Sidney at Willoughby Run

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598 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Chef Annis brings his culinary skill to an ever-changing menu with a focus on fresh, local products. Only two miles west of the square along route 30, Sidney Willoughby Run serves elegant fare with an expansive view and outdoor seating directly on the grounds of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. An elegant ballroom awaits your next function with on- staff event planners catering to your every need.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(717) 334-3774
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Neil Annis
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Private party facilities
Located in Gettysburg, PA, Sidney Willoughby Run offers several locations for your event. Whether it is a small gathering of 12 or a large group of 200, our Chef/Owner Neil Annis, culinary staff, and event planner can create a menu to fit your needs. Sidney Willoughby Run is about an hour from Harrisburg, Baltimore, Shippensburg and less than 45 minutes from York, Carlisle, Frederick, and Westminster.
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Private party contact
Amanda Small: (717) 334-3774
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Catering
We are privately owned and managed by Chef Neil Annis. Chef Neil and his culinary team create amazing dishes using fresh, local, clean ingredients. Much of what we create is "farm to table", based on season, market, and what is the best of local ingredients. Every event menu is customized, therefore, we do not have "packages" like most other venues. Chef and the event coordinator work closely ensure each host is receiving what they want at an affordable and fair cost to them.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 30
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Parking details
Ample parking for up to 300 cars.
Valet parking option available for private events.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you're hosting an intimate holiday celebration, wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party or corporate event, we have multiple spaces to fit your needs. For more information: http://restaurantsidneyevents.com/
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 598 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was outstanding

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sidney at Willoughby Run is a true local gem. Where else in Gettysburg can you be served great and creative dishes while overlooking a rolling lawn with wildlife.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We were asked if we wanted water before we were given menus...we were charged $6 for a bottle of imported Italian water. My fiance's meal had no vegetables so he felt it was not a complete meal. A server for another table spoke very loudly every time she served them, and we were outside. The food, service, and ambiance just don't live up to the high meal prices.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our party of four very much enjoyed our evening at Sydney. We were greeted nicely, had our pick of tables and our server was outstanding. The tzatziki flatbread app was tasty, as was the white pizza, pork medallion and halibut entrees. The wine list has interesting options. Oh, and the restroom was spotless. Very good attention to detail here.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We had our anniversary dinner there and absolutely loved it!!! We sat outside and the ambiance was great. Only drawback was the couple sitting across from us where the man was loud. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend for dinner, drink or any occasion

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

My wife & I were celebrating our 28th anniversary. We've been coming to Sidney's for years, almost since the day they opened, as it's been one of the few consistently great restaurants in the midstate-- but we've been saddened to see it decline in recent years. This night was possibly the worst. The oblivious host placed us at a table between 2 loud, large parties and right in front of the door to the patio in their bar, even though there was a much nicer and quieter table in the corner. After having the hot air blowing on us when servers rushed in & out of the door, I finally asked to be moved. The food was not up to Sidney's standards. The amuse-bouche gougeres were the size of small grapes, cold and dry--like they'd just come out of the freezer. My wife's salmon was so overcooked she couldn't finish it. The swordfish was also overcooked, although not as badly--but it had very little flavor. It was served with bacon, just 2 strips tossed across the dish--it was the most flavorful item on the plate. Service was haphazard and incompetent--before we'd had a chance to eat our appetizer, the server rushed out our 2nd courses. We felt rushed the whole night. I ordered a bottle of white wine, which the server wanted to pour before we'd even had a chance to drink our cocktails. We asked her to wait, but then she never came around again to pour the wine. Not once during the whole experience did anyone ever acknowledge our anniversary. Considering how often we've dined here, how many times we've brought friends here, how much money we've spent over the years, I would've thought we might get a little more personal service. Sidney's is not cheap--we spent close to $200 this night. So the lack of attention to quality service and food is especially galling.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Our waitress was attentive and made a significant birthday milestone a memorable experience. The food was creative and delicious!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Outdoor seating and service is fantastic! Apps are great. Price is high for the area.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

When we pulled in the parking lot there were only 5 cars... this should have been red flag number one. The food was ok, but the prices did not match the quantity or quality. My wife sat outside which was great, but the service was slow because they only had two servers working. If you are looking for a place to have drinks and sit outside with a nice view this is the place; however not the place for dining.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Visiting Gettysburg for our Anniversary. Lovely restaurant with great service.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food and service was outstanding as always. Friends we took to dinner were duly impressed with the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We have been coming here in the summer for a couple of years. A real foodie restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service. Highly highly recommend. As well as their sister restaurant in East Berlin.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Visiting Gettysburg on The Anniversary of the Battle and this restaurant really fit the theme. Located on the former Gettysburg Golf Club that is the First Day’s Battleground just before Willoughby Run topped off our day of history. Mimi’s Service was excellent!! Menu is just right and the food was excellent!! Dessert was awesome with their own ice cream!! We will be back! A must for all Civil War Battle trampers and their rookie friends!!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We got stuck next to a table full of teachers who where being pretty loud and drinking a goid bit. We were sitting outside and the outside area isn't really that big so we didn't have too many choices if we wanted to get away from them. My husband and I could barely hear each other talking across the table at times. We made the best of it though. It was his birthday.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Sidney's is one of our favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Service and facility were great. Food selection very limited. We normally dine at the East Berlin location and understand the menu is not vast, however, not everything on website was offered, no additional special entry were offered this Saturday. We would not travel from York to dine here again.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our dinner was excellent at Sidneys and I would recommend it to anyone who like great food and does not mind the price.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Lunch menu is somewhat limited but enough choices. I think the "fit for foodies"
choices are more on the dinner menu. Looks like a beautiful spot to hold a catered
event.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We ended up at the Sidney at Willoughby Run somewhat inadvertently, as lightning knocked out the power to the restaurant my wife had selected for my birthday getaway to a B&B and dinner. A quick search on Yelp uncovered the Sidney and the 4 1/2 stars it received convinced us to give it a try. We were a little surprised to find it was essentially the equivalent of a country club restaurant. The food was okay, but nothing memorable. I had the Cesar salad and a steak, while my wife had a cheese plate and the seared ahi tuna. It may well be the best in the area, particularly if you're looking for a step up from the national chain restaurants, but it seemed to be trying too hard and just didn't hit the mark. The service, however, was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Best restaurant in Gettysburg. Well worth the short drive outside of downtown. Fine dining, elegant setting. We sat outside on the covered porch right as a summer rain shower hit and it was beautiful. Food was delicious. Would definitely return if back in the area.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had the most amazing meal! We are pretty critical but from the welcoming ambiance and lovely service to one of the best fish dishes I’ve ever had, this was quite the special night. I definitely recommend the halibut and sitting outside. If we had any complaint, my husband’s steak was a little over cooked but it was still delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food. Awesome ambiance. Loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Wonderful will come back again new found favorite resturant

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent atmosphere, very peaceful surroundings when seated outside, previous country club location. Excellent gourmet food and drinks. Variety of food, most with Mediterranean touch. Had very tasty crispy spinakopita amuse buche as compliments of chef. Best restaurant in Gettysburg if you want quality food and quiet surroundings away from the touristy crowds and touristy run of the mill food!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We are from out of town, and we have been here three times, every time we come to Gettysburg. We have enjoyed every meal and the exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Usually, I'd give Sidney at WR 6 outta 5 stars. Only gave it 4 for Tuesday evening as I tried something new on the menu (proscuitto and something with two tiny pieces of crustini) and it just was not to my taste. Not Chef's fault, it just was not the right thing for me to order on this particular evening. My husband's meal was stellar, as was my dessert. Sidney is our all -time favorite restaurant, and Gettysburg is SO LUCKY to have this gem right on the edge of town.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very expensive buffet and foods that should have been hot were only warm. Dessert table was messy. Tables placed very close and made for increased noise -- I now know all bout 2 couples kids' infertility issues and another table's church. The carving chef was very personable. This was for our 40th anniversary which also happened to be Mother's Day.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch was reasonable. Food was ok, not great, but good for a brunch. Golf course dining room.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I came here with my parents for their special Mother's Day menu. The menu online was well marked with what was gluten free, dairy free, etc... However the food at the event was not labelled at all. The food itself and the service was great - I would recommend they put little note cards (especially for a special menu like this) noting what the food is and its dietary offerings. I've been here once before and sat outside and that was great. This time it was rainy so we were inside, but it was still pleasant.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We have eaten a Sidney's several times. The food is absolutely fantastic and we always make a reservation. With that said, I was little disappointed with the cocktails this time around. And sadly, my guests and three other parties waited almost ten minutes at the podium before we were even acknowledged by the staff. When we were seated we did not receive menus, nor were we acknowledged for another ten minutes or so. This has happened once before, and on both occasions, our dinner took place on the eve of a special event that the club was preparing for. This time it was a Mother's Day brunch and the last time was for a wedding. I believe that the service suffers when they are trying to multitask. On that note, our waitress was extremely polite and pleasant and did apologize for the delays. And I know that we will dine there again because the food is exceptional.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We made a mother’s day dinner reservation for my wife on Saturday night. We waited for almost 15 minutes in the lobby with two other groups of guests. I called ahead so they knew we were coming. When the staff realized we were all waiting the hastily came out to seat us. They brought my family to the back room where other guests were dining and we sat there for another 10minutes with no drinks and no menus....watching other people eat. So we got up and left. Staff was useless and unprofessional. No hostess or greeter. One waitress was shocked that we were leaving because she was clueless to why we would be upset. Complete waste of time. Next time we come to Gettysburg, this will be the last place we go. Save yourself the trouble and make a reservation someplace else.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We always enjoy our meals and celebrations at your establishment. Whatever you serve is excellent; however, your vegetarian choices are getting slimmer.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our visit to this restaurant is always a great experience.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was wonderful, service very good. But we sat outside and the lawn people just kept mowing and
Blowing their machines we could not even hear our selves talk.
VERY DISAPPOINTED and we brought friends and they were unhappy

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We gave this a try while in town for my birthday. It was a little challenging to find the correct parking lot, but managed. We sat in the dining room at the rear of the building, it was nice enough. Most tables had cloths, but some were bare - found that a bit different. The food was excellent, the service was good, and the prices were fair. The only critique I have is regarding the paper menus - they are not reflective of the vibe of the place. We would not hesitate to return.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always a pleasure and never disappointed. Always something very special and enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This is our second visit.
The service was great but the main courses disappointed.
The steaks were below average and the salmon was just average as well.
The menu has not changed in quite a while.
Its a pretty setting and i suspect the chef is talented but the quality of the cuts of beef and fish were just
Mediocre. Considering the price, it should be better.
Food 101 is of better quality and value.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The food was very good; obviously a great chef in the kitchen! The waitress was very awkward—not approachable. The restaurant is a prior country club, with a setting on the golf course. There is very little traffic at this restaurant, and apparently there’s only one or two Uber or lift drivers in town. It took us 45 minutes just to catch a Uber driver back to Gettysburg. The night was very enjoyable though, nice evening, good weather and we did not mind sitting outside and waiting for the driver.

Although it was a quiet place with low energy, the food was top notch which is why we came.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was novel and deliscious. I had salmon. My friend had brisket. Both deliscious. Chef brought a small appetizer out on a complementary basis. The soup and the Brussels sprouts appetizers were to die for. Need reservations.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Had a great dinner. Food and ambiance was excellent. Great fine dinning place.

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