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Lancaster's Cafe

504 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy, New Albany, IN 40272
812 949-2400
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Ranked #38 of 108 restaurants in New Albany
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Nov 19, 2013
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15 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have never tasted so much salt on EVERYTHING in my life. My wife had chicken and I had turkey and I think we must have ordered two plates of salt instead. The food is edible but my blood pressure must have raised several points after eating here. I can see why the older generation eats here, they drench everything... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Lancaster's has moved from New Albany to Clarksville. I had not visited the old location, but decided to try the new one. No frills renovation of an old Ponderosa building. The food was good across the board. I had fried chicken (2 thighs), green beans, greens, and a slice of pumpkin pie (& a glass of water). BUT, this was... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Recommended by the Horseshoe Casino staff. Great food and good prices. My wife and i enjoyed the fried chicken and veggies. We found it filled with locals and one of the best places to eat in the area. We will be eating there again next time we are in the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

First impression was really bad there were no Spoons where u pick up silver wear to go through line i asked girl behind counter she said i don't know unless they are mixed in i can see if we have some so i waited went to bathroom came back still no spoons so i left didn't get to the food.... More

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Clarksville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

this building was the old lancaster's on elm street. not the right photo for the cafe on 5th street. however... the food is great.... always and good price and good variety, we go often.we love to go as a large family, something for every one, and we can sit and chat awhile... even get carry-out.... try it... ( s&mo)

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Somerset, KY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Nothing fancy, just good home-style cooking like mama used to make at reasonable prices. Buffet line is quick, service very friendly, and food is delicious. Lots of country dishes like soup beans, greens (surprisingly yummy), fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, homemade desserts, etc. Entrees are usually $3 to $3.50, veggies $1.50 each, cornbread 30 cents. They also feature daily specials.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a family owned cafeteria type restaurant. Although they are usually fairly busy you can get through the line VERY quickly. The food is VERY good and is "down home" type food, Very good selection, great quantities, VERY good prices. My wife and I eat there often and our cost with drinks, desert, and usually I order more than... More

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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

I took two bus loads of high school kids to Lancaster's after having it recommended to me by the staff at Holiday Inn Express, where we were staying overnight. All I cam say is, it was excellent. The food was exactly as advertised, "comfort food like your grandmother would fix." Troy Lancaster, the owner, worked with us and even kept... More

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Scott Co Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Try the Fish on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Cod is delicious. The BBQ, Chciken and the Chicken and Dumplings are also very good. I go here on ocassion for Lunch as the Bridge is closed and this is by far the BEST place to eat in the area. I belive that I have tried them all. It usually is around... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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161 reviews 161 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Busy, with cafeteria style food. I love the fried chicken. Good side dishes and this place is cheap. Nothing fancy, just real good.

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