Guide to Gettysburg: Where to Eat When Your Parents are in Town

The Dobbin House is one of several options to go when your parents are picking up the tab (File photo)

The Dobbin House is one of several options to go when your parents are in town (File photo)

By Noelle Zimmerman, Co-Features Editor

With some exploration and creativity, it is possible to find an activity to do with your parents on their visit to Gettysburg besides driving through the battlefield (again). However, we all know what the most exciting and anticipated activity is: having your parents take you out for food.

This article is specifically directed towards parents visiting for a few very important reasons. The number one reason: when your parents are in town, you do not have to pay.

Let’s be real here, there are plenty of places which Gettysburg students would love to treat themselves to: Dobbin House, The Parrot, and honestly any other restaurant that appears to be even somewhat fancy. However, we all know one hard truth: college students are broke.

“Splurging”, at least for most of us, means dinner at Ping’s, breakfast at Ugmug, or if we feel extra millennial, avocado toast from Gettysburg Baking Co.

The next reason why eating with your parents is so different is because they have cars, so the options are broadened even more.

According to some fellow students, here are a few of the best places to go: The most popular winner is Fidler & Co. Be sure to visit on the weekends from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for their scrumptious brunch which includes choices of: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote, Chorizo Benedict with Poached Egg, Breakfast Pizza, or the classic French Toast.

Another popular option is the Garryowen Irish Pub. Try out their mouth-watering Reuben Sandwich, Braised Short Rib, or Shepherd’s Pie.

The last highlight — and a personal favorite — is food 101. Be sure to try their Vegetable Powerhouse Sandwich, Margherita Pizza, Grilled Chicken Panini, or House Cut Truffle Parmesan Fries.

A few other places mentioned were: Appalachian Brewing Co., Tania’s, and AKI Japanese Steak House.

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Author: Noelle Zimmerman

Noelle Zimmerman '20 is an English major with a Business minor. She is a student assistant for the softball team, and she is a dog-walker. She will be traveling to Israel this summer, and studying abroad in Aix en Provence in the Fall of 2018.

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