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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
Today
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
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Hours:
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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York, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Justin W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Wsbt
Hershey, pa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was a gift and we expected to have a wonderful experience. To start off our cocktails arrive all ice with about 1 tablespoon of liqueur. My 6 ounce filet arrived on a 12 inch dinner plate with a cherry tomato. I couldn't believe the presentation and questioned the waitress. She said the chef sends out all grilled entrees with... More 

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Thank newfiedog
Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to the Christmas luncheon buffet for years, and it's always a treat. The staff is attentive and friendly - even when we're the last ones there and they probably can't wait to get rid of us! The salad bar station is probably the weakest, in my opinion. There's always a carving station, but I rarely visit it,... More 

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Thank Nellie727
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd heard many nice things about The Circular and decided to give it a try. My husband described his swordfish ($30) as "fair." My scallops and shrimp ($33) were tasty. Sides were $6 each. Not being familiar with the size of the sides, we each ordered a side of wild rice, my husband - a side of carrots and myself... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with excellent service. I highly recommend the chocolate martini! Before I go on, let me be perfectly clear- I am not a fan of sweet and savory-I am a salty and sweet kinda gal ( think peanut butter cups). Having said that - the food we ordered here was in the sweet and savory mode. I don't... More 

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Thank valdanko
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our travel club went to Hershey, PA for a day trip. We had the pleasure to eat here for their lunch buffet. The food was exceptionally delicious and there was so much to choose from. I especially enjoyed their pork loin and the mushroom ravioli. The soup that day was some kind of squash pumpkin that was delicious. The desserts... More 

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Thank retiredfrwork
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey is a wonderful dining experience. We took our in laws today for a Christmas Brunch. They stagger the reservations so there are not too many people dining at the same time. The food is hot, always full, and very tasty. This is our second visit to Sunday Brunch.....this was our first Christmas Brunch. The... More 

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Thank Hikerchik13
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Circular for lunch. It was buffet style. The atmosphere was nice and the staff was friendly and attentive. Most of the food was good but the pasta dish that I had was over cooked, under-seasoned and cold. The pork was very flavorful though and the grilled zucchini salad was great. They also had a nice dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?