Best Restaurants in Lancaster Pennsylvania as Voted On by WebstaurantStore Employees
It’s no surprise that as employees of a restaurant equipment and supply company, we all have a healthy appetite for delicious food. Luckily for us, we’re nestled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which is (believe it or not) home to an abundance of different food options. From spicy Indian meals and zesty Peruvian dishes to bountiful burgers and ooey-gooey pizzas, our neck of the woods offers plenty of options to satisfy any (and all) food cravings. So, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 employee-voted best restaurants that gives you a little taste of what our area has to offer.
10. Lancaster Dispensing Company
Lancaster Dispensing Company, known among locals as “DipCo”, is located right in the heart of downtown Lancaster city. This cozy bar and restaurant offers guests an array of light appetizers, hearty meals, a great selection of local and imported brews, and live entertainment.
9. The Horse Inn
Renovated from horse stalls into a stylish prohibition-era-themed gastropub, The Horse Inn boasts “infamous” tenderloin tips and one-of-a-kind cocktails. Since the owners strive to only use local and fresh ingredients, their menu is always changing with the seasons.
8. Iron Hill Brewery
Iron Hill Brewery not only offers handcrafted beers, but they also have signature dishes that both vegetarians and carnivores will love. Best of all, they have 12 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, so there may be one near you.
7. Rachel’s Café and Creperie
Thanks to their individually prepared sweet and savory crepe options, Rachel’s Café and Creperie is the place to go for any meal. Not to mention, they also offer an assortment of delicious warm and cool beverages that pair perfectly with any crepe.
6. The Belvedere Inn
Located in the former mansion of a tobacco plantation owner, The Belvedere Inn offers an elegant dining experience with an array of wine and spirit options. This trendy establishment also has a full-service piano bar and lounge located right above their dining area, known as Crazy Shirley’s.
The owners of Ma(i)son practice an approach to food that is “rooted in the soulful culinary traditions and techniques of the old world”. This “urban cookery” uses fresh and local ingredients and blends them with French and Italian cooking styles.
4. El Serrano
For over 20 years, El Serrano has been the place to dine for anyone who loves Peruvian and Latin-American cuisine. Their newer location in Lancaster County is designed to enhance your dining experience by making it feel as if you’ve been transported to Peru.
3. Aussie and the Fox
Travel to the land down under with the help of Aussie and the Fox’s innovative blend of Australian and American cuisine. This family owned restaurant and bar brings the personality of the playful Aussie general manager, Colin Morrell, and mixes it with the sophistication of the proprietor, Frank Fox.
2. Rice and Noodles
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed their successful Vietnamese restaurant in New Orleans, the owners of Rice and Noodles were forced to evacuate and stay with family in Lancaster. In 2006, they opened their restaurant in Lancaster where they use fresh and local ingredients to create traditional and delicious Vietnamese dishes.
1. Himalayan Curry and Grill
Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or a meat-loving carnivore, Himalayan Curry and Grill offers a little something for everyone (which explains why it’s our number one employee-voted best restaurant). This Nepalese and Indian restaurant boasts flavorful and spicy appetizers and entrees, as well as sweet desserts and yogurt drinks.
Honorable Mentions: Fenz Restaurant and Latenight, Flora’s Restaurant, Ginza Sushi, Hunger N Thirst, Mad Chef Craft Brewing, On Orange, Roburritos, Silantra, Sukhothai Restaurant, Trattoria Fratelli, and Wasabi.