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Forklift and Palate, Manheim, PA

Forklift and Palate

4.0
4
34 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Forklift & Palate Restaurant is housed along with The Warehouse Hotel and Spooky Nook Sports in a repurposed industrial warehouse. In keeping with the spirit of that restoration, we recycled and reused materials from the original warehouse throughout our facility, right down to the cement in the driveway.

Celebrate your special occasion at the Forklift & Palate. Suitable for all types of functions, the Forklift & Palate’s Atrium can accommodate groups as small as 10 or as large as 600 guests for your private event. The atrium brings in elements from the restaurant’s decor with cable spool tables, a bar with a pallet finish, and large pergola with lights giving the space and indoor outdoor atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Wed 7:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 537-6205

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    A team of talented chefs!

  • Private party facilities

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRIVATE PARTY RENTALS IN THE LANCASTER, PA, AREA Do you live in Lebanon, Manheim or Harrisburg? Are you searching for a party rental space near your home that can host a reunion, anniversary or birthday celebration? Consider Forklift & Palate, the on-site restaurant at Spooky Nook Sports, for all your rental needs. We have private accommodations for parties of all sizes that will allow you to put on the perfect get-together. Forklift & Palate works with you to offer a party rental space that fits your requirements. We take care of the small details on the day of the party so you can spend your time with your guests, sharing in the laughter and emotion of the big event. When you rent a private party area, you also get an affordable price you can embrace. And if you have guests coming from all over the state, they’ll appreciate the centralized Manheim location of Forklift & Palate.

  • Neighborhood

    East Petersburg

  • Cross street

    Champ Blvd & Olympic Dr

  • Parking details

    As you make your way to the complex, please use the Champ Blvd. entrance near the ramp to 283 (GPS address: 75 Champ Blvd.). From there, follow the "Restaurant" signs. Parking Lot Map

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. BL

    BethL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It's a really lovely environment, but service was really rough. When I arrived for my reservation, there was no hostess. Took over 5 minutes for anyone to even notice I was standing there. When I was finally greeted, the hostess was disorganized and confused -- like he wasn't sure what to do with someone who had a reservation. After we were seated, service continued to be extremely slow. There were maybe 3 other groups in the entire restaurant, and it took much longer than it should have to get any attention from our waitress. I thought maybe our food would redeem the experience, but when it finally arrived, it was just "meh." An extremely average burger and bland fries. Will not be returning.
  2. AO

    AlisonO

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place when at the Nook for a bite in between or after games
  3. TE

    TECLancaster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent, however, the service was very slow for a restaurant that did not seem to be very busy. We had to wait several times for our drinks and at one point grabbed another server to find them.
  4. G

    Gloria

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Would come again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We wanted to try a new place...overall a good experience but they don’t do anything special for birthdays, events. They also do not offer any discounts at all and the menu is limited.
  6. JO

    JOANNEJ

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very fun place! Nice menu choices and friendly staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food quality was amazing, we will be back for this reason alone. The wings were huge and flavorful and the cheeseburger was cooked perfectly. Food did not all come out together, which was a bit odd but not a deal breaker. The main restaurant was not open, which concerned us at first because we had a reservation, but the atrium bar to the restaurant was open and they accommodated us there. This was our first visit to the Spooky Nook complex and navigating it was a bit confusing. There were no signs directing us from the restaurant to the atrium bar so we wandered around confused until we found an employee to ask. The atrium bar is decorated to feel like you’re outside within a huge warehouse building. It accomplished the task fairly well, and overall we really enjoyed our first experience here. We are hoping they keep trivia going every other Thursday because we can see ourselves becoming regulars.
  8. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was delicious; however, service was not up to par. There was no hostess nor waitress. The poor bartender had to take care of everyone and everything. That man deserves a raise!
  9. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    It was my second time there. On both occasions the servers seemed to be bothered by our presence. Food and specials are great. We were only 1 of 3 tables and all of our food, starters and main course came out at once. :( All the food was very good and I will go back.
  10. GP

    GP4L

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Connor was just top shelf and made it a great time.
  11. J

    Jaussie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I love the re-use of materials in the making of the tables and fixtures of the restaurant. Maybe it was just the night I was there but the service was very slow and not very attentive. It didn't appear to be a very busy time either. The food was good enough, certainly not bad, but I found it to not be very interestingly seasoned. For example the beef empanadas were generous but seemed to be just beef in a pouch. No special or distinctive flavors. Same for the short ribs ravioli. Good meat flavor but not much else and the parmesan cheese on top was a little too much. The house salad I had was very late and seemed to be chopped lettuces like from a bag and shredded cheese from a bag on top. I expected little more for such a place.
  12. DS

    DeniSue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great night with close friends catching up and relaxing over dinner and drinks. Loved the casual atmosphere
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    So-so service, average food, convenient if at Spooky Nooks sports center. Not great with food allergies. After conversation about allergies brought out wrong food and luckily we noticed waitress said she forgot to put the allergy on the ticket. Would not go back.
  14. C

    Cocobar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall the food here is great! Abundant drink selection, love the decor and vibes
  15. SL

    ShannonL

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We had a reservation, it was very busy. The service was the slowest service I have ever encountered. Drinks took an hour and were terrible. Our food went to another table and arrived extremely late. Refills weren’t offered, soup never came out, but was on our bill. Extremely under staffed. I know it was a busy time, but no apologies for anything were made, service was terrible, the food itself was fine. We would not visit again.
  16. F

    Forkit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    The restaurant was not overly crowded; and while our party was a party of 10, our waiter was attentive, the bar drinks were slow to be served and our dinner took 1/2 hour to be served. The shrimp taco tortillas were suppose to be soft, but were overheated. The kids pasta was over cooked too. The MOD did inquire about how our experience was, we were honest and she seemed disinterested in the feedback. She did give us 2-free appetizers, but since we won’t be coming back not much use for them. The bar area & ambiance was great and with the right management could really be successful. At the present is needs a lot of attention to detail for a superior customer experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was not good, but the Service worse and the prices for what you got sucked
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have amazing burgers! All if the food, service, and setting is fantastic.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely! The Valentine’s Day special was delicious.
  20. MD

    MichaelD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Good service. Very nice! Good selection of beers on tap.
  21. EP

    2fromElizabethtownPa

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Kind of s hidden gem in area
  22. LH

    LadyH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had our holiday party here tonight. Good food, great server!
  23. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and close to the Junction Center. Pleasant interior decorating style and good food.
  24. JG

    JimG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Although the description of the place indicated that it was a converted warehouse and was co-located with a hotel. I do not recall anything in the online description that it was associated with the sports complex. Coming in on a dark, rainy night from out of town, it was confusing to find the restaurant as the signage for the hotel and restaurant was either non-existent or not very visible to someone watching the car traffic, pedestrians while not knowing where they were going. The parking signage was also terrible as I had no idea where to go and ended up back out on the road again. I finally guessed at where the entrance to the parking was located and found a place to park.. busy place!!! Once inside the main entrance... we took the long hike down to the opposite end of the building to the restaurant to enter a cozy space. Sadly, we got there late due to highway traffic and parking (rainy night) and had to shorten our dinner plans considerably to make our next stop. Rebecca?, our server was super. Very attentive, and served us quickly, brought us our check quickly without asking... The was well prepared and well plated. Enjoyed the quick dinner but really wanted to stay longer and truly take in the ambiance. Now that I know where we are going, if we are ever near there again, we are likely to stop. Bottom line - Food, Ambiance, and service was really good. Getting there not so much.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy and warm decor. The food is excellent and the cocktails yummy.
  26. b

    brucef

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Even though we noted when making the reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary, we were seated in the bar area. There was one couple was in the dining room. During our meal, two adults and four children under the age of eight were seated directly behind us. We would have preferred sitting in the dining area. That was our only complaint.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed every single part. We were seated quickly, the food and drinks were delicious. Service was excellent.
  28. M

    Marguerite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    it was an enjoyable night out with family, food was good, waitress was very nice, the only thing I can say is that there should be bread on the table to go with your dinner. I had the lobster ravioli & when I asked for bread I was told there was none but I could pay $1.00 extra for a roll, I found this to be ridiculous. Other than that it was fine
  29. JC

    JanetC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was great and service was out standing. had dinner and 2 breakfast here.
  30. S

    Spencer

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The name of the restaurant implies food that will excite the palate. This restaurant serves basic American fare in a casual setting. This restaurant is part of the Contemporary Warehouse Hotel. Their clientele appeared to be primarily hotel guests. The server, Becky was friendly and attentive even though she was also had a 19 top table . The Caesar Salad was overdressed but tasty. The salmon and lemon risotto was good but did not have the proper consistency. The salmon was seasoned well but I could only eat half of it because the other half was undercooked. (The manager recognized the issue and removed the entree from my check.) The raspberry and lemon creme brûlée was different. The flavor profile didn’t work and the combination looked like poke. A lemon creme brûlée topped with raspberries would have been a better flavor combination. There are much better restaurants in Lancaster and unfortunately this one is not worth the drive.
  31. JK

    JKRAUSE

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met my sister there for dinner since it is central from where we live and where she works. It's a great environment and delicious food!
  32. BF

    BFreeDinnerLancaster

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Our waitress went out of her way to accommodate us. The hostess was less than energetic to be at her job, but the waitress certainly changed the mood of the evening! The food was great and had an extensive Gluten Free menu, which my business partner requires. Overall, a great evening!
  33. KM

    KarynM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall nice experience
  34. VC

    ValerieC

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The reservation staff was delightful but the experience after that just went down hill. The waiter was poor, he was not fibulae with the menu or the availability of items. We ordered appetizers which were fair but not anything exceptional. The plates from the appitizers were never cleared from the table, we pushed them to the center to get them out of the way. Two of the 6 of us had to change their order because they were out of strip steaks? The entires that we did received, were cold, we ordered the brisket which was cold, I ordered the veggie burger and it was cold in the center.....nasty! We were never asked about dessert, again none of the dishes were ever cleared from the table. I was very disappointed in my experience here, I will not return

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Forklift and Palate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 537-6205.

Forklift and Palate is rated 4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Champ Blvd & Olympic Dr

  • Neighborhood

    East Petersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Wed 7:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    As you make your way to the complex, please use the Champ Blvd. entrance near the ramp to 283 (GPS address: 75 Champ Blvd.). From there, follow the "Restaurant" signs. Parking Lot Map

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    A team of talented chefs!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    (717) 537-6205

  • Private party facilities

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRIVATE PARTY RENTALS IN THE LANCASTER, PA, AREA Do you live in Lebanon, Manheim or Harrisburg? Are you searching for a party rental space near your home that can host a reunion, anniversary or birthday celebration? Consider Forklift & Palate, the on-site restaurant at Spooky Nook Sports, for all your rental needs. We have private accommodations for parties of all sizes that will allow you to put on the perfect get-together. Forklift & Palate works with you to offer a party rental space that fits your requirements. We take care of the small details on the day of the party so you can spend your time with your guests, sharing in the laughter and emotion of the big event. When you rent a private party area, you also get an affordable price you can embrace. And if you have guests coming from all over the state, they’ll appreciate the centralized Manheim location of Forklift & Palate.

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