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The Forebay

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University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 (University Drive)
+1 717-520-5408
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My stomach is telling the tale of a bad food experience... After overpaying for food, I found my stomach to be upset the next morning... The service was good, the atmosphere is unique and different, but the food does not deliver...

Thank Robert F
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great spot to grab a good meal and wonderful service. We had a large party of 14, 7 were kids! The staff did an amazing job getting the food out for the kids and the drinks for the Moms and Dads! Lol We would go there again for dinner the next time we stay at the Hershey lodge!

Thank Scott O
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Dined here with a couple of families. Shortly after taking the drink order we received warm pretzel bread which was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and entrees. The service was excellent and the ambiance is very nice. The menu had a wide range of offerings. I would definitely recommend dining here if your in Hershey. If your a wine drinker... More 

Thank KL914
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The service was impeccable! Food was very good... the short rib sandwich and apple-stuffed coffee cake were to die for. The poached pear was not as exciting :-/. It is pricey, but definitely worth it if you enjoy quality and good service.

Thank Amanda B
New York City, New York
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Two for dinner... Pleasant sitting on the patio in the evening at 68 degrees. Seated immediately at reserved time. Attention to my request for quiet table, although the restaurant was full and not very loud. Pleasant atmosphere. Clubby. Large menu selection. We shared a pork/duck terrine appetizer (with cranberry pistachio sauce and served with a honey mustard). Flavorful and large... More 

Thank Gloria G
Sussex, New Jersey
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have to say, this was the best part of our trip in Hershey. We dined here on a Monday evening with eyes greater in size than our stomachs. We began with the cheese plate and chocolate bacon. Chocolate bacon sounded intimidating initially, but we found out it was pork belly sprinkled with cocoa powder sided with cheese grits and... More 

Thank sailaway22
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I was here on business and enjoyed dinner with several colleagues. The restaurant is lovely, dark, and very comfortable. The waiter was very attentive and the experience was great.

Thank Pgh15203
Hershey, PA
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Forebay is located in the hershey lodge above the reception desk near the front of the facility It has maintained its rich history as a traditional cigar smoking lounge WITHOUT the smoke You can feel the older history but enjoy a well-prepared staff serving a large selection of drinks. The menu is more meaty than expected...short ribs, meat plate/cheese... More 

Thank HersheyFamilyTravel
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This had our favorite meal this time to Hershey. The server was very nice and informative. They like the food and it was apparent. They enjoyed their jobs. The chocolate martinis are wonderfully. Order for desert not before your meal like my husband!

Thank ctcv
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The Forebay has changed a lot since we dined there in 1972. Tonight we dined on the patio. Service was amazing and the food was quite adequate, though the shrimp cocktail was fishy. We both had salad and the iceberg lettuce was a little soggy. A bit pricey. But relaxing.

Thank Edward B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
    (University Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: +1 717-520-5408
Creative comfort food, including premium steaks, seafood, and pastas, served in a cozy loft setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?