Outdoor Dining in Lancaster, PA
Dining al fresco is one of the many reasons we love Lancaster in the warmer weather. With so many patios and porches to sit on, you can pretty much find somewhere to dine outside for every meal. Below is a list of some of our favorite spots to soak up the sun while we savor every delicious bite.
Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House
28-30 E. King Street, Lancaster | anniebaileys.com
Annie Bailey’s is a great place to drink and dine outdoors! Their deck is one of the best in downtown Lancaster- and so is their traditional Irish fare.
Appalachian Brewing Company
55 N. Water Street, Lititz | abcbrew.com
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy locally brewed beer outdoors- Appalachian Brewing Company is a great place to go. Stop by for a burger and a brew after walking around Lititz.
26 E. King Street, Lancaster | 26eastlancaster.com
If swanky cocktails and sunset views are your preference check out Altana’s rooftop lounge. Known as the luxury nightlife spot in Lancaster County this location serves up beautiful views of the city.
402 N. Queen Street, Lancaster | belvederelancaster.com
A local favorite, the Belvedere has a great rooftop deck and a wonderful grilled Caesar Salads. This is the perfect stop for lunch or dinner alike. Plus, they serve delicious cocktails made with local ingredients.
The Brasserie Restaurant
1679 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster | lancasterbrasserie.com
Serving up American classics, the Brasserie was originally built in 1925 as the home of well-known Lancastrian Issacher Polk Reese of the Reese Padlock Company. Enjoy your meal in this historic property that was known for hosting grand dinner parties.
102 N. Market Street, Mount Joy | bubesbrewery.com
The outdoor biergarten at Bube’s Brewery is reminiscent of a drinking garden one may have found in Mr. Bube’s Bavarian home. In the middle of the garden you will find the original boiler and smokestack used to create the steam power necessary to run the brewery.
Bulls Head Public House and General Sutter Inn
14 E. Main Street, Lititz | bullsheadpublichouse.com
A traditional British Pub and PA’s best beer bar, the Bull’s Head Public House is located on Lititz’s Main Street. You will find a wide selection of beers to choose from here as well as many sites to take in around the town. If the seating area outside the pub is full you can also visit the General Sutter Inn. Here you can enjoy the outdoor bar, water fountain and twinkling outdoor lights.
Cork & Cap
480 New Holland Ave, Suite 3000, Lancaster | corkandcaprestaurant.com
Set in a repurposed cork factory established in 1865, this urban restaurant has both great indoor and outdoor spaces to eat. Try stopping by for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, or even just cocktails and appetizers.
1501 E. King Street, Lancaster | conestogarestaurant.com
Located along the banks of the Conestoga, this is a lovely spot to dine al fresco. Perfect for grabbing drinks with friends, over pizza and Stromboli while you unwind with relaxing views of the river beside you.
500 Airport Road, Lititz | fiorentinos.com
If you have any aviation fanatics in your group, this is the restaurant to choose. Located right next to the Lancaster Airport’s runway, you can watch planes take off and land while you eat. We highly recommend the eggplant fries as an appetizer- they are delicious.
Funck’s Restaurant & Bar
365 W. Main Street, Leola | funcks.com
Funck’s is the perfect date night spot- whether just the two of you or with a group. The restaurant features a great outdoor patio with firepits and a broad beer and cocktails menu.
595 Greenfield Road, Lancaster | thegreenfieldrestaurant.com
Offering an al fresco patio, a trellis lounge, and a balcony, the Greenfield Restaurant has many options for outdoor eating. Enjoy beautiful flowers, airy curtains and soft flowing ferns as you dine. They also offer live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Hunger ‘N Thirst
920 Landis Ave, Lancaster | hungernthirst.com
Known for their beer selection, their cocktails, and their charcuterie, Hunger ‘N Thirst offers a great seasonal menu with a wonderful outside space. Their food is beautifully plated and uses many locally sourced ingredients.
Iron Hill Brewery
781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster | ironhillbrewery.com
Serving craft beers brewed on site and handcrafted foods, Iron Hill is a great places to grab a bite with family after walking around downtown. Try the falafel burger or the southwest grilled chicken salad- both are delicious.
John J. Jeffries
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster | johnjjeffires.com
Located at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, John J. Jeffries is the perfect place for a special occasion. With a seasonally changing menu, you may never eat the same thing twice. Cocktails also change seasonally, allowing them to serve up refreshing flavors for you to sip in the shade of the patio.
Lancaster Brewing Company & Lancaster Brewing Company Taproom
302 N. Plum Street, Lancaster | 2323 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster | lancasterbrewing.com
With two locations and locally brewed beer, you can’t go wrong visiting Lancaster Brewing Company. The Kolsch is a local favorite summer brew, pair it with the Pittsburgh salad in the sunshine on the patio and you are in for a treat!
436 W. James Street, Lancaster | lucalancaster.com
Luca is known for their woodfire pizza perfection as well as rustic Italian cuisine and delicious cocktails. Their patio is equally as charming as the delectable dishes that they create. Be sure to order Alton Brown’s favorite salad as a starter. If you intend to eat here (which we recommend you do) be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
500 Centerville Road, Lancaster | heritagelancaster.com
To call the structure of this restaurant a deck or a patio just doesn’t cut it, it feels more like you are dining in a tree house. You can order a drink at the bar with a tree growing right through the center! Loxley’s is perfect for families or big groups.
114 N. Prince Street, Lancaster | pouronprice.com
Located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster’s Gallery Row, Pour is the a great place to eat before catching a show at the Fulton or after exploring the vibrant art scene all afternoon. Dishes are prepared with local ingredients and change seasonally with what is available.
26-28 W. King Street, Lancaster | pressroomrestaurant.com
Grab a seat at the Park Bar located in the restaurant’s courtyard and enjoy delicious drinks amongst the trees and waterfalls. For a refreshing starter to your meal try the guacamole with toasted cumin tortilla chips and their thirst-quenching Moscow mule.
201 W. Walnut Street, Lancaster | rachelscreperie.com
Would you like to be transported to France without having to find your passport? We recommend eating at Rachel’s! Serving up delicious sweet and savory crepes with a side of cute décor, Rachel’s is a great spot for a girls night or a unique lunch.
Tomato Pie Café
23 N. Broad Street, Lititz | tomatopie.net
Named for their signature dish, tomato pie, The Tomato Pie Café serves up a little food, a little coffee and a lot of charm in the heart of Lititz. Eat outside in the “tomato patch” and enjoy the ambiance of this small town. Specials change monthly, featuring seasonal ingredients.