Sidney at Willoughby Run

4.3
626 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 626 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service impeccable. Food outstanding. Couldn't ask for more....

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went there for their Thanksgiving buffet. The food was fantastic, lots of great options. the staff was friendly and professional. Pretty basic setup for a large group, The art on the walls was very nice. But overall nothing beyond your standard buffet configuration. Planning to go back for their Christmas event. Definitely a place to try if you're in the Gettysburg area. They also have one in East Berlin which is fairly close as well.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, delicious food, friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was tasty and timely. My wife's dinner was amazing; my swordfish was nothing special. The ambiance left something to be desired.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I took my girlfriend to Sidney at Willoughby Run for her birthday on 11/3/18. We were seated promptly and our server was friendly and relatively attentive. We ordered the cabbage soup to start, which was good. I had the chicken and she had the steak as our entrees. The chicken was delicious and my girlfriend really enjoyed her steak. She had the apple streudal and I had the ricotta cake for dessert. We both enjoyed our choices. Overall a good dining experience and delicious food. The only downfall not at the fault of the restaurant was the patron dining across from us who chewed so loudly it was nauseating. But obviously the restaurant can't be faulted for poor manners. We would likely return.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed this restaurant, the food and the service.
The dining room is rather cavernous and could use some warmth to it. Maybe some tall floor plants or something. Also, the piped in music was a bit lame.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was slow to start, but once we received our menus everything was excellent and tasty.

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SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meatballs were amazing, my friend loved his pork chop, my salmon dish was incredible, bottle of burgundy perfectly complimented everything (and was very reasonably priced), and dessert (warm apple strudel) was truly delightful— job exceptionally well done!

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

While the Country Club dining room lacked charm, the restaurant was very neat and uncluttered. Each table was spaced perfectly, so conversation with your dining party does not get drowned out by noise from other tables. The courtesy and friendliness of the staff is top notch. Finally, the primary reason for going out to dinner is the food. For the choices and preparation, Sidney at Willoughby Run gets high marks. I strongly recommend the meatballs in a polenta sauce. Another dish which was exquisite was the Carpaccio Perfectly prepared, and a beautiful presentation.

I would strongly recommend Sidney at Willoughby Run for a high class dining experience.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine list is exceptional with carefully curated selections from up and coming wine countries as well as selections from well-established producers. The food was expertly prepared. The menu was well balanced between meat and fish with many creative preparations. We look forward to returning on our next visit to Gettysburg.

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LD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Very good food. Creative and unique dishes. The atmosphere is, well, strange. The feeling of eating in an otherwise empty country club is just strange. People are very nice and the food was very good.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Out of towners, don’t let the strangely converted country club dining room scare you off. The food at Sidney is excellent. The room(s) on Saturday night were clearly filled with locals who know how delicious the food is-being from Texas, we weren’t sure if the food would hold up based on the ambience. So glad we waited it out. Drinks were well crafted and the food was excellent. Wish I had room for dessert because it looked amazing.

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

We tried a variety of dishes: meatballs with polenta (app), brussels sprouts with mushrooms (app), seared tuna with roasted baby eggplant and cured lemon and capers, beef brisket dinner, and the halibut dinner. THe tables were set impeccably, beautiful glassware, etc. Service was very good and the server was knowledgeable.

I tasted everything, except the halibut. THe meatballs were nice, homemade, but the dish could have used a little more flavor. The brussels sprouts were excellent. THe brisket with potato puree and gravy was good. The seared tuna was good, and the cured lemon a nice touch, but I found the baby eggplant to be excessively mushy. Because there was so much hype around Sidney being an FTB restaurant with a famous chef, I was expecting to really be wowed, and I wasn't.

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JL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Caesar salad was bland and served without the requested anchovies. Swordfish was inedible- tough and dry, and the accompanying beans were only warm. Service was slow. The whole feeling here was weird. Terribly overpriced wines and food. Absolutely disappointing!

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J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another wonderful dinner. We were able to sit out on the patio, certainly wasn't a summer to do so and were glad it was a good night to do so. Also it was very quiet out on the patio. Enjoyed new items on the fall menu.

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NS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent: seasoned just right and a nice portion. The service person was very friendly and cordial. If he didn't know the answer to a food question he checked with the kitchen. That was very helpful to someone who has dietary restrictions.

The ambiance is superb.

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JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot go wrong at Sydney's. This place is hands-down the best Gettysburg has to offer. Creative, tasty, perfectly prepared plates, drinks, and desserts. It's not cheap, but reasonable for that class of culinary establishments. You will not be disappointed!!

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SG
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but overpriced. Wait staff seemed confused at first and wait for menus and wait service was long.

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AW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are longtime diners at Chef Neil Annis' central PA Sidney restaurants, his original restaurant in East Berlin and now Willoughby Run in Gettysburg. We love the ambiance of the former country clubhouse-turned-fine dining restaurant with its broad patio overlooking the old golf course, now part of Gettysburg National Military Park. The menu is always creative and seasonal, with options for small plates and out-of-this-world burgers. The soups are divine, the wine list is varied and service excellent. Highly recommended for a special night out.

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SB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always, but they must have had a staff change behind the bar. They always have extraordinary cocktails. Not that night.

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H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My business partner and I received a gift certificate for Christmas, and we finally were able to visit the restaurant. We were very pleased with the attentiveness of the staff, the quality of the food, and the ambiance. I would definitely return.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant. The beverages and food were amazing. The views are gorgeous. But what really set it apart was the friendly staff that went above and beyond to accommodate us.

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made the reservations through their website on OpenTable showed up and restaurant was closed major inconvenience

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AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked and confirmed our reservation on Open Table on a busy weekend and after a 5 hour drive from New York. We arrived to find the restaurant closed. We received no notification. We had a very difficult time finding another decent spot with availability. This is highly unprofessional.

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F
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anytime we are in Gettysburg Pennsylvania we eat at Sydney. This is the first time I was disappointed that they no longer are serving what I would call Spicy flatbread at the bar Even if they were to charge for them they were always a hit Also I was disappointed that their wine list had so many expensive bottles of wine. They were out of Pinot noir by the glass and didn’t offer any other substitute This time we both had the duck breast which was delicious It was a Thursday night which was relatively slow but the service was great. I will be disappointed if they do not bring back the spicy flatbreads

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KC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful evening!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Made a reservation but it really wasnt necessary. Dining room we were in was small & simple. The food & service was great. Not a lot of choices but well done & good portion sizes for what we ordered.

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TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding

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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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r
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

We made a reservation, but after seeing how unappealing the setting was we decided to take the bar, which is a step up from the rest of the place which, clearly, had been part of a golf course, minimally remodeled. The bar is fine; the bartender was very good; the food was not at all worth it. Very disappointing, after having been at the original Sidney.

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FF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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G
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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RT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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