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The Udder Choice Restaurant and Ice Cream Shop

If you enjoy discovering hidden gems that exceed your expectations, then you will want to experience The Udder Choice…located just west of Ephrata, along Rte 322.  This Lancaster County favorite is a real find for those who enjoy delicious casual food selections and have a hankering for amazing varieties of homemade ice cream.

Locally owned and family operated, The Udder Choice has long been a favorite among the locals who return, again and again, knowing they will be greeted with attentive service and served food that is always tasty.  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.

The Udder Choice
1812 W Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 733-4300

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Our Hours…

The Udder Choice is open and looks forward to your visit…

Monday – Thursday 5:30am until 9pm

Friday 5:30am until 10pm

Saturday 5:30am until 9pm

Sunday 2pm until 9pm


Our Story…

Locally owned and operated by the Ulrich family since 1987, The Udder Choice is committed to serving you the very best in homestyle casual eats and sweets at affordable prices, in an environment that is both relaxing and friendly.  Whether you are a first-time guest or a loyal customer who returns several times each week, you are always welcome at The Udder Choice.

Our Breakfast Menu…

Our Lunch & Dinner Menu…

Vintage Scoops & Gallery…

Whether you are a history buff or just love anything to do with ice cream, you will enjoy looking at the large collection of vintage ice cream scoops that the Ulrich family has accumulated through the years, some of which are rare and unusual varieties.



The Udder Choice is located on Rte 322, just a few miles west of Ephrata, right in the heart of PA Dutch country.



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