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124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
+1 717-738-2711
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Ranked #9 of 67 Restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 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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English first
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I keep returning to Lily's because I have never had other than an excellent meal. I had the lamb medley and the chops were great, but the sausage! Perfect. Scallops were not on the menu by themselves, so Steve Brown, owner and head chef, made my wife a special scallops with cream truffle sauce. Where else around here would that... More 

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Lititz
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate Sunday brunch. The food was good, but they said they were very busy and were out of Brie and apples that were part of several of the entree's. They substituted pears for apples. They also said that the chef was too busy to make the quice, so that was not an option. Service was fine. A little pricy.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Always have had varying degrees of satisfaction here ranging from 2 to 5 stars. The former is becoming the more common experience. Service always is tenuous at best at this restaurant. Came in during the weekend for lunch - not a large crowd, but was left unattended for 15 min. Finally was able to place an order, only to have... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I eat here a few times a year and have never been disappointed. I had the crab cake this visit and it is different and better than before. Service was slow, but we were comped our wine. Steve Brown, the chef-owner is usually there and will talk to you. How many restaurants can claim that? Nice Art Deco decor, free... More 

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Ellington, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Located on the second level of the modern business building in the heart of Ephrata's downtown, this bistro is worth seeking out for fresh ingredients, Art Deco, and attentive service. The mushroom-onion soup hit the spot on a cold night, the New Orleans-style meatloaf was a winner, and the crab cakes (although a bit offbeat, served over french fries) were... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem. We stumbled across it after driving two hours to go to a George Winston concert in the Ephrata Main Theater. I had the butter nut squash ravioli and my wife had lasagna with brazed ribs on top. Both were superb. Go there for that special occasion and especially before a concert! It is a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had the salmon and raspberry chicken. Both wonderful. Service great! Will be back! Décor was cool.

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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282 reviews 282 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Situated in the tallest building in Ephrata, this lovely restaurant has an art deco motif. The food is fine, and the service is friendly. The menu is varied with good presentations.

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had a lovely dinner in Lily's On Main in Ephrata, PA after spending a day antiquing in Adamstown. I had a delicious filleted trout dinner with roasted root vegetables and a glass of wine. The waitress was kind enough to let me sample a local wine to decide if it would go with the trout...it was slightly too sweet. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lilly's On Main is right in the center of town in a modern glassed in building The menu and food were exquisite with unique selections and the ambiance of the room just perfect Great for a married date night or special celebration

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Additional Information about Lily's on Main

Address: 124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
Phone Number: +1 717-738-2711
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
Cuisine: American, International

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