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Dobbin House Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
+1 717-334-2100
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As noted, we regularly visit Gettysburg, and just as regularly, we make it a point of eating in the lower tavern area for lunch as well as dinner. The ambience as well as good fellowship is always quite extraordinary

Thank janice f
Baltimore, Maryland
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262 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner on a Saturday evening. It was busy as expected so we waited 45 minutes and ate in the tavern. The tavern is very small and very crowded. The tables are much too close together, but the atmosphere is nice. We got two of their specialty drinks and sat out front until our table... More 

Thank LovetheBeach821
Elkton, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a reservation (call well in advance) and still got treated like cattle being loaded into a rail car in the lobby. They are so busy, your initial treatment is for their convenience and not near what it should be for this class of restaurant. We were seated in a nice corner booth, but still on top of another table... More 

Thank EllisAndersen
Concord, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd trip to Gettysburg and our third time at this restaurant. We love the atmosphere of a 1700's tavern and the food and service are consistently excellent. Parking can be a problem and recommend you make reservations for the dining room a day early. If you're going to eat in the tavern which is first come first... More 

Thank hayseedtheredneck
san diego
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make your reservations in advance. Don't miss the gift shop. The food is good the setting extraordinary. Sit in one of the room upstairs so you can meet other people and walk through the restaurant to get a sense of this historic home. Enchanting. Excellent service

Thank ZephyrFreeway
Ellicott City, Maryland
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here last Saturday for dinner and it was a very nice experience. We found a nice dinner menu with good entree choices; wonderful service by our very personable, helpful server; along with an authentic period atmosphere in an historic setting. We chose the Catch-of-the-day and were treated to a delicious fresh rainbow trout. The add-on side vegetable was... More 

Thank Mike S
Gardners, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and courteous. . Food was excellent. Dobbin House definitely has a civil war atmosphere. Highly recommend you eat here when visiting Gettysburg! !!!!!

Thank Bernie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding! The best Gettysburg dining experience. The decor and staff have adopted a Civil War period clothing and the experience was delightful. Need reservations at least two months out. Do not settle for the "ballroom", that's overflow dining and does not have the quaint atmosphere of the main restaurant.

Thank Karenn C
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Friendly staff. The theme and atmosphere is definitely the reason to visit. The fruit and cheese platter was great.

Thank Albert E
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Gettysburg for the weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a wonderful experience at Dobbin House Tavern -- great food and service! I didn't expect much from seafood in rural Pennsylvania, but the lobster tail with my meal was perfect -- highly recommend the surf & turf. Not sure if this is a regular occurrence, but... More 

Thank Christian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-334-2100

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