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.

Lancaster's Cafe

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
504 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy, New Albany, IN 40272
812 949-2400
Add hours for Lancaster's Cafe and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
above average

for a cafeteria food is good prices are not out of line place is clean I did not notice to much salt as for the chicke in my opion it is the best in area good place for a decent meal

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2014
bigguy11
,
Englewood, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Englewood, Florida
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

for a cafeteria food is good prices are not out of line place is clean I did not notice to much salt as for the chicke in my opion it is the best in area good place for a decent meal

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Tried twice, disappointe both times. Interior is dark and gloomy. Modification to building detracts from experience, seems amateurish. High prices for institutional food...salt, salt and salt seems to be herbs and spices used. Seriously, for fried chicken Lee's and KFC are better choices, in my opinion. We decided that, all things considered, we will not return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marietta, Georgia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clarksville, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blairsville, Georgia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Lancaster's Cafe also viewed

New Albany, IN
New Albany, IN
 

Been to Lancaster's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy, New Albany, IN 40272
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  New Albany
  • Phone Number: 812 949-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lancaster's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?