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Shank's Tavern

36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
+1 717-426-1205
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Since we had nothing planed for the day and seeing an ad for the "oldest tavern in the USA" we took a side trip from Lancaster to visit this tavern. It was well worth the trip. food was great staff was very willing to give...More

Thank kathymickey
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We've survived a lot of floods. Builds character. in 2019 Shank's will be celebrating their 205th Anniversary!

Reviewed 4 November 2016

Biking the NW Susquehanna trail - passed this inviting tavern. After ride, returned to check it out and enjoy a cold adult beverage. Advertised as oldest continually run tavern in Lancaster county - great history and ambiance. Warm, friendly staff - ask about the ghosts...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was super to get to stop in a bar I have enjoyed before but is not usually an option on Sundays TILL NOW! Happened to be pedalling up a thirst on the railtrail and stopped in to quench it. Besides their Blue Point Armchair...More

Thank gail-baby55
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great local tavern! Historic, friendly atmosphere. Unique beers on tap. Well priced, good food too!

Thank FPWalters
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Today I went to Shanks for the first time in about 5-6 years. I went in for lunch with a friend, and while we ate our appetizer and waited for our meals, I saw two dogs walking around in the kitchen. I commented on what...More

2  Thank remkfs
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a beverage after a long bike ride. This was my first visit. The place is very small and the bar was full so we opted for an outside table which is in a lovely court yard. It was a great place...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

History in a still vital and interesting setting is very cool in my opinion. That is Shanks. Different specials and lots of good music. A small town local watering hole in the best way possible. Note: not open on Saturday and Sunday except for special...More

Thank dougriley
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thanks Doug! Always a pleasure having you around! Can't wait to tap you an IPA!

Reviewed 3 June 2016

This tavern has the best old time tavern atmosphere I've seen in a long time. The food is good and the bartender very personable.

Thank heytyedye
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We don't get there as much as we would like but everytime we go they make us feel like family! LOVE the old world feel of the place and the food is always delicious! Bob Shank goes out of his way to make a friendly...More

Thank Flanlgirl
Reviewed 4 January 2016

this Pub has been around since 1814... thats right 1814...The Susquehanna River has tried to wash her away.. but so far shes still kicking..just wanted to know that we gathered with about 8 friends the night before New Years.. at Shanks.. its one of our...More

Thank bigdaddyCahill
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Wow Mr. Cahill. I think that about covers what Shank's is all about. Can't wait till see you again when you are in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Marietta
  • Phone Number: +1 717-426-1205
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