Lancaster, PA is well-known for its rich history and thriving arts scene, but the city boasts a dining scene like none other. Lancaster area restaurants and eateries have earned an excellent reputation for quality cuisine with fresh-from-the-farm taste.
If you're considering buying a home in Lancaster, you'll find all sorts of "Foodie Favorites" right outside of your back door. Once you move to Lancaster, you'll want to know where the best local food can be found. Our REALTORS® in Lancaster have put their heads together to provide their list of favorite restaurants in our city.
Aussie and the Fox offers relaxed cafe comfort during the day and trending dining by night. When Australian and American fare are blended together, the result is the unique menu found only at Aussie and the Fox. Local, fresh and imaginative by nature, diners can choose from a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free option. Join the team of Frank Fox, Julia Morrell, Colin Morrell, and Executive Chef Brent Golding for a dining experience you won't soon forget.
This tiny, 28-seat urban cookery is a must-visit restaurant in Lancaster County. Ma(i)son opened in 2011 with a focus on fresh, sustainable food. Since its opening, this unique eatery has been featured in the New York Times and visited by Food Network's Alton Brown. The core philosophy at Ma(i)son is to make use of what is available. The menu often includes fresh, local food. The owners travel to get inspiration for their menus but rely on local farms for dishes. This results in mouth-watering, inventive fare.
The owners of this farm-to-table hotspot are dedicated to preserving the land and supporting local businesses. They specifically came to Lancaster County to partner with local farmers. As a result of their commitment to sustainable, local agriculture, recipes are made from local, organic food. This means local meats, butter, cream and eggs. The produce is chemical-free and local, as well. Seafood is provided by nearby fisheries. This helps support healthier fishing practices. The best ingredients are sourced for this restaurant, resulting in meals that are phenomenal.
Annie Bailey's Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant is Lancaster's only authentic Irish pub and a favorite dining place in the county. Traditional Irish fare like Shepherd's Pie or Bangers and Mash can be found on the menu as well as American favorites like a Char-grilled Kobe Burger or Pulled Pork Sandwich. Choose a brew from Annie Bailey's prized beer selection or try a traditional Irish whiskey.
At this award-winning contemporary restaurant, Le Cordon Bleu graduate Chef Corinna Killian puts a fresh spin on classic dishes. Live jazz is offered in the piano bar upstairs on Friday and Saturday nights. Come in on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday to listen to the resident DJ. Or, try Karaoke on Wednesdays. The Belvedere Inn is also perfect for a summer date night with romantic alfresco dining available on the beautiful second-floor terrace.
Dedicated to high-quality ingredients and creative brewing, Lancaster Brewing Company consistently brews great craft beers. This brewery also offers a large menu of fresh, high-quality food that comes from Lancaster's rich nearby farmland. Cheeses are made locally. Fresh ingredients are used from the on-site garden. The menu changes frequently to take advantage of seasonal food. Lancaster Brewing Company offers a variety of special events, such as Monday-Friday Happy Hour with specials on both pints and food.
The Waterfront, situated right on the Conestoga River outside of Lancaster, PA is another great choice for a romantic date. In the summer, guests can relax on the outdoor patio, while winter diners enjoy eating near the cozy fireplace. This restaurant relies on fresh, local ingredients to inspire its award-winning menu.
If you are considering a move to the Lancaster and want to learn more about this wonderful community, contact our team of BHHS Homesale Realty REALTORS® in Lancaster to start your search for a home in the area.