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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Brunch Menu offered good variety

We ate at Lilly's on Main for the first time for Sunday brunch. We selected the restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend and their brunch menu. We wanted to be able to eat a traditional dinner which their menu provided. They were also willing to provide a crab cake dinner that was not on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate at Lilly's on Main for the first time for Sunday brunch. We selected the restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend and their brunch menu. We wanted to be able to eat a traditional dinner which their menu provided. They were also willing to provide a crab cake dinner that was not on the menu. The service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Horrible, never again. I can make dirt taste as good for a lot less money. I love to eat, not a picky eater, just bad food. The drink menu and the server were exceptional, the place was nice, just can't imagine how they stay open. My wife did not enjoy her meal either. I had Fruits De Mer, she had... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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224 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went there on a Thursday evening around 7:30. The place was empty. The bartender made a great Lemon-Drop Martini. We sat at the bar with friends. I had the Raspberry Chicken, which I thought was great. My husband had the meatloaf but he thought the meatloaf that he makes was better. I was shocked that nobody was in there.

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West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wow...just wow. Previous experiences here have always been wonderful but the Easter Sunday buffet just missed on every level. Some of the offered items we were never able to sample because the pans were empty the entire time we were there, and what was there was dried out and cold. $35.00 per person plus a 20% gratuity and we bussed... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Easter buffet was awful.....we had a 1:30; seating and apparently they ran out of food...some or the food containers were empty and not refilled..some containers contained dried up food and what was there was not served hot...dessert table for a room full of people contained a few pieces of cake and one slice of cheese cake...appetizer table had dried... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Prices do not reflect the mediocre quality of the food. Service is typical of the area. Overpriced , but people go to be seen as a pillars of society. Not worth the high prices for those of us who want real quality.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not such a friendly place, the hostess was very unfriendly, the waitress was nice, the food was okay. We made reservations for 7:00 pm in the afternoon, half the tables were empty,but I think they only use the tables on the perimeter of the restaurant, because they made us wait until one of them were empty as they did to... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lily's on Main has the most comfortable, classy dining space in Lancaster County, even with the oddly embossed moon-and-star ceiling panels and the cheaply framed art prints. When dusk falls, the glow of candles and immense faceted ceiling lamps make one forget that the Art Deco windows were installed in 1993 and afford only a wide view of Ephrata car... More 

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Schaefferstown
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was not our first time at Lily's, but it may be the last. What we hoped would be a nice getaway lunch (to celebrate a birthday) was a disappointment. Our mushroom/onion soup was bland to the point of tasteless--even salt and pepper liberally applied did not save it. To be fair, my "winter salad" (spinach, goat cheese, etc.) was... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Take clients out, primarily due to mice corporate environment in the space and location in town. Chef does a great job with food, always happy with the results. Service sometimes is lacking with refills.

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups

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?