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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Lancaster County

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Lancaster County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (199)
$30 and under
American
Leola
About the restaurant
Our staff at Funck's prepares every dish with care to ensure our customers enjoy the best dining experience possible. Casual, everyday style food made from fresh, natural ingredients from local farms makes our menu reminiscent of Mom's home cooking.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Excellent atmosphere, good attention, very exquisite food and drinks, they must increase the amount of food in the service
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4.7
4.7 (268)
$30 and under
Greek
Lancaster
About the restaurant
KEFI at Yorgos • YORGOS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE • LITTLE MYKONOS at Yorgos.

Call 717-394-6977 for reservations on the outdoor rooftop terrace (OPEN weather permitting/availability.)

KEFI, meaning “good humor,” our 2nd floor dining room features Greek and American cuisine. YORGOS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (1st floor)—Casual pub fare, craft beer, cocktails. LITTLE MYKONOS (3rd floor)—Entertainment and rooftop terrace dining overlooking Lancaster city.

Yorgos Lancaster is located at the corner of Orange & Queen Street in Lancaster, Pa. Established in 1989 at the historic former site of Zimmerman’s. Yorgos serves lunch, dinner, and late-night fare 7 days a week, and breakfast on the weekends. They offer an extensive array of craft beers, cocktails, liquors, and a large wine and champagne selection for dinner.

Two exquisite venue options are available to accommodate large parties and events. Call to inquire about event and large dinner party availability, and rooftop terrace dining.
Top review
Christine
Dined 3 days ago
Service was excellent. Food was delicious and very nice atmosphere.
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4.7
4.7 (1393)
$31 to $50
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. Our guiding tenet is simple yet uncompromising: use local ingredients and made-from-scratch, no-nonsense recipes. Our dishes pay homage to the rural heritage of Lancaster County, all with an extra pinch of creative license. Think Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a contemporary, cosmopolitan twist. From dinner to Sunday brunch, we offer Lancaster County-inspired cuisine all in a memorable, casual-hip setting. Dine in plush leather banquettes alongside restored brick and stone walls, lounge in the Cork & Cap’s rustic bar area, or enjoy seasonal outdoor dining (limited dinner menu Thursday-Saturday) on our patio around Urban Place’s signature smokestack.
Top review
exydzitvip
Dined 3 days ago
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and our first dining experience at Cork & Cap. Menu offered a good selection of appetizers and entrees and our meal showed care and creativity in preparation. Portions were larger than average and prices were reasonable. Service was exemplary as Jennifer offered menu suggestions and shared preparation details which helped us reach decision. Will definitely return and will also book hotel accommodations.
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4.7
4.7 (1835)
$50 and over
American
Leola
About the restaurant
The Log Cabin is an upscale restaurant specializing in fine farm-to-table cuisine, specialty cocktails and wines. The historic structure dates back more than 100 years and was once used as a Speakeasy before opening officially as a restaurant in 1933, after the Repeal of Prohibition. Since then, the Log Cabin has become a Lancaster County tradition, playing host to countless birthdays, anniversaries, business events and celebrations of all kinds.

For groups of 8 or more people, please contact the restaurant to discuss personalized seating and menu options.

717-626-9999 | info@logcabin1933.com
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Jeff
Dined 2 days ago
What a great place to celebrate. Everything was just perfection.
A photo of C'est La Vie restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1192)
$30 and under
European
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Casual Fine Dining…with Character
Life is made of the places you go and the people with whom you go there. C’est La Vie is a bistro that invites you to enjoy the small things in life, in the company of good friends. Our inviting, playful atmosphere along with our delicate yet satisfying cuisine makes for a place truly like no other. We invite you to experience everything C’est La Vie has to offer — and watch the world go by with us.
Artisanal, yet casual, and above all deeply enjoyable — that is the philosophy at the heart of our food. At C’est La Vie we craft both large and small plates meant to excite the senses and appeal to a wide range of tastes. As another way to pay tribute to life in Lancaster, we source our ingredients from the rich community of local farmers, butchers, and more. Discover our frequently changing menu.
Top review
Storge
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely delicious food, beautiful ambience and great service. Love this place!
A photo of El Serrano - Lancaster restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1603)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
The El Serrano Family of Restaurants has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a food trailer at the York Fair--and while it is thousands of miles from Owner Manuel Torres' native Peru, stepping though its hand-carved mahogany doors is like entering a Latin-American hacienda.
Come and discover why we have been in Lancaster since 1993...enjoy Tex-Mex favorites like chicken fajitas or Peruvian specialties such as Lomo Saltado.
Explore our new tapas menu with dishes like Chicken Empanadas and if you are over 21, ask for a sample of our own Finca de Torres selection of wines from our vineyard and winery in Spain.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Sat outside in their lovely courtyard. Their ceviche is the best around! We also had the shrimp tostadas which were delicious.
A photo of JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Lancaster restaurant
4.6
4.6 (998)
$30 and under
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
At J.B. Dawson's, we strive for excellence in our food, service and atmosphere. Our high quality menu begins by... using the freshest ingredients, like our hand cut steaks, fresh ground hamburgers, fresh seafood and home made soups, sauces,dressings and desserts.
Top review
GoodFoodOut
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Food and service was outstanding. This has always been a favorite place to dine for my family. The new seasonal menu had a salad with shrimp that delicious.
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4.5
4.5 (551)
$30 and under
Pub
Columbia
About the restaurant
An authentic Irish pub experience in Marietta, Pennsylvania, McCleary's Public House offers historical and exciting menu items served with passion to all visiting guests. On the menu at McCleary's Public House, you'll find such items as fish and chips, bangers and mash, crab cakes, and pan-seared salmon.

At the bar at McCleary's Public House, enjoy a delectable array of beer, wine, and spirits to be shared with friends. Over 70 varieties of beer are available, including bottled and imported brews to pair with any meal. For a sweeter taste, choose from a humble list of red and white wines, indulge in a handcrafted cocktail, or sample something new with a whiskey flight.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Everything was great. However, the lighting needs to be brighter.. Had to use our Cell flashlights to read the menu.
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4.4
4.4 (936)
$31 to $50
American
Lititz
About the restaurant
Located in a historic building, Lititz Springs Inn and Spa dining experience is a chic way to take in the local culture. Enjoy the dining area, the outdoor patio or the cocktail lounge. Each area serves the full menu of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that can satisfy any tastes. From casual burgers and other pub fare, to delicious entrees, Lititz Springs Inn makes everyone welcome.

The real star of Lititz Springs Inn restaurant is the wine menu. Developed by the head bar manager and revised by local wine professionals, the menu features not only wines but also a variety of whiskey, scotch and bourbon choices. You can also try one of the Lititz Springs Inn and Spa signature cocktails to finish off your evening.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
We were all expecting to have a nice time and a nice meal. But we were all blown away by how delicious our fish pie, shepherds pie and chicken/leek pie were! We’ll be back!
A photo of Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster restaurant
4.2
4.2 (3250)
$30 and under
American
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, where you'll find fine handcrafted beers, creative yet informal cuisine, and friendly, attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. We're passionate about producing distinctive, full-flavored handcrafted beers, accompanied by fresh–from–scratch New American cuisine in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Our goal has always been to provide food and beer that is inspired, consistently crafted and presented by a knowledgeable and courteous service staff.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great service and food Not sure why alcoholic beverage costs are soo high and much higher comparatively with other local restaurants. This will most likely cause us to chose other restaurants over iron hill.
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