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Lily's on Main

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124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
+1 717-738-2711
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Lily's on Main has become a Lancaster County favorite - featuring a warm...
Lily's on Main has become a Lancaster County favorite - featuring a warm, inviting atmosphere and fabulous dining at reasonable prices. Specializing in American fare with artistic flair, Lily's offers entrees and appetizers for those looking for classic American favorites prepared and presented in a unique and delicious way. Located in the heart of downtown Ephrata, Lily's is decorated in the art deco style reminiscent of the 1930's and 40's, and the interior enhances the relaxed, yet sophisticated dining experience that is uniquely Lily's. At Lily's a great meal is also a value. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, or to spend an enjoyable dinner out with family or friends, Lily's has the selection and price that's right for you. Enjoy the experience that is Lily's... What dining out was meant to be.
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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful light dinner

Had a light dinner before a play at the Ephrata Playhouse. I ordered two appetizers, chicken corn soup and the deviled eggs which is listed as a house specialty. The deviled eggs were served with samplings of shrimp, salmon, crab, and lobster along with some greens. The chicken corn soup was made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
oldguyPa
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Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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keyport, new jersey
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a delicious dinner. We both tried something new and unusual on the menu and were pleasantly surprised. Wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Meals were prepared with care and attention to detail. Great atmosphere.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a light dinner before a play at the Ephrata Playhouse. I ordered two appetizers, chicken corn soup and the deviled eggs which is listed as a house specialty. The deviled eggs were served with samplings of shrimp, salmon, crab, and lobster along with some greens. The chicken corn soup was made with fresh corn and an ample portion of... More 

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Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Sadly, I visited this quiet second-story dining experience alone as my wife was working, but this allowed me to take in the dining surroundings without distraction. It was a beautiful spring day as I viewed the town Of Ephrata through the spacious window facing west, around noon, without the glare of the southeast sun, and very few customers giving me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was in a group of five grown and hungry men who showed up for lunch around noon on a Monday at the end of July. The hostess, who later doubled as our waitress, asked if we'd made a reservation. The place, which has a nice, contemporary decor, was, at best, 20% full. When I replied that we didn't and... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful experience and a lovely departure from the usual restaurant in Amish country. Well prepared and novel dishes with a bit of a twist from what you would be expecting. Worth a try.

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Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our family had a wonderful meal tonight at Lily's. Everyone in our party of four was delighted with the meals they ordered. Service was fine. I have never had such tender chicken breasts as Lily's served in their signature Raspberry Chicken. The deviled eggs were super as well. We have eaten at Lily's before and we will return! The summer... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The menu changes seasonally and everything is fresh and carefully prepared. We love dropping in for a leisurely meal after enjoying a movie.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The lil place on main with big flavor nice quiet place with a good menu, something for everyone can get busy after a show but worth it good wine selection and desserts to die for diamond on mail and we love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lily's on Main is a one of a kind, special dining experience. Never had a bad entree and we are often visited by the chef to make sure all is to our satisfaction. Of special note is the dessert tray, and the Banana's Foster. Worth the trip just for that!

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Falls Church, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lily's always has a seasonal menu. It is a bit upscale (smart casual dress) but worth dressing up a little. They only have bottle beer but a nice selection. Their wine-by-the-glass selection is quite limited. But, the food was very well done! The fresh produce was super -- nothing like vine-ripened tomatoes!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-738-2711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Lily's on Main has become a Lancaster County favorite - featuring a warm, inviting atmosphere and fabulous dining at reasonable prices. Specializing in American fare with artistic flair, Lily's offers entrees and appetizers for those looking for classic American favorites prepared and presented in a unique and delicious way. Located in the heart of downtown Ephrata, Lily's is decorated in the art deco style reminiscent of the 1930's and 40's, and the interior enhances the relaxed, yet sophisticated dining experience that is uniquely Lily's. At Lily's a great meal is also a value. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, or to spend an enjoyable dinner out with family or friends, Lily's has the selection and price that's right for you. Enjoy the experience that is Lily's... What dining out was meant to be.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?