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All 65 Ephrata Restaurants

Lily's on Main

124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
+1 717-738-2711
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Ranked #6 of 65 Restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Based on the reviews my husband and I decided to try Lily's on Main. Contrary to the very positive reviews, the food and service we experienced was only average. I had the grilled meatloaf which was OK, not much flavor, just a big chunk of hamburger. My husband had a seafood dish which he said was also OK, shrimp was... More

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Lancaster, PA, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a wonderful experience - from the moment you walk in and see the Art-Deco design, receive the warm and sincere greeting by the hostess and wait staff, to the selection and quality of the food. If you want a true dining experience, Lily's fits the bill. Want a quick dinner? Go up the street to Applebee's. Some reviewers indicated... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We read previous reviews of Lily's on Main, which suggested average food and poor service. Happily, that was not the case for us. Our dinners were quite good. We both had fish. Each dish was prepared well, the fish was not overcooked. The accompaniments, vegetable and salad were also good. The waiter was attentive and service was good. Overall, the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very Nice Place To Eat, A Little MorE Elegant Than The Usual, Food is Very Good And They Have A Special For Dinner And Movie At Ephrata Main Theater Down Stairs!

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Bethesda, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate at Lilly's at the suggestion of our b&b hostess. Our drinks were delicious but pricey. Main suggestion is to chop the Caesar salad instead of serving a wedge of romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing and one anchovy and 2 olives. We also had vegetable ravioli that was excellent but drowned in sauce. The tomato/mozzarella salad really needed at... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Service was so slow and the place was not busy. We had to chase the waiter down for beverage refills. Dinner took 50 minutes to get to our table and nothing was complicated. When we looked disappointed, our waiter blamed it on the cooks who were "hungover" as he phrased it. When we did get our food, it was so-so... More

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New Castle, Delaware
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Last week my wife and I were looking for a nice restaurant in the Ephrata, PA area. The one we were planning to eat at was closed for some renovations. We strolled the streets of the city and found this gem. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. Their seasonal menus change every 2 to 3 months to provide a... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews 134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

OK, we arrived at 1:30 on a Friday afternoon. We did not see a sign in front but the Garmin told us we were there. We parked in back and as approaching a theatre we saw" Lily's on Main" on the Marque. So, we went in and found a sign that said second floor. And there it is and it... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped here after a visit to the Cloisters for lunch. This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, with open space and plenty of light. We enjoyed the Manhattan Clam Chowder, spinach salad, tuna melt, and Margarita flat bread pizza, these were all excellent with delicious fresh tomatoes. Big heat was the crab meat soft pretzel. We will take a... More

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Pasadena, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

With an Art Deco atmosphere we had a very enjoyable experience. When the salads arrive the first thing we do is take pictures. They look like works of art. You almost don't want to eat them. But believe me that is the best part. There is always a dish made up to welcome the season or holidays. The same can... More

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