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  3. Distance: 1.08mi
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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Cozy (16)
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Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful steak dinner & the service was top shelf!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic! Always a great place for Dinner

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
1 person found this review helpful.
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently good. Menu, service, preperation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Organic, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for NYE. The food was delicious and it was a nice quiet atmosphere. Would recommend this restaurant for a romantic or special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve 2018 Delightful Dining experience, Waiter Jim exceptional with menu and specials for the evening, service was the best, additional servers for water bread and anything else one might need. Cocktails Choc Sig Martini's ridiculously scrumptious as always, Appetizers tasty and fresh, salads just as good, main courses could've been HOT rather then not coming direct from the kitchen to the table, noticed that with several other diners however the quality of the product was very tasty. Low noise even though at the lodge overnighters with small children were quiet. Waiting line out the door for seating, reservations recommended!Repeat dining experience sure to return and hopefully get JIM! Excellent Waiter!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding meal from appetizers through deserts. The potatoe bisque was excellent as was the root beer Demi sauce.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice way to end our short family vacation!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service, food and atmosphere. By far our fav at the Hershey Lodge

Tags: Cozy, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

the place was nice but the food came out cold and when they just zap it the steak came back over done and chewy.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Restaurant with nice atmosphere & a lot of potential however food was fair & unimaginative & service was slow & indifferent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Love it. Never a bad meal. Miss the carolers at Xmas. Classic restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food and drinks here were very good but the service was not great at all!! It took a little while before the waitress finally came over to greet herself and by that time we already knew what we wanted and ordered our drinks, appetizers and meals all at once. It felt like we were being rushed the entire time but at the same time the service took a really long time as well. Our drinks took what seemed like forever to come out and we were never asked for refills. The waitress may have came over once to ask us how we were doing. When she finally did we were able to order another drink and by then we were also finishing up with our meals. We waited and waited for our drinks and no site of the waitress. She finally came over to start clearing some of our plates and when I asked her if she put the drink order in she said no and that it wasn’t a problem and we can take them to go! (Take them to go?!?! We weren’t all even done with dinner yet AND we weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert!!) So we said we would like the another drink anyway and when WE asked for the dessert menu the waitress said “oh yeah!” (Felt like they wanted us out so bad that we weren’t allowed to have dessert) The manager finally came over and said to us that our drinks would be out shortly along with the dessert and then said “I’ll let the other party know you’ll be like another 15 minutes?” Excuse me? You took forever to take our orders, you took forever to get our drinks, expected us to take the drink out the door when we weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert. We should not have been rushed because the restaurant couldn’t have it all together. The only thing that came when asked for was the bill which was already set in their pocket. I understand you have other reservations to attend to but I can certainly tell you that this was not our fault! You should time your reservations better and serve the food/drinks in a timely matter so that the party can enjoy a complete meal from start to finish.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great for a fun and elegant night to remember. Fantastic food and even better service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Andrea, our server, was friendly and knowledgeable; The perfect host. The food is fresh and interesting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely loved the soup, the pretzel appetizer and the chicken schnitzel was divine! Was too full to enjoy any dessert, but overall, a wonderful meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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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 2, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 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 2, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 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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 (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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