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“A most quaint, yet elegant dining experience.”

Dobbin House Tavern
Ranked #6 of 131 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2011

We visited the Dobbin House twice during our visit to Gettysburg. Our first visit found us in the upper dining room (old bedrooms), where we had our own private candlelight "bed" for two. A few of the booths are decorated like 4-poster canopy beds. The ambiance was lovely and the food divine. Our server was attentive and most pleasing. One note: while waiting to be seated, we had the chance to visit a small museum showcasing a slave hide-away and history of the house during the Civil War.

Our second visit found us in the Tavern, which is in the basement. The dining experience contrasted to the upper dining room. The Tavern has a relaxed atmosphere, where one will be found dining in close proximity to the other patrons. It is seemingly reminiscent of what one would call the old tavern days gone by. Each table in the Tavern is lit by candles, which adds to the authenticity of the experience.

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Thank Sally Z
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We came in out of the rain without a reservation and the staff couldn't have been nicer on a crowded night. Our waitress was wonderful - I can't remember her name but I think she said she had been working there over 30 years. The crab cake was phenomenal as was the stuffed shrimp and the bread basket! We liked the atmosphere - it was what we were looking for in Gettysburg

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Reviewed October 5, 2011

Just had an excellent dinner at the Dobbin House in Gettysburg, a great finish to a wonderful day touring the battlefield. The wait staff are in era garb and the dishes were many and varied, a definite place to revisit on our next visit to this historic area.

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Thank Jim P
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Stayed in their inn and had a piece of the pecan pie. Very tasty! Had breakfast there as part of our B&B package. Good food and a really neat building.

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Thank Hopsing-NH
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

We thought this would be a great place to eat, we were wrong. Our waitress was not very friendly and the service was ok. One person in the party ordered the hot turkey sandwich and it is served open face, just looked like a deli sandwich, no gravy, not hot and the bread was dry. No one that ordered a sandwich was pleased. The potatoe salad had an off taste, we were told they do not make their potatoe salad, so guess they are off the hook for that. They are known for their French Onion Soup and I have to say that is what I ordered and I was pleased.
Take a flashlight with you when you go or you won't be able to read the menu.

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Thank nationalparksgal
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