We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


513 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-3333
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #67 of 226 Restaurants in Bloomington
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
915 reviews 915 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went for lunch and was surprised that we were the only customers. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was very friendly and prompt. I had the Crab Cake Sandwich and my spouse had the BLT both were very good. In all we enjoyed our unusual private lunch. Parking is on the street.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We started our meal with the crab cakes and breaded shrimp. Both were delicious. I ordered the Filet Mignon and the steak had good flavor, but was only an inch thick. For the cost I would expect a nice thick cut of steak. My side was the sweet potatoes which were like frozen tator tots and totally unremarkable. I had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We always love going to Lancaster's. Any time we have a special occasion it is our go to place. If you want the same old thing/chain restaurant-type meal this is not where you want to go. The atmosphere is Downtown Old Bloomington--quaint, quiet and sophisticated. The service is outstanding and we are always met like we were old friends just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The group of ladies I met here for a girls night had appetizers and dessert to share. The food was very good! I don't know about prices, someone else paid! :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Normal, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lancaster's is a great lunch place...quiet, professional service, feels a little upscale, but not ridiculously expensive. Try the Alley Salad!

Was this review helpful? Yes
chicago, illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

It had been several years since our last two visits to this restaurant and thought we'd give it another try. Those two visits also were well placed apart and we quickly remembered the reason ... Over the years it's easy to be forgiving. The restaurant was reasonably busy on a snowy Saturday night and we were seated promptly. Our server... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My wife and I decided to try Lancaster's last night. The place wasn't very busy, less than half full. Our entire visit took 90 minutes - way too long for a simple dinner for two (nothing was ordered that would require this kind of time, either). We started with the stuffed mushroom. 25 minutes later, it came on a plate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I grew up in town, but have lived around the country for the past 13 years, most of the time downtown Chicago. I got spoiled, but the quality of food and service at Lancaster's is fantastic, and at a higher level than most options in the area. We will be back soon!

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Paso, Illinois
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

They almost did it. They almost gave us the night out that we were hoping for, The food actually was quite good. We started with their scallop appetizer which they presented beautifully. The scallops were excellent~ the accompanying sauce just right in that it did not overpower, but enhanced the flavor of the seafood. We went on to order the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We have been enjoying Lancaster's for 20 years, We always wanted the best for our Anniversary, but we had several issues recently. There were so many verbal changes & substitutions to the menu, that we couldn't keep it straight. Duck appetizer was very nice, seafood bisque was very nice. Veal had been cut into strips & breaded, seemed wrinkled, &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lancaster's also viewed


Been to Lancaster's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lancaster's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing