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Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tavern - Gettysburg, PA.
Lowest Rating: 1
Highest Rating: 5



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9-Aug-2000
Reviewed by Paul Duvall.

Great food in a very historic setting. Excellent service along with authentic cuisine and decor.

Rating: 4


9-Oct-2000
Reviewed by et bittle.

Very good food and nice atmosphere but should take a few tables out of the downstairs so you don't have to sit on each others lap.

Rating: 4


15-Jun-2001
Reviewed by Ryan.

One of the best places on the east coast. Each time is special and each time is wonderful. Great food, great environment. I recommend it to everyone, especially historians.

Rating: 5


13-Jul-2001
Reviewed by Bob Altman.

An excellent restaurant featuring very good food. The food selections varied and each one sounded to be as tasty as the next one. A must for all who travel to Gettysburg.

Rating: 4


25-Jan-2002
Reviewed by Shannon.

Best restaurant have ever been to. My wife and and I have returned over 15 times and sat in almost every one of the 8 or 9 different rooms. The bedroom is by far the best place to sit and eat, ask for it if possible (waiting times can go into the hours). One recommendation for those over 21 as a before dinner drink is the Rum belly's vengeance, a house speciality, but be careful to heed the warning of no more than 2 per customer, it is powerful. All of the food is exceptional.

Rating: 5


19-Feb-2002
Reviewed by JT.

Definitely my favorite in the area. Its wonderful from the time you get out of your car. Great service, a very appealing selection, 1st class- for being historic. Sets the mood and lets your mind drift away from the present, 2nd floor is especially relaxing. I make reservations for dates and special occasions, like Mother's Day. The only wish I would have is that the restaurant be located in the countryside, but then it would lose its historic town charm.

Rating: 5


9-May-2002
Reviewed by Robin Montgomery.

Have eaten in the restaurant and in the tavern. Food and service are excellent. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. Best place in town for dinner (restaurant) and lunch (springhouse tavern). We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed.

Rating: 5


28-Oct-2002
Reviewed by Anonymous.

Bad, awful and expensive. The salmon was "off," but we were still charged for it. The "rare" roast beef was medium, but I was told it was rare. The desserts microwaved and gummy. Service was distracted. Run, don't walk, to any other restaurant.

Rating: 1


2-Nov-2002
Reviewed by Jeanne Costopoulos.

The upstairs is open for dinner only - reservations a must - and is an extremely fine dining experience. The food is superb. Downstairs in the Springhouse Tavern where I highly recommend the King's French Onion Soup. It's also a bed & breakfast and there's a "Curiosity Shop" too with lots of interesting items for sale. I have been going to Dobbin's since I was a child and have many great memories there.

Rating: 5


26-Jun-2003
Reviewed by Deborah Millirons.

Food is always delicious. You gotta try the Don's Derring-Do house drink. Get the Baked King's Onion soup. Tell them you want it with beef chunks. The spit roasted chicken is a must! Enjoy...get there early!

Rating: 5


5-Oct-2003
Reviewed by Duke A. Darrigo.

I SWEAR these reviews were written by the owners of this place! You all have seen Tourist Traps like this and that's all this place is. Here is the REAL story: 1) Seated at 9:15 for 8:15 reservation. 2) The kids are running the place, nobody around making sure things are going well. 3) The food was no better than you're local Denny's or such. No Joke! It was just ok, absolutely nothing special at all. 4) Prices were a joke for this food. Go if you like cramped tables, mediocre food, Big City "downtown" prices.

Rating: 1


9-May-2004
Reviewed by Kate Paul.

Today ate at the Springhouse Tavern. Complained that the cucumbers on my salad were rotten. All that was said was "We'll let the kitchen know". The baked potato was good as well as the salmon. Doesn't anyone keep water glasses filled! Would I eat here again. No--there must be better restaurants in the area. If you are handicapped don"t go here. The stairs are accident makers.

Rating: 3


24-May-2004
Reviewed by Diane.

Have been here several times, can't wait to return on my July 4th weekend visit. The food is great, the historical atmosphere is beyond what one would expect.

Rating: 5


4-Dec-2004
Reviewed by Kimberly Clapper.

I have lived in the area most of my life and this is by far my favorite place to eat. This is also the place I bring all of my out of town guests. I suggest this to all of the tourists that I come in contact with working for a resort in the area, all have come back to thank me for suggesting they eat there.

Rating: 5


7-Dec-2004
Reviewed by Terri & Eric.

We have steadily watched this "fine dining" slide downhill - FAST!! The food has gone from bad to worse and so has the service. Not even a "Hello, it's nice to see you". Way overpriced for the mediocrity of the food. However, the place does have ambiance.

Rating: 1


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