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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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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  • 39
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
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  • 8
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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
A pleasant place to spend part of an afternoon

I was in a group of five grown and hungry men who showed up for lunch around noon on a Monday at the end of July. The hostess, who later doubled as our waitress, asked if we'd made a reservation. The place, which has a nice, contemporary decor, was, at best, 20% full. When I replied that we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
John K
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sadly, I visited this quiet second-story dining experience alone as my wife was working, but this allowed me to take in the dining surroundings without distraction. It was a beautiful spring day as I viewed the town Of Ephrata through the spacious window facing west, around noon, without the glare of the southeast sun, and very few customers giving me... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I was in a group of five grown and hungry men who showed up for lunch around noon on a Monday at the end of July. The hostess, who later doubled as our waitress, asked if we'd made a reservation. The place, which has a nice, contemporary decor, was, at best, 20% full. When I replied that we didn't and... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful experience and a lovely departure from the usual restaurant in Amish country. Well prepared and novel dishes with a bit of a twist from what you would be expecting. Worth a try.

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Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our family had a wonderful meal tonight at Lily's. Everyone in our party of four was delighted with the meals they ordered. Service was fine. I have never had such tender chicken breasts as Lily's served in their signature Raspberry Chicken. The deviled eggs were super as well. We have eaten at Lily's before and we will return! The summer... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The menu changes seasonally and everything is fresh and carefully prepared. We love dropping in for a leisurely meal after enjoying a movie.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The lil place on main with big flavor nice quiet place with a good menu, something for everyone can get busy after a show but worth it good wine selection and desserts to die for diamond on mail and we love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lily's on Main is a one of a kind, special dining experience. Never had a bad entree and we are often visited by the chef to make sure all is to our satisfaction. Of special note is the dessert tray, and the Banana's Foster. Worth the trip just for that!

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Falls Church, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lily's always has a seasonal menu. It is a bit upscale (smart casual dress) but worth dressing up a little. They only have bottle beer but a nice selection. Their wine-by-the-glass selection is quite limited. But, the food was very well done! The fresh produce was super -- nothing like vine-ripened tomatoes!!

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I like this place so much that I ended up proposing to my wife in this restaurant. I went a couple days before dinner and talked with the owner about my plans. He ended up holding her engagement ring in his safe and then placed under her napkin at our table. These people are the greatest and the food is... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business

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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