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Best American Restaurants in Lancaster

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AmoretteAmorette
236 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Wow. From the very beginning to the very end, our evening was a complete delight. The service, the exquisite food, the artistry with which our meals were prepared, the thoughtfulness in every detail... we felt pampered, cared for, and appreciated as guests. The four-course prix fixe menu offers a wide variety of options, including seafoods, less common proteins (ostrich, sweetbreads, guinea hen), interesting accompaniments and excellent dessert options. Along with the four courses, we received an amuse bouche, a pre-dessert dessert (a blood orange “pearl,” i.e. a pint-sized flavor bomb!), an after-dessert dessert (a cookie and a decadent piece of chocolate), and two truffles for the road. I will definitely return to try the prix fixe seven-course tasting menu (all courses are selected by the chef, with a complete vegetarian option) as well as some of the many wines suggested by the sommelier. Worth every penny. More

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Bistro Barberet & BakeryBistro Barberet & Bakery
658 reviews
$$$$
French | Lancaster, Lancaster County

I really like Bistro Barbaret. I have introduced and recommended the restaurant and bakery to many friends. It is a great location for a group dinner or dinner for two. Their happy hour is the best in town but arrive early because seats at the bar fill up quickly. The bartenders are nice and seem to really enjoy their jobs. The servers are attentive. The food is excellent. Try the three-course specials. The price is excellent. The bakery is as nice as a bakery in Paris. I highly recommend this restaurant! Hope you like it, too. More

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Belvedere Inn Restaurant and BarBelvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar
1436 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Easily one of the best restaurants we've been to since returning to this area nearly 2 years ago. More

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CitronnelleCitronnelle
268 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Had an excellent evening, the waiter was knowledgeable, food was top shelf, hostess engaging and caring. Restaurant was quiet. We really enjoyed ourselves, and could not have picked a better place to have dinner in Lancaster. More

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John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts HotelJohn J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel
2290 reviews
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Organic | Lancaster, Lancaster County

India, was truly a great server, she put the evening over the top a huge thank you to her. More

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The Pressroom RestaurantThe Pressroom Restaurant
1190 reviews
$$$$
American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

The dry aged steak was fantastic. The service was perfect and our server knew about the food and the drinks, could not have been better. More

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Checkers BistroCheckers Bistro
1181 reviews
$$$$
French American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Always a favorite of mine for any occasion - business or pleasure. The quality is so consistent and the service is impeccable. Ownership has paid great attention to detail to make for a fabulous dining experience for their guests. The bar staff is trained very well and gracious. More

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Carr's RestaurantCarr's Restaurant
774 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

The wild mushroom ravioli was fantastic! I've had the lamb meatballs and scallops in the past as well, everything is top notch. More

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Annie Bailey'sAnnie Bailey's
491 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Lancaster, Lancaster County

We sat in the bar area on a high top table. It was nice and cozy, but a tad loud, which is to be expected. Great service and the fish and chips were fantastic. Great selection of beer on draft. Highly recommended. More

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Gibraltar LancasterGibraltar Lancaster
470 reviews
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Seafood | Lancaster, Lancaster County

I will be back. Great experience and value. This is a great restaurant with awesome food. Don’t think twice, just go here. More

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POURPOUR
795 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Fantastic. Went on a Saturday night for a girls night out and everything was amazing. We we're able to sit outside in their cute porch area. We ordered a charcuterie board which was delicious, drinks which were tasty and my main course, the herb crusted lamb, was out of this world. Portion sizes are probably smaller than what people are used to but if you think about it, that is what portion sizes are supposed to be... Didn't bother us at all! Server was excellent as well. A+ 🙌 More

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Cork & Cap RestaurantCork & Cap Restaurant
504 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

My wife and I visited to celebrate her birthday. From the time we walked in the door the ambiance was great and the staff was so accommodating. The food was absolutely awesome. We'll be back for brunch on Sunday. More

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El Serrano - LancasterEl Serrano - Lancaster
108 reviews
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Latin American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

This restaurant is AMAZING. We came for my husbands birthday so we had a rather large party and we ordered a ton of stuff. Aka we were annoying. Our waitress was literally amazing she got us everything we needed and made sure we were comfortable! All of our food was 100% correct which honestly is a huge compliment because I swear everywhere I go somethings always messed up. Besides that the food was literally AMAZING. There was not one thing we had that anyone even thought was just okay. This restaurant is run so well we were all impressed. The music was a little loud at times but we didn’t really mind! More

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JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterJB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Lancaster
368 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

We had a delightful Sunday Lunch... the food was delicious, great service and atmosphere was conducive to conversation. We felt that the prices were very fair for the excellent quality of our experience. More

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The Greenfield RestaurantThe Greenfield Restaurant
1031 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Enjoyed our lunch. We had family come join us from D.C. And NJ. Small reunion. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great place to gather. We stayed a few hours and no one rushed us out. Good food and prices were good. Enjoyable time in a lovely room with windows. We will definitely be returning. More

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Max's EateryMax's Eatery
165 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Very nice, but very noisy More

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Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - LancasterHarvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - Lancaster
429 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Lancaster, Lancaster County

We hand a gift card and excited to try it out. Loved the uniqueness of the menu options and the support of local farmers. Definitely get dessert!! More

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Miller's Restaurant, Smorgasbord & BakeryMiller's Restaurant, Smorgasbord & Bakery
154 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Good food. Friendly service. Reasonable prices. We've been visiting so long, they treat us like family; but they treat all their guests that way. It's absolutely worth a visit. More

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Iron Hill Brewery - LancasterIron Hill Brewery - Lancaster
2614 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

We just love this place. I was here recently with a group of co-workers and the server was so patient with us taking our time as we caught up on each other's lives! I have NEVER been disappointed with the food and can say that the crab cakes I ordered were perhaps some of the best I've ever had. More

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Federal Taphouse-LancasterFederal Taphouse-Lancaster
62 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

It was very noisy, it was sometimes hard to hear each other talk. I forgot how loud it was, not that great of a spot to catch up with friends. But the food was delicious! I got the charcuterie board, and the aoli fries, both were delicious, my friends got a four cheese pizza and margarita pizza. All the food looked good and tasted great too. More

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Per DiemPer Diem
122 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Nice menu with interesting selections that are well prepared. My daughter appreciated vegetarian options. Our server was excellent and all staff members were friendly and accommodating. More

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P.F. Chang's - LancasterP.F. Chang's - Lancaster
50 reviews
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Asian | Lancaster, Lancaster County

We love coming here for date night! It's great! We come here at least once a month or more. Great atmosphere and service everytime. More

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Altana Rooftop LoungeAltana Rooftop Lounge
73 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Great service and the avocado fries were amazing. I love a good martini and it was spot on. More

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Cafe 24 HundredCafe 24 Hundred
26 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Wonderful appetizers; ask for the bar menu if you want something smaller. Definitely add the homemade chips to the meal for the table. They took great care of us, our parents, and their friends from Belgium. So much fun. A wonderful afternoon stop on their way towards Maryland. More

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Kefi at YorgosKefi at Yorgos
26 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere, good value. Could definitely use more vegan/vegetarian options, though. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - LancasterBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Lancaster
30 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Food was ok, service was a bit slow to start off. We waited at least 10 minutes before our server even realized we were there but as dinner progressed, she was very attentive. Being it was our first time there, we may try again, but it will not be our top choice More

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The ImperialThe Imperial
18 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

New, funky, fun, great interesting food! More

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Penn Square Grille - Marriott Penn Square LancasterPenn Square Grille - Marriott Penn Square Lancaster
141 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

The service was good and the food was good. Unfortunately, the restaurant is being renovated so the lobby was used as the restaurant so there is no ambiance and the food selection was different from what is listed online. Definitely wait until the renovations are done before you go. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - LancasterTGI FRIDAYS - Lancaster
17 reviews
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American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Absolutely loved the cheese broccoli soup and the beer was nice and cold..our server was extremely nice and bubbly....I forget her name but she is definitely a asset your restaurant.... More

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Red Lobster - Lancaster - Lincoln HighwayRed Lobster - Lancaster - Lincoln Highway
3 reviews
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Seafood | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Taking our grandson to the bunny train and lunch. More

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Little Mykonos Terrace at YorgosLittle Mykonos Terrace at Yorgos
2 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Kat our waitress was outstanding she needs a raise,Food was superb I had the pork flat iron , it was seasoned just right....just a note we switched our reservations to the KAFE.from Mykonos More

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Yorgos Restaurant & LoungeYorgos Restaurant & Lounge
13 reviews
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Greek | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Excellent home made food! Everything was fresh and made with care. More

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Lancaster Diners' Choice Winners

Lancaster's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AmoretteAmorette
236 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Wow. From the very beginning to the very end, our evening was a complete delight. The service, the exquisite food, the artistry with which our meals were prepared, the thoughtfulness in every detail... we felt pampered, cared for, and appreciated as guests. The four-course prix fixe menu offers a wide variety of options, including seafoods, less common proteins (ostrich, sweetbreads, guinea hen), interesting accompaniments and excellent dessert options. Along with the four courses, we received an amuse bouche, a pre-dessert dessert (a blood orange “pearl,” i.e. a pint-sized flavor bomb!), an after-dessert dessert (a cookie and a decadent piece of chocolate), and two truffles for the road. I will definitely return to try the prix fixe seven-course tasting menu (all courses are selected by the chef, with a complete vegetarian option) as well as some of the many wines suggested by the sommelier. Worth every penny. More

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Belvedere Inn Restaurant and BarBelvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar
1436 reviews
$$$$
American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Easily one of the best restaurants we've been to since returning to this area nearly 2 years ago. More

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Bistro Barberet & BakeryBistro Barberet & Bakery
658 reviews
$$$$
French | Lancaster, Lancaster County

I really like Bistro Barbaret. I have introduced and recommended the restaurant and bakery to many friends. It is a great location for a group dinner or dinner for two. Their happy hour is the best in town but arrive early because seats at the bar fill up quickly. The bartenders are nice and seem to really enjoy their jobs. The servers are attentive. The food is excellent. Try the three-course specials. The price is excellent. The bakery is as nice as a bakery in Paris. I highly recommend this restaurant! Hope you like it, too. More

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John J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts HotelJohn J Jeffries at the Lancaster Arts Hotel
2290 reviews
$$$$
Organic | Lancaster, Lancaster County

India, was truly a great server, she put the evening over the top a huge thank you to her. More

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CitronnelleCitronnelle
268 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Had an excellent evening, the waiter was knowledgeable, food was top shelf, hostess engaging and caring. Restaurant was quiet. We really enjoyed ourselves, and could not have picked a better place to have dinner in Lancaster. More

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The Pressroom RestaurantThe Pressroom Restaurant
1190 reviews
$$$$
American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

The dry aged steak was fantastic. The service was perfect and our server knew about the food and the drinks, could not have been better. More

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Gibraltar LancasterGibraltar Lancaster
470 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Lancaster, Lancaster County

I will be back. Great experience and value. This is a great restaurant with awesome food. Don’t think twice, just go here. More

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Checkers BistroCheckers Bistro
1181 reviews
$$$$
French American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

Always a favorite of mine for any occasion - business or pleasure. The quality is so consistent and the service is impeccable. Ownership has paid great attention to detail to make for a fabulous dining experience for their guests. The bar staff is trained very well and gracious. More

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Annie Bailey'sAnnie Bailey's
491 reviews
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Lancaster, Lancaster County

We sat in the bar area on a high top table. It was nice and cozy, but a tad loud, which is to be expected. Great service and the fish and chips were fantastic. Great selection of beer on draft. Highly recommended. More

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Carr's RestaurantCarr's Restaurant
774 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lancaster, Lancaster County

The wild mushroom ravioli was fantastic! I've had the lamb meatballs and scallops in the past as well, everything is top notch. More

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Discover Lancaster

Situated in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, Lancaster has some of the best farm-to-table cuisine in the state -- not to mention a variety of handmade regional sweets. Sticky buns are well-known in this region and are handmade at most bakery shops every day. Some of the best cooking you'll find around here comes from Amish restaurants that sit against a picturesque landscape of rolling green hills. Pick up whoopee pies, fresh yeast rolls, fruits, vegetables, preserves, and more. Whether it's an all-you-can-eat Amish buffet or a hearty steak joint, you'll find it all during your stopover in historic Lancaster, PA.