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“better than expected dining in Columbia”

Bully's Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
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Description: Completely restored railroad hotel built in 1903. Operating as a full-service Inn & Restaurant, Bully's has been described by many as one of the best-kept secrets in Lancaster & York. The Inn has 11 well appointed rooms all with private baths, iron beds, flat screen TV's, & WIFI. Great for weddings, long-term business stays & Get-a-way weekend specials. The Restaurant & Pub boast a hand-carved oak bar, tin ceilings & jazz music in the background. With over 200 different bottles to choose from we have one of the largest and finest selections of micro, craft, and import beers around that carter to the true beer connoisseur. We also offer fine wines & spirits with one of the best "Back" bars around, including an excellent selection of Single Malt Scotch, Bourbon Whiskey, fine Cognac, Brandy, Ports, & Sherry. Our American-style cuisine has been dubbed, “Upscale Casual” comfort food with a twist which includes a wide variety of light fare, soups, distinctive entrees, and fine desserts. Open Mon-Fri at 4:00 pm for dinner, Sat 1-4 pm for lunch and 4-pm for dinner. Closed Sundays.
Reviewed 21 October 2010

On a whim we decided to go to Bullys on Union. We were very pleasantly surprised. You don't have to get dressed up to go to Bullys, but it's not a dive by any stretch. We loved the tin ceiling and the bar area. My father & boyfriend were very pleased to see Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin and a couple other microbrews on draft. We didn't get any apps, but for dinner my mother & I had the Bangers & Mash. I usually prefer a more savory sausage, but the apple-ish sausage was so fresh and delicious I didn't mind at all. I thought the onion gravy was a little too sweet considering how sweet the sausage was, but it was still very good and went well with the garlic mashed potatoes. My father had the Theodore Chicken which was a chicken breast with crab and bernaise. He said it was really good and a nice balance between the chicken & crab. My bf had the quesadilla (it was TexMex night) and he said it was good. We really enjoyed our meal and our server was awesome. We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed 6 October 2009

Found while traveling. The scores tell the story. Bar selections clearly spelled out on supplemental menus.

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Reviewed 20 December 2007

Of course its my dad's restaurant but the food is amazing!!

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Reviewed 10 September 2007

we were a large family group (17) looking for a decent place to eat in lancaster area (and don't want to get suckered into those commercialized amish eat-fests). Bully's was fabulous. They had a little room set aside for us (and when we called, we only gave them 3 days notice). 2 excellent servers takong care of us. The food was excellent (no pickled watermelon rinds here) - good and flavorful steak, seafood, pasta dishes -- excellent beer choices, etc. etc. -- they made our family weekend a little more special as we all walked away raving about the food and service....

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