Downtown Lancaster, PA Restaurants

Places to Eat in Lancaster City (“Downtown Lancaster”)

You’ll find a diverse set of restaurants in Lancaster city to choose from. There’s international cuisine, fresh farm-to-table dining, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and more. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or to enjoy a sit-down meal with family, friends, or clients, Downtown Lancaster has no shortage of options!

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Fun fact: Food Network star Alton Brown said on Instagram that “The best salad in the world is in Lancaster, PA @luca_lancaster” and in 2016 crowned Downtown Lancaster’s Ma(i)son restaurant among the top 3 restaurants of the year.

Before or after enjoying your meal (or coffee), explore Lancaster city:

Discover some of the best places to eat in Lancaster city below…

Dining in Downtown Lancaster, PA


Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square,   25 South Queen Street,    Lancaster, PA 17603,    717-207-4095

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Artisan kitchen and bar in the heart of Lancaster City. Creatively prepared dishes incorporate local ingredients sourced from the region’s lush farmlands and longest running Farmers’ Market in the country. Plough brings a new-age taste of Lancaster to the table.     Visit Website

The Exchange

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square,   25 South Queen Street,    Lancaster, PA  17603,    717-207-4096

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Four-season rooftop bar offering panoramic views of Downtown Lancaster. Sip from an extensive craft cocktail menu, complemented by thoughtful wine and local beer selections. Savor inventive small plates by critically acclaimed Chef Ryan McQuillan. The Exchange is available for 21 years or older and space is first come first served.     Visit Website

Imperial Restaurant

Holiday Inn Lancaster,   26 East Chestnut Street,   Lancaster, PA 17602,   717-394-0900

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Homegrown food crafted with locally sourced ingredients, and a playful hint of historic charm. Indoor and outdoor dining, along with private dining areas.  Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert.     Visit Website

New Holland Coffee Co.

29 East King Street,   Lancaster, PA 17602,   717-459-9127

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New Holland Coffee is a Lancaster County based coffee shop that specializes in premium coffee, tea, and light fare. With locations in both New Holland and Lancaster City, New Holland Coffee is quickly becoming a popular destination for coffee lovers everywhere.    Visit Website

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Thanks for Visiting Downtown Lancaster!

For attractions and points of interest just outside of town, see our Suburban Lancaster Directory.  Or, see our Towns Directory for other villages and towns throughout Lancaster County.