Scoring a great brew and a burger after a round of golf is just as important as nailing that birdie on the 18th hole.
The Gettysburg region isn’t just home to some great golf courses, but incredible restaurants that are the perfect way to cap off a day with the clubs. We know that golfers want good food, but not always fancy, and a great selection of drinks to celebrate – or forget – their day out on the course.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list – in the spirit of golf, we went with nine – of just a few of our golfer-friendly restaurants and taverns in the Gettysburg area – perfect for grabbing a pint of craft beer or cocktails as well as a great dinner or appetizers.
1. Eagle & The Owl
If you’re playing 18 at Carroll Valley Golf Club at Liberty Mountain – you don’t need to travel far to get some great food at the Eagle & The Owl. This new restaurant has everything you need – a variety of craft beer and delicious appetizers, burgers and their Cowboy Chili. Gather friends up at a table that provides a peek of the 18th hole. The restaurant also features outdoor seating, a fire pit after dark and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
2. Appalachian Brewing Co.
If nothing can cure the heartache of a bad round of golf like an IPA, this is the place to be. With two Gettysburg locations, Appalachian Brewing Co. – or as the locals call it, “ABC” – features a large selection of its own craft beer and craft soda varieties. But leave room for dinner – ABC’s menu is loaded with great burgers, salads and entrees.
3. Gettysburg Eddie’s
Your golf game may not be Hall of Fame material, but you can still hang out and enjoy dinner and drinks with one of the best at Gettysburg Eddie’s – a sports bar and restaurant dedicated to baseball pitcher Eddie Plank. This restaurant on Gettysburg’s Steinwehr Avenue features Hall of Fame burgers, nachos, crab cakes and more. Get there for Happy Hour (and Eddie’s own Hungry Hour) for great prices on food and drinks.
4. Sweeney’s Tavern at the Farnsworth House
If your golf game tee’d up your appetite, Sweeney’s Tavern at the Farnsworth House Inn features a unique selection of hearty meals. Sure, Sweeney’s has steaks, burgers and crab cakes but they also feature a hefty portion of its homemade “Aunt Ann’s” meatloaf or famous game pie – a recipe straight out of 1863. Save room for dessert – especially the Warm Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding with a side of vanilla ice cream. Sweeney’s Tavern is decorated with memorabilia from the movie, “Gettysburg,” and was a hotspot for actors to kick back after filming.
5. Mason-Dixon Distillery
Sometimes a hard day on the course calls for something a little harder afterward. Mason-Dixon Distillery is not only popular for its selection of rum, vodka and whiskey cocktails, but features an amazing menu of eclectic food – ranging from small plate appetizers to sandwiches and heartier cuisine. Make time for a tour of Mason-Dixon’s distilling process which includes grains harvested from the Gettysburg battlefield.
6. Tommy’s Pizza
When it comes to traveling, often the locals know best, and Tommy’s Pizza is Gettysburg’s local favorite – featuring amazing pizza, subs and salads. But what makes Tommy’s a great place for golfers is the selection of unique craft beer and hard cider. If it’s nice, grab a table outside and gab about your golf game with a cold pint and hot pie.
7. The Pike Restaurant & Tap House
A tap house, of course, means great varieties of beer – and The Pike Restaurant is the perfect place to grab a few cold ones after a round of golf. Grab a table inside or sit out on the porch and enjoy a great selection of burgers and other sandwiches. If you’re there Friday or Saturday nights, dig into the Pike’s prime rib and seafood buffet.
8. The Pub & Restaurant
Located right downtown on Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square, The Pub & Restaurant is in the center of the action. Try a Black & Bleu Strip Steak – drizzled with Hershey chocolate sauce and topped with bleu cheese crumbles – or one of The Pub’s pizzas. Either way, don’t leave without trying The Pub’s famous carrot cake.
9. The Livery
If it’s wings you want – The Livery is the place you’re looking for. With 10 varieties on the menu – ranging from hot to garlic parmesan – along with nachos, shrimp and a great selection of steaks, The Livery is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Kick back on the deck and listen to live music on the weekends while enjoying a variety of craft beer.
This is just a sample of the restaurants to celebrate that birdie on the 18th hole. For a complete list of restaurants and taverns, visit DestinationGettysburg.com.