Chocolate Avenue Grill

4.4
657 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Locally owned and operated in downtown historic Hershey. We take pride in serving a variety of freshly prepared dishes including salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood, risotto, pasta and more. Our cuisine consists of the finest ingredients paired with professional friendly staff and a clean slightly retro/modern, casual atmosphere, making it a great choice for any occasion. Our meals are prepared to order therefore we can accommodate special dietary needs. Seasonally our outdoor patio offers a great view of downtown Hershey and Chocolate Avenue with the faint sounds of roller coaster enjoyment in the background.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kathy
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The scallops were delicious. Server seemed inexperienced.

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PeanutK
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Grill is a local gem where the quality of food and the service is consistent. Each of my family member has a favorite ranging from a burger to lobster risotto. The place will be closed for renovation next month but when it re-opens with a nice outdoor seating area, we will be taking a stroll down to the Grill for a bite!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

We were going to the Theater. We patronize Chocolate Avenue Grill frequently. Our best friends joined us for the very first time. As always the food did not disappoint. The service however was less than expected or desired. Our drinks were slow to come out. The wrong drinks were made. Our salads were served & not one minute later our main course was served. So we were squashed at a small table for 4 with a table full of plates. There was barely enough room to eat. Our empty drink glasses were not removed from the table. My experience on this Friday evening was nothing I ever received or expected from Chocolate Avenue Grille. And then our check was Incorrect. We figured it out as friends so as not to be late for the theater. I will revisit after renovations are complete. I hope the service will be able to handle the increase of people. Bigger is not always better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Under renovation and getting ready to close for about 5 weeks?. My delmonico and fried Brussels was outstanding. My wife’s lobster risotto was sent back. Taste off and gritty not creamy.

Waitress was amazing. She had manager comp my wife’s meal and was very attentive offering alternatives but we had a concert to get to so not enough time.

Cramped eating but renovations will obviously help that

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KathyE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service.
Really enjoyed ourselves

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vipChristheB
Richmond
105 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant is OPEN, although it was difficult to tell due to the renovation/construction occurring. Signs are on fence, but were completely overshadowed by the level of construction. Food was very good, plenty of options. Server was super helpful and friendly. When they finish with the renovation it looks like it will be a tremendous place to hang out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our friends’ group celebrated the day with great food, great service and shared a dessert to die for. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. This experience made our day.

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malaybabe
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter was so AWESOME even though we were not blown away by the food. We were there for lunch. My girlfriend had the Crab Cake (it was small and tasted "okay") but the sweet potato fries were excellent. I had a yummy tomato bisque soup (the chef could have cleaned up the excess soup off the serving plate) and Asian Ahi Tuna Wrap. They are building an new addition at the front of the building so it looked like a construction site from Chocolate Ave that we weren't sure if it was open. The location is fantastic.

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DavidB
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Major construction renovations in progress took away from the experience. Food was great.

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Andrea
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The staff and food were good. The ambiance was not as calm and serene as I was hoping for. The tables are too close together and you couldn't have a private conversation.

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vipEBJ33
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salads are amazing. Service is record fast! We always love dining here. Thank you!!!

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MarshaG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your food and service is excellent, however your drink prices will probably have most of us having water next time. Knowing what it costs to make, makes me feel ripped off with excessive cost. Love your Jess’s salad and risotto!

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vipStephenF
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting but delicious menu items.

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NancyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant with a good variety of choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It may be nicer once the restoration is complete. The food was good, but there was just no "wow factor" that made me say I have to come back here.

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Angela
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. We made reservations for an early dinner before a Hershey Bears game, and was seated quickly. Our server was great and attentive. We ordered one of the seafood specials, steak, and 2 pasta dishes. All were excellent.

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LaTonyaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and very very fresh. Our server Brenna was wonderful and very attentive. Next time I come to the area. I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Under renovation but food was great regardless. The new plans look fantastic.

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KellyM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here every winter while we are in Hershey. Absolutely love this place! Great food, service and kid friendly!!

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ImanR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We all ended up being sick after eating the food. Meat/salmon seemed to be the culprit.

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vipKathyW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Booked this before our trip and when we arrived the restaurant was under construction outside. Initial thought was that the restaurant was closed. Food was good had a chocolate milkshake martini which was excellent. Would wait until restaurant is totally renovated before going.

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Carmen
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. Highly recommend.

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DeirdreM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Food was tasty, great menu options. The service was great!

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Spencersescape
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Love the variety of the menu. The quick service was amazing on Saturday.

Their chicken salad is tasty and their Italian Wedding Soup was very good.

Using Open Table makes it very convenient.

Looking forward to our next visit

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Browneyes
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating here and had another delicious meal. We were glad we made reservations. Everything was great... service, food and atmosphere.

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RockIslandRidge
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot in downtown Hershey! Food was amazing - the scallops, hamburgers - all was just perfect. We ended up late for our reservation and were still seated right away (albeit by the window vs our preferred booth - but we were thrilled to still be seated during this crazy pre-Christmas weekend).
Will definitely return next time we hit Hershey Park!

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JenniferC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was excellent and the homemade meatballs melted in your mouth.

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TimK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good but it seemed rushed. Our appetizer came out with the salads and the meal came out a few minutes later. Our first time here so am not sure if that is normal.

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MichaelW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Outside looked pretty bad as they were renovating. Parking is very tight. Inside is small and on the dingy side. Waitress wasn’t very friendly. We all thought the food was good. My martini was awful though. Not a horrible experience, but I don't think we would return.

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MichaelC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was very good, could an upgrade to the dining area. Construction work located in the front area of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My meal (pasta with scallops) was very good; a little heavy on the olive oil but nonetheless good. My wife ordered a Delmonico steak to be done medium, and it came out basically rare. Portions were very generous though and we took half of both meals home for supper later in week. We’ve been coming here for a while now and it is a solid restaurant with a very not noisy atmosphere (one of the reasons we come here).

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vipErinK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

After reading overall positive reviews of this establishment and wanting to experience something different than our usual Hershey go-tos, I decided to make a reservation to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday. There were a total of four of us and upon entering the Chocolate Avenue Grill, I was somewhat disappointed by the diner-type atmosphere. I just had not expected this based on the reviews I read and looking at the menu. In hindsight, however, the variety of the menu should have tipped me off that this was more of a casual restaurant. Our group decided to give it a chance and we were so glad we did! We all started with a round of Yuengling Hershey Chocolate Porters, which were delicious! Two of us ordered the Tuscan Tuna, one ordered Mrs. D's Lasagna, and another ordered Land and Lobster. We were all very satisfied with our meals. The one slice of key lime pie that we all had bites of was a great top-off. Jake, our server, was attentive and patient with us, and made excellent recommendations. Consider this family-friendly location in downtown Hershey!

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t remember the exact name but the burger with sautéed onions and bacon, I substituted Gouda for Swiss, was the best burger I’ve ever had!! Cooked perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall good. Food was very good. Rather noisy though. Service was good but not exceptional.

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vip2diners
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed the osso bucco very much. It was delicious, the service was great. We will definitely be returning.

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DC14
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thought a burger for $14 was very expensive. It was good but not that good. Service ya always been great.

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DC14
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for just two of us. Wonderful food and very quiet.

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is Excellent. I always eat here when in Hershey. They have a great menu and the portions are large.

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RoxanneR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had dinner with our daughter (2) and both sets of grandparents. Perfect environment for all!

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HeatherS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, but small. It looks like theyll be enlarging the property- building it up, since theres no other place to build out. I'd recommend making a reservation.

While the food is prepared to order, I think it's a bit overpriced. They are known for their scallops, but none of our party tried them. The service was good.

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