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Cloister Restaurant

607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
+1 717-733-2361
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good34%
  • Average28%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible5%
Aug 15, 2018
“Glutenfree soup and more delicious homestyle food”
Aug 5, 2018
“Convenient location”
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

There were a group of ten of us, but there must have been an issue with the cooks. I waited 2 hours and 45 minutes for a hamburger and fries....which I never did receive. The waitress and cook came out 3 times to ask what...More

Thank Claresse G
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Mr. Martin (92 years of age) and her crew do make you feel at home. Very friendly, no rush and home style food. The brocoli soup and the peachpie are just great. No fine dining but real farm style fresh food. Great. Keep up the...More

Thank Diamond-Guitars
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is right across from the historic Ephrata Cloisters. Very homey, old fashioned and a little bit outdated. The prices and food are good although my biscuits and gravy were cold. I didn't have the heart to bother the server. She looked flustered although...More

Thank Bernie A
Reviewed February 10, 2018

I have visited this location before for dinner, this time, I had breakfast. The blueberry pancakes were amazing and the side order of bacon was extremely plentiful, so much so I could not eat it all. Truly a home town type restaurant with lots of...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Here is a hidden gem. Good old fashioned cooking served daily! Their pies and cakes are unbeatable. Try some corn pie!

Thank Julie L
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Near the Cloister historic site in Ephrata is the Cloister Restaurant, an Amish-owned cafe whose breakfasts are memorable...sausage, fresh eggs, warmed stickey buns to die for and local specialities like feathery biscuits with sausage gravy. The cooks are Amish and you'll see them through the...More

Thank mch48
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Ate lunch here last week after a meeting at Ephrata Cloister. It's right across the street. I've eaten dinner here, too, but not recently. It's a diner style place with ample off street parking. I ordered a special of the day - pepper steak -...More

1  Thank subianchi
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were greeted by friendly staff . The staff allowed us to sit where we wanted and were very attentive. The food was hot and delicious. A wonderful find.

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Their PA Dutch selections are pretty good. The chicken & waffles were tasty, but the gravy came right out of a jar. The fish sandwich had a good taste, but was available from any number of frozen food purveyors in the area. Shoo fly and...More

1  Thank cranstonsnord
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Elva has owned and operated this restaurant for 44 years along with her son and her dedicated staff.! If you want real corn pie and real ground cherry pie now is the time to go. A great treat!

1  Thank Karen M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-733-2361
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