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The Forebay at Hershey Lodge

4.5
522 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(717) 520-5408
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Dingle
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary on-site parking. Valet is available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We love eating at the Forebay whenever we are in Hershey. The food is always good and the servers very polite. I love the Pretzel with mustard just wish they would give you more.
We are upset that they don’t take reservations year round because of the near by Hershey Park.

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Very slow kitchen. The waitress told me there was a "mishap" in the kitchen, but didn't bother to explain.
I ate on the patio, and it became obvious that this was a bit of a hike for the waitress. LONG wait for food, drink refills, and finally, the bill.
Or maybe I became invisible? Hate it when that happens.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Forebay remains one of our favorite restaurants in the greater Hershey area. Food is consistent and good. Nice variety of seafood offered. Wine selection complimentary to the food served. Service is always good and ambience enjoyable. We recommend this place to locals and visitors alike. Give it a shot!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I came here for business in the area with my wife. I have been to many hotel restaurants in my day and I am telling you that this was by far the best experience I have ever had. I was thoroughly impressed with the maitre d. I believe his name was Ryan. He was a great first impression and even offered to help me out for the rest of my stay if I needed anything. I actually gave him my card because that is someone I would want working for me. I had Jim as a waiter. He was more than exceptional. He was able to give me suggestions and recommended a few items to me.
This restaurant is decorated like a barn and has the most perfect atmosphere. It is semi-dark, but gives off a cozy ambiance. I had a Ribeye and my wife had a 5 oz filet. Both were done perfectly. We had a chocolate molten cake to share and you could tell it was made in house and was delicious. We were thoroughly impressed and will absolutely be back when I have business in the area again.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Took my wife there for her birthday. The appetizers - lamb ribs and shrimp - were a delicious start. The short ribs and the halibut with risotto were worth a return visit, hopefully very soon.
Our server was efficient and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had a great meal! The Short Rib & Chips app was fantastic. Excellent wine selection, though predictably expensive. Great service....very professional and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

A very nice restaurant conveniently located in the Hershey Lodge. Friendly and attentive service and good food.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My husband Ordered the 16oz cowboy ribeye, was properly cooked to medium but that’s about it. Had zero flavor. I had the filet it was cooked correctly but was very fatty and had no taste I order the chocolate sauce on the side and it was good that I did to give it flavor. Service was not completely terrible but was unable to obtain a second beverage. Would not go back.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We really enjoyed the barbecued ribs! They were plentiful and delicious! Service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Outstanding food and the service was great. The waiter was so patient with my two kids who were under two!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our experience was wonderful, the food choices great, the waiter and other staff very friendly. I love the pretzel rolls with mustard dip.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Filet Mignon was cooked to the correct temp but the piece of steak itself was not a quality piece for the price. Never got the side sauce option. Waitress was short, not too friendly. There was a birthday party with children and they had horns and were blowing them. Took a while to get our wine.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere. Our waiter was great with working with my food allergies.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The server who waited on us was top-notch. Incredibly helpful, professional, and kind. The ambiance of the restaurant is great and you can't go wrong with any of the chocolate-themed cocktail offerings. The meals are a little pricey, but it's a great option for a special night out.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

a good for a nice night out. The chairs were unconfortabel but not enough to miss eating there

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The waitress was absolutely wonderful, however the food was nothing to write home about. I ordered the Cesar salad, it was just LONG lettuce with a few croutons and cheese. It actually looked like they just took lettuce and placed it on a plate without even cutting it at all. I ordered the chicken- I took one bite and that was about it. It was very dry and I didn't care for the potatoes either. No flavor whatsoever. My husband ordered the salmon and he didn't care for it at all. I would choose a different restaurant if you're staying at the Hershey Lodge. I won't be dining here again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The menu is creative, the food was excellent and the service great!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Delicious food. Perfect service! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our dinner was amazing. The atmosphere was very nice Our service was impeccable. The waiter was very attentive to our table even though he had numerous other tables. He suggested a appetizer that was fabulous and went out of his way to make our dinner special. He was very knowledgeable on the menu and the items that was available to us. He also went out of his way to get my son a chocolate milkshake from another area of the hotel.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

There was a convention so the noise level was higher than usual but we’ve been here many times and the service and food never disappoint.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I would have given this a 5 Star Rating if it was not for the way the our Waiter greeted us, his attitude and the delay time between our seating and our waiter arriving and the fact that I felt the special was a bit pricey. We used Open Table to reserve a table for 4 at 6:30. We arrived at 6:25 to make sure that we were there early. We were seated right away by the hostess who told us that Jim would be with us shortly. We waited for several minutes before Jim showed up; when he arrived he promptly stated "Sorry for the delay I was talking Real estate in Harrisburg- that's kind of my thing and was tied up with my customer." My husband and I were immediately annoyed and put off by this clear lack of interest in our table. Mind you, I had a 6 year old and 3 year old with me who were coloring and being little gentlemen at the moment. Jim immediately rushed through the specials and seemed highly annoyed that I asked him to repeat the Sea Bass Special a second time. Now, once we were ready to order, he was particularly helpful in deciding what I would like to drink and our orders were done correctly. Therefore, if he has been more concerned with us an less with his real estate chatter, I would have given this a higher review.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

First time here, the food and cocktails were wonderful, the chef makes his own pretzel rolls and outstanding mustard to dip the rolls into as the table bread, in a word incredible!! With this being February and Hershey, we had our arms “twisted” and I had the Chocolate Manhattan and my wife the Chocolate Martini both were amazing, worth stopping by just for the cocktails! We had the local cheese and meats appetizer which was a fine representation from local farms. For our main course, I had the fish of the day, a seared halibut that was prepared to perfection and my wife had the Chicken Schnitzel which was incredible! For dessert we had the chocolate mousse and the pound cake, both were outstanding!! The service from Andrea and her assistant made for a very enjoyable evening!! We look forward to returning in the very near future!!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great meal. Portions are large. Hostess and waiter seemed to have a bit of an argument about table sizes when we checked in. Service was great until time to pay - took a long time for the waitress to come back - would have just left the payment but we wanted a bag for our three containers of leftovers (finally another waiter came by and saw right away we needed a bag without us asking). Have one of their many chocolate martinis - yummy!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Our waitress Kim was exceptional. Her honesty and friendliness made our dinner and time enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Dinner was great and the drinks at the bar prior to dinner were amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice quiet atmosphere, the service was a little slow. The food was excellent. Great place for a nice date night.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful steak dinner & the service was top shelf!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Fantastic! Always a great place for Dinner

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food and friendly service make for a great date night!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our experience was mediocre. Slow service because i believe they were understaffed that day, steak had no flavor and was tough even though it was medium rare... really loved the ambiance though

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great meal for my wife and I. Had king salmon and Chilean sea bass, was delicious. Finished wish dark chocolate creme brulee and dark chocolate martini, WOW SO GOOD!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Always such a pleasure. You eat in a very nice barn!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was outstanding. Our server was very professional. The food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Thank you for an outstanding experience.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I love a restaurant that offers healthy meals not only for myself but for my children as well. Not all kids want to eat chicken fingers or mac and cheese, my children loved the steak and salmon options!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

this place is highly recommended and I would defiantly return at a later date

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great evening with friends, wonderful good, great service.
Will highly recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently good. Menu, service, preperation.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I made a special request to have sweet potato fries when we arrived because my girlfriend just loves them. And they actually made them even though they didn’t have them on their menu. Great service!

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was good but portions were small. Sam was my server and she was great.

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