One Lincoln - Food & Spirits

3.1
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Chef Joseph Holmes describes One Lincoln’s fare as “casual comfort.” With a copper ceiling and art installation and the Gettysburg Address on one of the walls, our modern and comfortable dining room pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln. Perfect for a breakfast on your way out to visit the battlefields, lunch in the middle of a day of downtown shopping, or dinner before a show next door at the Majestic Theater, One Lincoln has a tasty dish waiting for you.

Our recently updated menus have something for everyone. Start your day off deliciously with choices from our improved breakfast menu such as the One Lincoln Biscuits, Bananas Foster French Toast, or a Caprese Frittata. Our enticing all day menu offers a great variety of fresh sandwiches, wraps, and entrees. Menu highlights include One Lincoln signature dishes – Crab Mac & Cheese, Crab Stuffed Scallops, and Chicken Saltimbocca.

Join us at One Lincoln Food & Spirits on The Square in Gettysburg, PA.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 46 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was excellent! I had crab stuffed scallops, mashed potatoes, and shrimp succatash. I really enjoyed it.

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Frank
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The soup was watered down and the burger had no lettuce, tomato or onion on it and the the bun was not toasted. Been here before often and it was great very disappointed this time.

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Baxman
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Thanksgiving menu

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Steph
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Vegetables were under cooked and main dishes were served luke warm. The salmon dish was over seasoned and tasted fishy. I was unable to eat it. The waitress was very attentive and apologetic.

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vipPackard40
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Most of staff young and not experienced but trying. Diners need time between apps and entrees.

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vipSeverna
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great drinks, but an unusual menu (Greek salad without cucumbers and pepperocini

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vipVLHDC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

When our party of four arrived for our 6:30 reservation, the restaurant was mostly empty except for a large group. The hostess proceeded to seat us right next to the large group. When we asked to be seated in one of the several four tops that was further from the big group, explaining that my husband wears hearing aids and would not be able to hear very well next to the noise, she told us in a very short manner that all the other tables were reserved.

So we had our meal next to a large and jovial group. As predicted, our conversation was very difficult due to the noisy group next to us - not their fault - totally normal for a large group of friends.

Some of the other four tops were filled with other parties of four but at least two never were.

I complained to the manager who did not appear to be concerned.

I can't give an unbiased rating on the food. I did not like or eat my crab mac & cheese, but the whole thing was so difficult that it's hard to separate out my response.

The complete lack of concern for our comfort left a bad taste for me.

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Debbie
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unimpressed all the way around. Stuffed mushrooms come out chopped up with some vegetables, crab mac and cheese had no crab. Cocktails were weak. Not going back.

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EricW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the crab macaroni and cheese as well as the crabbed stuffed scallops....I would definitely go back here again....they gave us our drinks for free since it was our anniversary....very nice

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TonyD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was a very nice experience. I have to say my two prior times at the restaurant, I enjoyed everything a little better sitting outside in the courtyard. Also, this time I asked for some bread & butter. It took a long time to arrive. All the other tables we’re getting the bread basket soon after they sat down. Finally a bread badket was dropped off at the table behind me. The table had already paid their bill & were ready to leave. They gave me their bread basket.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We were disappointed in the food selection and quality of the food. It was okay, they have no desserts available. I would not eat there again.

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TristaF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great value. Good food. Good service.

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Kelly
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Frustrated with a 3pm reservation and we got there and restaurant didn't open until 4pm. Left us scrambling to find a late lunch on a busy Saturday in Gettysburg. Disappointed in the restaurant and OpenTable

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Hello
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was convenient to our hotel. Food was ok not worth the price. If I come back to the area, not a place I will probably go back to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

We got there and there was a very limited menu. The manager/host was very rude when we asked to sit near our friends table…it was not crowded. The server was pleasant but overall it was not a great experience.

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Evan
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

While the restaurant offer a cozy atmosphere, the limited menu was not made known to us online when making our reservation, last month. Even on the night we were to go out (10/23/21), my wife was browsing the full menu on the website; nowhere did it say anything about a curtailed menu. We felt underwhelmed, though we know this is not all the fault of the restaurant staff. Just wish we had a heads-up or some kind of notification. We stayed anyway, feeling an unspoken obligation to do so. Other locations we (felt compelled to) hit up as the night wore on had no notices of food shortages - whether this was because of better preparation or a preemptive menu. When at full-swing, and when the shortages are over, I feel like this restaurant would definitely be one to visit. At the moment, however, I cannot offer a recommendation to do so unless it is one stop of many during a night on the town in Gettysburg.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Because of shortages, the menu was largely reduced to only 6 items, with no warning on the website, where the full menu is still proudly on display. We could not go anywhere else as we had entertainment reservations after the dinner. The food took longer than expected to get out to us, especially considering there was such a short supply of items on the menu and few other tables seated when we ordered. The meal came out incorrectly and had to be sent back and then ultimately cancelled because of time constraints. Our server was friendly and helpful, but she was the only bright part of the night.

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Barbara
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The restaurant’s website indicated that it was open with a full menu…NOT! Tavern sandwiches only and one brand of wine by the glass (Woodbridge). They obviously didn’t notify OpenTable. We left!

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We tried coming twice, once Thursday evening and again Friday at 10 AM. We had a reservation on Open Table for the second time. Both times, the restaurant was apparently closed and didn’t answer the phone number when we called. Hours online state open 24 hours. Hours on the windows are partially covered by blank pieces of paper; it’s not clear what those are supposed to indicate.

I can’t really rate any other part of the experience. I would just think this restaurant would want to edit its hours online and on their window to reflect whenever they’re actually open. Additionally, it seems like a good idea not to accept reservations at a time when you’re closed.

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vipTiminoles
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good. Was unable to experience the dining as the restaurant was only serving the tavern menu which was no comparison to the regular menu. We did not know this until we arrived. Big let down. There were 9 of us and we took our business to pizza place down the street.

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JaneS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I really have no idea how the food is. We had reservations for 2 months and were very excited about finally being able to eat there. When we were seated the waitress gave us the menu and I thought there was a mistake. Only a few things and they were all bar food. The chef had just quit and they failed to tell us. We wandered around looking for a place. They should have let us know. The night before they sent us a final confirmation and this is where im mad- they should have told us all they had was bar food. Not good.

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JerseyGirl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

When we arrived we were informed that they were serving a limited menu: 2 appetizer choies; 3 entree choices and one salad. No dessert.

Two of us ordered the pulled pork only to be informed that they didn't have pulled pork and that it was beef brisket instead. Given the limited choices, we agreed.

That being said, the brisket was good! The appetizers (Buffalo Chicken Wings and hummus) were also good.

The atmosphere is bland. Given that they're next to an historic hotel you would think they would at least try, but the room looks like a small conference room at your local Holiday Inn that hasn't been renovated since the mid 80s.

The staff was very nice but there is nothing that makes One Lincoln a "must".

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DavidC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Unfortunately upon arrival we were told that the menu was severely limited b/c of staffing shortages. So much so that there was 1 salad, shrimp cocktail, wings, hummus, a burger and 2 sandwiches available to order from. I'm sympathetic to the circumstances associated with pandemic related staffing challenges, however it would have been nice to have received a call earlier in the day from the restaurant when this situation became evident so we could have made alternate arrangements. Instead, we were surprised with this upon arrival, and all other nearby restaurants had >1 hour wait. Overall, it was a very avoidable disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service even though they were a bit understaffed.

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DebNic
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just 'okay.' We were expecting something a little more upscale. The food was okay, but nothing out of the ordinary. The entrees arrived just after we started our salads, so the whole meal seemed rushed. The server did apologize for the meals coming out so quickly. We were not offered dessert at the end of the meal. I'm not sure anyone would have ordered it, but it was surprising that it was not even offered. Our server was kind and pleasant. The restaurant was uncomfortably cold. We have no major complaints. The experience was really just blah. I would not return.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We appreciate the attempt to call it fine dining, but it's not. My sons filet was a New York Strip folded in half. His veggies were the frozen kind. All for $35. My husband ordered Bolognese. How do you mess up pasta with meat sauce? They did. He couldn't even eat it. After all that, they wanted dessert. But, no dessert menu. The only thing we appreciated was our server. Super nice and did a great job.
In sum- not worth the money.

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Karen
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

My husband ordered filet mignon. It was tough and tasteless. I ordered Mushroom Risotto. It was excellent. Bread was delivered to our table with no butter. We had to ask for butter and when we got it it was frozen. We would not go there again.
Drinks were good.

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cktire
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation and I was seated upon arrival. The service was great and the food was good. Plenty of staff, a rare event these days.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Clearly staffing problems—particularly in the kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Ask for an outside seat if available. Just across the street is where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address!

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vipDaddywags
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great location on the square. No complaints with the meal.

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Arrived five minutes before our 7 PM reservation. Hostess told us that the waitress would not be able to place an appetizer order for 30 minutes. OK. After 20 minutes I asked the waitress for a basket of rolls to go with our bottle of wine. 20 minutes later she told us that the rolls were too stale to serve. Finally, ordered dinner. Turns out they were out of their world-famous onion soup. Scallops with crab meat totally in edible. Second man just barely edible. Waitress agreed and took 50% off of the check. Absolutely horrible dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Cleaning in front of our table..loud..lots of end of day activity..not sure why it had to occur in front of us but it did. Onion soup was without taste. The pastas were good and warm at service time. Long time b:w soups and dinner service..my husband thought server had forgotten to turn it in. We were only other table in the place so not sure what the problem was..too busy chatting in the bar area. By the time the server asked about whether food was ok, we were done eating.

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vipKathryn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. I wish the main dining room was't quite so open - I enjoyed the bar area as the tables are closer, the colors richer.

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Troyc
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After waiting 59 mins for our food I finally asked about it. Server came back and told us the kitchen hadn’t even started our meal. We obliviously left.

MB
vipMelodyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband’s soup was cold and his risotto looked pre-made in mass and re-heated. My pork tenderloin was over seasoned and almost cold. The menu looked promising on paper but was poorly executed. The gentleman that seated us was not welcoming and our server wasn’t friendly either. I overheard another server, who was very caring with everyone she interacted with, that the restaurant was short staffed and that she was helping in the kitchen. While I know staffing is a challenge everywhere, it seems this restaurant hasn’t figured out how to ensure a great experience despite the challenges.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

If I could give it 0 stars I would. We tried to be proactive by making a reservation instead of waiting 45 minutes at another restaurant, but after this past experience we would have gladly waited.

It took us 30 minutes to receive our drinks. The bread that was delivered to our table was as hard as a hockey puck. Steak was over cooked (ordered it medium). Hamburger was extremely greasy and the fries were over cooked as well.

Only saving grace was the nice enough waiter. When we complained to him, he was not surprised and even said that we weren’t the only ones who complained about the food.

It’s too bad because the restaurant is nice enough inside and it is one of the only restaurants in Gettysburg that takes reservations. The place has potential but is not living up to it.

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GinnieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were hoping for a nice dinner but this restaurant is struggling to stay in business. The 3 of us ordered cocktails, 2 were delivered and were not made correctly, the 3rd, a gin & tonic never was delivered. It was all downhill from there. Obviously lacking employees so can’t fault the management.

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FRONK
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a busy dining room when we got there with only one waitress. We were surprised how well she handled the challenge. Food was good and came rather quickly. Only complaint is we never received points for our dinner which was booked through Open Table. I told the waitress that we had reservations and she went into another room came back out and seated us.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were out of crab and my antipasto wrap came in a tortilla wrap not the cheese wrap it was supposed to

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One Lincoln - Food & Spirits is rated 3.1 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.