Lancaster's Best Restaurants

A Taste

of Lancaster

A Taste of Lancaster

At first glance, Lancaster might seem like just another small town, but its culinary scene is far from ordinary. With delectable offerings in every cuisine category and even some highly acclaimed chefs, food enthusiasts from near and far are certain to find their cravings satisfied in Lancaster County.


Locally Acclaimed Chefs

This Lancaster-born chef offers a presidential treatment right in our backyard! Chef John Moeller’s culinary journey spans from Johnson and Wales College to France (where he studied under acclaimed chefs such as two-star Michelin Chef Bernard Loiseau) and the White House. Ultimately, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wasn’t quite close enough to home, so Moeller moved back to Lancaster and opened The Greenfield Restaurant & Bar. This historic home turned restaurant presents a selection of upscale menu favorites like filet mignon, crabcakes, and lobster. Plus, their expansive wine list ensures no meal goes without a perfect pairing.

Native to Pittsburgh, Chef Sean Cavanaugh has been in the restaurant industry since he was 15. Starting as a humble dishwasher, he eventually made it to the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. After graduation in 1985, he spent two years in Vail, until finally bringing his expertise back to his home state by opening John J. Jeffries in downtown Lancaster with Chef Michael F. Carson. John J. Jeffries proudly presents a menu of mouthwatering dishes composed of local, seasonal, sustainable, and organic produce and proteins.

Fine Dining

Lancaster's fine dining scene offers a refined experience at establishments like Belvedere Inn, The Log Cabin, C’est La Vie, and Josephine’s. These venues combine exquisite cuisine with elegant ambiance to create memorable dining experiences for any occasion.


Upscale Casual

Bistro2two2, located at the Eden Resort & Suites, and Horse Inn provide upscale casual dining options for those seeking a more relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Each offers a diverse menu featuring elevated takes on classic dishes in comfortable and cozy settings. 

Pubs & Breweries

Lancaster's vibrant pub and brewery scene is alive and thriving at spots like Lancaster Brewing Company, Mad Chef Craft Brewing, and Bulls Head Public House. Here, patrons can enjoy locally crafted brews alongside pub fare in laid-back, convivial atmospheres.

Meats & Handhelds

Satisfy your carnivorous cravings at Cabalar Meat Co., Harvey's Main Street BBQ, and Route 66 Restaurant, where meat lovers can indulge in mouthwatering dishes and handhelds bursting with flavor and creativity.

Breakfast and Brunch

Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie, Arthur’s Terrace, and Shot & Bottle offer a range of breakfast and brunch options for early risers and weekend indulgers alike. At Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie, delight in sweet and savory crepes, perfect for starting your day on a delicious note. Arthur’s Terrace serves up a classic breakfast spread with a sophisticated twist. Shot & Bottle delivers a charming brunch experience complete with dishes and handcrafted beverages. Whether fueling up for the day ahead or leisurely enjoying a weekend treat, these establishments will satisfy your breakfast and brunch cravings.

The Champagne Sunday Brunch at the Eden Resort - join in on Lancaster’s best brunch on select Sundays! This brunch buffet offers made-to-order items, such as omelets and pasta; a salad bar; soup; breakfast and lunch entrées and sides; a carving station; desserts; and more. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable for parties of 8 or fewer. Have a larger group? No problem, just call 717.560.8439.


For a taste of global flavors, Norbu, Himalayan Curry and Grill, and Issei Noodle deliver authentic international cuisines right here in Lancaster. From Bhutanese delicacies to Japanese noodle bowls, these eateries offer a culinary journey around the world.

Local and Comfort Foods

Look no further than Kountry Kitchen Family Restaurant, Brickerville House Restaurant, and Hershey Farm Restaurant for nostalgic tastes of home. These local favorites serve satisfying dishes reminiscent of a home-cooked meal, perfect for warming the soul.

Whatever you are in the mood for, Lancaster’s restaurant scene is sure to deliver and satisfy your every craving. From dishes that taste “just like mom used to make” to adventurous eats that broaden your palette’s horizons. Come explore, discover, and create lasting memories around the table - you might even find your new favorite dish!