As an all-American favorite, local diners in Lancaster County and PA Dutch country remain a bustling gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Each of the diners featured on this website are unique and authentic, serving great local eats in a friendly setting. Here’s a unique idea for those who love “to ride”…plan and arrange a progressive dinner, traveling to all of the recommended diners scattered throughout the County, having one part of your meal at each location!
42 Rt 41
Gap, PA 17527
Hungry for good eats in a relaxed atmosphere…at any time of the day or night? If so, your appetite will be satisfied at Aunt Jennie’s 41 Diner, a favorite casual dining destination for locals in eastern Lancaster County and for those traveling to and from nearby Chester County. This hidden gem is your place for epic breakfast fare, while the lunch and dinner menu features a wide selection of home cooked comfort food meals…made from scratch and served in generous portions. There is so much to choose from, you’ll have to return next time!
1506 Lancaster Avenue
Columbia, PA 17512
Join the list of discerning diners who are happily discovering Black Olive Family Diner. If you appreciate good food and lots of it, if you prefer meals that are fresh and always delicious, then you will love your first of many visits to the Black Olive. Open 24 hrs every day, this hidden gem is Lancaster County’s destination for those enjoy the experience of food, with an eclectic menu and attentive service that goes far beyond the ordinary. Whether you want to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a midnight snack, Black Olive Family Diner is the diner for you!
5562 Old Philadelphia Pike
Gap, PA 17527
Nestled at the crossroads of Rtes 897 and 340 in the heart of PA Dutch Country, White Horse Luncheonette is the quiet, unassuming gathering place of this idyllic Lancaster County community. For locals, it is their hometown kitchen where they are known by name. For visitors, it is a refreshing step back into time in a captivating diner. White Horse Luncheonette is known for delicious home cooked foods that are enjoyed in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, White Horse Luncheonette is famous for their signature homemade steak sauce which is lavished on delightful cheesesteaks sandwiches, wraps, and even cheesesteak salads!
325 North Reading Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
If you’re hungry and in the mood for home cooked food, you will appreciate the savory menu of made-to-order selections at Evergreen Diner. From hearty breakfasts to delicious sandwiches, from homemade soups to classic comfort food entrees…everyone’s appetite is satisfied at Evergreen Diner with plenty of options for any occasion and preference. Each guest is welcomed into a super clean environment that is accented by the relaxing atmosphere of a traditional diner. Their location is in close proximity to area attractions, including Green Dragon Farmers Market, Historic Cloister, and Adamstown antiques.
607 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
Locally owned and family operated by the Stauffer family, Cloister Restaurant has been Ephrata’s gathering place for good eats, loyal friendships, and enduring memories for 40 years. Specializing in the best of authentic traditional PA Dutch cooking, their famous sign invites everyone to “come vunce in and eat yourself full!” They specialize in homestyle cooking, featuring seasonal favorites that keep their loyal customers coming back, day after day and year after year.