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The Circular

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100 Hotel Rd, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507 (Hotel Road)
+1 717-534-8800
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 10:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here is heavenly. The service is outstanding. We ate here the entire time and didn't even want to try a different restaurant. Even the drinks from the bar were outstanding!!

Thank twobadbunnies
Suffern, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were really taken with the ambiance. Our waiter Joseph was great: friendly and knowledgeable about the menu with helpful recommendations. My wife loved her lobster entrée and I loved my grouper entrée. My lobster bisque appetizer was the best I ever had.

Thank mscitrin
HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this review

Dear mscitrin, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Circular. I appreciate your kind feedback and will share it with Joseph and the rest of the team. Visit us again soon. More 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every course was well presented and delicious. Our server was prompt and attentive for dinner. The dessert was beautiful and delicious. They have an extensive wine list. We were not disappointed!

Thank Ann H
HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this review

Dear Ann H, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Circular. I appreciate your nice comments and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. Visit us again. More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch and breakfast buffets at The Circular in Hotel Hershey many times. It always proves to be consistently wonderful. Every selection is fresh and hot, the areas are kept beautifully clean, and the waitstaff is very attentive to every wish. The food on the buffet is always prepared with the finest quality ingredients, and the choices are... More 

Thank Rebecca T
HersheyResorts, General Manager at The Circular, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca T, Thank you for your kind review of The Circular. I'm glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the buffet once again. I will share your positive feedback with the rest of the team. Visit us again soon. More 

Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a dark rainy evening so missed the beauty of the stained glass windows. I have seen them during the day and it is stunning. Everything was fine except the server seemed inattentive and distracted, only person during our stay that was less than excellent and kind. (Ate Jan 23 at 6:30, don't remember servers name).

Thank kaneira
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always enjoy the food and service at The Circular. This is a beautiful setting. Our only minimal complaint is that we prefer a more classic, less trendy look. But, that certainly doesn't outweigh all of the other positive experiences!

Thank Diana Burkholde... M
New Jersey
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332 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The Hotel Hershey' "Circular" Sunday Brunch was outstanding. It is pricey, about 42.00 per person, not including alcohol, tax, or tip. But we felt that there was a lot of bang for the buck and that the price was more than fair. I'll list everything I can remember. We started at the raw bar, with big shrimp, raw oysters and... More 

Thank GHartley
York, Pennsylvania
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238 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were treated like royalty as soon as we entered the restaurant. Workers greeted us warmly and took our coats. The waiter was as friendly as he could be and engaged in conversation with us and immediately made us feel welcome. The other workers were just as kind and friendly and even lead us to the bathroom when we couldn't... More 

Thank Justin W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Circular's lunch buffet is my top choice for an afternoon dining experience. Although pricey for a luncheon, there are so many choices that it is a good value for the exquisitely crafted spread. Salads, "appetizers", sandwich makings(if you can call their charcuterie that!) , and hot foods each have their own ample section. There is a carving station, and... More 

Thank Ann S
La porte, in
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I swear, we would have had better food and service at McDonalds. Our waiter had no idea what he was doing. We did not get what we ordered - but were charged for it anyway. The food was not good and the carrots were black - as in burned - yet they still served them.

Thank Wsbt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Hotel Rd, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507
    (Hotel Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: +1 717-534-8800
The atmosphere, menu, and service of The Circular provide a versatility of dining experiences from small plates and drinks at the bar with friends, to an intimate meal for two overlooking our magnificent gardens. Here, you’ll enjoy history with a twist of innovation. Try our signature cocktails, taste the new flavors of our menu, and enjoy the bustle of activity in our chocolate pastry gallery, where decadent desserts are created to order while you dine.

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