Going to be in Gettysburg for 4 days and Lancaster area for 3 1/2 days. Traveling alone so I don't want any family style seating. Like all kinds of food. Would like to try some real Amish cooking but I would be happy with a real good charcoal cheeseburger. Love some suggestions including breakfast. Thanks
Back from my trip and took some of your great suggestions. Let me start with Gettysburg
First A Big Hello to the friendly folks at Chubby's Barbeque just south of Gettysburg in Emmitsburg Md chubbysbbq.com. This place is how can I say it "Comfortable" and I mean it in only the best way. I felt like a long lost Aunt when I walked in the door. It's not modern, it's not slick its comfortable. I liked that it opens at 11:00 am as I tend to get up and out early and skip breakfast like I did this day. So I was hungry when I walked in. I started with a cup of cream of crab soup which was rich and yummy. I went with the Beef Brisket Platter which was fall apart tender. Sauces are on the table for you to chose your favorite or try all like I did. I had cornbread and potato salad as my sides and they were good but the owner brought over the Chubby's fried potatoes with sausage bits and onion which was wonderful. I could not even finish the meat and the owner did tell me they so give you more than the 1/2 lb as listed on the menu. Do yourself a favor make sure you stop at Chubby's. My rating 1-5. 5 Purrs >^..^<
Springhouse Tavern: located in the basement of the Dobbin House Tavern. Very popular place. Since I was a single diner I tried to go to dinner a little earlier. This place was packed but I seated quickly and not made to feel awkward dining by myself. They really have you seated close together but the food was so good who cares. I had the Baked King's Onion soup that was the best I have ever tasted. I could have taken it by IV. Just when you thought you finished with the cheesy goodness a surprise of tender beef chunks were in the bottom. For my entree I had the Char-grilled marinated chicken breast which had a nice char taste of grilling. Salad and baked potato came with the meal. 5 Purrs >^..^<
Farnsworthhouse Tavern: I came here for dinner on a Tuesday night at around 6pm. For some reason the inside dining was closed but they were serving outside in a covered patio garden. I was grilled by the waitress if I had a reservation which I didn't and then told I could look at the menus on the wall to decide if I would be ordering from the tavern or the dining room menu and then I stood and waited. Ok maybe she was busy but 1/2 the table were empty in the patio. So there I stood contemplating should I leave or not when she finally seated me. Anyway I did order the game pie and was not impressed. To me it was very bland. You did get spoon bread which was almost like polenta and then a white mini loaf of bread called a Jenny Wade Bread. Something else was suppose to come with it as my waitress told me when she brought my dinner to me but I never got it so I don't know what it was. Anyway, another waitress and a busboy came in as it got later and more diners were appearing but I had to wait for my check and really was disappointed in my experience here.
2 1/2 Purrs >^.
Appalachain Brewing Company (ABC): This is located on the outskirts of town on the Quality Inn and General Lee's Headquarters. First I stayed at this motel (very good but no fridge in room) and the museum at General Lee's headquarters was small but very interesting. I went to lunch at the ABC and had the Hog Wild sandwich which was very good. The sauce was made with their homemade rootbeer which was slightly sweet but I liked it. I am not a beer drinker but hmm brewery, I can walk to my room , so I had a beer with my sandwich. I picked the Expresso Stout. a dark smooth not heavy necter of the gods. No kidding the beer was delicious. I bought a 12 pack of assorted beers for my friend who was babysitting my cats and he raved about the beer and he is a "Bud" guy. 4 Purrs >^..^
Mountain Gate Family Restaurant Thurmont, MD, Dinner was included in my tour of Washington DC with Dayton Tours. ( This is a wonderful tour if you don't want to do the driving in DC). It was family style buffet which suited our group on the bus fine. Since it was early in the season there was only 10 of us plus the guide and driver on the bus and we all sat and ate together. I had 2 kinds of chicken both were fresh and tender, nice choice of veggies and then the desserts were so overwhelming I had pudding. 3 3/4 Purrs >^..
Cracker Barrel: Old standby and their Rasberry Lemonade is awsome on a 90 plus day 4 Purrs >^..^
Bob Evans : Ok I'm from New Yawk I had no clue what this place was about but it was getting late, I was hungry I was driving crowded RTE 30 in Lancaster and a couple places were full and I did not want a buffet. Hey the turkey dinner was pretty decent. 3 1/2 Purrs >^.
Dienner's Country Restaurant: This place was good. There were several groups on Mennonites (plain dressed folks) eating there when I was. Chicken and Pork and a beef dish were the meats, I chose the chicken which was juicy and not dried out and the vegetable assortment and salads were impressive. I tried warm baby beets ( I haven't had a beet in at least 45 years when my parents would force me to eat the things yuck) but they were delish. There were so many choices for dessert I can't even remember what I ate. 4 1/4 purrs >^..^
Revere Inn Lancaster:
I wanted a more traditional dining experience this night so I made reservation for one at the Revere Inn. I was seated in a elegant room and ordered their weekend special Prime Rib. Came with a salad, choice of vegetable and choice of potato . When it came I thought I was in Texas. This was the biggest slab of prime rib I have ever seen in front of me. It was cooked perfectly (medium) and swimming in its seasoned juices. I struggled, I skipped my potato, I didn't eat my string beans, I left the bread (I did taste them all and they were all very good) and I could not finish this prime rib. It was wonderful. 5 +, purrs and 1 headbutt >^..^<
Huckelberry's in the Fulton Steamboat: First of all I stayed at the Steamboat and that was a wonderful motel. It is very rich and Victorian looking including Huckelberry's. I had Penne Alfredo and the pasta was cooked al dente the way it should be. Came with a salad and since I just had to walk to the elevator I had a Cosmo. Total bill under $20.00 can't beat that and it was good. 4 Purrs >^..^
So thanks for all your tips. Next weekend I am off to Fairfield Ct in search of Lobster Rolls and clam chowder. Will let you know what I find.