Overnight Stay in Gettysburg: Part II

Hey, everyone! As promised, this second post about our overnight stay in Gettysburg will feature our dinner at the Dobbin House Tavern, a wine tasting at the Knob Hall Winery, and the breakfast at the Brafferton Inn. So if you’re a foodie planning to visit Gettysburg, keep reading!

The Dobbin House Tavern is my favorite restaurant in all of Gettysburg. It has been around since the time of the Civil War. The atmosphere is time-period and the food is phenomenal.

There are two options for dining at the Dobbin House Tavern. The cellar features a more relaxed menu, and the fine dining features a more upscale menu. I love the cellar dining, and highly recommend their reuben sandwich, but because it was our Valentine’s date we went with the fine dining.

The course started with a basket of homemade savory and sweet breads and homemade butter. (Note: not the traditional meat sweetbreads!) Next was a salad course, which is a light garden salad to accompany the breads. The homemade blue cheese dressing is amazing. We also ordered a crab cake appetizer, which was definitely comparable to the crab cakes at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC. For dinner we each ordered filet mignon and lobster tail, which came with baked potatoes and sides of brussels sprouts and bacon and sautéed mushrooms.

Dinner at the Dobbin House Tavern
Treat yo self!

If you plan on visiting Gettysburg, the Dobbin House Tavern is definitely a place you’ll want to try. Another place we highly recommend is the Knob Hall Winery.

We have been there a few times, and each visit is always fun and memorable. They often have live music and wine tastings on random nights. We started with a tasting, and wound up finishing a bottle of their Prestige red, and taking home a bottle of the Vidal Blanc. While there we decided to join their wine club, so that tasting and all subsequent tastings are free!

Chess Champ
In case anyone was wondering, he won.

The winery was really relaxed. We spent the evening playing chess together, listening to music, and drinking. After finishing our wine, we headed back to the Brafferton Inn.

Breakfast at the Inn was really quite an experience, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. We began the meal with fresh orange juice and coffee, accompanied by homemade poppyseed-lemon muffins and fruit salad. Each guest had about four breakfast options, each made to-order. I ordered a sausage and egg bake covered in homemade sausage gravy and potatoes. Danny ordered a steak and egg omelette.

Breakfast
The dining room was really quaint and cozy. The mural on the wall was hand-painted, just like the murals and borders on the bedroom walls.

The breakfast was so good (especially the muffins, OMG) that Danny surprised me with a cookbook featuring all of the famous homemade recipes of the Gettysburg inns. The weekend was full of good food and drinks.

I definitely cheated on my wedding diet, but it was definitely worth it! As always, please email me with any questions or comments at antoinette@yoururbansuburban.com. XO

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