55 Best Restaurants in Lancaster, PA

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

New Years Eve Restaurants

1 - 6: Fine Dining Restaurants

(Full List)

The Belvedere Inn

402 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website

The Log Cabin

11 Lehoy Forest Dr, Leola | Website

The Greenfield Restaurant

595 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster | Website

John J. Jeffries

300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster | Website


488 Royer Dr #101, Lancaster | Website

401 Prime

401 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

7 - 17: Casual Restaurants / Pubs

Olde Lincoln House Tavern

1398 W Main St, Ephrata | Website


438 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website


325 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website

Stubby's Bar & Grill

701 Olde Hickory Rd, Lancaster | Website

Annie Bailey's Irish Pub

28-30 E King St, Lancaster | Website

Lancaster Brewing Company

302 North Plum St, Lancaster | Website

The Horse Inn

540 E Fulton St, Lancaster | Website

The Penguin Hotel

5 E Church Rd, Stevens | Website

Tied House

27-31 E Main St, Lititz | Website

Brunnerville Hotel

1301 Front St, Lititz | Website

Spaghetti and Meatballs

18- 21: Italian Restaurants

(Full List)

Nonna Rosa

363 S 7th St, Akron | Website


436 W James St #101, Lancaster | Website


216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster | Website


1405 N Reading Rd, Stevens | Website

22 - 26: Asian Restaurants

Three Sisters Park

119 E Main St, Ephrata | Website


415 E Main St, Ephrata | Website

Sa La Thai

339 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website


398 Harrisburg Ave #450, Lancaster | Website

Three Sister Khmer-Thai Cuisine

2080 Grand St, Lancaster | Website

Shrimp Thai Dinner

27- 31: Mexican / South American Restaurants

(Full List)

La Borimex

1623 Division Hwy, Ephrata | Website

Tacos El Gordo

52 E. Main Street, Ephrata | Website

Castanedas Mexican Restaurant

323 Main St, Denver | Website

Chellas Arapa Grill

830 Hempstead Rd, Lancaster | Website

Frisco's Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster | Website

32-35: Caribbean Restaurants

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen

351 N Mulberry St, Lancaster | Website

Caribbean Wave Healthy Life

701 E Chestnut St #3125, Lancaster | Website

El Cubano Restaurant

33 Ranck Ave, Lancaster | Website

Old San Juan

201 W Orange St, Lancaster | Website

Caribbean Dinner
African Food Platter

36 - 39: Other International Restaurants

(Full List)

Himalyan Curry & Grill

22 E Orange St, Lancaster | Website

Awash Ethiopian Cuisine

1027 Dillerville Rd, Lancaster | Website

Taj Mahal

2080 Bennet Ave, Lancaster | Website


2101 Columbia Ave, Lancaster | Website

40-45: Diners

(Full List)

Gus's Keystone Diner

3687 Rothsville Rd, Ephrata | Website

The Pancake Farm

1032 S State St, Ephrata | Website

Bright's Diner

1025 S State St, Ephrata | Website

Lyndon Diner

1370 Manheim Pike, Lancaster | Website

Neptune Diner

924 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

Park City Diner

884 Plaza Blvd, Lancaster | Website

Ephrata Diner
Diner Counter

46-51: Cafe / Sandwich Shops


1 Dutchland Ave, Ephrata | Website

Griddle & Grind

20 W Main St, Ephrata | Website

Wired Cup

440 N Reading Rd, Ephrata | Website

Prince Street Cafe

15 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

Gracie's on West Main

264 W Main St, Leola | Website

Agape Cafe

366 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | Website

Related Blog Worth Checking Out

Best Ice Cream in Lancaster PA

51-55: Smorgasbord / Amish Restaurants

Shady Maple

129 Toddy Dr, East Earl | Website

Dienners Country Restaurant

2855 Lincoln Hwy, Ronks | Website

Katie's Kitchen

200 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | Website

Hometown Kitchen

18 Furnace Rd, Quarryville | Website


Restaurant Collections by Location

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:

Great Restaurants in Manheim
Dining Out in Millersville / Mt. Joy / Elizabethtown

Book Your Getaway at the Historic Smithton Inn!

If you're looking for a place to stay during your visit to Lancaster PA, we hope you’ll consider the Historic Smithton Inn B&B in Ephrata. The Smithton was voted "Best Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster PA" by the readers of Susquehanna Style Magazine. The B&B offers 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.

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