We are fully prepared that the day we are at Hershey Park will mean crummy, over-priced park food. The night before, I'd like to have a "good" dinner, and here's what that means to us:
2 adults, 2 boys ages 7 and 8. Red Robin is acceptable, because the food is decent and we know it's kid friendly. However, I'd like to find something unique that we can't get at home, has food options other than burgers/fries/pizza, etc. Great beer would be a plus! Obviously we are not looking at fine-dining since we have the kids with us, but would love something local, rather than a chain restaurant, or average pizza joint.
We are staying at the Country Inn & Suites on Jonestown Road, so somewhere within a few miles of that, or between that and Hershey Park, or vicinity, would be perfect!
Our plan is to drive up, check into the hotel, have a good dinner at the place you suggest, then hit Hershey Park for the preview at 7:30pm, then head back to the hotel to sleep, and the hit the park all day the next day.