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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, 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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Fresh Produce Made is Special

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
jackl52
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Falls Church, VA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?