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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Serves as a great place for business lunch/dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Ant4travel
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Met up with a friend here to have a casual girls night dinner. Service was slow - food was average but priced on the high end. Probably won't go back.

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buena vista, nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, friendly service, awesome atmosphere We enjoyed a dinner with our 5 year old son! We would return!

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Akron, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Lunch crowd was light, because most were going for dinner. We were seated by the window that looks over Main Street. Waiter took our drinks order and they were received in a timely manner. Came back for our lunch order, but this seem to take an exceptionally long time to arrive considering there were only three or four other couples... More 

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PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wife and I went to see "American Sniper" at the Ephrata Main theater. Got there early hoping to find a nice place to eat pre-show. Spent good 30 minutes walking up and down Ephrata's streets looking for a nice restaurant. Found nothing, returned to the theater to warm up. Talked to the theater manager, who told us about Lily's (located... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at Lilly's many times, but the last three times were disappointing. As loyal customers we kept going back hoping they were just having off nights (no refill on our drinks, lamb that was raw in the middle, but no worries, we were comped ONE cup of coffee). Last week was the last time. Sat... More 

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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

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?