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Great spots for lunch/dinner in Gettysburg area?

AmblerGirl Feb 15, 2009 04:53 AM

My husband and I are planning a little getaway in Taneytowd MD next month. We are staying at Antrim 1844 and having dinner there one night, but will be taking a few scenic drives out towards Gettysburg. Are there any great places to stop for lunch, brunch, or a tasty snack in Gettysburg? Anything in the surrounding areas? Thanks!

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    profjmm RE: AmblerGirl Feb 16, 2009 02:56 PM

    Restaurant Sidney in East Berlin, Pa, http://www.restaurantsidney.com/index... serves a good lunch and an outstanding dinner in a pretty country house setting. I like the Antrim a lot, but next time you're looking for a splurge in the Gettysburg area, you should really try the Sheppard Mansion in Hanover. The chef there is very talented and his menu, which features very upscale riffs on PA Dutch food, shows a good sense of humor. Like the Antrim, the Sheppard Mansion is also an inn where you can spend the night.

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      pashibaboy RE: profjmm Feb 17, 2009 06:08 AM

      I'm a big fan of Pomona's. (Dinner or lunch) Great value and BYOB. Sorry no web site. Just off the center of town in Biglerville. 213 East York Street Biglerville, PA 17307 (717) 677-7014 . Small menu, very few choices but very good quality. Great bread also but if you are coming in for dinner, call during the daytime to reserve your bread. Most places in Gettysburg are not worth the stop. profjmm's suggestions are worth the stop but higher cost.

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        BlueRidgePro RE: profjmm Jun 20, 2009 07:07 AM

        Another vote for Sidney. We stopped in for dinner while traveling down Rt15. It's in a h1storic-looking building in a pretty little town (E. Berlin) about 5 miles of so off of Rt 15.

        Excellent food and service. Wonderful presentation and creative menu offerings, while not being stuffy. Dine on the patio, if the weather is nice. They appeared to have an attached pub, with it's own menu.

        We found it based on recommendations on Chow and looked at the web site. ( www.restaurantsidney.com/ )

      2. xtownj RE: AmblerGirl Feb 17, 2009 10:20 AM

        I love Ragged Edge, its a fun coffeehouse:

        If its warm out, the courtyard in the back is great. In the summer, they have lots of perennial flower beds. On our last visit to Gettysburg, we found ourselves spending hours relaxing back there. Its an oasis in the middle of town. Good breakfasts and lunches, great coffee!

        1. FrancisdeR RE: AmblerGirl Jun 29, 2009 02:42 PM

          This is a question for those of you who know the area and answered AmblerGirl. My wife and I drove through today and saw a place called Cafe Saint-Amand. We are thinking of an overnight in G-burg to get away from the crowds (go to the park early morning, or near closing) with maybe a dinner and a decent place to stay. Any reactions to this place?


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            Hopefulone RE: AmblerGirl Jun 30, 2009 12:28 PM

            Should you find yourself driving in the opposite direction further along Rt. 140 East, Westiminster, MD is 20 minutes from Taneytown. Paradiso Italian Restaurant has very well prepared food and Johanssen's has their own brew pub.

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              xtian RE: Hopefulone Jul 1, 2009 02:06 PM

              I just went to Johanssen's for my first time for Father's Day brunch... dad's choice. It was truly a great deal. For $25 pp, the meal included a fabulous seafood station (perfectly seasoned Old Bay shrimp, crab claws, raw oysters, poached mussles with seaweed salad, smoked fish selection), a breakfast-item selection that included excellent sausage biscuits and gravy, made-to-order omelettes, and all the other breakfast regulars, including fruit and pastries. Additionally there was salads, a carving station and grilled chicken, halibut, stuffed shells, and other more Sunday-dinner-type options. Dessert selection was under-par.

              BUT the real kicker was that the $25 fee also includes unlimited bloodies, mimosas, bellinis, and well drinks.

              Service was spotty, but it is a nice old historic tavern. It was a great deal and I hope to get back sometime this summer!

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