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Appalachian Brewing Company

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Place Score: 86
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

401 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325
United States
phone: (717) 394-2200

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 30
Reviews by WesWes:
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was a really cool brewpub. It was quite expansive and done up in brass and hardwood. The bar was really long and L- shaped with high back barstools; very classy. I remember thinking, this place could never reach capacity.

The atmosphere was excellent. It was an upscale place, but nothing too high class. It had a bunch of sports on the tvs. The quality was good. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable about the house beers, which they offered in an eight beer sampled.

The food was slightly better than the run of the mill brewpub. I had this outstanding soup made with hefe. The sampler contained quite a few quality brews which I very much enjoyed. They also had a kick ass gift shop with beers to go.

Overall, this was a cool stop while on the way to see an 80's metal reunion tour at Hershey Park. I'll be back.

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Photo of 83Orioles
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Seanem44
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

I was frankly amazed by the food, which had a Germanic flavor. My wife and I stopped by after an Army sponsored seminar in Harrisburg, while driving home to Virginia. The food selection was good. Just about every food item was non-traditional. I had sausage with apple potatoes. My wife had pretzel chicken which she fortunately did not finish. I say this is fortunate because I got to eat the rest. The atmosphere is rustic lodge style. Nothing to brag about. Service was ok, but business was light. The locale is awesome. You are basically on the Battlefield. Oh, they also have beer you can take home. It's fairly decent beer as well. Overall worth eating at if in the area.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of maltedmilk
2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Stayed in Gettysburg over the weekend and walked here from our hotel in town on Sunday evening. The tables were full and there was 1/2 hour wait so we went to eat at the bar since we could sit right down there.

The service was not the best. It took a while before the bartender would acknowledge my presence. Finally had a hoppy trail ipa and my husband had the octoberfest . The ipa was good but the octoberfest was kinda flat in my opinion.

My husband and I had a chicken sandwich. I thought mine was good by my husband felt his wasn't cooked enough and had a bad texture. He send it back and ordered a burger instead. 20 minutes later, the burger still hadn't arrived so we asked for the check and left.

Consequently, I don't recommend eating here but there is a good variety of beer on tap . There should be a winner in there somewhere if you have the patience and capacity to try and find it.

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped here for dinner on a whim while driving through Gettysburg. I'm glad I did, because it was a very enjoyable experience. I order the black and blue pork medallions, which were very delicious with a unique flavor. Other items ordered by my group included the reuben and cheeseburgers, both of which were very good as well. I had the Hoppy Trails IPA, which I would rate as good but not outstanding. The root beer and birch beer were enjoyed by the children in our group. Service by our waitress was excellent - very friendly and helpful. If I return to the area in the future, I will certainly be eating here again.

Photo of tkepx182
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I went here to eat after walking the southern end of the battlefield. I was expecting more from them then I got since I have visited the one in Harrisburg.

I only really had to drinks, the White birth beer, which was not that good and the scottish ale which was not as fresh as it should have been.

The service was lacking until closing time approached, then the bartenders and the hostesses started to become pushy.

But the root beer BBQ wings where good. Better then I have had at the past few places I have been. The main disappointment was the fact that the waiting staff gave me my meal before the wing appetizer.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Walked in an very similar to the Harrisburg location, but almost had the feel of a standard restaurant. They seemed to have the same menu and prices as the Harrisburg location, as well as, the core beers were there, with a couple specialty beers there. They also had Duvel and Delirium bottles. The staff was wrapping it up for the night but still extremely friendly. Even though they were getting stuff closed down they didn't mind us hanging out and chewing the fat with us. Had a very enjoyable time there and talked to some locals that really got into craft beer because of this place. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Photo of malloyca
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

We arrived for an early lunch at 11:30 on a Sunday. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Children are welcome. There is a medium sized bar area and two dining rooms. Service was initially attentive, but dropped off as the dining room began to fill up. The food is standard brewpub fare, expanded a bit to include some entrees and salads, but nothing unusual. Unfortunately, the cheddar ale soup was cold, but the beer battered pretzels were good, as was the five cheese pizza. There were also complaints from our group about the sandwiches being cold and dry. There look to be between 6-8 of ABC's drafts on tap at any time. The quality of the beer was good, particularly the Celtic Knot Red Ale. I would stop in if passing through, especially for a growler fill, but would not go out of my way to eat here again.

Photo of nickthetick
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I'm in this place just about everyother weekend fro lunch and to fill up my growler. Its quiet and relaxed; not too bright but still light enough to get a good color out of the beer and actually see what your eating. The people behind the bar are always very knowledgeable and can answer almost any question I've been able to come up with without consulting someone else. There is always a great selection of their beers, with one on cask most of the time, and a few bottles of belgium and belgium style beers available. I have never had an entree however every single burger, panini and grilled cheese I've had has been outstanding. The prices are great and I love a bar with a good beer sampler (8 five ounce samples) plus a 2$ growler fill discount on thursdays.

Photo of grinch7555
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Have been here several times as we come to Gettysburg 3-4 times a year. Always stop here as the beer selection, quality and taste is better than anywhere else in town. The food is comparable with most other resturants around the town. Service depends on who you get as a server. Some do very well and know the beers, but notice their knowledge of the beers is more up the the individuals than the ownership. Prices are good and I've not been disapointed with any of the food selections. They change every-so-often.

Note: they do brew a small amount in the basement, but most comes in from the Harrisburg main brewery. Same as the one in Camp Hill. I'd give it a try.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This was our last brewpub/ beer bar stop on our PA road trip in late September. We stopped here because we were already in Gettysburg.

This place is easy to find and just off the path of the beginning of the battlefield driving tour. Probably the easiest place to find on our entire trip. The atmosphere is somewhat rustic and very woody with a feeling that you are eating inside of a giant barn.

Our waitress was decent and knew some things about the beer-but not much. They have a variety of beers offered on tap, but the beer selection reminds me of Rock Bottom, and more aimed at pleasing the general public than going the extra mile. The best of the beer was decent, slightly above average. The food was fine, good, but nothing special. They also sell their beer bottled to go by the 6 pack.

Not a bad place and definitely worth a try...but if you are only spending a day or so in the Gettysburg area there are much nicer, more historically relevant places to enjoy a meal that offer some nice local craft beers on tap.

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Appalachian Brewing Company in Gettysburg, PA
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.