About Chocolate Avenue Grill

114 W Chocolate Ave
Hershey, PA 17033
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Locally owned and operated in downtown historic Hershey. We take pride in serving a variety of freshly prepared dishes including salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood, risotto, pasta and more. Our cuisine consists of the finest ingredients paired with professional friendly staff and a clean slightly retro/modern, casual atmosphere, making it a great choice for any occasion. Our meals are prepared to order therefore we can accommodate special dietary needs. Seasonally our outdoor patio offers a great view of Hershey Park and Chocolate Avenue with the faint sounds of roller coaster enjoyment in the background.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lindon Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 835-0888

Website:
http://chocolateavenuegrill.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on our private lot. Additional parking available on street and in free public parking garage located across the street.

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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Chocolate Avenue Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Hershey / Harrisburg
Neighborhood Gem
Hershey / Harrisburg
Contemporary American
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food5
ambience5
service5

We went a little after 8:00 PM for dinne ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

We went a little after 8:00 PM for dinner. The restaurant still had a decent amount of patrons. Everything was perfect - the food was fresh and delicious and our service was top notch. Next time we are staying in Hershey we will definitely dine here again!

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

We'll be back!

Dined on April 14, 2016

The Chocolate Avenue Grill was a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was terrific. Due to an accident on the highway, we arrived very late for out reservation. On top of that, we only had an hour to order, eat and make it to The Beatles Concert on time. Everyone saw to it that we were well fed and on time. Thanks everyone. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Good food, good prices, right in the hea ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Good food, good prices, right in the heart of downtown Hershey.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great food

Dined on March 28, 2016

Was very nice place to stop for lunch. They had lots of choices to pick from, the place was packed so it was a good thing we had reservations. Food was great we were very pleased.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

I'm always skeptical about ordering crab ...

Dined on March 17, 2016

I'm always skeptical about ordering crab cakes when I'm not in Maryland but, I took a chance. Glad I did. They are small but packed with crab meat with just the right amount of seasoning. I had the Yukon mashed potatoes & spinach and roasted carrots with it. Delicious meal. My server, Julie K, was very attentive. Service was fast, food was fresh, at the right temperature and properly cooked. Nice find.

food2
ambience1
service2
value1

Salty dinner

Dined on March 15, 2016

All of our food was over salted and overcooked except the gremolata wings and the tuna appetizers which were delicious. Ay veal marsala was tough and my mashed potatoes were gluey. The waiter kept calling me and my daughter "dear" which I find condescending.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Best Meal in Hershey

Dined on March 7, 2016

We ate at several Hershey restaurants like The Pantry, Irv's, Hotel Hershey. Although all were good. The Chocolate Avenue Grill was the best! The panko and almond crusted chicken with cranberry risotto was delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Try Jess's Favorite Salad

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

I loved Jess's Favorite Salad and highly recommend this mix of coconut chicken, strawberries and poppyseed dressing. It was bright and flavorful and very different. Overall the Grill was a great find for our trip to Hershey and we enjoyed this for a casual dining experience!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Food was delicious but pricey. I would h ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

Food was delicious but pricey. I would have liked more spinach with my Steak Florentine. It took a while for our salads to come, but then the entrees came quickly. Great proximity to Hershey Park and Hershey Theater. Be sure to make reservations!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Menu

Dined on February 17, 2016

My wife and I met friends at the Chocolate Avenue Grill the other night. It was our first time there, but probably not our last. It was hard to pick just one item from the menu, so we would like to return to try other menu items. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Disappointing

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was average at best. Plus we had to wait a long time to get our meal. Wife had barbeque chicken and I had Mediterranean risotto. Best part of meal was the salad with the poppy seed dressing. Service was fine.

Tags: kid-friendly
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Delicious

Dined on February 13, 2016

This restaurant was delicious. Our food was prepared quickly and exceeded our expectations. We popped in for lunch while attending a conference nearby - would definitely recommend!

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Pre-show dinner.

Dined on January 26, 2016

Server very attentive. Food was great. Enjoyed our visit and will visit again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Overall lunch was great. The girl at the ...

Dined on January 5, 2016

Overall lunch was great. The girl at the front door wasn't too friendly to my friend when she arrived. Our server was friendly and quick with all our requests. Our appetizers were fantastic. Try the mozzarella and tomato salad! My buffalo chicken wrap was perfect.

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience3
service5
value4

New Years Eve

Dined on December 31, 2015

Easy to park seated right away courteous waiter. Knowledgeable specials for evening Scallops delectable fresh and pallatable. Beef brisket best in area. Good experience will return. Highly recommend and easy to make reservation!!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

Above average meal. Great kid-friendly p ...

Dined on December 29, 2015

Above average meal. Great kid-friendly place to eat while in Hershey.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Spot!

Dined on December 29, 2015

This kid friendly restaurant in a great location offers a wide variety of food on their menu. Something for everyone. Service is good, and overall casual dining at this location directly across from the Hershey Story Museum. Perfect place for the family!

Tags: kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Nice Surprise

Dined on December 18, 2015

Small, unassuming place that served really good food. Had an early reservation and for a while could not figure out why the place was half empty. Didn't take long to fill it up with a waiting line to get in. A very nice menu that made choices difficult, everything looked great. When we finally decided, it turned out that it was great. If in Hershey, be sure to try it out. Worth the trip.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

birthday celebration was a hit!

Dined on December 13, 2015

The Bbq Osso Bucco With Sweet Potatoes was excellent. The drinks were great as well, especially the chocolate/cherry martini. definitely would come back for another tasty sampling of their menu.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service5

Chocolate Avenue Grill

vip
Dined on December 8, 2015

We had a great experience here - service was great, waitress very attentive and helpful on menu items. We all loved our entrees, as well as the appetizers, and the prices were very reasonable. Not to mention the great specialty drinks. Would definitely recommend this and will go again.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Good food

Dined on November 28, 2015

Nice service. Make a reservation because they get very busy. Family friendly. Large menu. Good food.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Pleasant Surprise

Dined on November 14, 2015

We were going to Hersheypark Stadium for an event; and looked ahead of time online for a place to eat. The Chocolate Avenue Grill is not that big or flashy; and so if we were just driving around, we may not have stopped there. But the food was excellent; and the service quite good; and it was packed. We would definitely go back there if we are in the area again.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience3
service5

Outstanding Service, Terrible Food

vip
Dined on October 12, 2015

This place reminded me of a cafeteria upon entering. And my experience didn't get much better. My soup was served slightly warmer than room temperature (not hot enough). I ordered the steak with lobster risotto. The steak was not a good cut, although cooked to my specification. The gorgonzola butter was bland. And the lobster risotto had so much cheese in it, it overwhelmed the lobster. My milkshake martini was tasty, although light on the liquor. My server was heavily seated and still managed to pay appropriate attention to each table. I never had to wait for long before she came to check on me. She was amazing. It's unfortunate the food was not up to par. This place reminds me of something I would see on Restaurant: Impossible and is in desperate need of a rehab!

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service5

Layed back casual yet upper atmosphere. ...

Dined on October 3, 2015

Layed back casual yet upper atmosphere. U could come dressed up for date night or totally casual!! Food was excellent and the service quick and friendly.

food5
ambience4
service5

Steak salad was great!!

vip
Dined on September 29, 2015

Steak salad was great!!

food4
ambience3
service5

Good food

Dined on September 10, 2015

We book the grill for an evening meal. The service was great but portion sizes, and in particular the starter were huge. We were unable to have desert or to finish the main course, but overall good food

food3
ambience2
service4

All right

vip
Dined on September 3, 2015

Food and service good. Wine list is mediocre but probably reflects needs and wishes of clientele. Family oriented and therefore noisy as groups came in from Hersheypark.

food5
ambience5
service5

Loved it all

Dined on September 1, 2015

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. We didn't wait long for a table and our food was brought to us in record time. The waitress checked on us several times to make sure everything was fine. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

Second visit here and very pleased!

Dined on August 30, 2015

Second time here and we were happy happy. Service has always been top notch! Recommend making a reservation on Open Table during the summer. The feta brushetta appetizer is delicious and we had it both times! Ask for extra bread with it though, you will need it because the feta dip is bountiful. Everything we have had has been absolutely delicious and perfect! Great servings. Wonderful flavors, excellent selection! Very comfortable dining experience! Good wine selections as well. Love sitting outside on their patio! Highly recommend! One of our new favorite places in town!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience2
service3

Disappointed

Dined on August 22, 2015

Server didn't know how to make mixed drink for my wife dry, bland personality.

Tags: kid-friendly
food4
ambience4
service4

yum

Dined on August 22, 2015

Parents told me they liked it, after coming into town late and hungry.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5

Remarkable meal, again.

Dined on August 18, 2015

Our group of 5 children ages 7-11, not only enjoyed their meal but the wikki sticks kept all entertained. We went at 4:30 as to not tie up the tables at dinner time. The children menu is was awesome. After 3 days in Hershey Park the wine slushies and Chocolate stoudt beer was needed for the adults. This restaurant is truly a gem in the Hershey area

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Neighborhood Gem

Dined on July 17, 2015

Great place for lunch. The shrimp and corn bisque was fabulous! I will always order that from now on whenever it's on the menu.; to die for! All of the salads are good-sized portions, and there's variety to suit your tastes. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. I've eaten here with friends twice in just the past two weeks. There's so much to choose from that lunch never gets boring!

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service1

There must be better alternatives

Dined on July 16, 2015

After a very nice day at Hershey Park, we were looking for a pleasant place to have a nice dinner. Chocolate Avenue Grill was within 5 minutes and had good reviews. We arrived at this pleasant appearing restaurant and were warmly greeted by the hostess and seated at a nice table outside. Everything was downhill from there. Our waitress had a lousy attitude and the food was fair at best. The brisket was dry, the salads were completely uninspired and the vegetable risotto was terrible----clumps of soggy undercooked rice with chunks of vegetables. There must be better alternatives in the area.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great Choice for Lunch

Dined on July 10, 2015

My friends and I enjoyed a terrific lunch here. With reservations, we were seated immediately. Our server Kelsey was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was delicious. I had the crispy chicken pecan salad and I would order it again in a heartbeat. A friend ordered the roast beef wrap, which was equally tasty. We never felt rushed in spite of the fact that over lunchtime it is very busy because it is very popular. You may choose between indoor and outdoor dining. Both are very comfortable. The menu is quite varied, so there is something to appeal to every palate. This is a place to put on your "favorites" list of casual dining spots.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Great food, excellent service, convenient location

Dined on July 7, 2015

Every time we come to Hershey, this is the place to eat a great NYC style meal. The dishes range from a kids friendly meal that the kids would love to an incredible steak that will impress any food lover. Oh by the way, the salads are a knockout too. Bottom line, Love the place.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

I was very pleasantly surprised by how w ...

Dined on July 4, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by how wonderful our dinner was. Our server was excellent and our food was wonderful! We had the feta goat cheese bruschetta spread as an appetizer and it was so good! Ask for extra bread though! We sat outside on the patio and had a wonderful evening!

food5
ambience4
service5

Amazing server! With the noise level not ...

Dined on July 3, 2015

Amazing server! With the noise level not too loud but also not too quiet it was perfect. Also, got to sit on the patio, more bugs than expected but still was still a great experience with that view of the park!

food4
ambience4
service4

nice spot on chocolate ave

Dined on June 22, 2015

nice spot in chocolate ave within walking distance of Hershey story museum. Nice outdoor patio to enjoy lunch whe the town of Hershey whizz by. Food is above average. Good salads and burgers. The Gremulota wings....not so much.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome food!

Dined on June 15, 2015

This is the second time I've been to hershey (we go every 5 years), both times, this restaurant was a must eat at. My husband and I had steak with crab/lobster sauce, the steak had a nice charcoal taste to it and they don't skimp on the crab and lobster meat in the sauce at all, it was delicious. We are going back when our babies are older and we will definitely be returning to this restaurant for a third time. The food and service has been outstanding both times we've been.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot

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