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551 West

551 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3649+1 717-208-3658Website
Open now11:00 AM - 12:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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$10 - $15
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

We loved this restaurant! The hostess, server, and owner (Chuck) were amazing, and the food was delicious! While waiting for our food, Chuck took us on a tour of the restaurant and told us the history of the building and the process of renovating it....Service was above and beyone!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed November 1, 2020 via mobile

We came for lunch because I had a restaurant.com coupon. The only rough part was getting my 80 yr old Mom to the 2nd floor with no elevator. We'll do dinner next time and we'll be on the 1st floor. Appy: bacon wrapped mac n...cheese. Cheesy and bacony. Dipping sauce was great. Soup: broccoli cheese was excellent. Creamy crab bisque was good potato soup but not crab (except for pile of meat on top) and not a bisque (chunks of veggies) Entrees: Pittsburgh salad was huge with lots of fries and meat (Expected strips but got shaved). Ahi tuna wrap was enormous! Perfectly cooked tuna. Fish tacos with mahi mahi were tasty and moist. Beautifully served too. Dessert: peanut butter cheesecake. WOW just WOW. We were talking about what we'd get on our next visit whilst eating out entrees! Can't wait to go backMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Large menu, great service and rooftop dining ! Someone recommended this restaurant to us luckily, it’s a hidden gem. We will be back next time we are in the area.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

Went there with my family mom, aunts and cousin to celebrate my 1 aunts birthday 🎁 started out okay server sucked ( which I am in the business ) he was not polite at all which was a shame , after being there for maybe...a hour we each had 2 drinks each, after our second drinks arrived not shortly after we were asked by the bartender to leave ? We asked why and there response was we were being to loud !!! Huh? We were sitting at a table near the bar laughing and talking mind you , we were not yelling or hollering we were minding our business. This upset us as we come here quite often because of location and this blew me away. The manger now had came out at this point to yell and say get the f&@$”out. I did yell back at him for being rude and upset with this whole situation. Needless to say I will never go back. So if you like having rude , Ignorant people waiting on you this is definitely the place for you. Not cool Shane on you guys at 551. If I could leave a negative number I would 😡More

Date of visit: March 2020
133chuckt, General Manager at 551 West, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

We appreciate your feedback and would like to know what day this occurred so we can properly follow up with all those involved. We view every comment as a chance to learn how we can improve and with a little more specifics, it can help...More

Reviewed March 4, 2020

I was a little surprised at how much we liked this place. I never heard of it before and thought it would be just another bar. The bartender was very personable and attentive, the fries were good, and the clientele was nice. They had a...very good selection of craft beer on tap and fresh lemon and lime juice for mixed drinks. There is also a second-floor bar that looks like it would be nice during the spring and summer with big windows that can open.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

We were here a few months ago and have talked about returning. Tonight we did and had a great experience.9 From the drinks to our food everything was superb. We are looking forward to going upstairs in the summer and visiting their outside eating area.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

Dropped shortly after they reopened from renovation. Sat at the bar and were openly joined into the regulars. Very friendly place. We had great service and wonderful food. Will definitely go back as there were multiple menu items we wanted to try.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2018

551 was "recommended" by google maps AI as a 94% match to places we have gone to in the past. We thought, "why not try it?". Parking is limited but it is a "city pub". Service was quick and welcoming. We enjoy a new menu...and found it difficult to narrow down our choices. The wings were large and flavorful. I had the 551 burger: peanut butter, jalepeno, cheddar, and bacon. It was disturbingly good. There are several other burgers I plan on trying on return visits. The caesar wrap was average. The tap list was diverse and had several intriguing options. I would also like to compliment them on some of there signature mixed drinks. We were most impressed by the $6 price tag.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Chuck T, Owner at 551 West, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your recent experience. We appreciate when our guest take the time to let us know how we are doing. We always strive to have consistency in all we do. Please say hi next time...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I went to 551 West in Lancaster for a Mahi Mahi sandwich for lunch. Server was nice and got my order in right away. The place only had 5 customers, including me. While waiting for my order, the server had a visit and her 1...or 2 year old was handed off to her; she then until I left took care of business with the child on her hip. My sandwich arrived and I think the chargrilled Mahi was a frozen product (duh - we are in Pennsylvania where Mahi do not swim) and it was a marginal meal at best. I woul not recommend this meal unless you are suffering extreme Mahi withdrawal symptoms.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Great Burgers, ask for medium rare. Wonderful service from Jennifer even when we moved our group from the main dining area to the area with the excellent band.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Yes, 551 West offers takeout services.

551 West is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5