Grab a fork and chow down on a variety of delightful Pennsylvania pies
Tourism in Adams County, Pennsylvania is a growing industry that has generated millions of visitations from people who travel across the Gettysburg region to enjoy local cuisines. In Adams County, a place widely recognized as one of America’s most visited historic destinations, there is more to restaurants than just food and beverages. The Adams County Pie Trail offers visitors a great way to navigate the local area while displaying the diversity of pie-related products.
Established in 1999, Dunlap’s Restaurant is a family-owned business that serves a casual family dining experience in Gettysburg. Among various homemade seasonal desserts, the restaurant produces chocolate, coconut and meringue pies.
Appalachian Brewing Company
This Gettysburg brewpub offers boundless choices: beer, desserts or both. While the Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) is one of the largest brewpubs in the nation, the privately-owned family brewpub group also offers a delectable homemade dessert: peanut butter pie, which features peanut butter mousse on a chocolate cookie crust topped with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate sauce.
Dobbin House Tavern
The Dobbin House Tavern, Gettysburg’s oldest home established in 1776, is a colonial and continental tavern that delivers an authentic historic dining experience to its patrons. For dessert, enthusiasts seeking to relish sweet and savory pies can enjoy the tavern’s trendy pecan pie and deep-dish apple pie.
Garryowen Irish Pub
Food enthusiasts seeking an authentic experience can venture to Garryowen Irish Pub, where they can try Shepherd’s pie. This pie is made with ground beef and vegetables in a rich gravy topped with lightly browned mashed potatoes.
At Gettysburg Eddie’s, the peanut butter pie is a can’t miss dessert for peanut butter lovers. This restaurant serves homemade peanut butter pie topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and crushed peanuts.
One review of Farnsworth House from TripAdvisor declares, “Game pie is a must have.” The house produces the aforementioned game pie that contains turkey, duck and pheasant; mushroom, bacon lardoons, red currant jelly and wild rice filled with crust and cooked golden.
There are plenty of baked goods and authentic pies available at Adams County countryside markets, including Hollabaugh Bros, a family-owned farm. As Adams County markets homemade pies to serve foodie enthusiasts, could Gettysburg and Adams County become the pie capital of the world?
by Jamaal Brown