Historic 1776
Dobbin House Tavern
Alexander Dobbin Dining Room Menu

Where candlelit elegance, superior food in abundance and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds and tastes of two centuries ago.
Dine in six historic rooms:  The Dining Room, Library, Parlor, Study, Spinning Room and Bedrooms (wherein you can actually dine in bed!)
Enjoy an outstanding menu of traditional delicacies: Colonial and Continental Cuisine, prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients.  Enjoy homemade breads and desserts from our own bakery.

Children's Fare (Under 10 are invited)

 

DAILY FARE
OF SOUPS & C.
OF FLESH
OF FISH
OF HEALTH DRINKING
OF HOMEMADE CONFECTIONARIES & C.

DAILY FARE



COMPLEAT SUPPERS

Including, but not limited to, your choice of main courfe, served up with potato of the day and:

GARDEN STUFF

We have created a hofpitality sallade of the freshly picked garden greenstuff.  To dreff your sallade, homemade delicately spiced herb, bleu cheese, fat free french, ranch dreffing.  

Or, You May Choose:

Caesar Sallade               $2.50

 Spinache Sallade with hot bacon         dreffing. $2.50                                                   

HOMEMADE BREADS, ALL SORTS

A basket of afforted colonial breads paffed to your table fresh from our own bakery, served up with a galipot of butter.

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For your complete dining pleafure, our entire menu is prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients.  Our servants will be moft pleafed to defcribe the delicacies prepared for tonight and to affist you in making your selection.

Our Favorite Cocktails
Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry
Dry Sack Sherry
Dubonnet
Taylor Dry Sherry
Taylor Cream Sherry
Champagne Cocktail
Gimlet
Marguerita
Rob Roy
Old Fashioned
Bloody Mary
Bacardi Cocktail
Daiquiri
Wine Spritzer
Pina Colada
Harvey Wallbanger
Singapore Sling
Planters Punch
Tom Collins
Screw Driver
Brandy Alexander
Rusty Nail
Stinger

VEGETABLES
Our fertile Pennfylvania  countryfide supplies the fineft of vegetables  We search the markets for the beft and frefhest. Your servant will be happy to defcribe the seasonal favorite prepared for tonight.                                                $2.50

OF SOUPS & C.
For a flavorful beginning!

AVACADO LOUIS                   M/P
Chilled backfin crabmeat difposed in a fanciful manner atop an avacado. Served with sauce louis, a creamy blend of herbs and lemon.

APPETIZER OF THE DAY        M/P
A generous offering difposed in a fanciful manner to dreff your table. Your servant will gladly defcribe the appetizer and its unique preparation.

FRUIT FANCY                         $6.95
Our Adams County is one of the leaders in fruit production in the United States.  We are
proud to provide the seafons beft fruit stuff
fixed in the best manner of local receipts.

 

 

  
VEGETARIAN FARE
On days when the hunt was not successful, Mrs. Dobbin often prepared delicious suppers with fresh Adams County Vegetables. This evening's selections include:

OVEN ROASTED VEGETABLES
Carrots, mushrooms, onions, and squash served with pasta & tomato sauce.                  $19.95

VEGETABLE SAUTEE'           $19.95
Broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and vegetable of the day served with a crumb-topped crown of tomato and potato of the day.

BAKED KING'S ONION SOUP $6.25
If you support the caufe of liberty from England as we do, and wish this soup to be re-named "Washington's Onion Soup", so inform your waiter! Freshly made with beef and a variety of cheefes on top, baked in a 'quick' oven to a succulent  tenderness, and served up hot and delicious in a tureen.  

PORRIDGE OF THE DAY $5.75
Freshly homemade soup prepared by carefully boiling over coals with no smoke or dirt therein from stirring the fire.  Served up steaming hot and heartily herb'd in a pipkin.

JUMBO SHRIMP COCKTAIL   $13.50
Steamed over a gill of small beer and selected seafonings.  Served with a sauce of spicy persuasion.

 

 

 

VEGETABLE ISABELLA        $20.95
in the tradition of our "Seafood Isabella." Fresh vegetables sauteed in a wine sauce & laid to rest on a bed of pasta    

OF FLESH

As our land has progreffed from a 'wilderness' to a 'farm', our larder has changed from wild game to domestic beef,   pork, and poultry.  Currently, we have 14 head of cattle which now sell for .07 a pound!

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OF FLESH AND FISH             $39.95
A favorite among Rev. Dobbin's houfe guefts.  Vifitors come for miles to enjoy his treat.  Includes a 5-6 oz. Lobfter Tail and a 5 oz. Filet Mignon-thick, tender, and delicious. It eats extremely well.

NEW YORK COLONY STRIP STEAK, CARVED TO ORDER $28.95
Partake of Rev. Dobbin's favorite, a flavorful and tender portion of beef steak, carved from the fineft of meats.  Cooked to your choice of doneness and served up on a china plate with its own juices.

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HUNTERS CHICKEN              $23.95
Rev. Dobbin often afks for a tender, fresh bird perfectly prepared to a Dobbin House Specialty.  Baked boneless breast of chicken topped with tomatoes, mushrooms and brown sauce.

BROILED FILET MIGNON     $29.95
Cooked according to the strength of fire you prefer, and served up hot and on a china plate steeped in its own savory liquor.

Add a Maryland Colony Crabcake                                   $12.95

 

Rev. Dobbin Suggests:
PRIMAL RIB OF BEEF
Melt in your mouth standing beef rib, cooked to your choice of doneness in a reflector oven with its own juice steeped therein.

JAMES':  The larger portion goes to Dobbin's favorite son for being the firft attorney to be admitted to our new county's bar.         $29.95
SMITHS':  The regular portion goes to Dobbin's stepfon who's in trouble becaufe he carved his initials (S.A) on the mantle in the parlor.  $25.95

VEAL MADEIRA                     $24.95
Tender efcallopes of veal sauteed on a clear brisk fire.  Finished with a madeira scented sauce and Penna. mushrooms.  A delicious cookery!

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ROAST DUCK ADAMS COUNTY                                  $29.95
President Adams is proud of this tender 1/2 duckling roafted in our hearth oven with tart Adams Co. Aples and hard cyder.  Served up juft right with a delicious cyder sauce seafoned  delicately with citrus herbs.  A true taste delight.

TRIO OF LAMB CHOPS         $29.95
Three tender chops broiled to the strength of fire you prefer.  Served up with peppered Merlot sauce.  Succulently delicious.

WILLIAM PENN'S PORK     TENDERLOIN $24.95
Agreeably cut pork tenderloin, sufficiently broiled and made ready to difh with an outftanding rafpberry sauce.

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Fresh Button Mushrooms gently smothered in butter, chablis, & tarragon sauce.            $2.50

OF FISH

Reverend Dobbin often journeys to Philadelphia for Synod Meetings.  He delights in returning with sea animals that Mrs. Dobbin loves to broil over a clear brifk fire for family and friends juft like you...

BROILED LOBSTER TAIL        M/P
A splendid delicacy from farther away than we can imagine, tafting admirably well.  A 12 oz. Tail with drawn butter.

FINE FOWL WITH SHRIMPS                                $25.95
In the 1800's the Dobbin House  was a station for the 'railroad' which served to efcort thousands of runaway slaves to freedom.  Rev. Dobbin is againft slavery, and thus, all of the servants here tonight are merely indentured.  They all recommend this boneless breast of chicken with tender shrimp  sauteed over a clear brisk fire with a hint of garlic and white wine.

GETTYSTOWN SHRIMP        $26.95
A generous portion of tender shrimp topped with Lump Crabmeat and topped with His Majefty's imperial  sauce.  Then baked in a slow oven and served up on a pewter plate juft right.

MARYLAND COLONY CRABCAKES                          $26.95
Rich with natural goodness, broiled and served up hot, containing more 'juft crabmeat' than you've ever seen!

SEAFOOD ISABELLA            $29.95
Truly worth coming miles for ... Rev. Dobbin's firft wife, Ifabella, left him this secret family recipe.  Made of fresh vegetables with a medley of seafoods in a wine sauce, then simmered over hot ember 'til tender.  Dishes up on a bed of pasta.  It answers well.

IMPERIAL CRAB                   $26.95
Lump  Crabmeat topped withimperial sauce and His Majefty's favorite spices.  Baked to a proper brownness.  Eats finely done thus.

SEAFARERS FEAST
A favorite of this area, which Rev. Dobbin now calls "Gettiftown"!  A generous portion of tafty offerings from the sea served up broiled 'til juft tender, as you wish.

               Orange Roughy    
Fillet of Salmon
Maryland Crabcake
Marinated Shrimp

Deep Sea Scallops
 

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 with 5 - 6 oz. Rock Lobster Tail
     $49.95

DRUNKEN SCALLOPS          $29.95
Deep sea scallops sauteed with bacon and herbs, then drowned in Chablis.  Served directly to you in a succulent sauce.

CRABMEAT A LA DOBBIN   M/P
Lump Blue Crabmeat at its very beft.  Gently toffed in hot butter sauce until done to perfection.  An agreeable dish.

FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY $26.95
A generous  portion of a tender offering from local streams or diftant seas difposed in a fanciful manner to dreff your table.  Your servant will gladly defcribe the catch and its unique preparation.

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OF HEALTH DRINKING

SPARKLING CYDER
A country drink locally preffed of
suftenance from breakfaft to bedtime for
women, children, farmers, & c.  A gesture of hofpitality. Glass or Bottle.

Coffee
Brewed Decaffinated
English Tea (for Loyalists)
Lemonade
Iced Tea

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Sprite, Ginger Ale, Diet Coke, Coke
Milk or IBC Root Beer

AMERICAN REBELLION TEAS
To drink these "Liberty Teas" is a sign of defiance of the Crown and its proliferating taxes and duties!

Lemon Spice, Orange Spice, Constant Comment 
CAFFEINE FREE:  Peppermint Herbal, Cinnamon Apple Herbal 

Ask your servant to see our Tea Chest!

 

OF HOMEMADE CONFECTIONARIES & C.

DESSERTS

The deliciousness of the homemade desserts set forth below will, by reference to our confectionaries pamphlet, more full appear:

ICE CREAM

SORBET

 GULIELMA PENN'S
CHEESECAKE
RECEIPT AFTER THE BEST
MANNER

MRS. DOBBIN'S
DESSERT OF THE DAY

 

 

more desserts...

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PECAN PYE

ADAMS COUNTY APPLE PYE

desserts

 

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