in the area from the owners' family recipes, with many ingredients imported directly from Ireland. Paired with traditional pub fare, made in house daily from scratch with local ingredients where possible. Our menu is sure to satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Enjoy your meal in our cozy dining room, by the fireplace or at the bar.The first and third Sundays of each month are a special treat for lovers of Irish music, with a traditional 'Seisun' from 2 til 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Burgers look amazing but taste like meatloaf...”
Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Many of us were in the mood for a good cheeseburger and they all sounded and looked amazing.
Unfortunately, the burgers tasted different. I asked our server what herbs were in the burger. He said they put garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce in them. All of us were so disappointed in the taste. The kids did not like the burgers either. They tasted more like meatloaf than a burger. The fish and chips were ok and the bangers and mash looked good. If you want a good burger, go elsewhere. Our server, Derrick, was very good.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great place to go for a drink!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We visited Garryowens on a recent visit to Gettysburg. We stopped in for a pint of hard cider on draft (Magner's) and were impressed by the 29 kinds of Irish Whisky available! The bar here is extensive, the service is very friendly. We ended up coming back the next day for lunch and more cider. The Crab and Roasted Pepper Soup was outstanding! Wish I lived closer so I could become a regular!

Visited September 2012
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great food and terrific pub atmosphere”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had a wonderful meal here. It is the perfect Irish pub; dark, with interesting people and very friendly service. Our waiter was great, a nice man with a beard. Very knowledgable. We had our seven year old with us and that was no issue. They are family friendly and have a kids menu.
The food is what really got us. I loved the appetizer with quail eggs. Yum! Myhusband had the beef stew and raved about it. My dinner was the gaelic shrimp and it was very good. Not light, but good.

Beer selection is great with all that you would expect in an Irish pub. Highly recommend for a good dinner!

  • Visited September 2012
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Banger's and Beer”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

After a very full day of visiting the Natl. battlefield, stopped at this pub to refuel. Has a real Irish pub feel. Located in one of Gettysburgs many historic buildings just blocks from the downtown circle. Greeted by friendly server Jill and staff. I selected, Bangers and Mash and my wife chose the Shepards Pie. Both were delicious and ample. Washed it down with a couple pints of Stubborn Irish Prig. A local dark ale produced in nearby Chambersburg, Pa. Good food, good ale, reasonably priced.

Visited September 2012
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Nevada City, California
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“Wonderful dining experience!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We tried this place after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. This place is GREAT! Staff from hostess to bar tender to food servers were wonderful! Loved the menu. We enjoyed the food so much we went back a second night and were not disappointed. Try the shrimp over the bruschetta. Fabulous! Best food we had on our two week trip.

  • Visited September 2012
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