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

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

Bobo T

Bobo T

Bobo T is a Taiwanese-style café in the heart of historic
downtown Lancaster. It specializes in bubble teas, available in
16 flavors, as well as smoothies.

Bobo T

116 W. Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-984-2616

Bruno’s

Bruno’s

Bruno’s is known for its old-style hoagies. You’ll find bakery-fresh rolls, quality cold cuts and cheeses, and a wide selection of tasty toppings. This small shop in the heart of downtown Lancaster is a great place to go for take-out sandwiches, and they have limited seating for eating in.

Bruno's

60 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-7827

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

26 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

47 North Prince 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

443 North Mulberry Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-490-6048

Commonwealth on Queen

Commonwealth on Queen

Commonwealth On Queen is a great place for breakfast and lunch. You’ll find coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads, and soup. In addition, the breakfast menu includes breakfast sandwiches, bagels, egg bake, baked oatmeal, and muffins.

Commonwealth on Queen

301 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-208-3394

Di Carlo’s Pizza

Di Carlo’s Pizza

While they are known for their unique pizza, Di Carlo’s Original Pizza offers much more – including sandwiches, calzones, pepperoni rolls and breadsticks.

Di Carlo's Pizza

155 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-945-7724

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

Flying Pig deli & Gourmet

Flying Pig deli & Gourmet

This sandwich shop, deli, and gourmet store is located in a 100 year-old tobacco warehouse.  It features unique sandwiches, meat and cheese plates, sides, salads, soups, and gourmet grocery items.

Flying Pig deli & Gourmet

324 East Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA   17602
717-435-9162

Fresh Farms Cafe

Fresh Farms Cafe

The food is made from scratch, using the best locally purchased ingredients. Enjoy made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, and personal flatbread pizzas.  The café is open for breakfast.

Fresh Farms Cafe

621 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-517-8850

Grub ‘N Stuff

Grub ‘N Stuff

This restaurant offers inexpensive food and quick service in a Rock and Roll themed environment. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, subs, salads, and soups. There is a full breakfast menu as well.

Grub 'N Stuff

247 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-399-4782

Heavenly Delights Cafe

Heavenly Delights Cafe

This delightful donut and dessert café will satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy fresh made-to-order doughnuts, peach cobble, lemon meringue pie, scones, coffees, fruit smoothies, and deli sandwiches, hoagies, and wraps.

Heavenly Delights Cafe

255 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-517-7029

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

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

Isaac’s Restaurant & Deli

Isaac’s Restaurant & Deli

Isaac’s is a great place for a great sandwich. Every sandwich is unique, not like anything you’ve ever had before. And they are 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 Restaurant & Deli

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

Jimmy Johns

Jimmy Johns

Known for ‘freaky fresh’ and ‘freaky fast’ gourmet sandwiches.  You’ll find from-scratch food, locally purchased produce, and hand-sliced meat.

Jimmy Johns

35 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-517-9493

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

136 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-424-1631

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 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

12 West Orange 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

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

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

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

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

Sabrosa Mexican Grill

Sabrosa Mexican Grill

Sabrosa Mexican Grill specializes in build-your-own burritos, tacos, and salads.

Sabrosa Mexican Grill

622 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-435-8999

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

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

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

There are two Subway restaurants in downtown Lancaster. Subway is known for its fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, quick service, and consistent quality.

Subway

19-21 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-6400

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

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

Sugar On Top

Sugar On Top

A delightful gourmet donut and coffee chop. Enjoy a wide selection of creative donuts, or design your favorite from a variety of frostings and toppings.

Sugar On Top

25 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA
717-874-7836

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 Pillar Lounge

The Pillar Lounge

This Hookah Lounge and Coffee Shop is a place for people to talk. There are comfortable couches, tobacco water pipes, coffee selections, and bakery treats. Open from late afternoon to late evening.

The Pillar Lounge

317 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17601
610-780-0452

Thomas Campus Grille

Thomas Campus Grille

Best cheese steak in Lancaster - no doubt.  Also home to a deep menu filled with creative and delicious sandwiches.

Thomas Campus Grille

430 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-509-7700

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