The 9 Best American Restaurants Near Lancaster

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for Lancaster’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Lancaster has to offer.

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Nick's Restaurant and Pizza

Pizza, $, LancasterPizza, $Lancaster
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Pink Cricket Restaurant

American, $, LancasterAmerican, $Lancaster
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Deb's Corner Cafe

American, $, LancasterAmerican, $Lancaster
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Downtown Bistro

American, $$, LancasterAmerican, $$Lancaster
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0


Pizza, $$, LancasterPizza, $$Lancaster
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Rooster's Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, LancasterAmerican, $$Lancaster
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Fillin’ Station

American, $, CarrollAmerican, $Carroll
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

The Village, Food & Spirits

American, AmandaAmericanAmanda
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Handlebar and Grill

American, $, Sugar GroveAmerican, $Sugar Grove
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5530 Lancaster restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 161 top lists and articles from the likes of . Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.


The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Lancaster are JB's Downtown Grill, Nick's Restaurant and Pizza, and Pink Cricket Restaurant.

JB's Downtown Grill, Nick's Restaurant and Pizza, and Texas Roadhouse are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Lancaster.

There are 30 American restaurants in Lancaster.

JB's Downtown Grill, Nick's Restaurant and Pizza, and Texas Roadhouse are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Lancaster.

JB's Downtown Grill, Nick's Restaurant and Pizza, and Texas Roadhouse are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Lancaster.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita and grilled burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • Pair Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    Wondering what to drink with your fatty heavy meat dish? Well you haven’t gotten the most out of the dish until you have had a oaked Vieux Carre.

  • A great drink pairing for shellfish

    Knowing what to pair with shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.

Fun facts

  • An iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    If you’re gonna be eating mac and cheese, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice Spanish granache.

  • National Hot Dog Day in The United States

    July is when people in The United States celebrate hot dog - it is National Hot Dog Day!

  • The record holder

    In Carlton, The United States, American-lovers celebrated a special day on September 2, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the hamburger was made, weighing no less than 2,014 pounds.

Parking information

Parking in Lancaster can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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