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416 N Columbus St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3033
740-653-5255
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family trip

Every year my family comes here for thanksgiving breakfast, we all sit in the party room and eat food and have a good time. The waitresses are the nicest people you'll ever meet and the entire staff is great in general. However I work here so this could be biased.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Julian J
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Every year my family comes here for thanksgiving breakfast, we all sit in the party room and eat food and have a good time. The waitresses are the nicest people you'll ever meet and the entire staff is great in general. However I work here so this could be biased.

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Thank Julian J
Xenia, Ohio
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I love this place! Nothing fancy, it is Lancaster Ohio after all, but nice home cooking and very friendly staff. Building is older, but maintained pretty well.

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Thank Unknown1251
Marysville
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My family and I go to Hocking Hills area a few times per year. Trader's Café has become a FAVORITE to look forward to. Great sandwiches and burgers! Nice price. Simple atmosphere.

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Thank Beth L
Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Traders is a casual and comfortable place to eat. The food is excellent. They offer homemade bread every day. Home-cooked meals are like "mom" always fixed.

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Thank OHSewCute
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

You'd be a fool to pick Bob Evans IHOP or Waffle House over this hidden gem. I swear Guy Fieri would go here on DD&D!! This restaurant boasts the unique flair of friendly country waitresses whom holler across the dining room and tell you good morning and joke around. Food is scratch made (maybe not some breaded things for deep... More 

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Thank Michele B
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nothing fancy, but always good food, and the BEST bread (almost as good as my mom's was). The service is always as friendly as can be. One of my favorite places for lunch. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. LOL

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2 Thank Penny S
Lancaster, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Traders Cafe is a gem of a small town restaurant. It is inexpensive, friendly, and dependable. The food is good quality. I always enjoy my visits.

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2 Thank Stephen H
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the Trader's Ruben and the roast beef sandwich melt. The Ruben was really good, the roast beef just so-so. Staff was very friendly and service was quick. They have seasoned waffle fries and regular fries. Great lunch spot and very reasonably priced as well.

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2 Thank NettieWrldTrvlr
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Love love love love this place!! Miss the homemade pies they used to always have but great place with awesome food

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1 Thank Chelle475
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best potato salad anywhere! They do sell it in a 3 pound containers and I always have it on hand in the summer for picnics

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 N Columbus St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3033
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 740-653-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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