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Cloister Restaurant

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607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
+1 717-733-2361
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good27%
  • Average34%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible3%
Apr 15, 2017
“when in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you have to breakfast here”
Feb 23, 2017
“Convenient and comforting”
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6:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
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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

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!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We have been coming here periodically for years. Each time we go, it's worse than the time before. We went for breakfast the other week, figuring it's hard to screw up breakfast. But the eggs were under cooked and the bacon was hard as a...More

Thank MommytoAJ
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Old interior and not kid friendly. No children's menus. Their ad stated authentic PA food, corn on the etc. we were sadly disappointed by the offerings. Staff were very friendly.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a step back in time but the staff is very endearing. The tomato soup is made just like how your mother made it in the 1950's. Comforting. The ham and cheese was really low on cheese and ham. However, the best was the...More

1  Thank Chiili
Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an old fashioned slab of 1960's style food this is it. My fish was a frozen patty. My salad was slimy. Service was just par. My daughter's steak was gray and not cooked to her requested temp. This place is...More

Thank FoodieWriter13
Reviewed January 28, 2016

If you are looking for comfort foods...you are here. They have a nice assortment of foods for everyone in the family no matter the time of day. Staff are friendly and prices are good.

Thank Deborah A
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, 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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