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416 N Columbus St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3033
740-653-5255
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Burgers and Breakfast Hometown Secret

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Michele B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Lancaster, Ohio
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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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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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

French toast to die for. Service was out of this world. Can not believe the amount of food we got for the price. Inside could use some cleaning and updating but I tried not to focus on that. Food was very good with the exception of the scrambled eggs which came out more like a dried omelet instead of nice... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great food, at reasonable prices, home cooked....friendly service...a little slow in getting food out, but worth the wait. Great specials on Weds....willing to work with those on special diets. Take the time to check this place out.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

i cannot say that i have grown up eating at traders, although i can remember when it was mcbees and i guess i had always avoided the place because it reminds me of funerals, being that it is across the street from frank smith's where my family has always used and we would eat dinner there when these occasions would... More 

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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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