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Carr's Restaurant

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50 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3802
+1 717-299-7090
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

12 of us ate at Carr's and were very pleased. There are two menus, and the youngsters got hamburgers and calamari while the elders got steak and crab cakes. The filet was the best I've had this year. Nice wine list, excellent service.

Thank HTalisker
Lancaster, Pa.
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522 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Really! Believe it! My wife and I and another couple ate at this nice downtown Lancaster right across from the historic farmers market recently for dinner and loved it. We were seated in their new upstairs dining area promptly and greeted by a very pleasant and friendly waitress The menu is wide ranging and covers a lot of different entre's... More 

Thank LancasterTraveler
Hilton Head, SC
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My wife and I visited Carr's last weekend and had drinks and dinner in their new bar dinning room upstairs. What a lovely experience! The hostess, bar tenders and wait staff were very pleasant and the food was excellent. We certainly will go back soon.

Thank Bird4Rover
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Having not visited Carr's for over a year, we were pleasantly surprised at the upstairs renovations to Carr's. For years, Carr's restaurant was located below street level. Though the service and food was always good, we natural light in the restaurant. Following renovations to the restaurant where Carr's expanded onto street level space above the downstairs restaurant, you now have... More 

Thank Lisa S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated, GREAT service, GREAT food and specialty drinks! We'll definitely go back every time we're in town.

Thank JoAnn Poivan T
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Have been coming to Carrs for years and it feels so comfortable and, well, just right. Went there Friday night for a pre theatre dinner. We weren't very hungry so went light. I had the small caesar salad (I like their dressing so much that I buy it at Central Market to use at home) and the Tuna Tartare which... More 

1 Thank JSE402
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Had dinner there last night in the cellar bar. I had a very thin dry piece of salmon in a bowl with noodles was to have mushrooms according to the menu but 2 little mushrooms was not worth putting on the menu. My husband had lobster ravioli not worth the price of $ 28 for each bowl. And no bread,... More 

Thank LJH17
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Carrs is a mainstay in Lancaster, and for the most part, they deliver good food in a nice atmosphere. This week they opened an upstairs dining room, and our experience there was far less satisfactory than previous dining experiences at Carrs. The new dining room is very noisy - even though it was lunchtime and only partly full, the room... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We met friends here located in the lower level of a local department store owned by the former Hager family and now on the National Register for Historical Places. It is indicative of fine dining and we ate in the back room which is quiet and gives you quite a view of their wines. We ordered entrees from A Taste... More 

Thank Marlene B
Perth, Australia
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361 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were a big tour group of 26 people. so had a limited menu. The service was absolutely wonderful -- and the food was equally as wonderful. I had the NY strip steak and it was delicious. It was also served hot, which made a nice change from many other places we've eaten (where the food has come out lukewarm)... More 

Thank Rhonda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-299-7090

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