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

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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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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