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War Scorpio Inactive Member02 Nov 2014 8:50 a.m. PST

Have been going to the Cons in Lancaster for years, and while there is almost every chain restaurant possible, there aren't many "unique" places. Asian Bistro is closed. Fireside Tavern and Iron Horse in Strasburg are OK. Texas Roadhouse, always mobbed, is a good chain place. Going down with my wife who will be hitting the outlets, so it would be nice to take a gaming break and have a nice meal.

Now I know a lot of gamers are going to say there is no time, they eat at the Host, or just munch on whatever. Have done that too, but I'm asking for your favorite restaurant, chain or unique.

alex75702 Nov 2014 9:00 a.m. PST

try the Good and Plenty

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 9:27 a.m. PST

I'd recommend the Revere Tavern; you'll need a reservation.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 9:33 a.m. PST

I second the Good and Plenty with one reservation. This is the only place that I have ever been where almost vomited because I ate so much.

It is very good.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 10:02 a.m. PST

Oh yeah, Good and Plenty. Mmmmm.

saltflats192902 Nov 2014 12:07 p.m. PST

I've had decent food at Diener's (just east of Miller's- which has gotten pretty expensive).

PJ ONeill02 Nov 2014 12:43 p.m. PST

I have always enjoyed Tony Wang's, a Chinese restaurant, across the street from the Host and about a mile West.

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 1:18 p.m. PST

Millers. Crackerbarrel. Red Robin. Paul Revere Inn.

Jimmy da Purple02 Nov 2014 2:01 p.m. PST

That steamship looking place

Moe the Great02 Nov 2014 2:27 p.m. PST


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 4:57 p.m. PST

Ditto on Jennie's. (Turn right out of the front gate, go east on Rte 30 past the outlets. About another mile, on the left, is a diner.)
Also, there is a Golden Corral just newly opened literally across the street from the Host. Not gourmet, but lots of choices at a decent price.
Waffle house is also to the right out of the front gate, at the top of the rise on the left of Rte 30.

WaltOHara02 Nov 2014 5:35 p.m. PST

I JUST discovered Jennie's last year. you can bet your bottom dollar I'm going back there. Esp. on the way out.


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 5:56 p.m. PST

Lancaster Brew Company, downtown on Plum and Walnut. Good food and great samplers!

For a chain, Red Robin is my favorite.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 6:33 p.m. PST

Just a little past Red Robin there's a nice little 'Mexican' food place along the lines of Chipotle. Within walking distance even for this broken down old man.

egoodlander02 Nov 2014 9:07 p.m. PST

While Jenny's and others are good, you wanted "nice". The best meal will be the Revere Tavern. Make the reservation. Your wife will be very happy. Just dont expect to pay diner prices!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2014 9:55 p.m. PST

There is a very good restaurant in the Cork Factory hotel. Thats where I stay in town and the food is excellent.

Mungo Laurie Inactive Member02 Nov 2014 10:16 p.m. PST

Jennie's !!!!!!!

lindrp03 Nov 2014 4:37 a.m. PST

My family likes DJ's diner.

Schogun03 Nov 2014 6:02 a.m. PST

Used to go to Plain & Fancy for great food. Changed to Miller's because of more choices. Haven't tried Good & Plenty.

Jennie's Diner east Rt 30 -- the one in the silver dining car -- has good food, huge portions and great prices!

Stepman303 Nov 2014 7:20 a.m. PST

Hershey Inn And Farm…it's all you can eat, fantastic food. Grilled meats to perfection right in front of you…cant beat the "slippy pot pie" and the corn nuggets are the best i've eaten…My wife and I will be hitting there on Sunday before we head home…

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2014 1:20 p.m. PST

Lancaster Brew company is grade "A"….. if you can afford it! It was my singe best con food outing….. second running up was the Thai place….

gert174603 Nov 2014 5:05 p.m. PST

My friends and I have been going to Lancaster Brewing Company for years. However, in the past several years it has become a madhouse, so I recommend calling ahead.

There is also Spring House Tap Room, which has some excellent beer and food.

Also, my wife and I recently discovered Hunger and Thirst. Its a little more expensive than the other places, but great food and beer.

If you like Chinese – Tony Wangs can't be beat, and as previously mentioned, close to the HOST.

War Scorpio Inactive Member03 Nov 2014 5:11 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the great suggestions! We're going to try some of these out, not sure which yet, but quite a bit to choose from.

shthar03 Nov 2014 10:02 p.m. PST


Nuff said.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2014 7:38 a.m. PST

shthar is right about Wa-Wa hoagies. Finest kind. Don't know about any local sub shops, though.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2014 12:08 p.m. PST

Thanks, Gert1746

May have to hit the Hungernthirst on the way home on Sunday!

47Ronin04 Nov 2014 2:42 p.m. PST

Another vote for the Waffle House, especially convenient for GMs who often are not done cleaning up their evening session games until after midnight.

Hope to see you there.

snurl104 Nov 2014 10:20 p.m. PST

Dicky's Barbecue Pit just opened across 30 from the Rockvale outlets.
Not cheap, but very very good.

OSchmidt Inactive Member05 Nov 2014 4:34 a.m. PST

Forget the all you can eat places. The food is poor at best and you don't get all you can eat anyway.
Knight and Day in Lititz is about 20 minutes away but excellent as is Stewarts Café mear the Choo-Choo Barn and Strasburg Model Train Shop in Strasburg.

Remember you're in the overcooked, underspiced, crustless bread territory. Most of the restaurants make Wendy's look good.

If you like people playing with your food there's the Arigato Restaurant where Lapps used to be. We call it "the Hairy Goat."

There is a new Golden Corral opening up right across the street from the Host… If you like trough food.

Stepman305 Nov 2014 7:08 a.m. PST

How do you NOT get "ALL YOU CAN EAT" at an All-You-Can-Eat place?

OSchmidt Inactive Member05 Nov 2014 7:58 a.m. PST

Stepman 3


At the Amish places, assume your party is of four. They give you four pieces of meatloaf. If you want more you have to ask for it. About 20 minutes later they will be back with ONE piece of meatloaf for you. If you want more after that it's 20 minutes later. yah, it's an all you can eat place, but the real question is how long can you wait.

On the other hand, if you go to a buffet place, you can get "all you can eat" but…

Same with all the other courses.

MadDrMark Inactive Member05 Nov 2014 7:12 p.m. PST

A surprisingly good cajun restaurant 25 minutes away in Columbia, PA

snurl105 Nov 2014 10:31 p.m. PST

I recommend the alligator steak there.

jpipes Inactive Member06 Nov 2014 5:28 p.m. PST

Yelp is your friend. Not perfect but better than hit or miss.

If you want tried and true places to eat, for dinner I assume or to step away from the con for a bit (vs stuffing something in your pie hole quickly and running back) then I suggest Five Guys not far away. Downtown there is an excellent Greek Gyro place that is highly recommend on Yelp, and I've been there many times.

Yelp search for food in Lancaster and sorted by best ratings.

If you want you can narrow it down to within range of the convention facility specifically.

Here is an interesting one, and I didn't even know about it. Don't think it's right next door, but it does look great. I like finding markets like this in cities I don't live in. Open odd hours, but guess where I'm going for breakfast on Sat at 6am?

Lancaster Market

Personal logo vonLoudon Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2014 6:26 a.m. PST

Love Shady Maple buffet. If you have the time, get over there. Next con of course.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2014 6:59 a.m. PST

Everyone was talking about that breakfast place up the road….. unfortunately.. the show owns my soul anmd I was running mad the whole weekend… I did NOT get to leave the show except weds night… once.

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