A Girls Weekend Away
May 26, 2021
Sometimes you just have a craving for a burger and fries. Restaurants around Gettysburg are whipping up this classic in some unconventional ways. So when you need to satisfy your hunger, take a bite out of these burgers around Gettysburg!
This baseball-themed restaurant showcases Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Eddie Plank who was born 10 years following the Civil War on his family’s farm north of Gettysburg. Plank would eventually become the first major league southpaw to win 300 games. While people come for the atmosphere, they stay for the food! Try Gettysburg Eddie’s Black & Bleu burger with Cajun seasoned beef, topped with melted Bleu Cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. We recommend trying it with a side of their delicious seasoned waffle fries.
Playing on the history of Gettysburg, The Blue and Gray serves battlefield burgers named after famous Union and Confederate generals. Maybe you want a Union General John Buford burger with melted bleu cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish aioli or a Confederate General James Longstreet burger with bacon, caramelized onions and peanut butter. You could also try the Jennie Wade, named after the only known civilian causality of the battle, which is a traditional cheeseburger on Texas toast. And for those vegetarians who want a little taste of history, you can substitute for a veggie burger option.
The Farnsworth House is the only Civil War period dining experience in Gettysburg. Period fare served by period dressed servers in historic inn with over 100 bullet holes in exterior south wall. While they have some great period fare such as game pie, peanut soup and spoon bread, if you are feeling a burger we recommend the Grant’s Bacon and Bourbon Burger. With apple bourbon sauce, cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon this bold burger is bursting with flavor.
Appalachian Brewing Company‘s two locations in Gettysburg have a unique selection of burgers. Their Bulgogi pineapple burger has Korean BBQ sauce and a grilled pineapple ring, the boo boo burger has pulled pork and coleslaw, and for a little extra added kick the fire jumper burger has pepper jack cheese and jalapenos. There’s also the classic Harrisburger, which pays homage to PA’s state capital where ABC started. Not to mention they offer a great selection of their signature brews, sodas and spirits.
The Garryowen Irish Pub offers an interesting burger made with lamb instead of beef. The Benburb burger’s ground lamb is seasoned with fresh herbs and comes with Dubliner cheese, sun-dried tomato tapenade and lettuce. Their menu also features traditional beef burgers made with meat from Stoney Point Farm in nearby Littlestown. Of course, there is also traditional Irish fare like shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and fish and chips.
Newly opened Jack’s Hard Cider – Mela Kitchen, has a clean and rustic approach to food makes this a unique stop for a burger. This renovated movie theater turned restaurant/cidery has an extensive menu featuring woodfire pizza and seasonal offerings made with local ingredients. However, don’t sleep on this gourmet burger. With ground wagyu, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, shaved onion, cider aioli served on a brioche roll, you will walk away remembering every bite.
Beer and a burger – It’s the perfect pairing. Every Monday from 4-8 p.m., Fourscore Beer Co. hosts Burgers and Brews. The special has burgers for $9.99 and $3 pours of their beers Hop Hat, Gettys Brau and The Fix. There are several other beers on tap, so try a flight or grab some cans to go!
Enjoy a cheeseburger but ditch the bun with O’Rorke‘s cheesburger salad. Complete with a full patty, cheese and french fries, this salad is a new way to eat a burger. If you’re searching for a burger you can eat with your hands, you can build your own burger at O’Rorke’s and choose from toppings like sauteed onions, grilled mushrooms, jalapenos, feta cheese and bacon.
Starting in 2012, Warehouse Gourmet opened as Hanover’s first brewery. Every Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. is Burger Night at Warehouse Gourmet. The burger patty is locally sourced Stoney Point Farm grass-fed beef served on a house-made brioche buns with western-style steak fries. They serve regular weekly burgers like the smash burger, classic style and farmer’s burger and also add a special burger each week.
Opening in 1970, Pizza House is the oldest pizza shop still in operation in Gettysburg. In addition to serving their classic pizza, Pizza House rounds out their menu with wings, appetizers, salads and subs, including a cheeseburger sub! This subs comes with the traditional toppings you’d expect with a burger, but its served on Pizza House’s fresh baked bread, which is made daily.
For more dining options around Gettysburg, check out the places to eat on our website.