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Root's Restaurant

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1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
+1 740-653-8944
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Bonifay, Florida
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A family owned restaurant that's been in Lancaster for many years! Great food, service, cleanliness of restaurant! The prices are decent, staff helpful with dietary restrictions, cafe is local folks, visitors and has a unique country decor!

Thank Diana M
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This interior of this inexpensive restaurant is straight out of the 1950s, but the memu and food were bland. The service was good. The pork special (lightly breaded and grilled) was dry, the sweet potatoes had too much sugar added, the broccolli & cauliflower salad was skimpy and drowned by a white sauce, the tea was good. The chicken special... More 

Thank Maineville
Lancaster, Ohio
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good breakfast served quick and hot. Recommend the skillets. Wife had an Omelette and home fries which she also enjoyed.

Thank Martywhelan
Lakewood, Ohio
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband loved the atmosphere and the food. He said it was his favorite meal during our entire trip. We found it on google maps where it has very good reviews. We went for breakfast. I had the western omelet. My husband had eggs over easy (cooked perfectly) home fries, crispy bacon and sausage gravy and biscuits. Everything was delicious... More 

Thank LeahK123
Englewood, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

"Greasy Spoon" does not have a negative connotation even for a vegetarian who watches what he eats when the people running the place are pleasant and the prices are reasonable. Sure, most of the fried food, red meat and sodium-laden stuff is not what a Vegan wants but this is Ohio, what do you expect? Everyone has a least one... More 

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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This restaurant has been around for a long time, so I decided to try it. Very average food, and not worth the money. However I did see a lot of pie and it did look good. It is not on my list to return to.

Thank Phyllis H
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

While visiting the area, we saw the sign that said Homestyle cooking. We tend to prefer these type of restaurants rather than chains so we decided to eat here. The food was not bad but not what we were expecting for homestyle cooking. Service was good and price was great. If I had known what it was like, I would... More 

Thank lighthouselover1968
Circleville, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

First time visit. Was very good, Had the homemade beef stroganoff. Was delicious with the homemade mac and cheese and peas for only $9.99. We will be a frequent visitor. Also is handicap accessible so we can bring my mother- in- law.

Thank emily5756
Hudson Oaks
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My friend and I were heading back from WV to Illinois hauling a tractor. Stopped in Lancaster to see my brother and met him at Roots. Nice place, good food, prompt service. But despite the bypass around Lancaster, Memorial Drive is still busy and a pain to get around on, with a pickup and trailer. But Roots still a good... More 

Thank Dan S
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time... keep on driving... Filling but bad food. Sweet tea was good though! Prices also don't reflect quality.

Thank Sam C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 740-653-8944

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?