Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster

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$30 and under
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Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere.
We've been voted Best Brewpub by Philadelphia magazine, Best Bar & Grill/Microbrewery by the readers of Chester County Daily Local & Best Brewery/Restaurant by the readers of Main Line Today.


Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a non-smoking environment with smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas only, however cigar & pipe smoking is prohibited. Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible. The cock tail and bar area is not available for online reservations it's first come first serve.
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MW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

They were slammed. The food was very good. The service was average. It was VERY loud. It was difficult to hear our waitress when we asked questions about the menu. You could not hear the background music.

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We visited the Iron Hill Brewery in Hershey for lunch and had a wonderful experience. So when we spent the night in Lancaster, we were excited to learn that there was an Iron Hill nearby and so we made reservations. This was our first time in that particular area so we thought the building itself was nice and the parking lot was super convenient.

Inside was a whole different story. The place had a long wait and the whole restaurant looked as if a bomb went off. There were kids screaming, food and paper all on the floors. My husband and I thought from the door about leaving but we continued on. We had a reservation but still waited 10 minutes to be seated. We sat next to the brewery room which was cool to see. If that table wasn’t near that, we’d be disappointed for it felt like a corner with the smallest table. The room was loud as well which made date night feel not romantic. Our server greeted us right away but was really anxious to take our order. He asked us if we were ready before we opened our menus. My husband ordered a mixed drink and I settled for an Arnold Palmer. We had calamari and fries for an appetizer, both were delicious. I asked the server for his recommendation for a meal and he said the schnitzel was fabulous. I couldn’t disagree more. Although my husbands crab cakes were divine, my schnitzel was flavorless, bland and super chewy. The noodles it came with were if not more bland. I was disappointed. We decided to cut the night short, skip dessert and head elsewhere.

I honestly don’t know if I’d return based on this experience. It was a terrible meal with terrible atmosphere. Avoid if you are trying to enjoy a date night.

KB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The food was good, we had typical bar type food. Our waitress was good, but not an excellent one. She wasn't very outgoing, never mentioned any specials. Maybe just an off night for her?

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot, good food and drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us but we will be back!

KA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and great food-loved the appatizers

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. We had the cheese steak egg rolls for an appetizer and they were the best I’ve ever eaten anywhere. We also had the Steak medallions with crab cake and the Ribeye both cooked perfectly and delicious. Definitely will be back and definitely would recommend!

RM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our group of 4 all had the Valentine's Day Special salmon and thought it was very good
Great value for the special price

V
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot think of enough kind things to say about Iron Hill. The food was, as usual, fantastic. Our server, Amanda, was friendly, helpful, and a real joy. She was able to guide us through the experience with real charm. The noise level was a bit high, but that did not deleteriously affect our dining. We will be going back soon.

JH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Food was great and beer paired well as per suggestions by wait staff.

TE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EXCELLENT FOOD - AND VALUE.....LITTLE LOUD FOR ME, BUT THAT'S ME - SHOULD HAVE REQUESTED A BOOTH....STILL A GREAT MEAL AND EVENING...BRANDON OUR SERVER WAS
SUPER.........
THX

JV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was great. It was a little noisy but that is to be expected with that many people.

O
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the Valentine’s Day special, for the entree- Ahi Tuna, shrimp flatbread appetizer and the chocolate cheesecake desert. The ahi was perfection and presented nicely. We had a very nice experience and if back in town, will consider coming back without hesitation.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice Valentine's day meal with good friends. Food was wonderful, very tasty and cooked perfectly. Service was great. Valentine's day special meal was a good value. Iron Hill's beer is great.

M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good! We went for Valentine’s Day. Our only complaint was the nachos (our appetizer), they were not our favorite, the cheese was fairly flavorless. But we got NY Strips & they were divine! Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The dessert was also decent. A little over priced, but we were very satisfied with the service and the experience. If money was not an issue, I’m sure we’d be back!

TL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Everything was a good experience except for the server. Not very pleasant or social, but everyone can have a bad day. But the gentleman running around clearing tables was great, possible manager. Being aware of the industry, you as a server should never walk by a table and ignore an empty plate, whether it's your table or not.

D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Lancaster for my Wife to get her nails done at Nail Bar in
Chelsea square on Manheim Pike for her 40th birthday, and we made
the reservation for Iron Hill for a Valentine's Day Lunch .
We go to Iron Hill once a month And its Always Exceptional- in All aspects.

BH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 6pm did not get seated till 6:20pm. Tables were all crowded together. Not a place to go for Valentine’s Day. Food was good. Parking was difficult.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I reserved for Business Meeting with important client. Food and service was terrible. Beef tenderloin was way undercooked and full of gristle. Person waiting tables was inattentive. Overall huge disappointment.

C
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The items came out with so much space in between that we didnt eat together and parts of each meal arrived after we were done. The food was cold and not cooked enough. One person felt sick after.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE had a large group and just ordered a bunch of appetizers. The food was good and our server was great!

M
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating here. Always great food and service.

T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

KOH member. My favorite restaurant. Service was outstanding!

JN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever my wife and I travel to Lancaster, we like to go to Iron Hill Brewery. The service, food, and beer are outstanding. The ambience is great, though it can be very noisy on a busy weekend night. My wife had the salmon and I had the Brewski burger; both were delicious!

PD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very disappointed in the size of the side of coleslaw. The taste was Very Bland! The turkey burger was delicious.

DW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and our server was attentive to our needs. We will definitely eat there again.

D
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We generally love Iron Hill! The only thing that has occasionally been hit or miss has been the service. Most of the servers are excellent but there is the occasional one that kind of sours the experience.

LH
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Both of us had the filet medallions- 2 small medallions + a ton of orzo- thought it was pricey for what we got , tasty but pricey.

KT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

On busy days (Friday and Saturdays) I suggest doing an reservation. If you are part of a large party, do a reservation and also do call head seating. The people up front are pretty bad at gauging how long the wait will be. Everything else was great. The food was amazing

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was slow; room was noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and beyond friendly service.

JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sweet potato fries were awesome. All 3 Porters were excellent. Medallions and pork cutlets were very delicious.

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were fantastic

RO
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE your restaurant and your beers. I’m a manager of a craft beer bar so I’m always out looking for great beers to try and you never disappoint. I brought my mom in for dinner as a late Christmas present. It was her first time there and everything was perfect. Our server Noel was fantastic. The food was fantastic. Everything was great! Keep it up

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday. Even though we had a reservation, we were placed near bathroom and back kitchen making for more traffic. Was disappointed when we saw multiple large style booths that would have accommodated us and made for a much more enjoyable evening

CK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fish tacos were great! Also enjoyed the amber house beer.

c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service very good! We will be back!

s
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed Iron Hill Brewery. The beers were great and they have a great selection for dinner that goes beyond typical pub grub. Enjoyed the soup, thai wraps for starters and the Pub Burger was absolutely delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was very pleasant and welcoming...the food was very good as well! We were shocked that it was packed due to the weather but after the full experience I understand why it was full😊 Definitely will be going back

KR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Our server was really good. My Reuben was fantastic