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Lancaster area cuisine should not be underestimated. Restaurants in the Lancaster County area have developed a reputation for quality food with that fresh-from-the-farm taste.

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“Farm to table” food has always been a thing in Amish Country PA! And there’s lots of restaurant options in Lancaster.

From smorgasbords and family-style dining, to fine dining, foodies of all sorts are satisfied at many local restaurants in Lancaster, PA. If you’ve already tried asking your smart phone or device about “restaurants near me” but would like more expert guidance, check out the restaurant category links below. Try visiting one of our local bakeries or farmers markets in Lancaster, PA for even more fresh food. When visitors are asked, “What brings you back to Lancaster County,” the answer is typically “the food!”

These Lancaster Restaurants are serving Take Out Meals and offer Outdoor Dining.

Scroll down (or click here) to see the complete list of our favorite restaurants in Lancaster (think of it as a dining guide to the best places to eat that our area has to offer). For the restaurants that have a menu posted on their website, we have included a menu button with their listing.

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List: Over 50 Top Lancaster, PA Restaurants & Places to Eat

Shady Maple Smorgasbord

129 Toddy Drive (7 miles East of Ephrata off Rt. 322), East Earl, PA 17519, 717-354-8222

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Largest Buffet in the USA!   Enjoy our deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch all-you-can-eat smorgasbord buffet, including a wide variety of grilled meats and seafood, unlimited drinks and homemade desserts.  Free meal on your birthday with the purchase of another adult meal, ID required.  Open 7 am - 8 pm Monday thru Saturday. Closed Sundays.  Visit  www.Shady-Maple.com   to learn more!

Miller’s Restaurant & Smorgasbord Since 1929

2811 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Ronks (Paradise) PA 17572, 717-687-6621

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Lancaster’s original, award-winning smorgasbord restaurant has been voted best, again! Miller’s excels at serving large groups, and is centrally located on Route 30, minutes from Sight & Sound, American Music Theater, Rockvale, Tanger and Amish attractions. Their smorgasbord features American favorites, distinctive Lancaster County heritage dishes, and bakery-fresh desserts.   Visit Website

Bube’s Brewery Dining and Entertainment

102 North Market Street,    Mount Joy, PA 17552,    717-653-2056

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Good food, great atmosphere, and enjoyable entertainment!  Fine dining 43 feet underground in our Catacombs restaurant.  Casual dining in our Bottling Works, Cooper's Shed, and Biergarten restaurants.  Live Theatrical Feasts.  Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.  Ghost Tours.  Free tours of our 19th-century brewery.  Don't miss the good food and fun.    Visit Website

Cameron Estate Restaurant & Inn

1855 Mansion Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552, 717-492-0111

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Historic (1805) fifteen-acre Country Estate Inn serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday, 4:30 - 8:00. Fine dining in a casual relaxed upscale atmosphere. Enjoy our beautiful décor with fireplaces, antiques, gardens, patio, and trout stream. Fine Wines, Spirits, Lodging, Weddings, Receptions, Banquets.     Visit Website

Greenfield Restaurant

595 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-393-0668

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The Greenfield Restaurant & Bar has something for everyone! Whether it's a romantic dinner, night out with friends, or a business lunch meeting, we create an experience like no other. Owner and previous White House Chef, John Moeller, selects only the finest ingredients to serve our customers!      Visit Website

Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn

240 Hartman Bridge Rd. (Route 896), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-687-8635, 800-827-8635

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Experience delicious PA Dutch favorites alongside modern flavors on the Grand Smorgasbord, featuring homemade soups, gourmet breads, freshly carved meats, scrumptious side dishes, bakery fresh desserts and more! A Full Breakfast Smorgasbord, Family Style Dining, and menu options are also available. Onsite Bakery, Boutiques, Inn, and Farm Animals. AAA recommended.     Visit Website

Huckleberry’s Restaurant

Fulton Steamboat Inn, 1 Hartman Bridge Rd. (Rts. 30 & 896), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-735-0803 or 800-922-2229

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Enjoy fine casual dining with affordable prices aboard the elegant Fulton Steamboat Inn! Enjoy Lancaster's Best Kept Restaurant Secret with our extraordinary and unique signature dishes made with fresh ingredients! Open Daily: Breakfast Served 7am - 11am, Dinner Entree's Served 4pm - 9pm! Huckleberry's Tavern light fare menu available 11am - 10pm!     Visit Website

 

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FAQs

What kinds of restaurants in Lancaster, PA are popular?

There’s a wide variety of places to eat in Lancaster, PA including the following:


What Amish restaurants are in Lancaster, PA?

While most restaurants aren’t actually owned by the Amish, you’ll find plenty of PA Dutch food in Lancaster, PA. Most of the popular PA Dutch Restaurants in the area either offer family-style (pass it around) or smorgasbord (buffet) dining options.

You’ll also find Amish/Mennonite cooking favorites at:


What are the best buffet restaurants in Lancaster, PA?

Lancaster County is known for its own unique buffet restaurant: the smorgasbord. It’s basically your typical all-you-can-eat restaurant with PA Dutch food. You’ll find delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner smorgasbords in Lancaster… and don’t forget to leave room for dessert!


What Lancaster food do you recommend?

If you’re traveling to Lancaster from out of the area, we recommend starting off with some PA Dutch food. It’s part of what makes foodies and vacationers alike love the area.

Do we have the usual spots? Sure, we have your typical fast food spots and regional/national chain restaurants (in fact, there’s many of them), but when you’re visiting Lancaster, PA, we highly recommend enjoying a meal at a locally-owned restaurant. There’s plenty delicious Lancaster restaurants to choose from.


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