Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Gettysburg

You probably know from history class that Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a popular travel destination for Civil War and US History buffs.  But I bet you didn’t know that Gettysburg also has an emerging culinary and craft beverage scene that’s becoming increasingly more popular with visitors.  From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.

Where to Eat and Drink in Gettysburg

Where to Eat and Drink in Gettysburg

Where to eat and drink in Gettysburg if you’re a history buff:

Farnsworth House Inn Restaurant and Sweneys Tavern

Transport yourself back in time with a unique meal at one of the city’s historic taverns like the Farnsworth House Inn Restaurant.  The original part of the house was built in 1810, which means the building is positively brimming with history for diners to explore.  Among other uses, the house served as a shelter for Confederate sharpshooters during the three-day conflict and is pocked with more than 100 bullet holes. You’ll be served period specialty fare by servers who also authentically dress the part!

Tip: Farnsworth House Restaurant can get busy, so plan ahead if you can and make reservations.  Where to Eat and Drink in Gettysburg

Where to eat and drink in Gettysburg if you enjoy farm to table dining:

Food 101

Farm to table foodies prepare to be in heaven!  Gettysburg’s Adams County is farm country chock-full of grazing cattle, free range chickens, locally grown vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits.  Food 101 is a favorite with visitors and is ranked the number one restaurant in Gettysburg on TripAdvisor.  A cozy setting with the feel of a modern diner, guests have their pick of small tables or communal dining.  The ever-changing menu boasts “new American cuisine” such as a popular “vegetable powerhouse” sandwich on wheat berry bread, muffaletta, farfalle and artisan pizza topped with fennel sausage and broccolini or wild mushrooms.

Tip: Don’t leave without ordering a side of the restaurant’s almost-famous house cut truffle parmesan fries.

Where to Eat and Drink in Gettysburg

Where to eat and drink in Gettysburg if you prefer the “finer things” in life:

The Inn at Herr Ridge

Gettysburg also offers fine dining for those visitors looking to splurge on a special upscale evening.  Indulge in a world-class experience at the Inn at Herr Ridge’s tavern dining room.  The restaurant offers fine locally sourced ingredients and prides itself on supporting neighboring family farms which deliver fresh in-season food and preserve the Inn’s open landscape.  The restaurant has been renowned, locally and nationally, not only for the unique year-round memorable Gettysburg views that diners are privy to, but also for their creative and award-winning American/French Classic cuisine.

Tip: If you’re wanting to pull out all the stops book the Inn’s Casa Del Vino private dining room and eat dinner with your loved one amidst the Inn’s 4,000 bottle wine collection.

Where to Eat and Drink in Gettysburg

Where to eat and drink in Gettysburg if you’re a wine and cider enthusiast:

Reid’s Orchard and Winery

Adams County has long been known for its apples, but has recently been making a name for themselves in wine too.  Reid’s Orchard and Winery is located just outside the city and offers a wide variety of ciders and wines for visitors to sample among sweeping country views.

Tip: Plan your visit on Friday or Saturday evening to enjoy live music during your tastings.

Where to eat and drink in Gettysburg if you’re looking for something a bit stronger…:

Mason Dixon Distillery

If wine or cider isn’t going to cut it, head to one of the distilleries which have begun to pop up in Gettysburg and its surrounding area.  Mason Dixon Distillery produces small batch spirits made from locally grown grains.  Guests can sip the distillery’s craft vodka and rum and learn about the spirit making process through a guided tour.

Tip: Plan your visit in the early evening and order a small plate or two from the distillery’s full kitchen to hold you over until dinner.  

Head over to Destination Gettysburg for even more culinary ideas and reasons to visit Gettysburg.

Are you ready to eat and drink your way through Gettysburg?  Which of these culinary experiences would you most like to try?  

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