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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, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 29
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lily's is just lovely!

My wife and I and 2 other couples were stymied recently at another restaurant which was jam packed with a 45 min - 60 min wait so we said fuhhhhhhgedddddaboudit and called Lily's. Their response was, come on right over, we would love to have you. And it was oh so nice. Not noisy, not jam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of us came for dinner. Being mid week, the dining room was not very crowded, so we were seated right away. Waitress was attentive and professional. Due to delivery issues caused by a blizzard, the beer choices were limited. Temporary situation. The atmosphere at first blush definitely says upscale. But not so fancy as to be uncomfortable. The... More 

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was hesitant to go to Lily's based on some of the recent reviews but really could not find anything I liked better in the area. Very glad I decided to go. We had a delightful Friday evening dinner before a show at the Ephrata Playhouse. The staff was very attentive, the service was good and the food was presented... More 

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Thank Philip W
Adamstown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated our anniversary last night at Lily's...service was great, and our meals were fantastic. We both had the filet, and they were done to perfection. Trevor, our server, was so nice...even put a candle in our dessert to help us celebrate. We have always enjoyed Lily's - it is our go to place for great food and celebrations !

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Thank Ann Y
Lancaster, Pa.
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420 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and 2 other couples were stymied recently at another restaurant which was jam packed with a 45 min - 60 min wait so we said fuhhhhhhgedddddaboudit and called Lily's. Their response was, come on right over, we would love to have you. And it was oh so nice. Not noisy, not jam packed but well occupied... More 

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Thank LancasterTraveler
Hudson River Valley, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lily's on Main was recommended by the front desk staff at our hotel as a favorite for locals. It's easy to understand why, the food is terrific and the Art Deco decor is exceptional. We were dressed casually, and once inside wondered if we were under dressed, but the staff was welcoming. Great service, too!

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Thank upstateAnnie
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We brought my grandmother to the restaurant to celebrate her 85th birthday. The entire dining experience took two hours, despite us being one of only five tables in the restaurant. We are familiar with and enjoy a slow-paced, fine dining experience, but this went far beyond that. We order the calamari as an appetizer. The calamari itself was quite good,... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times in past years, but were disappointed with the service and food this visit. The restaurant was not busy but it took a long time to get drinks and main courses. Our main courses were were not hot, but because we were hungry, we ate them. I think this will be our last... More 

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Thank cc1954
Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant located downtown. We started with the charcuterie board and it had great local meats and cheeses. The scallops were great cooked to perfection. The only hiccup was the risotto it had to many pumpkin seeds. It over played the dish. Service was great.

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Thank Mike S
Dallastown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Went there for Thanksgiving dinner.Food quality was below average and it was served COLD!! Drove 50 minutes to get there. French onion soup was served not with croutons as stated on the menu but with two pepperidge farm crackers on top instead! What!!?? Salad was meager and the blue cheese dressing more like mayo. Informed the waitress and manager of... More 

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Thank Quitadog
Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We return to Lily's whenever we are in Ephrata. The Art Deco atmosphere has that great combination of comfort and scrupulous cleanliness. We were seated at lovely, cozy table for two in a corner. The noise level was low restaurant bustling, loud enough to reflect the diners energy and low enough to comfortably converse. Service was attentive and responded well... More 

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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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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?