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1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
740-653-8944
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 11
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Small Hometown Feel

If your looking for one of those small town local venues this is the place. The locals dine here especially for breakfast. Wide variety of traditional fare served with a good cup of hot coffee. Good Service with a smile. Daily dinner specials are written on the board and feature baked steak and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Bobbi58
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If your looking for one of those small town local venues this is the place. The locals dine here especially for breakfast. Wide variety of traditional fare served with a good cup of hot coffee. Good Service with a smile. Daily dinner specials are written on the board and feature baked steak and chicken. Homemade pies are very good but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So, we were meeting some old friends from high school (we're in our 50's now) and my husband said "Let's eat somewhere we can't eat in Oregon, somewhere Ohioan." I thought...."We've driven by Roots a lot, and I think it's privately owned, could be great. Ratings were okay... We ordered...food was not good. Husband could barely choke down his fish,... More 

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League City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really enjoyed our breakfast at this small, family-owned restaurant. Good quality, inexpensive "country" fare in plentiful portions served promptly by an attentive wait staff.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Probably the best home cooked meal I've ordered in a restaurant in years. The entrees were very good, as was the pies. Definitely somewhere to seek out.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is beyond fake,they act very gospel and church going and you can hear the owners talk poorly to their staff and sometimes hear them gossip and claim they have homemade pies...which come from Gordon food services frozen.along with many other dishes they serve claiming it's home made I would never recommend this over priced establishment to nobody ever

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have very good food at Roots By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We heard about Roots from a Vet at the VA. He was right on about the food. Great homemade cooking you can not get anywhere else. You do not need fancy walls or neon light to give a down home family cooking.

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Lancaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

the atmosphere is very quiet, but its old....old fashioned vinyl table cloths, silverware, and glasses look like something out of the 70's, but the food truly is homemade. ...same family has owned it for decades.....extremely reasonable prices. ....recommend all of the delicious homemade pies....

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tomeller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Home style food served by nice people. Great place to come when you're sick of frozen processed junk and want something real for a change. Always dependably good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My husband and I visited Lancaster today and I pulled up reviews on local restaurants, Roots came up with a 4.5 rating. We ordered hamburger steak with onions and mushrooms, sides of fries and onion rings. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We finished off with pie. Overall we had a great meal there with great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 740-653-8944

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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