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The Udder Choice

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1812 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1108
717-733-4300
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  • 46
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  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where to get a quick meal or ice cream

Not too far from where we stayed. Sandwiches and ice cream if you don't feel like spending a lot on high priced meals during your stay. Very good potato soup, good sandwiches and ice cream The service was also good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Patricia L
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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the best it can get. Homemade food and ice cream, organized from start to finish. Staff hustles all the while smiling and talking to customers.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a great place to come as a family or with friends. They have the fresh sandwiches and a large menu of soups that are made fresh each day. Most time there no waiting, but some Fridays and Saturday there can be a little waiting. But it's not like some places. Also they have many flavors of ice cream. It's... More 

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LITITZ
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are looking for a lighter meal choice, Udder Choice is a place to try. They offer daily homemade soups and a variety of sandwiches which are quite tasty. The turkey sandwich has real turkey breast and not processed lunch meat. After your light meal, one must enjoy their homemade ice-cream. The flavors are to die for and are... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I grew up camping during the summers in the area and absolutely LOVE this place. I hadn’t been back in a few years and worried that some things might have changed, but they seem to know “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”!!!! Delicious soups and sandwiches. I always order the same thing – breaded chicken sandwich with lettuce and... More 

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Columbia, MD
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went back here for supper last week. Still a great place, no waiting, good service, no tourists, just locals and good plain food. Had sandwiches and of course ice cream sundaes. Both generously made, delicious, and a great value. I think their ice cream is the best in the area. Will return next time in Ephrata for sure!

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Not too far from where we stayed. Sandwiches and ice cream if you don't feel like spending a lot on high priced meals during your stay. Very good potato soup, good sandwiches and ice cream The service was also good!

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This nice, country restaurant is clean, comfortable and has great food and service. They are known for their homemade soups and delicious ice cream. Although they were busy, we were seated right away and the server was right there to get our drinks. She was so pleasant and happy and took great care of us. It's the best service we... More 

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Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times for soup and sandwich type meals when we are in the mood for open-bay dining in the large room filled with individual tables that have an open view of the cooking area where the food is prepared right before your eyes on the grill and in large kettles! It's a fun eating... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We live in the area and we have visited numerous times. I rate this restaurant very good for the ice cream alone. It is our most favorite ice cream. Food menu is limited with tuna, a few salads, lots of soups, etc. Some of the food is homemade, and you might ask this of the wait staff. The tuna is... More 

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atlantic city nj
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are 6 to 8 homemade soups every day all fantastic. I wish they had an appetizer where they would offer 3 or 4 soups in smaller amounts. Sandwiches and BBQ are all good. Make sure you save room for desert. Their ice cream is among the best you ever had. Prices are nothing compared to other areas.

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  • Address: 1812 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: 717-733-4300

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