Posted: 05/28/2021 | by Olivia

Outdoor Dining in Lancaster County, PA this Winter

Experience the magic of outdoor dining during the winter!

Colder weather doesn’t mean that outdoor dining has to end. Lancaster restaurants have found creative ways to keep their guests cozy and warm while safely seating them outside. Be sure to call ahead for hours of operation and make a reservation when possible. Here’s a round up of restaurants that are offering some special outdoor seating options.

Downtown Lancaster

1] The Exchange | 25 S Queen Street

Enjoy a spectacular view of the city from The Exchange! With heaters and fire tables, guests can comfortably dine outdoors during the winter season.

2] Citronnelle | 110 W Orange Street

BYOB and grab a bite on the heated patio of Citronnelle. Make a reservation today on their website!

3] Yorgos | 66 N Queen Street

Visit Yorgos for a roof top winter wonderland that overlooks the City of Lancaster. The private and heated cabanas are available for 90 minutes at a time for up to six people. Call 717-394-6977 to make a reservation.

4] Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse | 112 N Water Street

Cozy around the firepit for s’mores and a meal at Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse. Make your reservation today by clicking here.

5] Belvedere Inn | 402 N Queen Street

The Belvedere Inn has temporarily closed for the month of January due to COVID-19.
Book an outdoor villa at the Belvedere Inn! These structures keep the warmth in while allowing guests to enjoy the outdoor patio space. Call 717-394-2422 to reserve your villa today!

6] LUCA | 436 W James Street

Outdoor dining is being offered at LUCA this season! Heaters are set up on the patio so bring your sweater and an appetite! Make your reservation here.

7] Rachel's Cafe & Creperie | 201 W Walnut Street

Outdoor dining is being offered for full-service dining with tables for up to 6 guests. Heaters are set up on the patio, so enjoy some outdoor dining with family or friends!

Around the County

1] Funck's Restaurant | 365 W Main Street, Leola

Whether stopping in for lunch or dinner, to go or to stay, Funck's has a wide selection of menu options you're sure to love, from wraps, burgers, salads, and homemade soups for lunch to a creative selection of dinner entrees. If you want to eat outdoors on their patio, call to reserve one of their igloos!

2] Tomato Pie Cafe | 23 N Broad Street, Lititz

The Tomato Pie standard of excellence is evident in each cup of specialty coffee we serve and tasted in each bite of our delicious specials. Their friendly service, contemporary décor, unique recipes will have you at coming back for more. And they have wonderful heaters out on their patio for the winter, so you won't be too chilled!

3] Mad Chef Craft Brewing | 2023 Miller Road East, East Petersburg

Heated outdoor patio seating is available - you'll wear a mask until beer and/or food is delivered to your table. Customers are encouraged to start a tab, and must have food on their tab in order to have alcohol. Call ahead/reservations are not accepted, tables are on a first-come-first-served basis.

4] McCleary's Pub | 130 West Front Street, Marietta

Dining on their heated, open-air patio is available, so dress accordingly. Tables are by reservation only because of limited seating. They are not currently offering indoor seating. Book your reservation by calling, or through OpenTable.

5] Bull's Head Public House | 14 E Main Street, Lititz

Heated & tent-covered outdoor patio seating is available for cold, rain or shine dining outdoors - reservations recommended for delicious food, friendly conversation, and of course a great beer selection.

When the time is right for you, make memories by dining outdoors in downtown Lancaster during the winter. In the meantime, consider supporting local restaurants by ordering take-out or purchasing a gift card!

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