What Gettysburg Soup Are You?
November 16, 2020
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!
Dark chocolate and bleu cheese together on a burger?! For those with adventurous taste buds, the black and bleu burger at The Pub is for you. For this delight, an eight ounce patty is mixed with chocolate chips and bleu cheese and served on a pretzel bun. If you’re not up to try something new, there are plenty of other burger options on the menu, including the four cheeseburger and BBQ burger.
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.
Mason Dixon Distillery is a great place to grab a drink and food that’s made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. In addition to it’s regular menu, the distillery releases a new burger of the month. One month could feature a burger with grilled cheese as buns or a bourbon burger complete with a steak sauce made with their own bourbon. So you can come back every month for a new burger creation that’s bound to be an instant hit and the best part is, every burger is made with beef from Stone Ridge Manor farm in Gettysburg.
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.
Wagyu refers to Japanese beef cattle and has a different flavor than traditional American cattle. The Hoof, Fin & Fowl offers a Wagyu burger that uses meat from Eleven Oaks Farm in Newville and is served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. The other burgers on Hoof, Fin & Fowl’s menu are also unique because they use ground steak instead of ground chuck meat. They also have some even more unique specials featuring meats like camel and boar ribs!
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.