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Carr's Restaurant

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50 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3802
+1 717-299-7090
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Carr's while visiting Lancaster. It's a very nice restaurant tucked away on a side street in the middle of town. You would easily miss it if you weren't looking for it.... I recommend you look for it. Parking was steps away but for dinner it probably fills up fast. There are parking garages very close-by though.... More 

Thank 50Pat2013
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carr's recently expanded into an upstairs space overlooking Lancaster's Historic Central Market. Having had a lovely lunch there recently, two friends and I had dinner on a Friday night. We were seated promptly, met our server and ordered drinks which where delivered promptly. I had the fish special (porgy) which was delicious and served with appropriate accompaniments. My dining companions... More 

1 Thank jayvee2
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch before the symphony = Carr's. They have expanded their restaurant and now have delightful upstairs dining at lunch. We were seating by a big window looking out to the alley near Central Market. Great people watching. The lunch prices were pretty good and the menu had something for everyone. The atmosphere and service were classy, we felt pampered and... More 

Thank Cruising2020
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely appointed restaurant just outside Central Market in downtown. Street level open for lunch. Food prepared impeccably and excellent, attentive service. Three of us ate there, and all were very impressed with the food and service. Hadn't been there in awhile but now is the new hot spot for us. Returning this week. Bit on the pricey side for lunch... More 

Thank chriss220es
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food was quite good - limited menu, which usually bodes well. The atmosphere is a bit stark. I guess the modern look is the trend. The wine menu is interesting, with some quite expensive selections. Thankfully they have a section of the list that is "$30 or less".

Thank rick d
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is our splurge place - even the kids (older child at least) requests to go here. He says, and we agree, "they have the best steaks". We recently visited the newer/upstairs remodel and were impressed with the space as well as the pizza offerings. Several interesting choices that did not disappoint. The staff is always able and willing to... More 

Thank Michele C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went for an impromptu lunch on Sunday. No reservation, but was seated right away. The server was friendly and helpful with explanations of certain items, and the service was excellent. Our meals were expertly presented and delicious! We were glad we splurged on dessert. I had a fantastic chocolate creme brulet, and my son had the chocolate and peanut butter... More 

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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Parking is adjacent to Carr's in a pay lot. Food is excellent, but it is down stairs. However, one can request to ride in an elevator to return to street level. We go there at least 6 times each year before going across the street to the Fulton Opera House.

Thank Lloyd M
Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were so looking forward to dining in the new upstairs. Made reservations in advance; confirmed reservation day before, only to be told they have no reservation in our name and acted like we were lying about it and they were doing us a favor seating us. Snafu at the bar earlier that evening, lousy service. The food was good,... More 

Thank Lawrence R
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The new upstairs dining room is beautifully done. Enjoyed it quite a bit. The bar is quite pleasant as well. I wasn't happy with my food and sent it back, tried their chowder after that and could get that down either. My friends were kinder and didn't sent anything back but none of them were really pleased so I can't... More 

Thank Timothy S

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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?