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Dobbin House Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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harrisburg, pa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 6 and 3 year old on a day trip to Gettysburg to visit the children's museum and for late lunch. This place offered the ambience to explain some history to the kids. It was neat to point out the historical buliding features, the wax taper candles, the high wood booths, the cozy basement, the clothing of the... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very historic in the middle of Gettysburg. Everyone dresses in period clothes, food was good and service was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this place for years! The food is amazing and the ambience is wonderful. You feel as if you have stepped back in time. Be sure to check out the museum upstairs! Extraordinary place.

Thank Amy S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dobbin House and the Spring House in particular are a regular stomping ground when visiting Gettysburg. Excellent tavern food set up in a quint snug pub tucked below the main restaurant. Love it!!

Thank Laura B
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253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cold December day when we bundled into the warmth of the tavern for lunch. The food was great, the atmosphere was welcoming, and the service was efficient and pleasant. Definitely go here.

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Earlysville, Virginia
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208 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French onion soup really is terrific. Tha atmosphere is authentic colonial basement. Very dim lighting, mostly provided by a single candle on each crowded table. You really are jam packed into the basement. Get there early - before noon at lunch as it fills up even in the winter ,onths. Servers in period costume add to the ambience and... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Dobbin House several times during our visits to family in the Gettysburg area. Each time was a special experience. However the last couple to visits there the restaurant seems to have lost some of its luster. We always make reservations, however we rarely seem to get seated on time, usually a long delay after our... More 

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Chardon, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 11 of us having dinner and their food was great. They accommodated the picky eaters they brought out bread right away. the steak was great and I liked their wines. We sat down stairs in the tavern by the spring. the candles are very col and they put up will all of us without a hitch. We will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since it was sooooo cold out Friday night we decided to eat next day at the Spring Tavern. Good choice, we were able to be seated at the bar right away and our service was great. We each tried a Rum Belly ~~~ very good, a little sweet and a little bitter at the same time, give one a try.... More 

Avondale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch at the Dobbin House Tavern after touring the Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg on a cold, snowy December day. The setting is historic and delightful. The Colonial-costumed waitress was friendly and attentive. The Onion Soup was robust and perfect for the weather. Also popular was the Reuben. We all indulged in an ice cream dessert and walked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?