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Shank’s Tavern

Shank's-Tavern Marietta paShank's-Tavern-EntranceReplete with captivating charm and famous for authentic hospitality, Shank’s Tavern is Lancaster County’s oldest, continuously operating tavern and serves as one of the area’s favorite gathering places.  Located at the corner of Front and Waterford in the historic river town of Marietta, this hidden gem has an extraordinary 200 year legacy of hosting guests in a victorian styled pub that retains many original fixtures from when it was constructed in 1814.

Locally owned and operated by the Shank family for the past 84 years, appreciative guests enjoy a diverse selection of drinks and an eclectic menu of handcrafted foods.  The tavern has a rotating beer repertoire that includes eight taps of mostly craft beers and it features more than 25 premium tequilas, ensuring the tastes and preferences of loyal patrons and first time guests are fully satisfied.

Shank's TavernFrom their famous homemade soups to mouthwatering hand-patted burgers, from specialty sandwiches to hand-rolled stromboli…everything served at Shank’s Tavern is made with premium, local ingredients and is savorily delicious.  There are always a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options.

As allowed by weather, guests can enjoy outside dining at tables with umbrellas.

Shank’s Tavern
36 S Waterford Ave
Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547
(717) 426-1205
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Our Hours…

Shank’s Tavern is open and looks forward to serving you…

Opens Monday-Friday at 11:30am

The Tavern is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, at which time it is available for private parties that are booked well in advance, for the low price of $225.


Our Story…

Locally owned and operated by third generation proprietor Bob Shank, Shank’s Tavern has a long and storied history as Lancaster County’s oldest, continuously operating tavern.  Since 1814, this hidden gem has captured the loyalty of patrons who appreciate its fantastic array of drinks and the extraordinary menu of handcrafted eats.  In recognition of its 200th anniversary , Shank’s Tavern was featured in the Lancaster Newspaper…Click HERE for the Story.
Click HERE for Open Mic Night.
Click HERE for Shank Calendar.


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Our Foods…

Shanks' Tavern specialsIf you appreciate variety, if you enjoy great tasting food, and if you’re hungry…there is no better place to be than at Shank’s Tavern.  From entree salads and burgers to savory appetizers and pizzas/bolis…whet your appetite with the food selections at Shank’s.  Click HERE for the Foods Menu.


Our Drinks…

Your quest for good drinks with plenty of choices finds its destination at Shank’s Tavern….with eight taps of mostly craft beers, multiple selections of bottled beers, and more than 25 premium tequilas.

Click HERE for the Beer Menu.   ~    Click HERE for the Tequila Menu.

Our Rocks…

Lancaster County has its own Stonehenge at Shank’s Tavern…come check out the awesome arrangements that grace the outdoor patio area.



Shank’s Tavern is located in the historic river town of Marietta and is worth the drive from wherever you are.


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