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Old 09-12-2019, 10:40 AM   #1
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Where are some good eating spots around Hershey besides the usual chain restaurants. Miles of walking works up a good appetite!
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:27 PM   #2
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I have family in the Hershey area and travel there regularly. Here are two that I recommend that are near Hershey at the 83 / 283 interchange:

Lancaster Brewing Company
469 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
www.lancasterbrewing.com

Gilligans Bar & Grill
987 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
gilligansbarandgrill.net

And one a little farther away in Annville:

Harpers Tavern
10486 Jonestown Rd
Annville, PA 17003
harperstavern.com
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:13 PM   #3
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If you really like to eat there is a huge smorgasbord in East Earl, PA called Shady Maple Smorgasbord and they have everything imaginable on their buffet and it is all really tasty. It's several miles from Hershey but worth the drive.


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Old 09-12-2019, 09:45 PM   #4
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Chocolate Ave Grill
https://www.chocolateavenuegrill.com/

Duke's
https://www.dukesbarandgrille.com/

Fenicci's
http://www.feniccis.com/

Funck's
https://www.funcks.com/fucks-palmyra-homepage

Hot Dogs and Root Beer behind the stadium (will probably be moved this year cause of the construction)

BBQ in the middle of the South Chocolate Field

Crab Cakes at any of the two or three trucks.

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Old 09-12-2019, 10:33 PM   #5
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Oh yeah, Shady Maple is worth the drive. I go there at least a couple of times every Hershey. It is big and the food is very good.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:49 AM   #6
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I stayed in an AirBNB last year an the host suggested Poppi Al's. Excellent breakfast from my experience, but she stated all the meals were good.

Poppi Al's
7750 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

Harrisburg address, but almost strait north of the show

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Old 09-13-2019, 07:22 AM   #7
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Firstly, those are not crab cakes. They are more like filler cakes and not worth the money. There is Iron Hill Brewery in Hershey. I have not been to that location but have been to the original in DE and its pretty good. There is also a place called Hershey Biergarten that is supposed to be good, again havent been there. If you want to travel for half hour I would head to Lancaster as opposed to Harrisburg. Much smaller and less congested. Easy to get to from Hershey. There are some good rests. there. If you like GOOD home made Italian at a reasonable price Lombardo's is the place to go.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:01 AM   #8
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Yes go to Shady Maple. You won't go away hungry. More like feeling sick from eating too much of their delicious food. Go on their website. Different menu every day. Closed Sundays.
They're about an hour east of Hershey.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:10 AM   #9
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I have family in the Hershey area and travel there regularly. Here are two that I recommend that are near Hershey at the 83 / 283 interchange:

Lancaster Brewing Company
469 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
www.lancasterbrewing.com

Gilligans Bar & Grill
987 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
gilligansbarandgrill.net

And one a little farther away in Annville:

Harpers Tavern
10486 Jonestown Rd
Annville, PA 17003
harperstavern.com

All great suggestions.

Also, Esther's on the way back East on old Rt. 22

It's a must hit.
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:24 PM   #10
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We like Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar. It is just off of W Chocolate Ave as you head down the hill from the swap meet towards Hershey Park Drive. They have a great happy hour daily and full menu.
Arroga's
637 E Main
Hummelstown
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:29 AM   #12
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Chocolate Avenue has many good places.

Houlihans, the Mill and the Iron Hill Brewery are few that I enjoy....and haven't been thrown out of.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:37 AM   #13
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Hershey Pantry has a good rating, but I havent gone.


They are listed as #1 on trip advisor
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:18 AM   #14
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The warwick hotel in hummelstown would be my first suggestion.. sit down dining or burgers and beer at the bar.. just off the square in hummelstown..

otherwise..
1. Official BBQ & Burgers has great BBQ, but is a very very casual location

2. The Manor Restaurant & Lounge just up 39, tried to go last year, but it was very busy

and if your looking for "really nice" fabios restaurant in grantville, pa.. Our club had a dinner there a few years ago during hershey week..

Personally I wouldn't drive all the way to shady maple, unless you were headed back to Philly to fly home.. but.. I live relatively close to shady maple and the allure has waned..
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One of our family's many fond food memories of trips to Hershey goes back to the days of the flea market in the grass pasture opposite the airfield. At the rear of the field, the local neighbors' wooden frame garages opened up their doors to the flea market. Enterprising folks sold out of the garages ... including the Kiwanis Club that provided their version of the then new Egg McMuffin and coffee.

They called it the "Egg McKiwanis." Our then grade school aged boys still remember the chilly 6 AM breakfasts and the warm-hearted Kiwanians that served them.

After spending all day in antique auto wonderland, we would head for the Amish country for dinner ... do they even have apple pie in brew pubs?

Last Hershey that my son and I attended had vendors packing up on Friday afternoon because it "looked like rain."

Hershey today sure doesn't have the ambiance of the early days ... like comparing Disney World to the Threshermans Meet in Albert City, Iowa.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:49 AM   #16
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Another fine restaurant is The Brownstone Cafe in Middletown,Pa. about 5 miles from Hershey. It used to be a bank. Very good food,nice atmosphere no loud annoying music. We eat breakfast there every weekend.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:28 PM   #17
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Hershey Pantry has a good rating, but I havent gone.
They are listed as #1 on trip advisor

Hershey Pantry has the best deserts that you will find anywhere. Pies & cakes. It is on East Chocolate Avenue, about one mile east of downtown Hershey, right next door to the Hampton Inn.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:27 PM   #18
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Good suggestions,,,, anything but the (ugh) national chain fast food restaurants they get very old very fast. I'd go to the local grocery stores and buy a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter if available first.

Mom and Pop places are always the best. Plus you are helping someone trying to make a living, and not just filling the corporate coffers.
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