Café & Casual

There are many places in downtown Lancaster to find great food in an attractive setting. Whether it’s a casual meal, sandwich, snack, taste treat, or a memorable experience, you have many delicious options in downtown Lancaster. There’s something to please every taste.

88 Chinese Express

88 Chinese Express

Located in the heart of the downtown, 88 Chinese Express offers a wide array of Chinese dishes, ranging from traditional Cantonese and Szechuanese to new-style Asian entrees. Dine in or take out a delicious Chinese meal.

88 Chinese Express

31 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-399-8898

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizzeria

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizzeria

Choose from pizza, stromboli, calzones, subs, wraps, burgers, salads, wings, pasta and dinners.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizzeria

241 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-391-1000

Antonio’s Pizza House

Antonio’s Pizza House

Enjoy pizzas, strombolis, subs, wraps, appetizers, dinners, salads, and desserts.

Antonio's Pizza House

678 West Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-509-4000

Aura Espresso Room

Aura Espresso Room

Enjoy a variety of European-style coffee drinks, fresh-squeezed juice, fruit smoothies, as well as baked goods.

Aura Espresso Room

44 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-391-2872

Barberet Bistro & Bakery

Barberet Bistro & Bakery

Treat yourself to a culinary delight. The bakery offers extraordinary French pastries, including macrons, truffles, tarts, cakes, and individual pastries. The bistro’s serves a complete menu in a casual and welcoming environment.

Barberet Bistro & Bakery

26 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-690-2354

Blazin’ J’s

Blazin’ J’s

“Home of the hot chicken sandwich”, this restaurant features chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, and chicken salad along with waffles and fries.

Blazin' J

15 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-945-7197

C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie is a bistro that invites you to enjoy the small things in life, in the company of good friends. Our inviting, playful atmosphere along with our delicate yet satisfying cuisine makes for a place truly like no other.

C'est La Vie

18 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-7319

Cabalar Meat Co.

Cabalar Meat Co.

This café serves breakfast and lunch.  Enjoy a variety of snacks, sandwiches, burgers, salads and desserts.

Cabalar Meat Co.

The Keppel Building
325 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-208-7344

Café Di Vetro

Café Di Vetro

Café Di Vetro is a contemporary coffee shop with a big city feel. In addition to coffee drinks, the café offers sandwiches, wraps, paninis, soups, and salads. The café is open for breakfast and lunch. Try the Italian coffee.

Café Di Vetro

400 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-471-3422

Cafe’ One Eight

Cafe’ One Eight

Café One Eight offers casual dining in a historic, intimate, downtown setting. They feature a delicious selection of food, coffee, tea, and much more.

Cafe' One Eight

18 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-509-4500

Cafe’ Onions

Cafe’ Onions

Located in a charming old building on the fun 300 block of N. Queen Street is this unusual restaurant that offers Korean dishes as well as traditional Pennsylvania sandwich shop selections..

Cafe' Onions

340 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-396-8777

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen

They offer traditional dishes from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, featuring curried beef, chicken and vegetables, salads, and desserts.

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen

351 North Mulberry Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-824-3964

Chestnut Hill Cafe

Chestnut Hill Cafe

A charmingly distinctive neighborhood café 5 blocks west of Penn Square on beautifully historic West Chestnut Street.

Chestnut Hill Cafe

532 West Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-509-2008

Chop Sushi

Chop Sushi

Select from a wide variety of your favorite bowls, or make your own starting with a base and adding veggies, toppings, and sauces.

Chop Sushi

126 North Prince street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-283-0599

Cocina Mexicana

Cocina Mexicana

Cocina Mexicana is a small, cozy downtown restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food. The décor is simple, the service is good, and the prices are reasonable.

Cocina Mexicana

112 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-393-9193

Commonwealth Kitchen & Cafe

Commonwealth Kitchen & Cafe

Serving breakfast and lunch, this local eatery features sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as made-from-scratch pastries, sweets, baked goods, and bagels.

Commonwealth Kitchen & Cafe

420 Pearl Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-517-9413

Decades

Decades

In this unique business you will find not only a remarkable restaurant with bar, there is a 6-lane boutique bowling alley and arcade.  The Southern influenced restaurant features appetizers, entrees, burgers, sandwiches, sides, and sweets.

Decades

438 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-282-1421

Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery

Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery

This company opened a wine shop in downtown Lancaster at 348 N. Queen St.  The winery will feature wine and mead from the Berks County vineyard and winery that launched in 2015 on the Brown family’s farm north of Reading.

Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery

348 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
484-575-1484

East King Culinary

East King Culinary

East King Culinary’s bottega is a open for a delightful take-away lunch. They specialize in salads, paninis, soups, and sweets.

East King Culinary

110 East King Street
Lancaster, Pa. 17602
717-725-4184

Flora’s

Flora’s

This delightful neighborhood restaurant offers delicious Latino cuisine.  The menu typically includes Pollo Asado, Cuban Sandwich, Fried Peruvian Tilapia, Arroz con Gandules, and much more.

Flora's

306 North Mulberry Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-553-5365

Grape Leaf Cafe

Grape Leaf Cafe

This catering business has a takeout window offering a selection of dishes made by immigrant and refugee cooks, including falafel sandwiches.

Grape Leaf Cafe

323 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-875-1320

Himalayan Curry & Grill

Himalayan Curry & Grill

This intimate restaurant is a local favorite for those that appreciate authentic Indian and Nepalese dishes. The lunch buffet is very popular.

Himalayan Curry & Grill

22 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-393-2330

House of Pizza

House of Pizza

The House of Pizza restaurant is committed to serving consistent, good food at a reasonable price, with high customer satisfaction. It has been voted onto the “A” list of neighborhood pizza restaurants by Central Pennsylvania Magazine.

House of Pizza

23 West Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-393-1747

Hubub World Market

Hubub World Market

The café features Angolan cuisine, while the grocery store features international foods.

Hubub World Market

550 West Frederick Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Isaac’s Brewhouse

Isaac’s Brewhouse

Isaac’s is not only a great place for a sandwich, but now a great place for a beer.  They serve 11 beers on tap, including two varieties made in cooperation with other local breweries, as well as eight of its own, including four IPA’s, a stout, a witbier and a hard seltzer.  Also featured is Stoudts Brewing Company’s American Pale Ale.  Their sandwiches are unique, unlike anything you’ve had before and all named for exotic birds. Soups are a real taste treat. Isaac’s is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Isaac’s Brewhouse

25 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-394-5544

Issei Noodle House

Issei Noodle House

Issei Noodle provides an exciting Asian dining experience featuring an extensive menu of Asian-infusion style noodles from the Pacific Rim.

Issei Noodle House

44 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-449-6800

Kabab Station

Kabab Station

Enjoy Persian cuisine!  The restaurant features lamb, beef, and chicken dishes and kababs.  They offer a variety of soups, salads, and baked sweets.

Kabab Station

247 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-399-0101

La Cocina

La Cocina

The food is authentic Dominican/Mexican. There is a wide selection including Empanadas, Plantains, Pork, Chicken, Pepper Steak, Rice and Beans, and both Chicken and Beef Stew.

La Cocina

111 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-481-9950

La Costena Restaurant

La Costena Restaurant

This Peruvian restaurant offers the best in Peruvian cuisine, with authentic Peruvian dishes and drinks.

La Costena Restaurant

315 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-1996

La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery

La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery

La Dolce Vita is an authentic Italian bakery across from the courthouse. Try the unforgettable cookies, pastries, cakes, breads, and much more. You can also enjoy delicious Italian sandwiches, fresh salads, and a variety of coffee drinks.

La Dolce Vita

9 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-239-5101

La Petite Patisserie

La Petite Patisserie

La Petite Patisserie is a dessert boutique, with a distinctive French flair. La Petite Patisserie offers an abundant selection of pastries, specialty cakes, cupcakes, bars, cookies, tarts and authentic French macaroons. Everything is baked from scratch, using as many local resources as possible. Make sure to try their Sunday Brunch!

La Petite Patisserie

621 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-424-1631

Lancaster City Nutrition

Lancaster City Nutrition

This unique shop features smoothies and shakes that can be customized with 100 different ingredients.  In addition, there are health teas and protein coffees.

Lancaster City Nutrition

307 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-925-7887

Lancaster Cupcake

Lancaster Cupcake

Come and experience the amazing power of a cupcake to turn a frown into a smile and impact someone’s day. And they are available in a variety of delicious and fun flavors.

Lancaster Cupcake

24 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-553-5287

Lancaster Downtown Deli

Lancaster Downtown Deli

This deli, located in The Shoppes at Rielly Bros. & Raub, offers lunch deli sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and salads.

Lancaster Downtown Deli

45 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-869-5615

Lancaster Pickle Company

Lancaster Pickle Company

A unique food store selling 10 flavors of pickles, salsa, aged cheese, homemade ice cream, and imported Italian items.

Lancaster Pickle Company

318 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-606-7878

Lancaster Sweet Shoppe

Lancaster Sweet Shoppe

This downtown dessert destination features locally made premium desserts.  They offer homemade fudge, peanut brittle, locally made ice cream, and best of all - freshly made Stroopies (PA Dutch cookies).

Lancaster Sweet Shoppe

141 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-869-5955

Lemon Street Market

Lemon Street Market

This small but fun market house is both a grocery and to-go eatery specializing in organic local produce and gourmet sandwiches.

Lemon Street Market

241 West Lemon Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-826-0843

Max’s Eatery

Max’s Eatery

This casual restaurant has emphasis on a happy experience and affordability, featuring burgers, sandwiches, waffles, and salads.

Max’s Eatery

38 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-984-6286

mean cup

mean cup

A great place for a mean cup of coffee or tea, hot or iced. Open daily 7am to 7 pm. Enjoy grab-and go seasonal sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and desserts.

mean cup

398 Harrisburg Avenue, #200
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-399-3620

Miesse Candy and Ice Cream Parlor

Miesse Candy and Ice Cream Parlor

Enjoy candy made in Lancaster, and a charming, old-fashioned soda fountain featuring ice cream and milk shakes.

Miesse Candy and Ice Cream Parlor

118 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-6011

My Place Pizza

My Place Pizza

Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, My Place Pizza is a great place to go for pizza, subs, cheese steaks, and sandwiches on rolls.

My Place Pizza

12 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-393-6405

Noodle King

Noodle King

This authentic Vietnamese restaurant specializes in Vietnamese noodles of all kinds. You can enjoy healthy comfort foods like spring rolls, pho, Vietnamese beef stew, and chicken ramen noodles.

Noodle King

216 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-2799

Oka Asian Fusion

Oka Asian Fusion

This restaurant on College Row offers a wide array of delicious authentic Japanese, Chinese, and Thai foods.

Oka Asian Fusion

721 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-396-8998

On Orange

On Orange

On Orange is a friendly, casual restaurant located in a historic building that dates back to 1850. There is something for everyone. The all day menu includes daily specials and delicious breakfast favorites.

On Orange

108 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-5157

Passenger Coffee Roasters

Passenger Coffee Roasters

Select, fresh roasted coffees and teas are offered in this attractive shop just off Penn Square.  Selections are changed seasonally.  There is a limited menu offering croissants, breakfast buns, and biscuits.

Passenger Coffee Roasters

7 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-715-0992

Penny’s

Penny’s

Penny’s is a small but charming downtown ice cream shop.

Penny's

228 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

POP & PERK

POP & PERK

Enjoy 51 flavors of Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn.  This shop also sells packaged coffee, pop art, and popcorn bowls decorated by local artists.

POP & PERK

136 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-824-4278

Prince Street Cafe’

Prince Street Cafe’

This hip coffee shop and restaurant is located across the street from the Fulton theatre. It’s family-friendly, offering fresh sandwiches and salads among other delicious options. The décor is comfortable and it’s open from 6:30am to 11pm.

Prince Street Café

15 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-1505

Rachel’s Cafe’ & Creperie

Rachel’s Cafe’ & Creperie

Looking for something different and delightful? The environment is casual and unassuming. Rachel’s specializes in a wide variety of unforgettable crepes. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday – Sunday.

Rachel’s Café & Creperie

201 West Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-399-3515

Ric’s Bread

Ric’s Bread

Ric’s Bread and Bakery specializes in Artisan bread and wholesome baked goods made from the finest ingredients. Be sure to try the mouth-watering muffins and oversized cookies. The bakery’s deli offers specialty sandwiches and delicious homemade soups.

Ric's Bread

24 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-8385

Rita’s

Rita’s

A great place to enjoy world-famous Italian ice treats made with simple ingredients.

Rita's

6 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-984-2548

Rolled Cold Creamery

Rolled Cold Creamery

Enjoy made-to-order, hand-rolled ice cream, available in a wide range of flavors.  In addition to ice cream, they offer outstanding coffee.

Rolled Cold Creamery

24 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-208-3805

Route 66

Route 66

This restaurant features burgers, fries, and milk shakes. It also
offers cheese steaks, subs, salads, and baked spuds.

Route 66

45 West Liberty Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-394-0010

Sa La Thai

Sa La Thai

Experience some of the finest authentic Thai cuisine. This Thai food and noodles house is open for lunch and dinner, ear-in or take-out.

Sa La Thai

337 North Queen Street
Lancaster, Pa. 17603
717-509-4850

Sakura

Sakura

This downtown Japanese restaurant serves authentic Japanese, Thai, and Chinese dishes. You can also enjoy their sushi bar. Dine in, take out, or get delivery.

Sakura

33 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-509-2838

Senor Hoagies

Senor Hoagies

Enjoy a variety of hot subs, cold subs, and wraps - some made with ingredients used in traditional Mexican dishes.  You will also find salads, breakfast sandwiches, and desserts.

Senor Hoagies

47 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-208-3390

Silantra

Silantra

Enjoy fast, casual, Asian meals. Build your own Asian
burritos, bowls, and salads using fresh ingredients.

Silantra

101 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-399-1988

Souvlaki Boys

Souvlaki Boys

This authentic Greek grill offers the taste of Greece’s ‘street food’.  They use healthy ingredients, prepared fresh, and from scratch. The menu includes small plates, platters, pitas, salads, and souvlaki by the skewer.

Souvlaki Boys

1 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-208-6243

Splits and Giggles

Splits and Giggles

Enjoy this old-fashioned neighborhood ice cream parlor, featuring 24 flavors of hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream, paninis, homemade soups, and more.

Splits and Giggles

500 West Lemon Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-399-3332

SQUARE one COFFEE

SQUARE one COFFEE

Square One Coffee is a neighborhood, specialty coffee shop. In addition to coffee they offer a limited selection of tea, sandwiches, and tasty treats. The atmosphere is homey and somewhat funky.

SQUARE one COFFEE

145 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-392-3354

Starbucks

Starbucks

Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, this Starbucks offers coffee as well as other hot drinks, bakery items, lunch, and hot breakfast

Starbucks

101 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-209-7171

Steel Peel

Steel Peel

Located near F&M College, they offer traditional pizza, sandwiches, calzones, and a variety of unusual pizzas sold by the slice.

Steel Peel

611 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-6212

Subway

Subway

Subway is known for its fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, quick service, and consistent quality.

Subway

217-219 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-3600

19-23 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-6400

Sugar Bowl Pizzeria

Sugar Bowl Pizzeria

They offer pizza, strombolis, pasta dinners. subs, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and appetizers. Their dough is made fresh daily.

Sugar Bowl Pizzeria

601 West Lemon Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-333-8808

SukhoThai

SukhoThai

This delightful Thai restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, serving a wide selection of entrees, soups and salads.

SukhoThai

398 Harrisburg Avenue, #500
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-517-9422

The Bread Pedaler

The Bread Pedaler

Home-style breakfast and lunch options with a focus on quality, fresh, organic, locally-sourced foods.

The Bread Pedaler

116 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-693-6266

The Fat Crab Cafe

The Fat Crab Cafe

The café features seafood sandwiches, soups, salads, and sides.  Also available -  fish ‘n chips and a combination named The Crabman.

The Fat Crab Cafe

430 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-2008

The Plough

The Plough

This fine restaurant and bar is located on the first floor of the Marriott Hotel on Penn Square.  It features an open kitchen which can be seen from the dining room.

The Plough

25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-207-4095

The Pop’d Shop

The Pop’d Shop

This fun shop features popcorn, soda pop, popsicles, and poptoast, all handcrafted in-house.

The Pop'd Shop

348 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-461-3767

Willie James Soul Food at Downtown

Willie James Soul Food at Downtown

A great place to go for traditional soul food including fried chicken, fish sandwiches, ox tail, collard greens, cornbread, grits, and even mac ‘n cheese.

Willie James Soul Food at Downtown

113 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-553-5599