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Ernie's Texas Lunch

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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58 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1101
+1 717-334-1970
06:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 19:30
Fri 06:00 - 20:30
Sat 06:00 - 19:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I have been in and out of this place over the last 20 years. It has been around since the 1930's. Small town café atmosphere with good food. I really love their Chili Dogs!

Thank donchoq
Avon, Connecticut
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192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We inquired at our hotel about out of hotel breakfast options. This was one of two that the hotel gave us. Since we had walked by the night before and thought it looked nice, we ventured their way for dinner. We were not disappointed. Their choices, while nothing wild, were excellent. I had a great egg sandwich which was a... More 

Thank Preston1884
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

When I first came upon this place, at first glance, I thought it wasn't going to be that good, it was not full at all, and it was a tiny place, and it was a little bit off of the busy area of town, but after going in, I realized the staff was super friendly, and quick, but my fiancee... More 

Thank Luke B
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93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Super place for burgers and hot wieners. Great breakfasts with personable and pleasant staff. Eaten there at least a dozen times.

1 Thank gmcmlc
Arendtsville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We love their food! The waitstaff is fast and friendly!!!. Welcomes their customers so nicely! Very enjoyable atmosphere! Not a fancy place. But comfortable and great food!!!!

Fort Worth, Texas
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Being from Texas, we had to check this place out. Famous for their hot dogs, the diner was small and the employees were friendly. I didn't realize there was a Texas style hot dog. Regardless, they were good. Nothing super amazing, just a simple chili dog for pretty cheap.

Thank Holly R
Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

If you visit Gettysburg, you must eat at Ernies! This restaurant has been here since before 1951 and still looks unchanged. The counter service is wonderful, or they have booths as well. Although Ernies is known for its hot dogs, their breakfast specials are unbeatable, some even include coffee. Why pay high prices for a meal when this Mom and... More 

1 Thank MKratochvil
chagrin falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch. Biggest regret was no one in our party ordered the Texas dog! Had lunch envy when I saw them coming out of the kitchen. Burgers were hand-pattied and tasty. Lunch was served quick and prices reasonable.

Thank islandjule
Dover, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We went to Gettysburg and did want to be suckered in to the local tourist places paying for over priced food.. I read the reviews for this place and decided it would be perfect for lunch. It doesn't look fancy like all the normal tourist trap so I guess that's why people just walk pass!! but it is a awesome... More 

Thank bosox_brit66
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to go for breaststroke before viviting the battlefield park on our 4 day fact finding visit to Gettysburg. Actually being from West Texas myself and my spouse being UT grad we decided to go in and see what Ernie's is about. We were really suprised, being a local eatery it is opened for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1101
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-334-1970

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