The Inn at Herr Ridge

4.3
253 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Indulge in a variety of dining experiences in our distinctive Tavern Dining room located in the Inn at Herr Ridge. Savor the finest fresh ingredients - bought locally whenever possible - in each of our menu selections. Our Tavern restaurant has long been renowned, locally and nationally, not only for unique year-round memorable Gettysburg views, but also for a creative and award-winning American/French Classic cuisine creating a unique dining experience.

The Inn at Herr Ridge is a proud member of the Select Registry, in addition to supporting our neighboring family farms which deliver in-season food and help preserve our open landscape. We also take pride in being the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Tues-Sat: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(717) 334-4332
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Andrews
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Herr's Ridge Rd.
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Special events & promotions
Maybe you are planning your wedding, one of the most important days of your life, or a business meeting-- regardless of the occasion the dedicated staff at the Inn at Herr Ridge remains committed to creating the best experience possible for your special day. Our staff can assist in the organization of the many events surrounding a wedding including the engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony, and reception, as well as corporate events and family gatherings. Our property houses a unique, beautiful historic banquet room, an intimate, one-of-a-kind boutique hotel and spectacular outdoor location for a wide variety of events. Executive Chef Raymond Tappendorf can assist in the planning of a remarkable menu, whether it be a pre-designed, or one unique to your audience. Allow us the honor of being a small, or large part of your special day.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 253 People Are Saying
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HB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Seriously delicious. We visited the Inn at Herr Ridge for our anniversary. I got the duck entree & my husband got the filet mignon. Everything was delicious & flavorful. The portions sizes were generous as well!

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We ordered the forgot where crab stew I think. It tasted like a can soup. It was terrible !!! Everything else was okay

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RT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. We ordered from the Prix Fixe menu which I highly recommend. For the main course my wife had monkfish and I had the filet. Both were outstanding as were all the other choices we made. We also both chose the Sommelier's wine pairing which was a great choice. Our Sommelier was engaging and attentive. We highly recommend Herr Ridge.

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BB
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We waited close to an hour for our salad and soup. Food presentation was very nice however it was average. Server seemed a bit overwhelmed with her tables. Had to ask for water when glass was empty. Wine selection was excellent!

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C
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The Inn at Herr Ridge is a beautiful old building with plenty of charm. They have a very limited menu and sommelier available to make wine recommendations. My husband ordered a filet which was fine but was served with a small baked potato and 3 pieces of asparagus. My lamb shank was to be served with a wine glace over root vegetables with fresh tomatoes (according to the menu that day which has since changed on their website). The photo provided is what I received where the lamb shank had enough fat to choke a horse. Additionally, we selected a bottle of wine from a local winery which had a 100% markup ($14.99 in shop, $30 at restaurant) - shameful. Perhaps we picked a wrong night or the chef had a bad day, but the prices on the menu did not match the quality of what we were served. I appreciate that they took my meal off the check but I was expecting much more from the Inn at Herr Ridge.

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L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Gettysburg a number of times but this was the first time i tried this restaurant. To be honest, i chose it because of the extensive wine list. Little did i know, the food was going to be so exceptional.
The menu offer a limited number of options, but also offers a 4 course prix fixe menu, which I chose. I started with the brie, which was warm with raisins and apples. While I did not care for the cracker that was served with it, i used the bread that was brought to the table earlier.
The next course was the clam corn chowder, and it was heaven. If I could lick the bowl, i would have.
Third course was a monkfish served over risotto. I could not believe the amount of monkfish I had on my plate. It was cooked perfectly, and melted in my mouth.
The last course was dessert, and i had the Pot de creme. I received 2 of them, but was only able to eat one. It was a delicious cloud of chocolate.
People need to be prepared to wait in between courses. This is a dining experience, and should be treated as one. If you are looking for a quick in and out, this is not the place for you.

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and awesome food! Would highly recommend to anyone who is in Gettysburg. Great friendly, staff, who took the time to explain wine and the food we had!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was wonderful. The presentation was lovely. The server was very nice and helpful. For 6:15 reservation , it took us over 3 hours to complete our experience . Many tables came and left before we were done. I did not appreciate multiple phone calls to keep our reservation with a credit card . Overall, the dinner and atmosphere was great but 3 hours is a very long time to dine with very long waits in between servings.

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u
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous chowder, shrimp & scallops over couscous, creme brule

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IS
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Unorganized at front to seat us, server was too busy to give attentive let alone good service, menu is limited.
We had a 6:30 reservation but the kitchen was out of two items we went for. An appetizer and one main dish.
Maybe they had an off night, Maybe the big bus in the parking lot should have warned us about what to expect that night.

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H
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service combined with great food preparation and presentation. Our waitress noticed my friend pulling out a small bug out of her wine and immediately (without being asked or us knowing she had seen it) replaced the wine glass with a whole new drink.


The duck was spectacular and the crab with avocado was superb.

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CF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

My boyfriend and I made reservation at this restaurant for my 35th birthday. We were going for a delicious, quiet and cozy place, but this wasn't it. I kind of wish we went somewhere else. We showed up about five to ten minutes before our reservation time, and our table "wasn't ready" - but that portion of the restaurant we were in was empty. However, the hostess was very warm and inviting. After a while sitting in the easy chairs, we were taken to our table - a mere ten feet from where we were sitting, that had been prepared the entire time.

Okay, dinner will be better, I thought.

We both ordered the crab and corn chowder. It was very good. My boyfriend got the steak and scallops, and I got the lamb shank. During the time we waited, the chef sent out an amuse bouche that was good and appreciated. My boyfriend's food was hot, mine wasn't. The lamb shank was at best, warm, and the mashed potatoes on which it rested were cold in parts. Presumably, this was from sitting in the kitchen too long. To make matters worse, I was not given a steak knife to eat the lamb shank, and had to hack at it with a table knife until I could flag down someone to bring me one. Our server was MIA. Presumably, our server was attending to the group in the banquet room down the short hall from where we were sitting.

About the banquet. It was very large and loud. The restaurant propped the door open to said banquet, so the quiet, romantic ambiance that I read about online was ruined with boisterous laughing, speeches over what sounded like a small sound system, and people socializing on their way back and forth to the bathroom. In hindsight, I should have asked the server to close the door to the banquet room.

So what I expected to be a quiet, romantic, birthday celebration - turned out to taste like "meh."

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HR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and it won't be our last time, what a wonderful restaurant. I found Herr Ridge by accident when looking for a place to eat before going to a friends house for a home concert of Celtic music. The food was simply outstanding starting with the lump crab, roasted corn chowder which was superb. I had the Filet Mignon which was cooked perfectly and my wife had the Halibut. I definitely will be going back again. What a find.

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MR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Nice setting. The pri fix menu is the better bargain.

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JE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place for dinner. Was not as good of experience as we would have liked due to fruit flies tormenting is all through dinner. Did not expect to be pestered in the dining room.

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JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A very, very disappointing meal. We ordered the prix fixe menu which stated would include a wine pairing from the sommelier. We waited nearly 30 minutes for first course with wine. Wine was served by waiter without any description of the wine. I asked the waiter what wine was selected by the sommelier. It was then I was told there is no sommelier. I then attempted to select my own wine from the wine menu. I would make a selection, wait, then the waiter would return to say they do not have the wine. This happened three times. After the third try, the waiter brought a bottle to me that he said the restaurant would give to me at a special price. When I later checked the retail price, I came to find the "special price" was a mark up of nearly 300%. The chicken and lamb we ordered were both over cooked. We received little apology from waiter and hostess for this extremely disappointing experience. Total price for our meal was nearly $200. I usually do not write a review, but I have to say, this was one of the most disappointing restaurant experiences in many years. I do not understand how this restaurant receives high ratings from others. Has there been a recent change in management? Or perhaps there was no management the night we visited?

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Average food at best with terrible service. Decanted wine was never poured by our server.

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OF
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Since we could not get a reservation between 6:15 PM and 7:45 PM we expected a full house upon arrival and were surprised to find it less than half full. Their policy is to leave that gap for online reservations. Our wait person was excellent and she found the wine I ordered from an extensive list despite the sommelier's not being there. The wine list is not only extensive but very expensive some bottles marked close to 4x.
We chose filets of beef and they were outstanding, cooked exactly as we asked and so tender a knife really wasn't needed. The accompanying asparagus and potato were also near perfect.
The wait to get this excellent food was well over an hour for no obvious reason. We were not in a hurry mind you but it seemed like a very long wait. Our wine was excellent by the way.
This place is in the countryside west of Gettysburg but easy to find. I would return for that wonderful filet!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

SIMPLY PATHETIC on a Friday night
I rarely write reviews, but this was one of the worst dining experiences of my life so I felt compelled to comment. The food itself was of reasonably good quality, although nothing special from a preparation or presentation standpoint. But one doesn't expect cutting edge or even the highest quality food in a historical inn setting that relies on atmosphere and setting to fill the dining room. Although in this case, the ambiance was mediocre as well. The place looks rather run down. However, The main problem this evening was that they were overbooked/ understaffed and food, drinks, and even water appeared infrequently. In the end we had the bartender splitting time between making drinks and waiting on our table. The only high point was a surprisingly interesting wine list. So we at least had nice wines to sip during the long periods without food. The whole evening was such a train wreck from a service standpoint that it was humorous. If there had been an apology or explanation of what happened then I wouldn't be writing the review. But there was no comment and no charges removed from the check to compensate us. Just an evening of incompetence at a high price. They deserve to go out of business. Certainly they will never again have me as a customer.

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MR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service -Great Food

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BA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While I had great expectations for fine dining at the inn's price point, I was somewhat disappointed in my main course, so that highly influences the overall impression.

After drinks, we started with two great appetizers. The oysters were the freshest and tastiest I've had recently even if they were my spouse's choice and my crab cakes were a close second. Both our salads, beet and romaine, were average. My wife's filet was excellent, but should have been for a prie fix up charge. But my lamb shank with risotto was much too heavy a dish and not terribly tasty. The lamb was beer marinated and served directly over an enormous pile of the risotto making it all taste the same. No contrasting texture and best described as mushy. If this was meant to be a Civil War era reenactment, it succeeded. For both entrees, we needed to add pepper, but had to request it, since the server indicated the chef thinks he should be the one to season his dishes. Wrong, it needed something more than what came out of the kitchen. The deserts, creme brûlée and cheesecake were again average.

So the highlights were definitely at the beginning and the balance was not exceptional. Service was friendly and competent. We had a nice table on the enclosed porch, but the highway view is not pretty, partially due to some ongoing construction. The hostess gave us a nice history of the Inn, much of it is original pre-civil war. If you are thinking of staying overnight, there's many stories of ghosts residing there too, so beware!

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

POOR SERVICE!!! Our reservations were for 6PM on a Saturday evening and we didn't leave the restaurant until 8:30PM. There were only 12 people in the entire dining area when we arrived and about 20 when we finally left. The food was warm but not hot but had good presentation.
When I confronted the hostess about the poor service...………...it didn't seem to make a difference.

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PT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good, and the service was very good. The ambience was fair in that it was very comfortable, but very dated décor. Seemed like a good restaurant for seniors. The cost was on the high side but the food was quality enough to make the cost seem appropriate. I would recommend it for older parties, but not for young people.

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N
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been trying for years to fit in a visit on our annual trek to Gettysburg and finally made it! Fantastic food and attentive service, we will definitely make it back sooner rather than later!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wonderful service, excellent staff will return sever time in the future

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PR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I have been to Herr's Ridge Inn several times. The service was horrific this time. I felt likeI was at a hash house. The food was so under seasoned, I didn't even bother eating. I have had good meals there, but it is so hit or miss, I doubt I will go back.

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H
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat in historic site. Food is excellent. The inside is so warm and cozy. We loved this place!!!

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SW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner, all around enjoyable evening. Word of advice; KEEP the chef you have! Best dining in Gettysburg hands down.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere! The service was a little slow and the deserts were not great, but the main dishes were delicious and the soup was fantastic. There was an event during the time which may have caused some delay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Plan 2 hours.

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

Wonderful staff..outstanding chef..Had a special table...10 plus restaurant

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WH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, amazing food, and great service! The Brie served with crostini was my favorite part, but everything from start to finish was amazing. The Wine, I got a Bordeaux from France was rich and smooth and an affordable price for a fine dining restaurant. We will definetly be visiting again!

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Staff was very friendly. I had yelped the restaurant and all the positive ratings were spot on. Would recommend the place without hesitation. Next time in the area i would like to try their bar called the livery.

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

Lovely historic property, beautiful dining rooms. Very generous portion sizes for the 4 course dinner. The wine pairings were well thought out and the sommelier is more than happy to discuss the selections and wine in general if you have an interest. Crab cakes were held together with minimal binder and served over a delicate but flavorful red pepper coulis. But the star of the evening was the corn crab chowder. A thin slice of Gouda was dropped on the top of the hot soup so that it melted sweetly into the soup. The soup alone is reason to return.

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PR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the experience was lovely. Our server was delightful. The food, once it came, was very good. Our reservations were for 6:00 and we didn’t really start eating until well after 7. That seemed like a very long time. My sons noticed a book about Joe Paterno in the lobby which seems out of place considering his history. Other than that, it was a very good evening

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JU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant ! Food was excellent and served by a efficient and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again !

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MR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-great atmosphere - great service

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SW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, best food in the area.

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w
Beirut/Lebanon
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a classic, almost throwback historic fine dining restaurant with mature, excellent wait staff, an extensive wine list, some creative cuisine, and room to move around or relax. The house is nicely done to mix comfy renovation with the feel of historic Gettysburg. While my wife could have stood a few more beets in her special salad, the food was quite good and I was offered free dessert when the inn was out of one meal ingredient. The English-bred hostess was a warm conversationalist as well.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was abolutely delicious; some of the best my wife and I have ever had. Just beware that it is a bit pricey. We were there for our 45th wedding anniversary so it was a special occasion and we did not mine the price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice setting, pleasant staff and pretty good food...

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