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Dobbin House Tavern

89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
+1 717-334-2100
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (355 reviews)
“crab cakes” (232 reviews)
“prime rib” (182 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
89 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The start of the night was having a seat at the bar downstairs where the bar dates back to 1818. Drinks were very good along with the service. For dinner, start with the King’s Onion Soup - great flavor! Main course was the crab stuffed...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dobbins house food can be so variable! The last time we were here it was great...this time not so much. The spit roasted chicken was wonderful, the hot beef sandwich was so dry it was not appetizing and not seasoned at all. Yes we know...More

Thank clustercuss1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robbins House Tavern is old, built in the 1700's, in a basement. Very revolutionary feeling. Staff wear period costume. The food is AMAZING!!!! French onion soup, house salad and spit roasted chicken is so good. Prices are very reasonable and portions are filling. Great experience!

Thank Hikingbennette
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience. This house ( now a restaurant) was home to the Dobbin family and was also a stop on the Underground Railroad. The food is period food and is excellent. Get the spinach salad with hot bacon dressing and hot buttered rum. There isn't...More

Thank dr_D1030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had scheduled our Christmas party here and took a field trip to test the restaurant menu prior and was very disappointed so we cancelled our reservations and scheduled at a different place. We asked the server for their top items and ordered them. The roast...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dobbin House is excellent stopped for a light lunch. Had their delicious "Onion Soup" which was so good and tasty. For dessert we had warm pecan pie with a scope of vanilla ice cream couldn't get any better than that. Would recommend this restaurant for...More

Thank 777pattycakes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Ruben and the French Dip, which were delicious, but the French Onion Soup stole the show! Hearty enough for a meal, additional food was unnecessary. I could probably eat that soup every day for a month and still look forward to it!...More

Thank SLWS1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate downstairs in the tavern. Loved the historical atmosphere! Service was great and we LOVED the half chicken entree!!!!!

Thank ChesVaGram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting dinner here is a requirement whenever the wife and I roll into town. Portions are sizeable and prices are great. Seems you can make your experience as formal or casual as you wish. A small tavern in the basement seems spot on for the...More

Thank henry p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for the Annual Remembrance Day Parade. We had reservations for Saturday evening. I ordered the crab cakes. They were excellent. Our waitress (Lauren) was very attentive, friendly and funny. See you in July Laruen (Barb)!

Thank kimol
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15 October 2017|
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Response from LMDErie_Pennsylvania | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, I would contact the Restaurant directly!
3 October 2017|
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Response from billnlindamorgan | Reviewed this property |
recommended but not required
18 April 2017|
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Response from bwilliams68 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make a reservation, and when you do, tell them it is for your anniversary. Specify you want the "bedroom" private location. This restaurant will accommodate your wishes. As a local, we used this very restaurant... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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