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Ephrata Diner

3687 Rothsville Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522-2904
717-738-7381
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Ranked #20 of 65 Restaurants in Ephrata
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic menu - breakfast served all day -- pancakes the size of dinner plates! -- really good coffee! Helpful waitresses. Reasonable prices, too.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at the Ephrata Diner on our way out of town. The food was great, coffee strong and robust, and the service was good! I had an omelet breakfast with a side of corn beef hash! It was excellent. My wife and mother-in-law enjoyed their respective dishes. I would love to try the dinner selections there.

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Lancaster County
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We go to the Ephrata Diner a lot . They are always open 24/7 and 365 days a year . We always had trouble finding places open on holidays . But not anymore . This is a very large restaurant and the people that work there are always nice to you and very helpful . If you have a problem... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I went to this restaurant last night with my family. Ordered eggs scrambled well. When my order arrived twenty minutes later, they were liquidy. I've visited this restaurant many times in recent years and its a down hill slide in both food quality and lack of service. I was embarrassed by suggesting this restaurant for my family get together. We... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Opted for this place when we discovered the restaurant we planned to visit was no longer in business. It was a weekday lunch, and the place was quite busy with families and business people. We both had ham & bean soup, and a grilled cheese sandwich (with tomato). She ended with rice pudding and I had the tapioca pudding. The... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went there for coffee and dessert. Like we have done in past. Asked waitress (Julia or Julie or some name with a J ) what pies they have. The reply was they are up front in the counter, you don't expect me to know what they are do you ? No we expected her to find out what they were,... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have no criticisms of the Ephrata after tow visits. It's a perfectly acceptable diner with a long menu of varied selections. The broiled haddock filet and roasted half-chicken on our recent visit were both good enough for the price (about $11 each w/ salad & 2 sides),altho my partner thought the chicken just a tad dry. The stuffing it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Diner open 24/7. We went for breakfast, and I had an excellent omelette. Friendly service. This place is popular, and for good reason. Very good diner food.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews 115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Open 24/7, this diner seems to be a local favorite. The menu is huge, and everything seems to come with soup or fries. The food is good and basic, but nothing fancy or outstanding. The soup we had was a beef orzo. Tasty. Fries crisp. Salads are extra. Pleasant wait staff.

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Akron, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

There's a reason this Diner is always busy...GOOD food; GOOD service; GOOD selection; GOOD location with plenty of parking with EASY access and all at GOOD prices!!! Counter, booths and tables and a Banquet Room to use, at no charge, when you enjoy your meals with them!!! One of our favorite places to eat where they welcome you and make... More

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