Gettysburg offers several "period fare" dining options at historic bed & breakfast style restaurants. The southern end of town is dominated either by chain restaurants or those catering to the tourist-driven economy.  Near the visitor center, on Stienweir Ave and Baltimore St., you can find period fare, albeit expensive, at the Dobbin House and the Farnsworth House.  There are also several major chains like McDonalds and Friendly's; a couple of PA chains, like the Gingerbread Man;  and a few local places like O'Rourkes, Spiritfields, Tommy's Pizza, and the Avenue Diner.  Often negleted by the average tourist is the center of town, which a distinctly local feel.  Here you can find several bars and restaurants that are frequented by the townspeople and the college kids.  Some of the better places include Mama Ventura's, La Bella Italia, Ernie's Texas Lunch, Season's Bakery, Mamie's Cafe, and the Ragged Edge.  On the outskirts of town, you are most likely to find standard hotel-area restaurants like TGI Fridays (Baltimore St.), Perkins and Ruby Tuesdays (York St.), and Pizza Hut (Chamberburg St.).  Several nearby towns offer a unique variety of dining options; don't miss places like Chambersburg, Emmitsburg, or Frederick.