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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So far, I have not used off campus dining much because on-campus dining is so good and satisfying that I don't really need to go and eat off-campus. Even though there were a few occasions that I have eaten outside the campus and it's quite nice and cheap and good food, there are options for different people. There is Thai, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Mexican food, then there are lots of diners and pubs with great food. There are both very expensive and very cheap places to go.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you're looking for somewhere to eat off-campus, then you first have to ask yourself why you aren't satisfied with the food places on campus, which are amazing. However, the places off-campus are generally nice with a diner, bar and a few italian-food places. Those are all within walking distance, but if you have a car then you can get to quite a few chain restaurants, (Friendly's, Hoss's, etc.). The Lincoln Diner, (LD's), is open practically 24/7, which is nice for students. However, they, as well as pretty much all other places in town, do not offer any discount to students, so be prepared.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have the few restaurants (meaning like, the chinese place, pizza, and 7/11) that my friends and I go to, but if we had the money we could enjoy a lot of different kinds of food from French to Thai to traditional southern cuisine I assume.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Usually restaurants are pretty expensive because Gettysburg is a tourist destination. Restaurants are easily-accessible and usually very tasty!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't that many options but there is enough to keep you satisfied, not too many student discounts and a lot of places (like chipotle) are a drive away.


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The sheer number of dining establishments in Gettysburg is staggering, particularly when you consider that for half the year it is a town of only 8,000 people. It's less staggering when you consider that, for the other half of the year, the population is many times larger than that. Even so, it means that there are myriad of food options if and when you get sick of Servo and Bullet Hole.

The Dobbin House is the place to go when your folks are paying, and the rest of the time can be split fairly evenly between the less expensive restaurants in town, including the Pub, Mama V's, and many others. There are, of course, the requisite fast food places, as well as a good amount of Chinese restaurants and pizzerias, most of whom offer delivery service. As a general rule, there is a place to suit every taste in Gettysburg.

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Student Favorites
  • Mamma Ventura Restaurant
  • The Pub & Restaurant
  • The Ragged Edge Coffee House
24-Hour Dining
Lincoln Diner
Best Breakfast
Ernie's Texas Lunch
Best Healthy
The Ragged Edge Coffee House
Best Pizza
La Bella Italia
Best Wings
The Pike Restaurant and Lounge
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Dobbin House Tavern
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Doghouse
  • Lupita's Mexican Restaurant
  • Tito's Mexican Store

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Giant Food Store
44 Natural Springs Rd.
(717) 337-0017
Weis Markets
735 Old Harrisburg Rd.
(717) 337-1753

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Blue Parrot Bistro
Food: American, European, vegetarian options
35 Chambersburg St.
(717) 337-3739
Price: $5-$20
Cool Features: Located in the James Gettys Hotel
Dobbin House Tavern
Food: American
89 Steinwehr Ave.
(717) 334-2100
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Tavern includes dining rooms, a ballroom, a country store, and an inn
Ernie's Texas Lunch
Food: American light fare
58 Chambersburg St.
(717) 334-1970
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Student favorite, the value can't be beat by many
Gettysbrew Restaurant and Brewery
Food: American
248 Hunterstown Rd.
(717) 337-1001
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Five different beers, hand-crafted soda, Civil War barn, historical site of a Confederate hospital
Herr Tavern & Publick House
Food: American
900 Chambersburg Rd.
(717) 334-4332
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Located in a 19th century Federalist building, reservations required on weekends
La Bella Italia
Food: Italian
402 York St.
(717) 334-1978
Price: $10-$20
Lincoln Diner
Food: American
32 Carlisle St.
(717) 334-3900
Price: $5-$10
Mamma Ventura Restaurant
Food: Italian, pizza
13 Chambersburg St.
(717) 334-5548
Price: $10-$15
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Food: American
859 York Rd.
(717) 337-1923
Price: $5-$15
The Pike Restaurant and Lounge
Food: American
985 Baltimore Pike
(717) 334-9227
Price: $5-$15
Pizza House
Food: Italian
71 W. Lincoln Ave.
(717) 334-1308
Price: $5-$10
The Pub & Restaurant
Food: American
20-22 Lincoln Sq.
(717) 334-7100
Price: $10-$20
The Ragged Edge Coffee House
Food: Sandwiches, salads, coffee, smoothies
110 Chambersburg St.
(717) 334-4464
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Free wireless Internet, open mic nights
Tommy's Pizza
Food: Italian
105 Steinwehr Ave.
(717) 334-4721
Price: $5-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very poor
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 41 responses

  • 27% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 59% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 2% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 12% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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