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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Based on:
363 Beers
3,818 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 43
Visits: 79
Avg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

781 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
United States
phone: (717) 291-9800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ironhillbrewery

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Place added by: Phatz on 09-08-2007

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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 79
Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've been here quite a few times and always enjoy myself. It's right across from my college, Franklin and Marshall. The Iron Hill building is owned by the college. There are a few more shops on the street level with the brew pub and up above is very nice student housing. The architecture is in keeping with the magnificent brick buildings on campus.

There's good parking behind the brewery, just make sure you don't use the student parking.

Inside is quite elegant with high ceilings, lots of wood, and big windows, which thankfully are covered with moveable shades when needed to keep the sun out of your eyes while dining. It's a big space with two dining areas, a good-size bar and high stool bar tables.

The beer menu always has something I can appreciate, and in the last few years has had more IPAs than previously. Just yesterday I had their special release Kryptonite double IPA, which is all it is cracked up to be.

The food menu is extensive. I had a black bean burger and side salad yesterday and quite enjoyed it. The sandwich prices are moderately priced. The entrees, while quite good are on the expensive side; say about $23 per plate. My sandwich with salad was $10.

The wait staff were friendly and engaged.

There's a good mug club if you are so inclined.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PorterThwarter
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Sat at the bar and got very friendly and helpful service. We decided to try share a flight and then each had a pint. I didn't love any of the beers until I tried the house Wit, which was very, very good. They also had some kind of run-of-the-mill red that was very tasty to have with food. The appear to have a standard menu of beers that are always on and a rotating list of the rest. Their website can let you know ahead of time what's on now and what's coming up.

The food menu was ridiculously extensive, if you can't eat here, you can't eat. Our bartender really knew the menu and steered us in the right direction. For the meal, we chose a selection of appetizers, to get a feel for the place. None of them were a disappointment. They weren't huge helpings, but they were well-prepared and tasty.

The only downside was when a table full of children were seated behind us, in the bar area. I saw two indoor dining areas and a lot of outdoor seating but no, the raucous children were seated in what should have been the 'adult' area of the restaurant. I'll never understand why restaurant managers choose to alienate clientele who want some adult time out. Can't the bar area be 18+?

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Photo of mk66
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of kwlightner
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Beer selection is limited to those beers brewed in-house. However, they are very good with a wide range of styles. Food is high quality, nice selection, but a bit pricey. Excellent service.

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Photo of schroeder1200
3.01/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kkdowning
3.68/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Brushkanna
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pretty nice restaurant space. Received two beer menus upon arrival; one year-round, one seasonals. Altogether they had about 16 different beers on tap. I like that the flights can be made up of both year rounds and seasonals with no upcharge. Ended up getting 2 flights, 8 4oz samples for $12. Not too bad. Food was solid, but a bit high on the price. We ended up choosing this place instead of spring house due to the reviews and the fact iron hill is more kid-friendly. Ended up being a good choice.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of slasich
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Renegawam
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.6/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BeerMeRRT
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Afroman
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jzmaui1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Kuromaru
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of EdwardK77
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was a good find because it was both microbrew oriented and kid-friendly. The food was upscale chain quality, with some inventive choices. (We enjoyed Octoberfest egg rolls and fried Brussels Sprouts)

On the beer side of things, they have a nice in house brewed tap selection and some cask/ reserve bottle choices. I drank the American Pale Ale, the Dy-no-mite IPA (their name, not mine), and the nitro Russian Imperial Stout. (My wife tried the kith lager and the "honey do wit" wheat beer) The Russian Imperial Stout was the winner of the bunch for me but the IPA was good as well.

Overall, this was a good find in a vacation area.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, PA
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.