You can eat at chain restaurants anywhere. These places, unique to Lancaster County, really capture the flavor of the area.
Central Manor Bakery & Grille
You might think it’s just a corner grocery store in the heart of farm country, and while it is that, it’s also a (small) restaurant with friendly servers, excellent breakfasts and sandwiches.
3667 Blue Rock Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
Conestoga Wagon Restaurant
If you’ve never been there, GO—even when it’s not a wing-night special. Always packed for breakfast. “Friendly” isn’t a strong enough word for the staff.
2961 Main St, Conestoga, PA 17516
Cool menu items, friendly waiters and waitresses. Busy, and because it’s small, get there early. And grad a big blueberry muffin to go.
507 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
Silver Spring Family Restaurant
A mix of big-time breakfasts and the eclectic. Warm, inviting place, somewhere around where the suburbs end and the country begins.
3653 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601
The Pantry Restaurant
You might think it’s a car tune-up place before you see the sign, but don’t miss it for good eats.
2715 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601
— Dave O’Connor