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Not all the cooking at Flinchy's is done in the kitchen. Using the Hot Rock, a volcanic stone heated to a sizzling 500 degrees, diners can sear select cuts of steak and seafood—such as filet mignon or a skewer of jumbo shrimp—right at the table. The chefs take the reins back for the Canadian bison burgers and broiled lobster tails stuffed with crabmeat. Their massive menu focuses on creative riffs on the classics, from tuna-salad sliders to gluten-free pizzas crowned with prosciutto and snow peas.

All of these feasts unfold inside the restaurant's smoke-free dining room or on its Train Wreck Deck, which houses a 360-degree bar that's manned by either a team of bartenders or a single octopus. On Wednesday through Saturday, the glass walls between the bar and dining room retract into the floor as Flinchy's transforms into a live music venue.

1833 Hummel Ave
Camp Hill,
PA
US

One glance at the exposed brick and stone that surrounds you at Gas Station Kitchen and Bar—itself a former gas station—and it's clear you're feasting inside a gastropub. But Chef Forest Dunlap's complex flavors don't make that deduction so easy. His Maryland crab-cake sliders and old-bay chips transport you to a classic New England seafood shack, and his wood-fired pizzas conjure up visions of Italy with toppings such as goat cheese and balsamic reduction. He also uses a house smoker to summon Southern comforts, creating dishes such as the pork platter—a medley of smoked pork shoulder, pork belly, and housemade sausage.

To complement the kitchen's eclectic servings, head bartender Gary Weisinger pours a variety of international and domestic brews, including several from Hershey's own Troegs Brewing Company. On the cocktail front, he sticks to the classics, such as daiquiris, singapore slings, and rum runners, which were once the official drink of America's least successful track team. Along with these meals, Gas Station hosts frequent events, such as live music, beer launches, and Irish dances, to entertain patrons until its 2 a.m. closing time.

288 E Main St.
Hummelstown,
PA
US

Grilled steak, crab cakes, chicken dijon—the dishes at Aqua 103 may sound familiar, but the restaurant takes care to elevate its modern American cuisine while remaining true to the recipes' casual roots. Using organic produce as well as locally raised meats, the chefs create hearty meals with an emphasis on fresh flavors and artful presentation. Racks of ribs arrive glazed with a Rinehart Orchard's apple-butter barbecue sauce, the spicy pasta fra diablo overflows with shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels, and bacon-wrapped cuts of filet mignon are seared to perfection atop a cold fusion-powered grill.

Echoing the theme implied by the restaurant's name, Aqua 103's dining room features a striking cerulean-blue accent wall. This subtle maritime homage is echoed by the turquoise cushions on the patio lounge and the blue-lit waterfall flowing behind the space's bar, which was handcrafted from stone and wood according to Hagerstown magazine. Crisp white linens adorn the tables, catching the natural light that cascades through the massive floor-to-ceiling windows.

12916 Conamar Dr
Hagerstown,
MD
US

During his seven years in the Air Force, Shawn Moyer’s travels around the globe introduced him to numerous regional cuisines. He drew on his knowledge of different cultures while training at the York Career Institute, where he worked with many European- and French-trained chefs before being hired as Nikos’ executive chef. He’s been there ever since, concocting seasonal menus of modern American cuisine such as certified Angus beef burgers and his winter specialty snowflake au jus.

Along with his culinary crew, Executive Chef Shawn makes nearly every dish from scratch, using local ingredients such as poultry from neighboring Mennonite and Amish farms. His dishes are served in a sumptuous dining room with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and opulent flower arrangements. After dinner, visitors can light up a stogie on the patio of the Silver Star Cigar Lounge or watch flat-screen TVs at the bar.

33 S 8th St
Lebanon,
PA
US

The Staubs Landing provides two unique atmospheres for your casual dining experience. Whether you choose our sports pub or our dinning room, you'll experience some of the areas finest cuisine including fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, light salads and over stuffed snadwiches. You dont need to be dressed up, just hungry!

612 Frederick St
Hanover,
PA
US

The windows at Panorama at the Peak provide picturesque mountaintop views of Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and the weekly changing menu provides tastyesque dishes constructed from organic produce and produce from local farms. Start your square meal on a round note with an order of lamb meatballs served with feta-dill dipping sauce ($8.99). If you'd like to keep your meal as light as a globetrotting eccentric's hot-air balloon, try a crunchy toasted-walnut watercress salad in a Pennsylvania Dutch–inspired bacon-and-onion dressing ($7.29). Roll Thanksgiving into a conveniently portable sphere with turkey croquettes, three pan-fried cakes served over local apple-cranberry compote ($18.99). Panorama offers vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, and its efforts to provide cruelty-free meats have earned it the Certified Humane label from Humane Farm Animal Care.

3299 Cacapon Road
Berkeley Springs,
WV
US