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1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
740-653-8944
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  • 5
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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
Homemade cooking with old restaurant appeal...

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....

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
David R
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Lancaster
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Columbus
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19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

If you're a single person who wants to eat home style cooking, you will like this. It is more of a locals and working mans meal place. If you like a place where they get to know your name, it's a fit.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great breakfast-waffles are really good. Lots of combos. Things you haven't had - a must try. Lunch and Dinner have daily specials. however they have a full menu. usually fresh pies.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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130 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nothing really wrong with what they serve, just very average. Pretty good breakfast but lunch entrees tend to be on the small side.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Way over priced. Small portion size. Girlfriend & I Went for Breakfast. Biscuits & Gravy, 1 egg, coffee almost 17.00 Plus 3.00 tip. To much $$$ for breakfast. Typical grill / fry food. Nothing to write home about. Old town / greasy spoon diner style place. Lived in Lancaster 50 yrs

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Columbus, Ohio
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131 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been coming here my entire life...I have never had bad service. Ever. The food is old school. Some of it is great, and you can tell its home made. Some of the side dishes taste like they are from a can. I am okay with this. They always have tons of specials on their boards and the price... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband & I went for dinner on a Wednesday evening. We had prompt service & a friendly waitress. Every meal comes with two sides & a roll & a muffin. I ordered the chicken tenders & he ordered the cream of chicken over biscuits. $8.99 ea. When our plates arrived, I had two chicken tenders & he had one... More 

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We were just passing through Lancaster and were hungry for breakfast. As we drove on the main thoroughfare, Memorial Dr., we spotted a cute, old-fashioned place, with an inviting look. It had a lot of cars in the parking lot and people coming and going. So we were drawn to it, instead of finding one of the familiar chain restaurants.... More 

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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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