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Root's Restaurant

1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
740-653-8944
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Ranked #14 of 123 restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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150 reviews 150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've been to Root's twice in the last couple of months and was not disappointed with either time. First time there was for lunch and the special was chicken and noodles. The chicken was piled high on home made noodles that were more like dumpling strips...fab-u-lous! Was there for breakfast recently and had the Apple/Raisin pancakes. These needed no syrup... More

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Gardiner, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

As I was passing through town, I drove past this restaurant and read the daily specials on the sign: ham and scalloped potatoes; chicken broccoli casserole; and homemade pies. I decided to step inside, view the menu and premises and decide whether or not to stay. Once inside, I saw on the menu that the restaurant has been in business... More

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Logan, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We always enjoy eating at Roots, it is a homey atmosphere and good service. They have great meals, reasonably priced and wonderful pies and cake. Try it once and you will want to do it again.

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Amanda, Ohio
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237 reviews 237 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Wow, time certainly hasn't been kind to this place. Food was greasy and bland. Some wasn't even warm let alone hot. Salad was very wilty. Just not what it was in its Jay day.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Its a nice quaint place to eat! My favorite dish is their chicken and noodles with 2sides special. Yummy to my tummy! I love their pies with mile high meringue! And their waitress are always friendly and keeps your drinks filled!

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Zanesville, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you like homecooking this is a great place to find it. Great Menu, lots of choices and everything is good. Pies are awesome. Root's is family own and has been an icon in Lancaster for years. It was there when I lived in Lancaster and still is there. The staff is wonderful and the prices are reasonable. I had... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stopped in and had the chicken and dumplings special.7.99 for the lunch which naturally included mashed potatoes and a salad with bread.Do try this place when in Lancaster because this always beats the same old chain restaurants.By the way my business partner and myself sat at the counter and had the friendliest waitress you could imagine.Wish i could remember her... More

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