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“English Chop House in Amish Country”
Review of Carr's Restaurant

Carr's Restaurant
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Ranked #39 of 579 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
483 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“English Chop House in Amish Country”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Carr’s is a relatively small restaurant in a busy, cobblestoned block of downtown Lancaster. Mrs Too and I stopped in for dinner and I must say enjoyed our meal very much. We were greeted cordially and seated promptly, as the restaurant was not very busy. Our server was dedicated, prompt, and very helpful.

Ben went for the ribeye steak, and Mrs Too selected the crab cake. The ribeye was probably the best ever, with a rich flavor and much less fat than usual. Mrs Too found the crab cake perfectly acceptable, but prefers the Chesapeake style fried cakes, rather than the high-piled broiled version. Unlike some other reviewers, we both found the bread exceptionally enjoyable, and the wines by the glass were well above average.

This was our first visit, but will not be our last. Lancaster native Tim Carr lives up to every word of praise he has received, and we confidently look forward to dining here in the future.

Parking is scarce, even with a reasonably priced lot just across, so be prepared for the possibility of hunting around.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Bayside
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Carr's Lancaster”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a lovely restaurant. we ate in front of their wine cellar. The pasta was fabulous. the wine was delicious! had a lovely night and the ambience was beautiful!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank marose1010
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Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Very nice setting
Classical a d show tune music
Good service
Best chocolate crime brûlée ever
Didn't want to order common dessert but worth it
Almost no one here on a Tuesday night and yet it was loud w other table at least 50 ft away
The beef stew was excellent!! Asked what was in sauce so I could make it
Meat tender
Ravioli dish a disappointment
Pasta was overcooked/ limp tho mushrooms inside were tasty
Skip the bread
Seemed old and reheated
If u can't navigate steps u will b taken by freight elevator
Good experience

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Thank Borroc
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Woodbridge, VA
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a comfortable atmospher”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

This restaurant came recommended to us by a local. We found the food excellent. Also nice interior with excellent waiter staff. Pricing is high, but quaility meets the price.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Roger D
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very very nice”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant was everything we had hoped for....the food was great and the service was impeccable...a little pricey but well worth it

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Russ P
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