A Definitive Ranking of Eateries in the Town of Gettysburg

Next time you and your friends can’t decide where to eat, look to these suggestions of the best (and worst) places to eat in Gettysburg. Most of the places on the list are in walking distance from the college or are just a short drive away. Bon appetit!

1.  Gettysburg Baking Co.: 17 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Tues–Thurs 8 am to 6 pm, Fri & Sat 8 am to 8 pm, Sun 9 am to 3 pm

  • Atmosphere:  Cute little hole-in-the-wall bakery on the square with a very friendly staff

  • What to Order:  Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Cons: They aren't open on Mondays

  • Ranking: 10/10

 

 

2.  Café St. Amand:  48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA

Hours:  Mon-Tues 7:30am-3:00pm, Wed-Sat 7:30am-9:00pm, Sun 8:30am-2:00pm

  • Atmosphere:  Cute little bistro vibe with artsy Parisian photo-covered walls and French jazz playing in the background

  • What to Order:  Croque Monsieur (ham and cheese sandwich) with fries (comes with their signature to-die-for aioli), apple tart for dessert

  • Cons: There are rumors around town that this place will be closing down.  They remain on this list because we're holding on to the hope that this is untrue!  

  • Ranking:  9/10

 

 

3.  Garryowen Irish Pub: 126 Chambersburg St Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00am–9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am –10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm

  • Atmosphere:  As close as you can get to an authentic pub in Gettysburg

  • What to Order:  Irish nachos, Reuben sandwich

  • Cons: Can get kind of rowdy at the bar, but the dining area is nice

  • Ranking: 7.5/10

 

 

4.   Blue and Gray Bar & Grill: 2 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA

Hours: 11:00am-2:00am, 7 days a week

  • Atmosphere:  Typical bar where they serve food

  • What to Order:  One of their Civil War-themed burgers, their amazing chicken fingers and fries (yes, even better than the Bullet Hole), their famous wings, Cajun onion peel, BBQ shrimp

  • Cons:  Pretty crowded, usually hard to get a table (especially when there's a game on)

  • Ranking: 7/10

 

 

5.  Antica Napoli: 39 N Washington St Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Sun 11:00am-10:00pm, Mon-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm

  • Atmosphere: nice little pizzeria, not too crowded

  • What to Order: Pizza, Garlic Bread

  • Fun Fact: They deliver within 2 miles now!

  • Ranking: 6.5/10

 

 

6.     The Avenue Restaurant: 21 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 7:00am-9:00pm

  • Atmosphere: Classic diner vibe, great for breakfast

  • What to Order: Ham and cheddar omelet (comes with potatoes and toast), chocolate milkshake, peach iced tea

  • My Favorite Thing: APPLE BUTTER!!!

  • Cons: The milkshakes are kind of expensive, but really good

  • Ranking: 6/10

 

 

7.   Ping’s Cafe: 34 Baltimore St Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Tues-Thurs 10:30am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-10:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00am

  • Atmosphere: casual Chinese restaurant, nice staff

  • What to Order: Kung Pao Chicken, shrimp nigiri sushi, specialty sushi rolls, hot green tea, green tea ice cream

  • Cons: Raw sushi isn’t that great

  • Ranking: 5.5/10

 

 

8.  Montezuma’s Mexican Restaurant: ‪225 Buford Ave Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Sun 11:30a-9:00p, Mon-Thurs 11:00a-10:00p, Fri 11:30a-10:30p, Sat 11:30a-10:30p

  • Atmosphere: hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant

  • What to Order: Chicken quesadilla was pretty good, Lime Jarritos was awesome

  • Cons: I mean, I’m from L.A., so I’m pretty picky about my Mexican food. This is the best that I’ve had in the area, but it wasn’t amazing.

  • Ranking: 5/10

 

 

9.  Kaitlyn’s Café on the Square: 1 Baltimore St Gettysburg, PA

Hours: 8am-4pm, 7 days a week

  • Atmosphere: Cute little café, friendly employees

  • What to Order: I ordered a chicken bacon ranch flatbread, which was just OK. The only reason this place is this high on the list is because they serve Mr. G’s ice cream and it’s closer than walking all the way to Mr. G’s from the college.

  • Ranking: 4.5/10

 

 

10.  Johnny Como’s Cupcakes and Coffee: ‪62 Chambersburg St Gettysburg, PA

Hours: Sun 9:30a-12:30p, Tues-Thurs 9a-7p, Fri 9a-9p

  • Atmosphere: Retro-style bakery with cool 50’s music, Perry Como’s nephew (Johnny Como) owns and works at the store

  • What to Order: I had a vanilla cupcake which was not very good, however the Cruznut (croissant-donut hybrid) was pretty decent

  • Ranking: 3/10

 

 

11.  El Costeño Mexican Restaurant: 39 York St Gettysburg, PA

Hours:  Tues-Sun 11a-9p

  • Atmosphere: Cute little Mexican restaurant, friendly staff

  • What to Order: I got chicken tacos, but was not impressed. I would definitely recommend Montezuma’s over El Costeño for Mexican food in Gettysburg

  • Ranking: 2/10

 

 

Honorable Mention: Appalachian Brewing Company, 70 Presidential Circle Gettysburg, PA

Hours-March to November: Sun. - Thurs.: 11:30 am-11 pm, Fri. & Sat.: 11:30 am-12 am

December to February: Sun., Mon.; Thurs.: 11:30 am-10pm, Tues. & Wed.: Closed, Fri. & Sat.: 11:30 am-11 pm

  • Atmosphere: Classic brewpub, nice staff

  • What to Order: Homebrew Root Beer and Specialty Beers (for those 21 & over), Balsamic Blue Cheese Brewhaus Chips, Brewer’s Mac & Cheese (mac & cheese topped with blue cheese and bacon)

  • Cons: Out by the Gateway Theater (a bit farther out of town than the other places, hence the Honorable Mention)

  • Ranking: There isn’t a number high enough/10