Columbia PA Restaurants

July 3, 2022

It may appear that Lancaster PA is landlocked.  In fact, the western border of Lancaster County is defined by the Susquehanna River, which provides residents and visitors a wonderful waterway where we shop, play and especially, EAT!  You'll find stunning views, hiking & biking trails, quaint towns & fun attractions.  The "Rivertowns" of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville are a great place to relax and enjoy some scenic beauty & unique attractions.  As you can see by the list below, there are LOTS of great restaurants in and near Columbia PA and we'll help you find them!

This Blog is all about Columbia PA Restaurants

Why Visit the Rivertowns of Lancaster PA?

River hike
Chickies Rock Overlook

If you need more than a huge collection of fantastic Columbia PA restaurants to motivate you to visit the River Towns, here are some additional ideas for you to round out your day:

Columbia PA Restaurants

Bully's Restaurant

Bully’s Restaurant & Pub | 647 Union St, Columbia | Website

Union Station Grill | 173 S 4th St, Columbia | Website

Hinkle’s Restaurant | 261 Locust St, Columbia | Website

Columbia Kettle Works | 40 N 3rd St, Columbia | Website

Black Olive Family Diner | 1506 Lancaster Ave, Columbia | Website

Trio Bar & Grill | 3707 Marietta Ave, Columbia | Website

Smith’s Hotel | 1030 Lancaster Ave, Columbia | Website

Creekside Café | 1519 Habecker Rd, Columbia

Café 301 | 301 Locust St, Columbia | Website

Mr. Joe’s Steak House & Restaurant | 200 S 4th St, Columbia

Coffee & Cream | 101 N Front St, Columbia | Website

Saturday Bonus:  Columbia Market House | 15 S 3rd St, Columbia | Website


Restaurants Near Columbia PA:

Shank's Tavern
Shank's Tavern - Lancaster County's Oldest Tavern

Marietta PA Restaurants

Railroad House Inn | 280 W Front St, Marietta | Website

Shanks Tavern | 36 S Waterford Ave, Marietta | Website

McCleary’s Public House | 130 W Front St, Marietta | Website

River Trail Brewing | 40 E Front St, Marietta | Website

Stanley’s Trail Side | 392 E Front St, Marietta | Website

Nick’s Bistro | 324 W Market St, Marietta | Website


Wrightsville PA Restaurants

John Wright Restaurant
Source: John Wright Restaurant Facebook Page

John Wright Restaurant | 234 N Front St, Wrightsville | Website

Wrightsville Inn | 601 S Front St, Wrightsville | Website

Hell in a Bucket Brewery | 338 S Front St, Wrightsville | Website

Moon Dancer Winery (food Fri – Sun only) | 1282 Klines Run Rd #9120, Wrightsville | Website

Burning Bridge Tavern | 108 Hellam St #1310, Wrightsville | Website

Rivertowne Restaurant | 960 Hellam St, Wrightsville | Website

River House Chinese Thai Restaurant | 2621 Craley Rd, Wrightsville | Website


Spend the Night at the Historic Smithton Inn!

Front view of bed and breakfast at dusk
Historic Smithton Inn, built in 1763

The Historic Smithton Inn Bed and Breakfast is an easy 20-25 minute drive to the Rivertowns of Lancaster County.  Being located in the center of the Lancaster County (in Ephrata) means the Smithton Inn is perfectly situated for touring the ENTIRE county including downtown Lancaster, Amish Attractions & the Trains in Strasburg. 

If you consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day then you're in luck!  The team at the Smithton Inn LOVES making delicious, home-cooked, farm-to-table breakfasts for guests each morning.  If you're worried about allergies or food preferences, don't!  The staff will happily accommodate dietary restrictions, just let us know in advance.

At the Historic Smithton Inn you have 9 rooms and suites to choose from.  All have private baths, and luxurious amenities like Comphy Sheets, plush towels, large Flat Screen TVs and screaming-fast WiFi.

Live music in Courtyard An additional bonus for Smithton Inn guests is the on-site Wine Bar!  Weathered Vineyards Ephrata is open to the public on weekends (Friday - Sunday) and by appointment for guests the rest of the week.  There's even Live Music on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 - 8 pm!

Click here to check availability and Book your getaway today.



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