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James Buchanan Pub & Hotel

15 N Main St, Mercersburg, PA 17236-1611
+1 717-328-0011
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
8 Oct 2017
“Wonderful evening”
1 Jul 2017
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
15 N Main St, Mercersburg, PA 17236-1611
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We had a party of nine no reservations(Sat night). They immediately accommodated us and the service/food was wonderful Waitress/waiter were so attentive.. constantly filling water glasses and checking up on our needs. Menu is limited,, but what they had was 1st class in taste and...More

Thank Amy Petersen L
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Our dinnertime meal here was very good and the server, Judy, was great! We both had steak and enjoyed our dinners.

Thank luvs2BB4fun
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We intended to grab a brew and a nosh at James Buchanan to try it out. It was closed. So we went next door to Flannery's. Delicious choice, less expensive, even though we started only to have snacks. We ended up having a delicious entree...More

Thank lindareilly1975
Reviewed June 19, 2017

I stayed at the inn for three nights and enjoyed several cocktails, a bottle of champagne and a three-course dinner out in the courtyard. Although the pub is lovely and intimate, I loved being able to sit outside in a lovely setting. The wait staff...More

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner , and I must say it was not much more than adequate. The entre was prepared well, however for this price point I expect the service to be better than nonchalant No water brought to the table , and a bread basket...More

Thank kimberley_downey
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Lovely small place to have dinner; historic appeal; very nice staff; small but elegant menu; interesting specials, romantic lighting at night.

Thank Lori E
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the James Buchanan Inn twice, while visiting Mercersburg Academy. We stayed in a bedroom with a smaller an inner joining bedroom. Perfectly arranged for my husband and I and our teenage daughter....and the price was excellent. Many months later, we still talk...More

Thank melvinat2015
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Well... First visit to James Buchanan Pub, we were the only customers in the outside seating area. Limited menu, for a family of 4, with two kids under 12, the price was over $100. Food was good, but was a bit pricey.

Thank SamCoolMD
Reviewed June 11, 2016

So a President lived worked there...so its only right u stop...had a couple drinks...menu was a little upscale for us so we passed on it but it looked delicious...we just weren't looking for fancy that night. Staff was pleasant...hope to stop back and try the...More

Thank hiplain1
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Food was wonderful! Staff was superb. This is quite a gem. I will definitely be back. Please plan on dinning here when you're in the area.

Thank Stephlamanna
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  • Address: 15 N Main St, Mercersburg, PA 17236-1611
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mercersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-328-0011
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