The Top Lancaster PA Restaurants We Recommend to our Guests
It’s worth noting that Lancaster PA and the surrounding small towns & villages have an AMAZING number of privately owned restaurants, so there’s no reason to step foot in a Chain Restaurant unless you want to! To follow is a list of 55 Restaurants in Lancaster PA for you to consider.
In most of the categories below, we have blogs that are more complete / comprehensive, but in an effort to put together a single list of or favorite restaurants across all categories, we’re including only our TOP recommendations here. Click on the "full list" links to see a more comprehensive list of options.
At the Historic Smithton Inn we host thousands of guests each year, and all these guests are eat out multiple times a day. When we recommend a restaurant we realize we're putting our own reputation on the line. Every restaurant in this list is somewhere we eat ourselves & where we regularly refer guests. We're confident that the owners & staff will take good care of you!!
This page is all about Restaurants in Lancaster PA
In addition to collections of Lancaster Restaurants “by category” we also have lists based on location. This is the best place to look if you know you’re going to be visiting a particular attraction and want to see where you can eat nearby:
If you don’t already have your lodging arranged during your visit to Lancaster PA, we hope you’ll consider staying at the Historic Smithton Inn B&B in Ephrata. The Smithton is one of the top-rated bed and breakfasts in Lancaster County and has service, comfort & amenities that are second-to-none. You’ll enjoy the historic charm of a working fireplace in every guest room, combined with modern touches like screaming-fast WiFi, internet-connected flat screen TVs and a Tesla/Clipper Creek EV charging station.
In addition to a full, home-cooked breakfast every morning, guests enjoy taking advantage of our on-site wine bar and Mediterranean Bistro-style restaurant (open weekends). On Friday and Saturday evenings guests can enjoy live music. If your visit happens to be mid-week, you can schedule a wine tasting or order a bottle of wine and a cheese platter for delivery to your room.