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Lily's on Main

124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
+1 717-738-2711
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Ranked #4 of 65 restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 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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75% Recommend
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 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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Falls Church, VA
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I called ahead and made reservations to celebrate a special anniversary. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waitress was very attentive and knew the menu well. Her recommendations were all on point. We had the seasonal offerings -- tomato & mozzarella salad (the mozzarella was grilled) and the stuffed flounder. The pace of the meal was slow -- more... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lily’s is an attractive restaurant done in an art deco style with a terrific view over the town and countryside. Our waitress and the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The menu is varied with a wide selection of appetizers and entrees. The restaurant has a good selection of wines and advertises its wide variety of cocktails and a whiskey... More

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chantilly virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

So many locals raved about Lily's and my travel guide recommended it but I just wasn't thrilled. My mom and I ate lunch there--mom had a burger which was fine. I had the recommended rasberry chicken which was thick and a little dry. It wasn't a bad place, just not a thrill.

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Denver, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Today was Mother's Day and my husband chose Lily's for our family. We were immediately seated for our 1 p.m. reservation. They did not seem very busy, but it took a long time before a waitress took our drink and food order. The wait for our dinner was almost 1 hour! The food arrived and the mash potatoes were hard... More

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