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Shank's Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, International
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36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
+1 717-426-1205
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
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York, Pennsylvania
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214 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

The key to being happy w Shank's is to have appropriate expectations. It is a bar w food - not the other way around. The food is ok - not amazing. But it is priced well. Real winner here is the neighborhood bar feel w tons of history (over 200 years of continuous operation!). Good beer selection. Staff was very... More 

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Thank Todd B
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Todd, we wanted to thank-you for stopping by our 202 year-old-tavern. Did you know we recently changed our menu? We are focusing on market-fresh ingredients and now make all our sauces, dips, hummus and salad dressings from scratch. More 

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We really enjoyed our last visit to shanks. Many craft beers to choose from. Got the neef on weck special melted in your mouth. Hubby got the big fats hamburger he enjoyed it. We got to meet mr shank himself he is a very nice guys gave us some anniversary beer koozies. We will be back!

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Thank rockey0614
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

We are very happy you found us and that you had a positive experience at Shank's. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Batavia, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My cousin works at this bar and we visited this historic site during a recent visit. The bar just recently celebrated their 200 year anniversary and the building is just filled with history. Met Bob Shank the owner and he was a great guy. Food is excellent and we were their on Asian night. They were serving spring rolls and... More 

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Thank Brent G
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Brent. Looks like you hit one of our eclectic specialty evenings. Hope to see you again soon another evening! Monday's Burger Night Wednesday is Mexican Night Thursday is Beef on Weck (A Buffalo, New York style Roast Beef au jus) Friday is Seafood and Sushi More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Good food & beer selection. Bar stools need to be upgraded to chairs. Live music is good too. Beer prices are a bit too high for the town.

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Thank Curtis F
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Curtis, We wanted to take the time to thank-you for your review. We work very hard to stay current with our beer selection and we are currently working on a brand new menu! We are also glad you are enjoying our music nights on Tuesday and Thursday. Keep an eye on our website for future events. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Love this beautiful old building! As an added bonus the food is great and the music is too. Was there several times for open mic nite and had a great time.

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Thank Martha H
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the music. We feature two Open Mic's a week. Tuesday is Acoustic Open Mic Thursday is 15 Minutes of Fame Electric Open Mic. More 

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Decent prices got a gyro for around $6 was good husband got a crab cake sandwich. Need to go back and try more of their food it's nice inside have an old time fire place and a nice classic feel to this old tavern. Would recommend especially for decent pricing and good beer selection. Our server was good as well.

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Thank rockey0614
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal. We are excited to let you know we recently changed our menu and have added lots of new selections, including Flatbread Pizza's and Specialty Salads made from scratch. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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352 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This was our first visit to Shank's Tavern on a Monday night. The place was packed and there was only a bartender on to do it all. He was very pleasant and helpful. We did wait for some time for a table to be wiped down, to get menus, etc... obviously this was not his fault. The burgers that we... More 

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Thank michellelynnp
Tina G, Manager at Shank's Tavern, responded to this review

We humbly apologize for your extended wait, and we assure you that is not our norm. Our focus, at Shank's, is on consistency and customer service. Glad you enjoyed your burgers. They are always made from fresh meat, never frozen, and chargrilled to perfection. More 

Landisville
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Decided to have something very different, Pho' and spring rolls. It is a very good soup with lots of noodles, bean sprouts, tofu, meatballs, spring onions in a beef broth. But the best were the spring rolls. Being used to deep fried, crunchy spring rolls, it was a little strange to see spring rolls I could see through, made with... More 

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Thank Diane M
Wilkes-Barre, PA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Small old tavern that has kept it's charm. Good food and friendly service. Not open on the weekends.

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Thank grandma8991
Sparrows Point , MD
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit! This was our second pub crawl and we were pleasantly surprised this year to have a band on the terrace. They were awesome and the place was packed. Enjoyed the experience and everyone was nice. Love seeing the owner taking pictures and smiling around the groups of customers. As I said, always a pleasure.

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Thank LoriW30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta, PA 17547-1541
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Marietta
  • Phone Number: +1 717-426-1205

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