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About The Forebay at Hershey Lodge

The Forebay serves up creative comfort food, including a variety of steaks, chops, and fresh seafood, in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy our house-created favorites with a twist and our premium top-shelf bar featuring small-batch spirits and an extensive wine-by-the-glass list, in a relaxed, rustic setting. All of our steaks and chops are char-grilled to your liking, and look for our daily seafood chalkboard specials.

325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner served daily beginning at 5:00 PM.

Reservations are not available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Large party reservations are not available online.

Cross Street:
University Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 520-5408

Website:
http://www.dininginhershey.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary on-site parking. Valet is available.

Executive Chef:
Richard Dingle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

The Forebay at Hershey Lodge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
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Cozy (10)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant was extremely loud. We downloaded a decibel app and it registered 95 after a loud customer left. It’s small with few tables.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for our birthday dinner! Ryan was great, our server was fantastic and funny, and the food was delicious. The Schnitzel definitely needs more sauce, but was still very good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we had an outstanding meal. My filet mignon was tender and perfectly prepared. My husband’s pork chop was perfect, too. Every detail of the meal was positive, including our server, Jim.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Only reason to eat there is convienence if you are staying at the lodge

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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We met friends in Hershey and planned dinner. It was a very busy weekend due to holidays festivities. We managed to snag a reservation. I had filet mignon. Excellent. Cooked to perfection and mashed potatoes great. Chocolate speciality sauce was a treat. Guys had snapper which was special of day. They enjoyed. My girlfriend had scallops and she said they were quite tasty. Our server Kim was fabulous and we all had a different chocolate martini that was so wonderful. We can’t wait to go again. It was a little noisy with kids going to see Santa but heck we were once in their place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place. Good food, good atmosphere and very family friendly. A nice place to grab a drink or get some higher quality casual food. Worth checking out if you are in Hershey.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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food4
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

On vacation and looking for something a little higher quality. Had a great dinner and the waitress was the sweetest.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Have been here many times and I'm always so satisfied with the food and drinks as well as the dedicated service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful Restaurant. Our table enjoyed steaks! Great Attentive Service. Awesome cocktail choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This place was awesome
Food was fantastic
Service and waiter Jim was unbelievable

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very warm and welcoming surroundings Nice wine list, excellent food, great salads, very nice dining

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was good. Table a little small for the party size but it was workable. No problem with service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall it was a typical steakhouse. Food was average . My husband ordered the ribeye medium. It was definitely undercooked more in the rare side when cut. My steak was undercooked as well as my friends steak. The sauce that we chose was the chocolate stout. It had a barbecue flavor which did not enhance my steak at all. I felt for the price the food would have been better. The service was excellent and our server was very nice. I would try again and maybe choose a different sauce and maybe order my steak well to have it medium.

Tags: Seasonal
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful dinner for a girls-night out! We enjoyed our meals! Will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food. We dined during the Wild Game Menu season and it was an amazing experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

What I liked most about this restaurant was that they offered salmon and NY strip on the kids menu!!! My boys range from 10-16 and the youngest gets tired of chicken tenders and burgers all the time but an adult meal is usually too much food. Kudos for giving kids adult choices in smaller portions!! All the other food was delicious too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Not a regular venue on our local restaurant list, but the limited-run Wild Game and Mushroom menu was intriguing and lived up to our expectations.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A delightful setting for a special meal with friends or a couple. The small plates of wild game were very good. Dining area is not large but cozy and pleasant. Wait staff friendly and very good with service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was slow. Our meals were over cooked. Schnitzel, a special, nearly inedible. Love the atmosphere though. Will try again.

Tags: Cozy
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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Forbay menu is my favorite of all of the Hershey dining experiences. Always a creative approach. This time I had the scallops - always well prepared. I did splurge on dessert this time but the chocolate pomerganate creme brulee was more like chocolate pudding and not creme brulee - and TOO sweet (had my heart set on flourless chocolate cake but not on the menu). All in all, I like this place and the food. I don't go there for dessert anyway.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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food4
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service was very slow this night. Server had several large patires and seemed to be short handed. Service is usually better

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

SERVICE AND FOOD WERE ABOVE AVERAGE !!!! EXCEPTIONAL

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Located in the Hershey Lodge, this was the pick for a nicer dinner out after a day of touring. Restaurant was pretty and romantic in a sense; greeted warmly and drinks were pretty tasty. However, I ordered a ribeye steak medium rare; it came out completely well done and very charred. The butter on top of it was all melted down and pooling around it, another "slice" had been then added on top. I asked for it to be remade, came back out medium rare in spots but medium well to well in others and again very charred. It looked like it had been smashed down and burnt on the grill.

I did get an apology and a new steak that was better, but was still not great. No offer of free dessert, soup, etc; my companion finished his meal before my remake came out.

Overall was just OK, on a note I know this is in a family friendly hotel but the amount of obnoxious/rambunctious children and their inattentive parents at 8:30pm didn't add to the upscale nature of the venue.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was very good from beginning to end. The staff was was very nice . The waiter was great and checked on us to make sure our meal was fine. He was even a bit funny. All in all we had a great time. The food was very good,and we all enjoyed it. I would recommend the Forebay to anyone. The resturant also had a very nice decor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 19, 2017

First time ever sitting outside. Patio was open! Great meal and service was superb. Mussels were fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was our fourth time at the Forebay and it was the best by far! We sat on the deck which made for a perfect time! (We were glad we chose to sit outside because when we departed, we walked through the dining room and it was very loud.) The view was beautiful and the food was amazing! I had the seared scallops with asparagus and leek risotto and my husband had the ribeye. We were both very happy with our choices. I also had the beet and carrot salad...outstanding!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was great; service great; ambiance great!!!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Sam was amazing and very nice. She [the service] is one of the reasons why we love the Forebay

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was our second time at the Forebay. The first time was just my husband and I. This time we went for dinner on Mother's Day with our kids. The food was absolutely delicious. They had a nice kids menu and were kid friendly. The portions were a good size for the price and the bread sticks are delicious. Our server was so polite and friendly. My husband loved the creme brulee. Overall I would definitely recommend the Forebay.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Live Sports, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was great but omg the noise was unbearable! The moment I sat down I wanted to leave and find a much calmer restaurant. I paid for the food and paid well but would never pay that again because of how terribly loud people were.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Our waiter was very friendly and met our needs. The food was good, love the pretzel bread!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent atmosphere; quiet with cozy chairs. Attentive wait staff, especially to refill waters.
But the food is outrageously expensive for what you get. $10 salads and another $8-12 to add protein source. Crab cake added was the size of silver dollar. Other guests at our table's food was just OK for $20+/ plate. No sure I'd go back...sorry I wanted to love it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always good innovative foods, great staff, perfect for a relaxing meal.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

A busy restaurant with loads of kids and families that made for an energetic environment. The service and food was good. Both my wife and I had the Ribeye Steak dinner that was prepared to our liking and very tasty. The wait staff was particularly attentive with a nice personality. The only draw back was the cost of the wine which was quite expensive and at least a 3-4 fold markup from what you could buy at the local liquor store for ordinary wines. Overall a good experience in a busy but nice setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food is high quality, flavorful, and decently priced for a hotel restaurant. Wine markup was a disappointment but probably typical. Service friendly and attentive, and the ambience is quiet and interesting. For the area, it is near the top of the food chain

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Outstanding service. Great quality food and wonderful environment .. A great relaxing end to a lively day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Food was good, but food took over an 1 -1/2 hour to arrive after we ordered.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Great restaurant great food great server and ambiance. Everything was perfect

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Excellent food; excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Fun atmosphere. decent food selections. Some may find it a bit of a higher price point. Very convenient as a Hershey Lodge guest. Excellent customer Service !

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups
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