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Lancaster County, PA Dining

Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast with us every morning and carry on well into the night in our lounge, but when it comes to dining, you will have to go out and explore Lancaster County dining options. Lancaster County, PA is full of fine restaurants and casual cafés to suit your palate. One of the best and closest dining spots is Zia Maria Italian Eatery & Pub. Serving up authentic Italian fare and refreshing beverages, Zia's is great for romantic dinners, family meals, or catching the game with some friends on one of the flat-screen TVs in the bar. The restaurant also features an outdoor deck for al fresco dining, and live entertainment throughout the year to liven up your evening.

Located in Denver, the heart of Amish Country, our hotel is less than a mile from Zia Maria, and is also close to many of the area's other fine eateries. For more information about the best Lancaster County, PA dining, please contact us.

The Best of Lancaster County, PA Dining


Hilltop Inn | Ephrata, PA | 717.733.6331
Hill Top Inn has been in business for more than 60 years.  Our casual "Cheers" atmosphere, great food and drinks keeps the locals, as well as our regular Ephrata visitors, coming back.  The Hill Top serves an eclectic menu of steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and pizza, as well as Greek and Vietnamese cuisine.  The Hill Top offers outside deck dining from May through September and an outside heated and covered smoking area during the Fall, Winter and Spring months.

Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar | Reading, PA | 610.376.8500
Featured on The Travel Channel's Bar Food Paradise episode , Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar has been in business since 1933. They are known as one of the first bars in America to serve free peanuts--and throw the shells on the floor!

Johnny's Bar & Steakhouse | Denver, PA | 717.336.1909
Looking for the perfect place to kick back after a long week? A great place to dine with family and friends? Johnny's Bar and Steak House offers a New York style modern decor that pulses with the vibrant energy of the city, yet offers a relaxed atmosphere the whole family will love! Enjoy the inviting hospitality of our staff while the rich sounds of Frank Sinatra's classics play in the background. And don't look now... Your favorite old-time movie just might be playing on our big plasma screen tv! That's right -- we play some of the best black and white features from the good ol' days everynight!

Authentic Lancaster County Fare

Good 'n Plenty Restaurant | Bird-In-Hand, PA | 717.393.9674
Bring family, friends and neighbors to enjoy our traditional Lancaster County home cooking and you'll see why we've been chosen as one of AAA's Top Best "down home dining" restaurants in North America, as well as being voted "the best" local PA Dutch restaurant for 15 years running. Staffed with local cooks who have devoted years to preparing outstanding food, Good 'n Plenty is like no other restaurant in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch area.

Plain & Fancy Farm | Bird-In-Hand, PA | 800.669.3568
Amos, Ben, Manny and Elmer, are our Amish neighbors who supply us with sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, squash, peppers and onions, and have helped us go from "farm to table" for over 50 years. Travel Channel's Man v. Food Nation featured Plain & Fancy Farm in their special "Feasts" episode. That's right. Adam Richman and crew spent the entire day in the Plain & Fancy garden, kitchen and dining room. Adam helped prepare, and then sat down to enjoy the Amish Farm Feast, featuring made-from-scratch fried chicken, Lancaster County style chicken pot pie, vegetables from the Plain & Fancy garden, shoofly pie and more.


Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant | Lancaster, PA | 717 291.9800
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant takes its name from an historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where Generals Washington and Lafayette battled against General Cornwallis to ensure American liberty. It was, in fact, the pursuit of happiness as described by the Declaration of Independence, that led to the formation of Iron Hill in 1994, when two award-winning homebrewers, Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson teamed up with Kevin Davies, an experienced professional in restaurant operations. And the rest, so to speak, is history. Iron Hill has seen significant growth in the years it has been doing business. Since the opening of their flagship store in Newark, Delaware in November 1996, they have added seven more locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, with more to come. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a privately owned company that produces distinctive, full-flavored handcrafted beers, accompanied by inspired yet informal New American cuisine in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. The goal has always been to produce food and beer that is fresh and inspired, consistently crafted and presented by a knowledgeable and courteous service staff.

Lancaster Brewing Company | Lancaster, PA | 717.391.6258
By producing Lancaster's first commercially brewed beer in nearly 40 years, Lancaster Brewing Company has reawakened a rich and colorful brewing history. Enjoy craft brews made right inside the restaurant with lunch or dinner.

Stoudt's Black Angus Restaurant & Pub | Adamstown, PA | 717. 484. 4386
Stoudt's Brewery, the oldest microbrewery in Pennsylvania was featured on PBS's American Beer Blogger. Enjoy the ambiance created from Ed’s vast collection of antiques and political memorabilia while tasting some craft brews fresh from right next door. Superior quality in hand-trimmed steaks, seafood, and chef specialties gives our clients a variety of deliciously creative selections. Child friendly, we offer a seasonally changing menu with an emphasis on locally produced and organically farmed items.

Union Barrel Works | Reamstown, PA | 717.335.7837
In our turn-of-the-century building, which originally functioned as a hardware store (and later a garment factory), one can find a truly great, original and enjoyable atmosphere. Exciting cuisine is available in the pub and dining room.


Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord | Bird-In-Hand | 717.768.1500
Good food has been a tradition with the Smucker family since our great-grandparents first moved to Bird-in-Hand at the turn of the century. Each day on our menu and smorgasbord you’ll find a whole host of traditional Lancaster County recipes perfected by our family for three generations and a genuinely friendly staff ready to make you feel right at home. We invite you to enjoy our fresh foods and traditional Lancaster County recipes perfected by our family over the past 35 years. 

Millers | Ronks, PA | 800.669.3568
Our award winning smorgasbord features mouth-watering American favorites as well as our own distinctive Heritage Dishes and bakery-fresh desserts...chilled steamed shrimp, top sirloin, breast of turkey, golden fried chicken, baked ham and fish, chicken corn soup, baked cabbage, bakery fresh cheesecake, shoo-fly pie, gourmet apple pie, and much more.

Shady Maple Smorgasbord | East Earl, PA | 717.354.8222
Shady Maple is a family tradition! Discover the experience of dining at Lancaster County's largest smorgasbord featuring 200 feet of deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. At Shady Maple some of Lancaster County's finest cooks prepare all your favorite PA Dutch foods, as well as some exciting new dishes. Be sure to check our daily dinner specials including steak, prime rib, seafood and more.

Fine Dining

Belvedere Inn | Lancaster, PA | 717.394.2422
The Belvedere Inn is an award-winning restaurant in Lancaster, PA, known for its delicious contemporary American cuisine and elegant dining atmosphere. Our menu selections offer a fresh spin on classic dishes, prepared by world-class chef, Steve Drake. Come in, relax and have a great time. Enjoy our savory appetizers, lunch specials and entrees. Stop by for a cocktail after work or enjoy live jazz in our piano bar upstairs. There's something for everyone at The Belvedere, and our friendly staff will always make you feel welcome. We are committed to using the freshest local produce and organic ingredients from Lancaster County, plus unique foods from around the world. Join us anytime for lunch, dinner or drinks, and see what makes The Belvedere Inn such a unique dining experience in Lancaster City.

John J. Jefferies | Lancaster, PA | 717-431-3307
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant. All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs. Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs. We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries and their communities. By doing so, we are encouraging a shift in consumer demand away from overexploited fisheries and unhealthy fish farming practices. Our water for drinking and cooking is filtered through an in-house carbon system. Our coffee is organic fair trade and locally roasted in small batches.

Strawberry Hill Restaurant | Lancaster, PA | 717-393-5544
The stately, old Victorian at the corners of Strawberry, Mulberry and Vine Streets is of 1880’s vintage and has always been a haven of refuge for the general public. It’s seen several reincarnations…from hotel to tavern to speakeasy to brothel to corner bar to renowned steak house….and finally since 1986, as the award-winning Strawberry Hill Restaurant. At its original construction, the gorgeous old building was an anchor to the German section of Lancaster City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, it’s a veritable mecca of exceptional and creative international cuisine, as well as serving as Pennsylvania’s top Wine Destination restaurant (as named by Wine Spectator.) Well over a century since its construction, the grand old building at the crest of Strawberry Hill is still making history with an extraordinary range of fine food and exceptional wine.


Kyma Seafood Grill | Stevens, PA | 717.335.3833
Kyma Seafood offers the best seafood in Lancaster County including our infamous Colossal Crab Cake! Enjoy fresh grilled North Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, ahi tuna, and sword fish along with a selection of shrimp and shellfish dishes that will have your mouth watering. Plus, all of our entrees, salads, sides and more are reasonably priced, perfect for a family dinner, night out with friends or even a great date!


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