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“Historic place”
Review of Olde Lincoln House

Olde Lincoln House
Ranked #5 of 76 Restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Historic place”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This has been a place to go to stay and eat for ever
Food was Ok not great
Service is good
Outside bar in the summer is a hot spot with the local crowd

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yuk!!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We went here with three other couples for dinner in the tavern. The food was WAY overpriced for what we received! Portions were tiny and definitely frozen. One person had the fish and chips. Wow...what a disappointment! Two thin strips of frozen fish with a side of nasty freezer burnt fries for $13.00!! Soups were runny and they tried hard to pass off as homemade. Sandwich fillings were skimpy. Service was nearly nonexistent! Waitress never returned to ask how our meals were. Place was not crowded and we were not the only group disappointed. The table behind had issues with the food/service also. We are locals and would never return to this establishment! Go to Applebee's!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Fawn Grove, PA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Thanks to Nikki for a great dining experience. Stayed at the Smithton Inn with two other couples and walked in for dinner. Able to sit very quickly in the dining room and was greeted by Nikki. Our traveling group of six can be a bit to handle but she was a champ. Pulled menus from both the dining room and the pub side meeting the needs of each of us. The food was fantastic and the desserts are to die for. Would highly recommend!!!

Visited March 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Out of the way gem!”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

After a long day out and about we were close to the supper hour, but were turned off by the lines at some of the places, the tourist joints along Rt. 30, not to mention the prices for the same old, same old. Wandered off the beaten path, determined to find something en route home but fortunately drove outside of Ephrata, found the Old Lincoln House, Tavern, Restaurant, all of the above. Great pub charm, surprising brews on draft, amazing starters, and decent prices and service made for a wonderful Saturday night out and about in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
Try the potato pancake with goat cheese appetizer with a Yuengling Lager….we will return for sure.

  • Visited March 2014
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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service and meal!”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This restaurant offers a large variety of items on the menu from sandwiches to entrees… the dinner was excellent.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Kimberley B
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