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Root's Restaurant

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1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lakewood, Ohio
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband loved the atmosphere and the food. He said it was his favorite meal during our entire trip. We found it on google maps where it has very good reviews. We went for breakfast. I had the western omelet. My husband had eggs over easy (cooked perfectly) home fries, crispy bacon and sausage gravy and biscuits. Everything was delicious... More 

Thank LeahK123
Englewood, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

"Greasy Spoon" does not have a negative connotation even for a vegetarian who watches what he eats when the people running the place are pleasant and the prices are reasonable. Sure, most of the fried food, red meat and sodium-laden stuff is not what a Vegan wants but this is Ohio, what do you expect? Everyone has a least one... More 

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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This restaurant has been around for a long time, so I decided to try it. Very average food, and not worth the money. However I did see a lot of pie and it did look good. It is not on my list to return to.

Thank Phyllis H
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

While visiting the area, we saw the sign that said Homestyle cooking. We tend to prefer these type of restaurants rather than chains so we decided to eat here. The food was not bad but not what we were expecting for homestyle cooking. Service was good and price was great. If I had known what it was like, I would... More 

Thank lighthouselover1968
Circleville, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

First time visit. Was very good, Had the homemade beef stroganoff. Was delicious with the homemade mac and cheese and peas for only $9.99. We will be a frequent visitor. Also is handicap accessible so we can bring my mother- in- law.

Thank emily5756
Hudson Oaks
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My friend and I were heading back from WV to Illinois hauling a tractor. Stopped in Lancaster to see my brother and met him at Roots. Nice place, good food, prompt service. But despite the bypass around Lancaster, Memorial Drive is still busy and a pain to get around on, with a pickup and trailer. But Roots still a good... More 

Thank Dan S
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time... keep on driving... Filling but bad food. Sweet tea was good though! Prices also don't reflect quality.

Thank Sam C
Monticello, Florida
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a great breakfast here. The veggie omlet was great as were the buckwheat pancakes. Popular and wholesome food.

Thank DianeXXXX
Millersburg, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Atmosphere was fine, the food was substandard. We started out with a hair in one bowl of slaw. My fishtail was straight out of the microwave. The catsup was watery. The mashed potatoes were hot though not much flavor. The gravy was bland and odd flavored. Iced tea was peculiar flavor. My wife ordered santa fe chicken..it consisted of a... More 

Thank bkbobo78
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Look, this is a good ole down home old school place to eat. The food is good, they have their daily specials, and some of the food is fresh some is frozen. The owner and staff are simply awesome. They know my children well and when we go to eat there they always treat them like their own family. I... More 

Thank Sam B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 740-653-8944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?