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Gingerbread Man

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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26 W Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6249
+1 717-697-8882
11:00 - 02:00
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Hershey, PA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Food is okay. Usually loud young crowd. Not good for families. There is seating for family when you come in to the right. Just a loud bar, nothing special.

Thank Locidog
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Food was average at best. Had a vegetarian sandwich and was told the vegetables would be hot. They weren't. However other than that mistake by the server, she was very attentive and stayed on top of filling drinks and making sure everything was OK. The decor is worn and outdated, but the music draws a very young crowd after 10... More 

Thank we4singalto
Boynton Beach, Florida
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221 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the bar. Not really smelly. Had the ham and Swiss club on toasted white. Nice sandwich for the price. Good beer choices. Yes its a bar but the quality of the food is a step up

Thank RandR1948
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ashley the bartender is the sole reason for writing this review. Happy personality, eager to please. All alone on shift, she served us drinks, cooked our food and continued a good conversation. Fresh cut fries were outstanding, Cuban black bean soup was delicious and the burger had great flavor. I hope this employee is cherished, she did everything right and... More 

Thank DianeMonongahela
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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210 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We used to love to go to this location years ago when my husband wanted to go to Williams Grove Speedway so we had a burning desire to go back this trip. It has become so lackluster with a dreary atmosphere filled with smoke. There is a tiny dining area in the front that makes you feel sequestered and not... More 

2 Thank HawkSpiritTraveler
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Super friendly staff. Drinks were always right and I can not remember one time the place wasn't clean when I was there. We plan to hit them up on Friday night again.

2 Thank 2014CorvetteStingray
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This restaurant/bar is caught in the last century. Don't expect any culinary wonders here. Basic bar food, basic wait staff and basic price. Would not recommend to anyone looking for any thing other than sitting around a bar full of regulars wasting their lives away. Food is just not worth the time. unless you are trying to fill your body... More 

3 Thank patty p
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

For a place with such a great location, it was hard for me to give this a one-star review. But the fact is that because this is a smoking property, you can't possibly come in here without leaving smelling like an ashtray. It seeps into your clothes and follows you into your car, your home, back to work -- forget... More 

1 Thank CentralPA717
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The "G-Man" has been a Mechanicsburg, go-to place for at least the past 35 years, that's how long I have lived here. It's a great watering hole and a place to meet new friends. It's a local favorite plus many students from Dickerson College in Carlisle wonder down here. They have a nice selection of beers and a decent "bar"... More 

Thank ReyDaMan
Camp Hill, PA
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I remember going here years ago. My how times and the place have changed and not for the better. I know this is a smoking establishment but the smoke smell was overwhelming. The food was well, bad. I had a burger that was over priced and nondescript. The atmosphere was stale and the only saving grace for this place was... More 

2 Thank jerryk1948

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 W Main St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6249
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-697-8882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?