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Trader's Cafe

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416 N Columbus St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3033
+1 740-653-5255
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Bonifay, Florida
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went back to Lancaster for the fair, ate here on two occasions and still impressed! Great food, service and value for your buck! Any item you like is great!!

Thank Diana M
Bonifay, Florida
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A quaint little cafe with great food, service and cooks! Ate here for breakfast a couple times and dinner too! Good tasting, home cooked flavors and foods! If you don't make it by breakfast hours you can still eat breakfast items and sandwiches. Lots of sides to choose from and many varieties of meals to choose. Great prices for the... More 

Thank Diana M
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I stopped here with my son for lunch since I had a good experience the first time. I had fish tail with fried potatoes and mix vegetables. The fish was so so, the potatoes not brown enough and cold, and the mixed vegetables straight from a can with no seasoning. The carpet needs a good cleaning, and some of the... More 

Thank Phyllis H
Lancaster, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The "Cheers" of Diners. Food is great, home made, easy on the wallet. The staff seem to know just about everyone and have fun with everyone. Will definitely be back!

Thank Phillip G
Lancaster, Ohio
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We have had two eggs, ham, and home fries for breakfast but avoid the omelets unless you are not in a hurry.

Thank clc1597
Lancaster, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Every year my family comes here for thanksgiving breakfast, we all sit in the party room and eat food and have a good time. The waitresses are the nicest people you'll ever meet and the entire staff is great in general. However I work here so this could be biased.

Thank Julian J
Xenia, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I love this place! Nothing fancy, it is Lancaster Ohio after all, but nice home cooking and very friendly staff. Building is older, but maintained pretty well.

Thank Unknown1251
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

My family and I go to Hocking Hills area a few times per year. Trader's Café has become a FAVORITE to look forward to. Great sandwiches and burgers! Nice price. Simple atmosphere.

Thank Beth L
Lancaster, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Traders is a casual and comfortable place to eat. The food is excellent. They offer homemade bread every day. Home-cooked meals are like "mom" always fixed.

Thank OHSewCute
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

You'd be a fool to pick Bob Evans IHOP or Waffle House over this hidden gem. I swear Guy Fieri would go here on DD&D!! This restaurant boasts the unique flair of friendly country waitresses whom holler across the dining room and tell you good morning and joke around. Food is scratch made (maybe not some breaded things for deep... More 

Thank Michele B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Diner, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 N Columbus St, Lancaster, OH 43130-3033
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 740-653-5255

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