4th of July is a seemingly odd holiday for restaurant closures. It’s not a religious holiday like Christmas where the restaurant owners are giving staff off to be with family and celebrate the occasion. I guess it’s a bit more like Thanksgiving which isn’t a religious holiday, but rather it’s a day where families tend to gather at home & celebrate the day with friends and family. Unless you’re traveling, you’re unlikely to go out to a restaurant on the 4th of July, choosing instead to attend a backyard BBQ before heading out to see your local fireworks display. For this reason, many restaurants choose to close that day, giving their staff the chance to attend the aforementioned BBQ, & saving themselves from what likely would have been a dreadfully slow night.
This article is all about Lancaster Restaurants Open on July 4
Unfortunately, this leaves all those travelers who need a place to eat stranded!! But never fear, Lancaster has a few restaurants & things to do that include places to eat who will be open on the 4th of July. Here’s our list, every one of them confirmed for you.
Consider an Event
Instead of looking for a restaurant, why not try one of these fun things to do where you can ALSO eat. There are two great farm markets you can visit, shop & people-watch on the 4th of July. Or if you’re looking for more excitement, the Lancaster Barnstormers have a game that night. You can buy a ticket to the game and eat delicious concession stand food (it REALLY is delicious!) or if you want to do some playing of your own, purchase a ticket to attend the Retro Pinball Arcade Party. Either way, your evening will be wrapped up with a spectacular fireworks display!
Lancaster Central Market | 23 N Market St, Lancaster | Website (open 6 am – 3 pm)
Clipper Magazine Stadium for a Barnstormers Game & Fireworks | 650 N Prince St, Lancaster
Game & Post Game Fireworks | Website (Gates Open at 5 pm)
Retro Arcade Pinball Party | Website (Doors Open at 5 pm)
Hotel Restaurants & Diners Open on the 4th of July
For anyone who’s seen my holiday restaurant lists, you know that the first place I always look for restaurants who are open on a holiday is Hotel Restaurants & Diners. These are the folks who are there for their customers all year round. And just as is the case on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years, they’re saving the day for travelers again on the 4th of July. Here’s our list of Hotel Restaurants and Diners open on the 4th of July.
Per Diem | 50 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz | Website (open 4 pm – 10 pm)
Plough | 25 S Queen St, Lancaster | Website (open 11 am – 11 pm)
The Exchange | 25 S Queen St, Lancaster | Website (open 4 pm – 11 pm)
Bistro Two2Two | 222 Eden Rd, Lancaster | Website (open 11 am – 10 pm)
Bull’s Head Pub | 14 E Main St, Lititz | Website (open 11 am – 10 pm)
Lititz Spring Inn | 14 E Main St, Lititz | Website (open 11am – 10 pm)
Slate Café | 43 E Main St, Lititz | Website (open 8 am – 4 pm)
The Bread Peddler | 116 W Orange St, Lancaster | Website (open 8 am – 2 pm)
The Spot Hometown Deli | 28 S Market St, Elizabethtown | Website (open 10 am – 6 pm)
Doc & Bubba’s | 4312 New Holland Rd, Mohnton | Website (open 11 am – 5pm)
Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie | 201 W Walnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603 | Website (open 7 am – 8 pm)
Yoders Restaurant & Buffet | 14 S Tower Rd, New Holland | Website (open 6 am – 2 pm)
Miller’s Ale House | 1000 Christopher Place, Crossings Blvd, Lancaster | Website (open 11 am – 11 pm)
Spend the Night at the Historic Smithton Inn
If you’re looking for the perfect place to STAY for a July 4 visit to Lancaster PA, we hope you’ll consider the Historic Smithton Inn. We have 9 wonderful guest rooms and suites to choose from. A delicious full breakfast is included with all reservations, and as you can see from the list above, we try our best to stay on top of what’s going on in the area. We’re happy to offer concierge services to help you plan the perfect getaway in Lanaster PA.