Modeled after actual refreshment saloons that existed during the Civil War to offer weary soldiers a place to have a meal and a brief respite from the harsh realities of war, the Refreshment Saloon has been a staple for on-site dining since opening the Museum & Visitor Center. Added as a second on-site dining option in July 2017, the Battlegrounds Café & Grille offers hot and cold food selections, made-to-order coffees, snacks and local favorites, ice cream and Adams County apple dumplings. Outdoor patio seating available.
Aramark joins in the Gettysburg Foundation’s conservation and environmental sustainability efforts in their operation of the Refreshment Saloon and the Battlegrounds Café & Grille. Aramark implemented an Environmental Management System, eliminating Styrofoam usage, offering napkins made of certified recycled fibers and using clear containers, plates and cups made of certified recycled materials, and offering forever straws and reusable aluminum water bottles.