Best Gettysburg Lunch Spots Serve Mid-day Meals Fit For A General

Lunch in Gettysburg is a welcomed affair. After a long morning of Battlefield tours, exploration and museums, you'll surely work up an appetite. Now the hard part begins. Where to go for lunch?

If you want to change the pace completely and relax into some fine dining, the Herr Tavern offers a mouth watering lunch menu from Wednesday to Saturday. Can you say Lobster BLT? With limited hours, you'll want to be sure to make reservations. That being said, if you're in town during a celebration, commemoration, or other special event, you'll always want to call wherever you go and inquire about reservations, especially on the weekends.

Bus tours love establishments like General Pickett's Buffet Restaurant. Their prices are low and their meals are hearty. In fact, there are few restaurants on our list that don't serve a hearty meal. Dunlap's Restaurant may have you slapping the table and writing home to your mama. Their country-style American fare gives you something to write about. Seafood is a big seller here but fresh cut turkey, chicken pot pie soup, and homemade apple dumplings are well worth giving a try. You're in Pennsylvania - you have to!

If you want to stay a little closer to center, One Lincoln or the Pub and Restaurant are your best choices. They're right in the center of town at Lincoln Square. Both serve nice size salads, burgers, and sandwiches, and have outdoor seating, perfect for people watching or listening to the constant roar of trucks passing through.

General Pickett's Buffet Restaurant


General Pickett's Buffet serves a daily lunch buffet as well as a dinner buffet. This lunch spot is popular amongst older clientele and buses but it is also family-friendly. Prices are reasonable and affordable for guests of all ages. Don't be...  Read More



The Pike Restaurant and Lounge is located just 1/4 mile from Gettysburg's new Visitor Center. The restaurant offers a large menu selection, perfect for buses and groups. There's outdoor dining, a sports bar, and weekend entertainment, making...  Read More

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Gettysburg Eddie's


Gettysburg Eddie is a unique restaurant in its own right. Different from most of the other restaurants in town, Gettysburg Eddie is a historical tribute to a different kind of hero, Gettysburg's Baseball Hall of Famer, Eddie Plank. Take a break...  Read More

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Named for Civil War hero Colonel Patrick O'Rorke, this popular restaurant offers an extensive menu of American and Irish cuisine that includes salads, burgers, cold and hot sandwiches, seafood baskets, and entrees. Meatloaf shares the stage with...  Read More

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The Parrot


This Old Town Gettysburg restaurant dates to the mid-19th century. It is one of the earliest houses in Gettysburg and has gone through many transformations since then. At one time, it served as a private residence, housed Civil War surgeons, and...  Read More

Dunlap's Restaurant and Bakery
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For a healthy portion of comfort food at a reasonable price, drive just outside downtown Gettysburg for a meal at Dunlap's Restaurant. Open since 1999, this family owned restaurant serves good old fashioned homemade American dishes that will...  Read More

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1863 Restaurant


Whether you're staying at one of the hotels in the Gettysburg Gateway Center or in downtown Gettysburg, the 1863 Restaurant makes for a great family friendly dining option. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Wyndham Gettysburg, just a...  Read More

Herr Tavern & Public House


You can enjoy mid-day fine dining in this early 19th century federalist style building. Lunch here is a treat, only served four days a week (Wednesday - Saturday) from 11am - 3pm. The menu consists of fine American cuisine like venison...  Read More

The Pub and Restaurant
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Make sure you go into the Pub and Restaurant hungry. Entrees whether they be salad or fish, are large enough to feed a King. Same goes for their homemade desserts. This federalist-style eatery is located in an historic building on Lincoln...  Read More

One Lincoln
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One Lincoln food and spirits opened in 2013 as part of a full scale renovation of Historic Gettysburg Hotel. The restaurant sits just adjacent to the hotel with a front row seat of all the action of Lincoln Square, the town's center. Offering...  Read More


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