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Special Events at Hershey Lodge

4.0
4
71 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Join us for Easter Brunch in the Chocolate Ballroom at the Hershey Lodge. Guests of all ages will enjoy an Extensive Buffet selection featuring all of your Easter favorites including a special appearance by the Easter Bunny!

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Thu 10:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 534-8601

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. A

    Axel61

    West Virginia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Brunch
  2. BH

    BarbaraH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the staff was so attentive but not overbearing, and it was brilliantly organized. Well done!
  3. i

    irishkelo

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very well done! Service was wonderful! Food was great, truly up to the Hershey standards. A little awkward paying for the alcoholic beverages. Price is a little higher then other buffetts this year!
  4. MV

    MickeyVanDad

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The thanksgiving buffet is a great start to a Thanksgiving stay at the Hershey Lodge. Start with a full belly from the big buffet with traditional offerings, seafood, and a chocolate fountain! The service was attentive and we enjoyed chatting with the folks that looked after us. Although a bit overpriced compared to other offerings, it is worth it to be fed well and be close to the place where we spend Thanksgiving Night.
  5. CZ

    CarolZ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chocolate Avenue show and dinner was very festive. It was labeled for children also but the production could of been more kid friendly with some audience interaction. The show was very long and children were getting bored with just singing. The service was fast, more than accommodating. Food was delicious including my vegetarian meal. I canceled one of my tickets the day after they charged my card and after 4 phone calls have been unsuccessful in getting a $55 refund.
  6. GR

    GlenRockette

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Chocolate Christmas show and dinner were both very enjoyable. The Ballroom was decorated tastefully and the show on stage with the singers and dancers was first rate. The staff were friendly and professional. Definitely a great venue with great entertainment.
  7. S

    Susan

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We attended the Dinner and Christmas Show at the Hershey Lodge with friends. The food was very good and the service was excellent at Table #2. The show was outstanding!!! Such energy and talent! We heard rumor that it might be the last year for the dinner and show which would be a shame. But the Red Ballroom was practically empty and there were probably only about 55 people at the event. What a shame because it was so good!
  8. CJ

    Clarence21Joy18

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant and very neat and clean. We were welcome by a courteous staff. My husband requested a gluten-free menu and the waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He ordered the chocolate barbecue shrimp which was simply delicious. The waiter was terrific. The lodge and restaurant looked so eloquent at Christmas. Great job everybody-highly recommended!
  9. f

    foodlover

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas musical was beautiful and the meal was so delicious. The venue was perfect for a romantic date.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Cooked perfectly. The musical was very good. I have been going to this show for three years and this was our favorite one.
  11. WB

    WaltB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Room was decorated nicely for Christmas. Performers came out a sang various Christmas Songs as we ate our appetizers. Appetizers were a variety of cheeses, meats, etc. There was a cash bar. Drink prices were reasonable. Overall value of the dinner was low for the $55 per person charge. Portion sizes were small - Baked Stuffed chicken - especially the desert. Family sitting at our table had 3 children. Each child's meal cost $30 and was chicken tenders with mac and cheese. Same meal at Chocolate World cost less than $10. Show was dancing and singing and was done well.
  12. y

    youwillcomebackagain

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The show and dinner were both fantastic, the staff was also fantastic they can't go enough out of there way for there guests. I asked a young lady, that I guess was the supervisor of the dinner and show a question, she answered right away and seen that everything run smoothly, I sorry I don't get her name, but was trying to get the sweet light s in that night too. one of the best staff that a place can have. that makes people come back and tell friends. every business I went to in Hershey were friendly and the town and everything was clean. you can tell people takes pride in Hershey.
  13. DE

    DebbieE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Christmas show for the last several years or more. We always have a wonderful time. Food and show are always great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my first time at the Hershey Motor Lodge dinner theater. Food was good, service great and show very first rate. Would do it again and have already recommended it to several friends.
  15. a

    allyt41

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas dinner show at Hershey Lodge was excellent in every way. The 4 course meal was delicious, the service phenomenal, and the show was comparable to Broadway. I could do it year after year! It was a great way to kick off the holiday season!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an enjoyable Holiday Experience that the children loved. The show was really geared towards children. I did however feel that choosing the only person of color as both the Candyman and Dominic The Donkey, was truly a faux pas, that I would appreciate the director correcting in the future. The chef went out of his way to accommodate dietary allergies.
  17. c

    ccincp

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Christmas show was very entertaining and the food was very good. Our waiter was exceptional. The one issue I have with all of this was we reserved through OpenTable for 2 people. Once the tickets were paid for and received it was then stated that it was a table of 10 and we may be sitting with people we don't know. This should have been advertised prior to the booking being made and the tickets being paid for, especially when there could be some not so well behaved children at the table.
  18. D

    Debbie

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the dinner and show!! Highly Recommend!
  19. L

    Lilly

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Way too expensive for what it was ... Food was fair ... Stuffing was laden with salt , salad and dessert was great .. Service was great. Show was kinda cheesey with poor sound system ... Lower the price and you might get more business
  20. C

    Cops

    Pittsburgh

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a wonderful holiday meal with a "play" during dinner. We enjoyed it all. A nice holiday meal
  21. N

    Nikki

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was our 4th time to be at Hershey's Christmas Dinner show. We always have a wonderful time there but this time, we didn't like the show as much as used be. It was more like a Christmas Singing show. We expected like a musical style show instead... The foods was o.k. Their cake was much better than last year!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2014

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    The table was over-crowded and the gentleman sitting next to me had an overwhelming stench of cigarette smoke embedded in his clothing, which interfered with the enjoyment of the meal. There was also a high chair for the small child sitting at our table which force us to cram are seats closer together to make room for this extra seat. Never again.
  23. G

    Grant

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2014

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    My wife and I brought our two kids to Hershey for their Christmas holiday event. After a wonderful afternoon of watching the kids have a blast on the rides we went back to Hershey lodge to enjoy dinner and a show. The setup was supposed to be a four course meal but the execution was bizarre and rushed. I was never asked if I wanted, nor received a beverage besides the tap water at the table. Salads were fine. The wait staff was friendly but seemed under a lot of pressure. Everything was herky jerky and felt awkward. All of this I could easily get over but the final straw was the main course. I have NEVER had turkey as tough, dry and overcooked as was served to our table. It wasn't just my portion either, there were two other families at our table and we all had the same complaint. Any "chef" that would plate and serve that food is a shame to his profession. I have suspicions that the food was microwaved but regardless it was terrible. For $50 per plate, the experience was simply unacceptable.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2014

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We had a good time, the show was good, full of talented people. Food was good, especially dessert and hot chocolate! I would only go back with a group to fill a round table, however. We thought we were going on a romantic date, got a babysitter only to find our table was full of kids so that was disappointing. Fun for a family though
  25. J

    Johnny

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2014

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Seen this show a few times. Talent is good however this year's story line was ok at best. Better to focus on the songs and performance than striving to be so different each year that the point of why we attend is lost. My low rating is primarily due to the food. It's below what you would get at Denny's or Bob Evans. For $55 per person (above 12) I would expect much better. The servers are good and do their best but each year the food gets worse. A few years ago you'd be met with a variety of chocolate and food while mingling before the event. Anyway to save a buck I guess. I know I've said it before but this will be our last Christmas attending.
  26. B

    Backagain

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2014

    overall1food3service4ambience3
    They served the meal before the singing show. By time show was on, everyone was falling asleep. I love Hershey Lodge, but will never do this again. If it was a serve and watch show, it would be bearable, perhaps slightly fun. Do not bring kids. If you are 80 and going with a group of friends who cannot go outside, then maybe it's a good choice
  27. L

    Louise

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed this year's new production. The cast was excellent and so friendly after the show. The food was good, too. We are locals, but the crowd came from far and wide. Will definitely return next year.
  28. n

    n10260

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2014

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Our group of four all felt the same way about our experience. We went to a Holiday musical show and the entertainment was wonderful and met our expectations, however the food was not even edible. Two of us ate the salad, rolls and dessart and nothing else. The turkey was dry and the stuffing tasteless. We had two bites and wasted the meal. The other two members of our group picked at their meal because we were all so hungry after our 2 hr drive, but they wasted half of their meal as well. Not the food quality we had expected from the Hershey Lodge!
  29. GP

    GeoPoco

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2014

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The show was very good! The Service was also very good! The main course presentation was nice but, food Lacked quality.... Turkey and stuffing very dry, Veggie's too hard. Potions were way to small! The best part of the meal was the free Hot Chocolate in the lobby on the out from the show.
  30. P

    Petitefrites

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2014

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The music was great, maybe a bit corny but even so a Christmas show is still very entertaining! Terrific talent. Food was so, so. We weren't expecting much since it was a banquet style dinner. Turkey and dressing were good. Salad and dessert were delicious
  31. K

    Kentandfriends

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Beans and carrots cooked perfectly. Turkey was moist and tender. Best ever hot chocolate at the end of the performance. The meal needed mashed potatoes. Who has turkey and gravy without mashed potatoes? Last year, there were mashed potatoes and they were excellent. Here is a vote for mashed potatoes for next year's menu. Pam was our server and she was excellent. Always on top of the meal and friendly as well. Thank you, Pam for helping to make our experience a good one.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2014

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not too impressed. The room is very big & overcrowded. Ten people to a table and sitting back to back, people squeezing past to get in and out. We were seated at the back of the room by the doors, not good. Couldn't get any further away from the stage... Food tasted good , but very minimal. Don't go hungry. The show was all singing, entertaining but Felt it was all overpriced & wouldn't go again.
  33. MA

    MARISSAT

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great holiday theatre lunch show. Atmosphere was friendly, cute show for the whole family and the food was good as well.
  34. KK

    KathleenK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We took our 6 year old grandson and he loved it. Took photos with the cast and the seating was great. We would definitely do this again next year.
  35. N

    Newyorknewyork

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2014

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    After an hour and half the food arrived cold and we had to wait for another adult platter because we were told "the counts were off". This took another 30 mins. We left and ordered room service and let the kids swim at the pool. I was so saddened by this experience. I have done many dinner shows and this was the worst experience
  36. HR

    HersheyResident

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The event was very nice. The food was okay. The entertainment was very good. The entertainers were very good and worked hard to obtain a mediocre appreciation from the attendees. I felt bad for them. The real issue is that the event is too overpriced. It was a down-sized version of Dutch Apple Dinner Theater for the same price. Really not worth the cost.
  37. KJ

    KJMOm

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2014

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We had to be there at 5:30 for the show called Chocolate Ave. The caroling at the beginning was very nice. The food was mediocre. We sat at the tables for at least an hour almost 1.5 hr before served food and the show was late. Some other tables waited even longer than us. Program was supposed to end at 8:00 according to program info. It didn't end until almost 10. Most of the kids were sleeping in their parents arms. A few of the songs were engaging. My 8 year old who loves singing and dancing and has watched many shows including Broadway said that the show was a bit boring. I expected it would have more of a story line but it didn't. It was basically just singing and dancing. Overall we would not do this show again or recommend the show. Sorry Hershey Lodge, it just wasn't worth all the time we spent. We would have rathered done something else.
  38. FN

    FrankN

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2013

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The musical was fantastic. The food took a while to get to us. Would recommend starting courses earlier.
  39. BT

    BackToBasics

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For local entertainment it was cute and enjoyable. It was not cheesy the singers had some stage experience so that was a pleasant surprise. Dessert was a little dry but tukey was moist and tasty. Overall a good experience. We sat with strangers so for those not extraverts may not be comfortable with a wedding style seating.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Christmas in Chocolate Town show was great. Good song and dance. Decent food (though that's not the primary point of going, the show is).

FAQs

Special Events at Hershey Lodge is rated 4 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hershey

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Thu 10:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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