Casual Fare Eateries
Some of the best local places to eat in Lancaster County are the most casual, where you get that at-home feeling without all the work of food preparation and after meal clean-up.
These casual fare restaurants feature eclectic all-American selections, ranging from southern style comfort food to western raised beef steaks…from contemporary cuisine to tried and true homestyle favorites.
So many options, not enough days to try them all.
2350 Lincoln Hwy E
Lancaster, PA 17602
1639 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
504 E Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
A favorite among locals and a delightful find for visitors to PA Dutch Country, CoffeeCo is a favorite Lancaster County gathering place with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With a menu for every meal and selections for every palate, any time is a great time to stop by one of three locations.
9 Queen Road
Intercourse, PA 17534
Located in the Village of Intercourse, Olde Mill Restaurant is an idyllic gathering place where locals and visitors alike, enjoy an eclectic menu of traditional PA Dutch favorites and casual fare cuisine. Whether you are hungry for a hearty breakfast or looking for a relaxed setting for dinner, you will appreciate their ambiance and tastes. Their extensive menu has something for everyone’s appetite and includes daily “All-You-Can-Eat” specials that will satisfy the hungriest traveler.
2410 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602-3421
The reminiscent atmosphere of a retro diner combines with savory eats for a delightfully fun culinary experience at DJ’s Taste of the 50′s. Order from an eclectic, made-from-scratch menu that includes an extensive selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees. DJ’s features award-winning burgers and fantastic milk shakes that beckon the return visit of locals and PA Dutch visitors alike.
209 East Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 354-4YUM (4986)
Lickity Split Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop (located in the Old Kauffman’s Hardware building) has great tasting food that is served in a fun atmosphere with relaxing ambiance. We offer delicious soups made on the premises, a variety of sandwiches (we even roast our own turkey!), and a plethora of decadent desserts! Call for take out! Come and visit us soon!
1655 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
If you enjoy discovering hidden gems that exceed your expectations, you will appreciate the great tasting eats at Bridgeport Family Restaurant. Join with the locals who have made family owned and operated Bridgeport Family their favorite gathering place for the best in homemade comfort foods served in a down-home atmosphere.
81 Hershey Road (2 minutes from Rte 283)
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Hungry for homestyle cooking that goes beyond the ordinary? Then consider this your invitation from Country Meadows Restaurant to come relax and enjoy, while they do the cooking and cleanup. Any time is a great time to discover Country Meadows. Stop by for a hearty start your day breakfast. Treat a business associate to a quick soup and salad lunch. Meet up with a friend and reconnect as you linger over a leisurely dinner date. No matter what the occasion may be, your made-to-order food selections are prepared fresh with authentic recipes and will most assuredly be savorily delicious. Make sure to save room for the freshly prepared dessert that are made on location.
1812 W Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
The Udder Choice is a real find for those who enjoy delicious casual food selections and have a hankering for amazing varieties of homemade ice cream. From their amazing country style breakfast menu to their homemade soups and signature sandwiches for lunch & dinner, all the food at The Udder Choice is made-to-order and features warm breast of turkey, roasted on-location. Whether you order it as a happy ending to a savory meal or as a “main event,” if you are an ice cream lover, you will be thrilled with The Udder Choice flavors and variations…from old-fashioned ice cream sodas to specialty sundaes and everything in between, this hidden gem is a welcome discovery.
312 Primrose Lane
Mountville, PA 17554
Your quest for epic ice cream and handcrafted casual eats finds its destination at Scoop’s Ice Cream and Grille. Stop by for a family meal or an after-game celebration, make plans for a business lunch or host a birthday party…the welcoming ambiance and relaxing atmosphere at Scoop’s is a great choice for any occasion, ensuring that everyone’s appetite is satisfied. Whether you have a hankering for a handcrafted burger or a specialty chicken sandwich, whether you prefer an entree salad or a signature wrap…you will appreciate you made-to-order food choice, always fresh and delicious. With 24 flavors always available at all times, no trip to Scoop’s is complete without ice cream!
2224 Furnace Hills Pike
Newmanstown (Lititz), PA 17073
The Pretzel Hut is an idyllic local destination that awaits your happy visit. Open year-round, the retro decor and relaxing ambiance are the perfect host for friends and family as they enjoy great tasting food and lively conversation. From their amazing bison burgers and delicious cheese steaks to chicken pot pie and taco salads, The Pretzel Hut specializes in a wide selection of homestyle casual eats, with something to satisfy the taste of everyone. Whether it is ordered as a main event or as dessert, The Pretzel Hut is one of Lancaster County’s most famous ice cream spots. And yes, in tribute to its name, you can always order fresh and hot soft pretzels.