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Red Head Oct 23, 2009 10:44 AM

I am going with 3 girlfriends to a bridge tournament in Lancaster next week. We are staying at the Host Farm and we're looking for restaurants fairly close by as our time for meals is somewhat limited. Is there anything decent?

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    aekbooth RE: Red Head Oct 23, 2009 06:41 PM

    What types of food are you looking for and how close? Most around the Host are chains or tourist traps -- Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel, Miller's Smorgasbord. Isaacs on Greenfield Road is a nice sandwich shop, www.isaacsdeli.com. Ashton's Cafe (probably not open on Sunday) is in the same plaza. They have good sandwiches also, plus a salad and soup bar. I haven't been to Olive and Jasmine Asian Bistro in awhile but it was decent. Lemon Grass Thai restaurant across from Rockvale Outlets was good last I went there. Maybe someone else can think of something great that is nearby. Good luck.

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      Red Head RE: aekbooth Oct 24, 2009 04:57 PM

      Thanks for the recommendations. I remembered that there was supposed to be a good Thai restaurant near the outlets but I couldn't remember its name. We'll definitely try Lemon Grass. I know that part of Lancaster is a "chain restaurant paradise" so thanks for the suggestions of independent restaurants.

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        sballard RE: Red Head Oct 24, 2009 07:14 PM

        Olive and Jasmine is very good as well, so I wouldn't rule that out. You can't really go wrong with either if you want to stay near the Host.

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        CindyJ RE: aekbooth Oct 25, 2009 07:16 AM

        I go to Olive and Jasmine Asian Bistro quite often. In that particular part of Lancaster, I think it's the best dining option by far. It's also BYO, always a plus in my book.

      3. joluvscards RE: Red Head Oct 24, 2009 11:41 PM

        LOL I'll be at that tournament too. We have reservations at Strawberry Hill. http://www.strawberryhillrestaurant.com/
        We go whenever we are in town.
        Lemon Grass used to be very good. Haven't been in a while.

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          PearlRabbit RE: Red Head Oct 27, 2009 10:28 AM

          Not too far from the Host is Sugar Plums and Tea, a cute place that serves high tea. This is not quick, but might be nice to stop in before you leave the area for a fun ladies lunch. Their website is http://www.sugarplumsandtea.com/

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            Red Head RE: PearlRabbit Oct 27, 2009 05:34 PM

            Thanks for all the suggestions. We're leaving tomorrow morning and are planning 2 lunches and dinners between bridge sessions. I'm happy to know that we won't be forced to eat at chain restaurants.

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              thndrstm RE: Red Head Oct 29, 2010 01:23 AM

              Going to same tournament, for authentic Penn Dutch, I recommend this
              http://www.stoltzfusfarmrestaurant.co...

              you can find coupons for a couple dollars off online.

              Cheap and 1/2 way decent(particularly the greek food) is

              http://www.theconestoga.com/dinner.asp

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                brookquarry RE: thndrstm Oct 29, 2010 03:28 AM

                Conestoga is also a good breakfast option.

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