Editor’s Note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!

Welcome to the first season of our highly anticipated Lebanon Valley Soup Wars. Seven entrants from across the Valley will compete to be declared the winner of Best Soup in The Valley.

Soup Wars is being run in conjunction with the Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness’s Soup Stroll. For $12, you get a passport and a special soup mug. A drawing will be made at the conclusion for a prize winner. You can purchase tickets online by visiting the group’s Facebook page.

Our judgement will be based upon several factors including style, quality, taste, and presentation.

We continued our stroll out in the village of Rexmont at Boyer’s Tavern. Here they have two soups on the menu, homemade chili with cornbread and a soup of the week special.

Boyer’s Tavern

285 Rexmont Rd.
Lebanon, PA 17042


Restaurant Hours
Monday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Our selections for this evening meal were a bowl of chili ($7) and the weekly special, French onion soup ($7).

The chili is a very hearty serving, loaded with meat. It was also on the sweeter side. It could have used some spice to give it a kick. A homemade variety and a filling dish. Could easily be your entrée.

The French onion soup came with a light sprinkle of cheese and a single large crouton slice in the middle. Loaded with onions, this one is also homemade. It was rich and flavorful, and would have been accented well if it was served traditionally. Not your standard version, but one that did grow on us as we ate it.

Did we just have the best soup on the stroll? How will this soup compare to our other entrants?

We will next head over to the other Soup Stroll participants: DoGood’s Tavern, Mt. Gretna Hideaway, and Quentin Tavern.

If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email lvfoodcritics@outlook.com and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.


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