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About Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster

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.

781 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
College Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 291-9800

Website:
http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/lancaster/

Parking Details:
Ample parking available in back of the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (78)
Great Beer (72)
Good for a Date (52)
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Good for Birthdays (46)
Great for Lunch (45)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Groups (43)
Fun (38)
Business Meals (37)
Bar Seating (35)
Comfort Food (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Authentic (19)
Kid-friendly (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Late-night Find (18)
Cozy (17)
Healthy (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Quick Bite (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
People Watching (13)
Romantic (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Seasonal (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Scenic View (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tapas (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Live Sports (5)
Spicy (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (2)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Very good selection of food and beer. Prices are a little bit high for the size of the portions.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Great evening out with the Wife and friends... We were seated immediately upon arrival, food was excellent as was the service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a great time at Iron Hill Brewery for friend's bday! Our waitress was great and so accommodating, and our food was delicious. Beers were great too. Would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service is always outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

A first disappointment. Our family typically enjoys an evening at this restaurant. Unfortunately, other than the waitress who was helpful and friendly, I can’t say anything else positive. Our party of 5 was seated right by the bathroom hallway. It was extremely noisy and cold. The menu had changed since we had been there last,so a vegan in our group had very few options to choose from. We were there to celebrate an early Valentines dinner. Guessing it will be a while till we all return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food & service was good but seated near kitchen & noisy

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·Dined 7 days ago

Early Valentine’s Day :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great beer! Food was uneven. Burger was great, fries nothing special. Ice cream was delicious, the apple crisp it was served with was bland. Friendly, attentive service. Tiny booth was uncomfortable.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was very loud - hard to have conversation. But we were a large party

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great time. Our waitress was very good-very knowledgeable as to the menu items and beer choices. Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience , I will go again . Staff is friendly even when you have a screaming baby. Fast service and great food and beer.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and drinks were good. Service was attentive to needs. Did not have to wait long once we arrived because of the prior reservations.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a 6pm reservation. We called and asked if we might come earlier and were quickly accommodated. We had a flight of beers, which were good. I had the gumbo appetizer which was very thick and spicy. My wife had the Cajun shrimp entree and found it to be very good. I had a full rack of ribs, half of which were excellent, half undercooked. I informed the manager who made a quite generous adjustment to the bill. The sweet potato fries were excellent. My wife had the malt with pralines and bourbon ice cream and I had the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The service was great and the manager's willingness to work with us was much appreciated. We look forward to a return visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was tasty although I and my frienda had some unpleasant surprises of meat. I ordered medium steak and received well done, my friend asked for medium and got raw. Additionally, we were celebrating birthday and I wad disappointed that a birthday girl didn't get any dessert (I put a note in reservation)

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We have never had a bad experience at Iron Hill. The food at the Lancaster Inn is excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. The beers were amazing, so many IPA's to choose from. The food was wonderful, prepared exactly as we ordered. Our service was excellent, from the hosts to the servers, everyone was great. Capri was our server, and she was training (Amanda), they both did wonderful! We will be back! My kids love to eat here, great kids menu as well.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I ordered the baby back ribs and they were excellent! The restaurant was very busy and quite noisy, so it was hard to hear the other members of our table at times. Service was great!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service felt rushed, we had barely started eating our apps when our entrées came out. Our server was super friendly and attentive the food timing just wasn't great. The food was very good with the exception of the fried brussel sprouts they were overcooked and under season but the rest of our meal was excellent.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The waitress was fantastic! The food is always good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I have gone here several times since they have open, every time the food was good and their beer was so-so but service was always not so good. This time food was good, beer was good and service was very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service was great. Tried the new menu. Wish you hadn’t made the fish tacos an entree. The higher price was not justified for the accompanying tepid bowl of watery rice with a few black beans thrown in. Everything else was spot in.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

They sat us right by the bathroom when the dining area was 80% empty... no excuse for jamming 7 people on a small table for 6. Other patrons had to walk sideways to avoid bumping the person in our party sitting on the end of the table on their way in and out of the restroom. .. waitress was good.. food was good... manager and hostess should be fired!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Better than last time -but still pricey for what you get-maybe new menu soon

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed our food and beverages. Reasonably priced for a mid to upscale feel. Extremely full but waitress was prompt and met our needs and staff apologized for not having wife’s wraps at time rest of food arrived. Good atmosphere. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great and service was very attentive.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food; decent price; a bit of a wait despite the reservation but not terribly long. Parking is very, very good considering Lancaster City. Only thing that would prevent me from coming here for every occasion is the noise level.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My husband likes the beer. I wanted to go because of the gluten free choices. Our meal was tasty and reasonable. I do wish there were more gluten free dinner choices. The filet and mashed potatoes were very good, but can get that almost anywhere. There is gluten free pasta and flours and wish they would use and offer. The gluten free menu is great for lunch though. Don't know why most restaurants can't serve more filtered type water.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our waiter was extraordinary.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food and beer. Sweet potato fries are great. A little more pricey than other Brew Pubs.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Best chicken fried chicken I've ever had. In fact, best chicken I've ever had. Mashed potatoes are the real thing, hearty and flavorful. Steak: scrumptious, juicy, full of flavor. Veggies are cooked to perfection. High quality food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good as always. The wait staff are well trained on both the beer and food menus.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service. Portions (8oz filets) seemed a bit small.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a reservation for 7:00 but our table wasn't available for over 20 minutes. The food was good, ambiance was good, service was fair. We were out with friends. As soon as the server collected our check she disappeared. We stayed to talk for awhile, there plenty of empty tables, but she never stopped back to refill water or see if we wanted anything else. Otherwise, a good evening.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I was visiting Lancaster for the weekend with my husband and 2.5 year old daughter. We figured this would be a good place for dinner and made a reservation. The evening started out unpleasantly with our hostess admonishing us for being 3 minutes late for the reservation (obviously she doesn't know what it's like to go for dinner with a toddler) which initially soured us. Luckily, it was uphill from there. Our waitress was extremely friendly and made great beer suggestions. My husband had the fish 'n chips and I had the filet mignon. Both dishes were delicious. I was actually very impressed with the filet mignon which I asked for medium rare and was cooked to perfection. The place is very kid friendly. They brought us a high chair and kids' menu with crayons. There was an issue with our daughter's meal (came out later, I think it may have been forgotten or dropped) but our waitress was so apologetic and someone I believe to be a manager came to apologize as well, so it ended up being fine. The food here is really quite good and reasonably priced and, obviously, the beer selection is great. I would recommend this restaurant for a family night out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Recommend reservations. Great food at a great price!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We used Open Table for reservations. We arrived 1 minute after the other couple in our party. They had already tried to seat them in the middle of a loud room. They asked to be moved, However, IHB never made note of it, so when we got there, they just gave us a pager and told us it would be a few minutes. Upon entry, the gal was looking for my reservation, and the other girl, without looking at me put her hand out with the pager. I asked her if she was talking to me; she said yes. I told her she never made eye contact, and she never greeted me. Her response was curt, but not apologetic. After a few minutes, our party noticed we were waiting. They had to come get us! So, we handed back the pager, again, no apology. We were celebrating our other party's anniversary. The room was extremely noisy, so it made talking very difficult. At one point, we had 3 different servers. We started with guacamole and "warm" tortilla chips as written on the menu. The chips were cold! We did get warm chips after requesting them. When our other party arrived, they were offered beer samples. When we arrived, we were offered nothing! 2 gals served part of our food. One gal put the plate right in front of my face to hand to my sister. I had to jolt back because she almost hit my face with the plate! The other gal politely passed her plate to the other party and said, "I apologize for my reach." Our silverware kept falling off the table because the plates were so big, and the table was so small. The drinks have too much ice, so I recommend asking them for "little ice." Our table was near the restrooms and the kitchen. My husband was on that outer corner and was hit twice. Don't sit there! The food was good, a bit overpriced, but our guy server was very accommodating. I work in hospitality, and some of what went down would never have been accepted in our venue. No plans to go back anytime soon.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waitress was very attentive and made great suggestions! The food came out quick and was delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfect location for business lunch. Ben provided excellent service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Frankly— Iron Hill’s food isn’t anything all that special— which is not commensurate with its price point. For example— a crock of their version of French onion soup went for $7.00. It wasn’t anything special— or even fantastically cheesy. It was meh. Which would have been okay if the price was too. But it wasn’t. A friend ordered the sweet potatoes fries for $10. Again. Meh. I ordered the Korean Barbecue sliders expecting soy, garlic, ginger— Korean flavors— what I got was a bite so spicy (and the word “spicy” made no appearance as an adjective for this dish on the menu) it ruined my mouth for tasting anything else.

Then the waiter put ice water in my sprite.
*sigh*. But my server was personable and attentive— I think she was excellent.

So. In my opinion, if you’re eating at Iron Hill— stick to the basics: burger, fries, beer. That’s it. Anything beyond this, and I think you might leave feeling like you could have gotten better food at a better price somewhere else. Maybe even at your own kitchen counter.

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