Category: Places to Eat

10 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Gettysburg

January 25, 2018

Your first trip to Gettysburg can often be full of questions… Where do I start? How long should I stay? Where should I eat? Gettysburg has so much to offer, and it can often be difficult to plan your trip if you haven’t traveled here before, or you haven’t visited since that 7th grade field trip you took when you were in school.

Destination Gettysburg is here to help! We asked our veteran Gettysburg visitors for their best Gettysburg travel advice. Check out their travel tips and suggestions.

1. “Start at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Explore the ... Read This Story

Cooking with a Gettysburg Chef – Shirley Marquardt of Dunlap’s Restaurant

October 26, 2017

By Donna White – Anyone who knows me knows I love to cook, but I flat out do not bake. I love to eat baked goods, but I just haven’t mastered the art of actually baking them. I always walk by the case in Dunlap’s Restaurant in awe of the beautiful mile high meringue atop the selection of pies. I was so excited to get the opportunity to learn just how these tasty desserts are made from Shirley Marquardt, the resident baker at Dunlap’s. Not only are the pies gorgeous, they are absolutely yummy! You just gotta try one!

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Historic Dining in Gettysburg

September 8, 2017

The history of Gettysburg is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws to the area. It can be experienced through an up-close and personal tour of the battlefield or a stroll through a museum. However, it can also be experienced through the palate. If you are looking to expand your historical experience in Gettysburg, beyond the battlefield, be sure to check out these Gettysburg area restaurants that offer historic dining experiences, historic food options and a general history-rich atmosphere.

Dobbin House Tavern

Step inside the Dobbin House Tavern, one of Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic structures. The colonial-era restaurant has humble beginnings as ... Read This Story

Cooking with a Gettysburg Chef – Johnathon McGrain of the Historic Fairfield Inn

August 18, 2017

By Donna White – Catching a whiff of the fresh roasted garlic and herbs as I walked into the kitchen at The Historic Fairfield Inn, I just knew this was going to be a yummy day. Chef Johnathon was ready and waiting for us to get started with the ham and bean soup recipe that has been used at the Inn for more than 200 years.

When you start with quality, fresh ingredients and add in a wonderful chef that really cares about the product he is serving to the Inn’s guests, you know that you just can’t go wrong. The ... Read This Story

Where to Brunch in Gettysburg

July 28, 2017

Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, breakfast or lunch – at brunch, you don’t have to choose – you can have it all. The in-between breakfast and lunch meal has gained popularity and with it – restaurants that are showcasing mouthwatering, specialized brunch menus. If you are looking for that special, well crafted brunch menu, look no further than these Gettysburg area restaurants that are doing brunch so right.

Food 101


If casual, hip dining and brunch are your thing, you’ve got to try Food 101. The restaurant serves three signature brunch items you won’t find on their regular menu. ... Read This Story

Summertime Sippin’ – Summer Cocktails You Must Try in Gettysburg

July 20, 2017

Gettysburg’s craft beverage scene includes some amazing locally produced wine, beer, cider, spirits and yes, unique, tasty cocktails. Many area restaurants are featuring cocktails this summer that’ll refresh and cool you off and many highlight locally sourced ingredients, too. If you’re looking to explore Gettysburg’s craft beverage scene, and you want a drink that’ll cool you down and chill you out, try one of these delicious summertime cocktails.

Summer Crush

One Lincoln’s latest cocktail creation just screams summer. Summer crush is a tempting mix of citrus vodka, sweet Midori, fresh orange juice and pineapple juice, a dash of Sprite for bubbles and ... Read This Story

Cooking with a Gettysburg Chef – Andy Ernst of the 1863 Restaurant

June 8, 2017

By Donna White – I had the opportunity to cook with Andy Ernst, the Executive Chef of the 1863 Restaurant located inside the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. I was excited when Andy told me we would be cooking his Cold Smoked Salmon, as any dish with Salmon is one I can’t resist. It has always been one of my favorites, and this one does not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the steps to brining and cold smoking. It adds a wonderful flavor that pairs the salmon well for breakfast on a bagel, lunch on a salad or dinner with a beautiful glass of ... Read This Story

10 Places for Outdoor Dining in Gettysburg

May 24, 2017

In Gettysburg, one of the perks of a beautiful sunny day is being able to enjoy a meal outside. At many of our restaurants, you can dine outside while people watching at Lincoln Square or while taking in views overlooking historic battlegrounds. We’ve compiled a list of places for outdoor dining in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1.  The Pike Restaurant & Tap House

The Pike Restaurant & Tap House has a beautiful covered deck for outdoor dining. It is pet friendly and conveniently located just a few minutes from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Baltimore Pike. The Pike ... Read This Story

Cooking with a Gettysburg Chef – Wade and Drew Leedy of Tommy’s Pizza

April 27, 2017

By Donna White – Greek Pizza and a cold summer ale at 9:00 a.m. never tasted so good. Wade and Drew Leedy of Tommy’s Pizza, Inc. in Gettysburg were gracious enough to have me come into their kitchen before their day gets rolling and learn more about this long-standing local and visitor favorite. Tommy’s, a family-owned business, has been perfecting pizzas and subs for 44 years.  They pride themselves on homemade sauce, fresh grated cheese and dough that is made fresh daily. More recently, they’ve added an extensive craft beer list to their menu.

I had the pleasure of helping Wade ... Read This Story

Top Five Spots for Vegetarian Dining in Gettysburg

April 10, 2017

Going out to eat as a vegetarian can sometimes be a bit stressful, especially when you are traveling. While many restaurants today do offer at least one vegetarian option, there’s always a worry that you may find yourself at a restaurant with no veggie-friendly choices. If you’re visiting Gettysburg, Pa., as a vegetarian, we’ve got your back. We’ve dug through menus so that you don’t have to. While almost all Gettysburg restaurants do offer at least one non-meat option, we’ve rounded up a list of the top five places for vegetarian dining in Gettysburg – the places you’ll find the ... Read This Story