Indulge In American Cuisine: Top 10 Restaurants In Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Being one of the oldest inland cities of Pennsylvania, United States, Lancaster attracts a lot of tourism for its rich history and art. This metropolitan city has some of the finest shopping and dining places. The Park City shopping center, the Rockvale outlets and the Tanger outlets of the city house some of the top-notch restaurants and world famous brands stores. The city has always been welcoming tourists from various parts of the world and hence it is a place for a wide range of food items and authentic tastes. Get ready for a culinary trip to food heaven at these top restaurants in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

1. Gibraltar Restaurant

Gibraltar Restaurant is a great place to grab some of America’s finest seasonal foods. The restaurant is popular for its seafood that is made using locally sourced seasonal ingredients and unique recipes. The restaurant offers a great indoor as well as an outdoor dining experience. The restaurant boasts of a raw bar and also serves a delicious collection of wines, cocktails, and liquor. The restaurant is popular for its daily Happy Hours and offers Sunday brunch and weekday bistro menus. Fall in love with America’s tastiest seafood coupled with excellent service and ambiance at Gibraltar. The restaurant is kid-friendly and also offers vegetarian dishes.

Gibraltar Restaurant

Address: 488 Royer Dr, Shoppes at Worthington Square #101, Lancaster, PA 17601-5154

Website: Gibraltar Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 3pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 11pm

2. Cork & Cap Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located less than 1 km (0.62 miles) from the Amish county, the Cork & Cap Restaurant is a perfect place for a romantic dinner date. The lighting and the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant can make anyone feel special and absolutely pampered. The restaurant also has outdoor seating arrangements. The restaurant is loaded with aesthetic elements and offers private dining and a bar facility. You will be able to enjoy authentic American tastes along with the breathtaking architectural beauty of the place. The restaurant also offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Cork & Cap Restaurant

Address: 480 New Holland Ave, Cork Factory Hotel, Lancaster, PA 17602-2291

Website: Cork & Cap Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

3. Pour

Pour is a popular local food and drinks restaurant with a sleek and unpretentious setting. The restaurant offers wonderful indoor and outdoor dining places with its wide range of craft drinks and beer. Visitors are treated with a simple yet sublime local cuisine that goes perfectly well with their hand-picked collection of wines and beer. The chef recommends trying the restaurant’s signature dishes Wing L'Orange and Beemster XO-Holland. Pour has vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Reserve your table for their Sunday brunch to indulge in a sophisticated and relaxing dining experience. Sit back and sip your specially crafted wine coupled with live music.


Address: 114 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3549

Website: Pour

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 8pm; Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 3pm - 11pm

4. The Belvedere Inn

Posted by Belvedere Inn on Tuesday, 30 October 2018

If you are looking for an elegant and fine dining experience along with great customer service and food, then the Belvedere Inn is your place to go. The restaurant is much raved about for its delicious American cuisine and its romantic setting. Although the restaurant is a busy place visitors find the noise levels at The Belvedere Inn amazingly low and subtle. Grab your favorite drink crafted by the city’s finest mixologists and bartenders. The restaurant also serves a variety of mouth-watering plates of seafood. Indulge in the best tastes of the land.

The Belvedere Inn

Address: 402 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3014

Website: The Belvedere Inn

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm; Sat - Sun: 5pm - 2am

5. Amorette

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Posted by Amorette on Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Dining at Amorette can be best described as indulging in tantalizing French cuisine in a Vegas-like dining setting. The interiors, the service, the detailing in their food, their collection of wines, everything at Amorette is no less than phenomenal. The place boasts of their finest Michelin-trained staff, unique menu, their popular “Chef’s table” and carefully sourced collection of wines. Live the true meaning of ‘Wine and Dine’ by pairing their beautifully plated dishes with their sommelier’s choice of wine.


Address: 401 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3009

Website: Amorette

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

6. Maison

Posted by Ma(i)son on Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Maison meaning ‘home’ in French and it is a great place to enjoy freshly cooked contemporary American cuisine in Lancaster. The rustic ambiance and hardwood seating in the restaurant gives it a unique touch. Maison believes in bringing out authentic tastes and enticing flavors of the land by using fresh farm grown products. They have a small specially crafted menu that changes every week. The restaurant strongly believes in slow food that allows people to enjoy the simple pleasures of soulful dining. The restaurant offers vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free menus. Engross yourself in an intimate experience of urban cooking.


Address: 230 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3528

Website: Maison

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 5pm - 11pm

7. Citronnelle

Take your taste buds on a world tour at Citronnelle restaurant in Lancaster. The place serves the best of French, American and other international cuisines. The restaurant also has a party space that is perfect for special occasions and weddings. The restaurant boasts of using freshly picked farm produce and is also a member of the slow food movement. They offer a delicious dinner and brunch menu with a dash of secretive and surprising flavors. Besides their juicy meaty delicacies, the restaurant also serves a wide range of vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free dishes. Pamper the foodie in you with Lancaster’s most delightful dine-out. Their signature soufflé is a must try!


Address: 110 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3845

Website: Citronnelle

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 2pm; Tue - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10pm

8. Prince Street Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Prince Street Cafe is a popular meeting spot for students and young people in Lancaster. A classic American cafe that serves absolutely delicious lattes and bread. They surprise you with beautiful coffee arts and mouth-watering baked delicacies. The cafe is located right opposite to the Fulton Theaters and hence attracts a good amount of crowd. However, this does not stop them from providing quick and friendly customer service. They serve vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods along with free refills of coffee. Relax your busy mind with a sip of hot coffee any time of the day at Prince Street Cafe.

Prince Street Cafe

Address: 15 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3807

Website: Prince Street Cafe

Opening hours: 6:30am - 11pm (daily)

9. Checkers Bistro

Posted by Checkers Bistro on Sunday, 29 October 2017

Checkers Bistro is a perfect dining space for romantic evenings, special occasion dinners, family dine-out and business meetings along with a bar scene. The restaurant’s dark and intimate decor is a big plus. They serve a delightful and unique range of international food items coupled with a special collection of wine and liquor. This fancy restaurant also attentively caters to customers with unique tastes or food allergies. They have lunch time self-serve or take-out facility, dinners and Happy Hours. Do grab a delicious bite of their steak fries and fresh salads.

Checkers Bistro

Address: 398 Harrisburg Ave Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990

Website: Checkers Bistro

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 3pm; 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 11pm

10. The Fridge

Posted by The Fridge on Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Fridge is a unique eating space that has coolers filled with craft beers bottles. You have a wide range of beers (about 400 varieties) to choose from at The Fridge. The place also offers yummy flatbread pizzas that go perfectly well with the beers. This place is a wonderful hangout spot and serves the number one freshly made pizzas in Lancaster. Plan a beer night with your friends at The Fridge. The place also has outdoor dining facilities.

The Fridge

Address: 534 N. MULBERRY ST. LANCASTER, PA 17603

Website: The Fridge

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 8pm; Tue - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

Celebrate your Lancaster life with the true taste of America

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Lancaster has numerous restaurants and eateries that serve the best of local cuisine at international standards. There is so much flavor and variety in these food items that it definitely holds the promise of taking your taste buds to food haven. Lancaster is also a land of some of America’s finest craft beers and drinks. Delicious food when married with the best-suited drink becomes an ever-lasting memory. So, check out these top restaurants to excite the foodie in you and make cherishable memories.

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