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Hill Top Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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415 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2507
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been to Hilltop many times over the last 20 years or so as we just "loved" the food. Stopped in over the summer and as always was seated promptly and given a menu. Looked over what she gave me and said no I did not want a lunch/bar menu, we wanted the dinner menu. Was promptly told this is... More 

Thank Daniel B
Shapleigh, Maine
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I ordered a starter and a salad. 45 minutes later I was ready to leave and had only received my starter so I took the salad to go because I could not take any more of the guest behind me. The food was very good and was worth the wait but it takes so long and the place was not... More 

Thank Cheryl L D
Denver, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place doesn't look like much on the inside or out, but the food is well worth it! The Hill Top also has excellent service, make this a must in the Ephrata area. They offer a diverse menu selection, from the usual bar food, burgers, and pizza to more unique offering such as fish tacos, Ahi tuna noodle salad, and... More 

Thank RileyRooo
Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Not the nicest looking place from the outside, and the interior is somewhat dated. But, the staff, drinks, and food more than make up for appearances. They have a decent beer selection, and their selection of burgers are very good, and taste of fresh, not frozen patties. The atmosphere is more bar-like, but not raucous. There are a few TV's... More 

Thank Bulld0g_44
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Bar owner/manager is extremely rude. Atmosphere is unpleasant. Do not go there if you are trying to have a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Very horrible service. Bartenders aren't attentive, and will ignore you, if you even get service at all.... Would not recommend this establishment to anybody that doesn't sleep with a family member.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

just a typical dive. poor food, bad service and likely to get robbed by the clientele as the local police r too busy doing nothing to do their jobs. or afraid to

1 Thank Coatesville
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

There loaded nachos were excellent and prime rib sliders were excellent. Service was good.I have known about this restaurant for over 25 years.The current owners have done a good job with their menu. Will definitely be back.

Thank kjaz43
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Have eaten here twice and the food was wonderful! Being vegetarian can be difficult but not here. More than enough choices for vegetarians and loads for meat eaters! Service was great too.

1 Thank ACHB1954
Wayne, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you appreciate honest to goodness gourmet cooking, done in a local "joint" and priced for locals, this is the place! Unbelievable! Found it by sheer chance and now go back just about every week (an hour's drive for us.) Personally, I prefer the fried baby clams, which are absolutely the best...and for me exceptional fried clams have heretofore been... More 

Thank agfreeman4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Great service, really good food, reasonable prices! Reminds me of a hometown pub! Loved it!! Stop in for a visit, you won't be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2507
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: 717-733-6331

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