Gettysburg’s Greatest Results


By Tessa Walter

With COVID-19 vaccine progress going strong and mask mandates slowly ending, a sense of normalcy in a post-COVID world is upon us, and we are thankful to finally be here! 

Many of our local businesses have suffered greatly in the last year and a half, but those that have survived attest their success to our amazing community who happily ate out more than a few times a week or made an oath to shop local. Overcoming this past year together has made us even more proud to be a part of such a special community and celebrate, once again, Gettysburg’s Greatest.

Thanks to our readers’ suggestions, we’ve added numerous categories throughout the years. If you would like to suggest a category or share feedback to enhance our awards, we’d love to hear from you. Please email with your ideas.

Congratulations to our 2021 Gettysburg’s Greatest Awards winners!


Asian Restaurant

First: J n J’s Asian Restaurant
Second: Chinatown Kitchen 


First: Garryowen Irish Pub
Second: Blue & Gray Bar & Grill


First: The Gaslight Inn
Second: Lincoln Diner 


First: Blue & Gray Bar & Grill
Second: The Gettysburger Company


First: Eighty-Two Cafe 
Second: Ragged Edge Coffee House


First: The Pub & Restaurant 
Second: Dobbin House Tavern 


First: Mason Dixon Distillery & Restaurant 
Second: Fourscore Beer Co.

Family Restaurant

First: Gettysburg Family Restaurant 
Second: Dunlap’s Restaurant 

Happy Hour

First: Garryowen Irish Pub
Second: Blue & Gray Bar & Grill 

Ice Cream

First: Mr. G’s Ice Cream
Second: Half Pint Creamery 

Italian Restaurant

First: La Bella Italia 
Second: Antica Napoli Pizza

Mexican Restaurant

First: Montezuma Mexican Restaurant 
Second: Blessings Restaurant


First: Tommy’s Pizza 
Second: Antica Napoli Pizza 


First: Food 101
Second: Dobbin House Tavern

Romantic Dinner Spot

First: Dobbin House Tavern
Second: Mansion House 1757


First: Food 101
Second: Gettysburg Eddie’s


First: Food 101
Second: Blue & Gray Bar & Grill


First: Dianne Hefner, Fourscore Beer Co. 
Second: Anne Gallagher, Garryowen Irish Pub


First: Adams County Winery 
Second: Reid’s Orchard and Winery

Recreation, Sports & Tourism

Activity/Thing to Do

First: GettyPeds 
Second: Back Alley Axe

Bed & Breakfast

First: The Gaslight Inn
Second: The Brafferton Inn


First: Drummer Boy Camping Resort
Second: Gettysburg Campground

Festival/Special Event

First: National Apple Harvest Festival 
Second: Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival 

Fitness Center

First: YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County
Second: Gettysburg Performance Gym


First: 1863 Inn at Gettysburg 
Second: Inn at Cemetery Hill


First: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Second: Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center 


First: Gettysburg Ghost Tours
Second: Savor Gettysburg Food Tours 

Vacation Rental

First: Blue Coat Cottage
Second: Inn at Cemetery Hill


First: The Looking Barn
Second: The Lodges at Gettysburg

Retail Business


First: Rebel’s Roost Antique Emporium 
Second: Fly By Night Trading Company 

Garden Center/Nursery

First: Taylor’s Greenhouse
Second: Musselman Greenhouses

Gift Shop

First: Lark
Second: A&A Village Treasures

Grocery Store

First: Kennie’s Market
Second: GIANT 

Produce/Farm Market/Orchard

First: Hollabaugh Bros., Inc.
Second: Adams County Farmers Market

Service Providers & Professionals

Acoustic Entertainment

First: Pnut Small and Colt Wilbur  
Second: Redemption Road


First: Kerry Mott
Second: Chris Lauer


First: Christian DeFilippo, MidPenn Legal Services
Second: Hartman & Yannetti

Auto Mechanic

First: Milhimes Automotive 
Second: R&S Service Center 


First: From the Grey 
Second: The Willys


First: ACNB Bank
Second: PNC


First: Mark Austin Building & Remodeling, Inc.
Second: Gettysburg Construction


First: Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Second: South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP)

Cleaning Service

First: The Good Life Cleaning Services
Second: Sparkle Clean 

Credit Union

First: Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Second: Belco Community Credit Union


First: Gettysburg Dental Associates
Second: Gettysburg Smiles


First: HD Entertainment 
Second: N Music Tune


First: Dr. Talbot Smith, Apple Ridge Family Medicine
Second: Dr. Chris Wetzel, UPMC Primary Care Gettysburg 


First: Ketterman Electrical Services 
Second: Hull’s Electric Service Inc.


First: McGlaughlin’s Refrigeration and Appliance Service 
Second: Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning 

Insurance Agent/Agency

First: CRS Insurance, Inc.
Second: Hockley & O’Donnell Insurance 

Massage Therapy

First: The Healing Stone Massage Therapy 
Second: Gettysburg Day Spa 

Pet Groomer

First: Poochie Oasis 
Second: Kozmo Kuts Pet Salon

Physical Therapy

First: WellSpan Rehabilitation—Deatrick Commons
Second: WellSpan Rehabilitation—Herr’s Ridge 


First: Frantz Plumbing
Second: Trump Plumbing & Heating


First: David Monsour, Keller Williams Keystone Realty
Second: Suzanne H. Christianson, RE/MAX


First: Studio Elysian
Second: Gettysburg Meraki Salon & Spa

Travel Agency 

First: AAA
Second: Just Vacations


First: Gettysburg Animal Hospital
Second: Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital 


About Author

Tessa Walter

Tessa Walter has been a freelance writer for well over a decade writing for local magazines and newspapers in New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Italy. An educator turned social worker turned full-time entrepreneur, Tessa also enjoys her many business endeavors. Her latest venture is a luxury pop-up picnic business, Gettysburg Picnics. She lives in Gettysburg with her husband and son.

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