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About The Union Canal House

Family owned for over forty years, the Union Canal House continues to set the standard for fine cuisine, service and hospitality. Since 1751, The rural hideaway has offered tempting food and refreshing drinks. Nestled in the heart of the village of Union Deposit, Hershey, Pa., soldiers from the French, Indian and Revolutionary Wars were the restaurant"s first patrons. The Union Canal House features a succulent selection of fresh fish prepared daily and the highest quality steaks. Patrons can enjoy classic entrees such as Veal Marsala, Long Island Duckling, Barramundi and of course our signature Crab Cakes made with 100% fresh lump crabmeat. Our new menu also includes various salads, mouth watering appetizers and homemade desserts. We also offer an extensive wine list, a wide variety of domestic and imported beer and specialy drinks to compliment your dining experience.

107 S Hanover St
Hershey, PA 17033
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Off of Hersheypark Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 566-0054

Website:
http://www.unioncanalhousehershey.com/

Executive Chef:
Alexander J. Albright

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Union Canal House Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

69% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Romantic (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a great experience at Union Canal House. The food was great. If any downside, it was the noise level. Whew! Maybe it was just this particular evening.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had dinner there while we were attending the fall Hershey car and swap meet. We had the Delmonico steaks and the Lobster dinner and Blackened Salmon dinner. They were perfect. And also had their Crab soup which was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

This place changed hands a couple of years ago. Since then it has done nothing but go downhill. I would not recommend it to anyone. The new owner knows nothing about the business.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Beautiful, historical restaurant, but the owners left staff and a fill-in manager in a terrible position. Horribly understaffed. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived at 8:00 pm, yet we waited 10+ minutes for the server to come to our table. Even before greeting us, his first words were "just to let you know, the restaurant will be closed next week, and the owners didn't order inventory, so we're out of a lot of stuff on the menu." He then proceeded to ramble off a list of things they didn't have. Due to the late hour and us being from out of town, we chose to stay and ordered something that WAS still available. When our drinks arrived (server was also the bartender, so he was pulled away many times from our table), we asked for some bread (there were bread plates on the table), he said "oh, we've been out of bread all day." We overheard the guests at the table next to us trying to order, they settled on a steak after ordering several other entrees that were unavailable, only to be told the restaurant is out of mushrooms and the vegetables that come with it. Just a steak on a plate! I ordered vegetable pasta. It was supposed to contain all types of vegetables. It arrived as a blob of under cooked pasta in a lump. The only "vegetable" in it was roasted tomatoes, which were charred black and inedible. I asked for Parmesan cheese, but they were out of that, too. The server seemed to find amusement in that, which caused me to ask to see the manager. The stand-in manager came to our table and was very apologetic. Said she was filling in for her friends who own the restaurant. She did a great job trying to repair the issues and sent us away with a comp dessert, but this is a restaurant that needs a lot help. Disappointing.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Open Table made the reservation and confirmed the date and time. The restaurant was not open. No cars. No lights. Oops!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is a wonderful place to go! The atmosphere is beautiful and the food is beyond amazing. Owner and staff were very friendly and welcoming !

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was quite expensive and the quality was comparable to Texas Road house at best. This used to be a high caliber restaurant, but not any longer. The menu is limited and my drink from the bar was awful. I will never return and waste valuable money. I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone. They need to return to their service levels of 2015-2016.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I attend a conference in Hershey every year in August, and I always have dinner here one night!
Once again I was not disappointed!
Just a mile from Hershey Park, but several centuries away in history and ambiance, Deborah and William Albright, along with there son, Chef Alex, provide a fabulous dining experience!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was excellent, always look out for special items (the summer salad was wonderful) Family friendly, but also great for a date night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was over priced. I got a half a rack of house-smoked ribs. They were not cooked completely. The we're not falling off the bone. They were tough. I told our server. She said that's how they are prepared so that when they are re-heated, they're not over cooked. They certainly were not over cooked. I ate less than one third of the ribs. There was only one choice of vegetable - asparagus and carrots. They were actually pretty good, but not have been my choice if there had been anything else. The baked potato was nearly room temperature. Our meal for two was $75.00. And, I left hungry. I don't intend to go back.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was amazing and the Sangria was perfect. The staff was great and we had a great conversation with the owner. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was great and the summer salad was wonderful. I recommend the restaurant for special occasions as it is on the higher end.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

A bit pricey. Disappointed in food. Tour of basement, tunnels and history very interesting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

This was a great find. Food was excellent. If you were thinking of going to The Mill in Hershey or here your decision is simple - Union Canal House. Prices similar, food no comparison.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Have not been back since the flood of 2011 but would go a few times a years when in town in business. Great to say it's still an amazing place to eat !!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food in a historic setting just minutes away from the busy downtown streets. Our server was very attentive. I look forward to returning on our next trip to Hershey.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

One of the best places to eat in Hershey. Enough said!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We loved the Union Canal House. The scallops were excellent and we even got a personal tour of the tunnel in the basement. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Slow service, high priced
We had one $32 steak ordered medium rare served well done. Another $32 fillet ordered medium rare served medium well. All other meals were served with a very small piece of chicken.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very good food and service even though they were busy the owners took the time to show us the tunnel and go over the history of the place. Very fascinating.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Three for dinner, we each ordered different steaks. All cooked as ordered and were very tasty. Our server Lara was excellent and attentive. Will go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 6, 2017

What an amazing experience, eating in such a beautiful and historic setting! And the locally sourced farm to table food was as good as the setting. Another central Pennsylvania gem!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Nice set up with better food than you would expect from the outside. Average wine list but affordable. We will return for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The Union Canal House was very enjoyable. The service was great, the food was delicious. The atmosphere was a charming change of pace. It has a great history and the décor to match. No screens hanging all over the place. We had seats next to the fireplace. It was a very nice dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food and good service. This was a nice get away with my wife. Very quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My husband and I visited the Union Canal House for a special date night-while the first table we were sat at was located near a larger very loud table; upon request the hostess immediately moved us to a table in a different room which was much quieter. The food was excellent (my husband had the delmonico and I had the chicken marsala)-both were cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, the service was slow-we didn't mind much since it was a night out for us, but getting a drink refill took a long time. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food. Awesome ambiance. Wine a little over priced but fantastic!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was good. Only 2 servers, no busser, took a long time to order and then we didn't see our server until she came to ask if we wanted dessert. We asked the other server for water that was actually for another table!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food. Very nice people running it...Charm. they were short-staffed so the 2nd half of the night's service wasn't the best. Worth it for the food tho.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food and ambiance were great. However, it took forever to get served. The wait staff was very pleasant and professional but were grossly over worked. It appears that management didn't have a grasp on the demand on Valentines Day. They should have known better and had more staff. We waited 30 minutes to get a glass of water and another 10 to place our orders. The bar tender didn't know how to make a Rusty Nail.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I used to like everything about this place but I was disappointed with them for Valentine's Day. The service was poor to say the least. It was a special occasion and we had reservations, they should have been prepared. The food was still good and once we got our order in, the kitchen was efficient. There were many things about the service that I was disappointed with but I will leave it at this. If I was trying to impress somebody that night, I would have been furious. I will certainly give them another chance but it won't be anytime soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

First time visit, it was perfect. It made Valentine's day excellent. We will be back and so will anyone that asks for a great restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was fantastic. The best meal I have had in a long time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Server and owner were very nice and friendly. I was there with my grandsons and family. The boys were very happy with their meals (cheeseburger and kids fillet). Barbara, the owner took us on a tour of the "tunnel" which traces back to the Revolutionary War. It was very interesting for me and my grandsons.
Very nice of her to take the time to do this.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The Union Canal House made New Years Eve quite special. Upon arrival we were greeted with a complimentary glass of good champagne and it only got better from there. There was a special prix fixe menu that night. We ordered the wild mushroom soup to start which was divine. Very bold mushroom flavor not muted by a lot of dairy. My lobster tails were quite good as were my companion's scallops and crab cake. A nice way to start a more sedate holiday celebration.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Set menu for NYE was not indicated on the website. We didn't find out until we arrived and had no option given the holiday. Food was good but very over priced for a limited menu at $55 per person.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

My wife and 2 son's stopped by on Friday night after finding positive reviews on Opentable.
Unfortunately, not one of them lived up to their rating. Both the service and food quality were poor.

My son and I ordered the calamari appetizers. After one bite each we sent it back. The calamari was definitely frozen, previously, and was reheated to the point were they became inedible. Both of us couldn't chew up the dried out rings.

We had to ask 2 different people for bread because the waitress never came to check on us, plus my son and I were hungry because couldn't eat the calamari.

I ordered the rib eye steak and the entire outer edge of the steak was burnt to a crisp. The middle, however, was perfectly cooked. $38 for a steak that I could only eat a 75% of doesn't seem very fair. The sides that came with the steak were unseasoned and, again, the waitress never came by to check on us, so explaining my dissatisfaction was next to impossible.

I'm sorry, but I do not recommend this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Second time there, great food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

While I noted service as poor, our actual server was fine. MANAGEMENT is arrogant and rude to customers! It's too bad because the proximity to the arena makes it a nice choice and the food was fine. But honestly, I would walk around hungry before giving them my business again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Everyone was so very nice. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. Was a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Disabled Access
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