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Yellow Dog Lantern

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218 Elm St, Oil City, PA 16301-1413
+1 814-676-1000
17:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the food. The soups are awesome, the blackened prime rib is always great and the service is always top notch

Thank Bsbarnhill
Franklin, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Made reservations the day before, which that was very nice they accept them. The place has a very rustic feel for a small town gem. I ordered a drink called "the lantern" from their menu, and it was excellent. They offer a large wine menu, along with dozens of beer choices as well. While waiting for the rest of my... More 

Thank Kevin C
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Yellow Dog Lantern is placed in an odd place for a four fork restaurant. Parking is hit or miss for on street parking, and no lot is provided. Once inside the atmosphere is warm, but slightly dark. Carpeting and booths are in good condition. It is not locked into a time warp like many eateries in Venango County. The... More 

Thank Michael H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Have been hearing how good the food is here so we decided to try it. I was sadly disappointed in the meal I had. I was good but didn't feel it was that great for the price.

Thank Tracey A
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a restaurant who has been in business continually for many, many years. It was now been purchased by a former chef and his fiancé. They have not changed it so it remains producing excellent food in this area where oil was discovered. Oil City was the home of Quaker State and Pennzoil so when you enter this restaurant... More 

Thank Mary Lou R
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely restaurant with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The nightly specials are a testimony that the Chef in innovative and delivers on big flavors. The use of fresh and top grade ingredients comes thru with every bite you take. The wine list and cocktail menu are proof that a small town can provide a big town selection of innovation. I requested... More 

1 Thank Lynne J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Fantastic dinner, service was absolutely wonderful. We were serviced promptly, but never rushed and our server's attitude was delightful with a wonderful smile. Food, drinks, and appetizers were brought in a very timely fashion. The food was great, perfectly cooked to order and exceptional taste.

Thank timp2124
North Bethesda, Maryland
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very nice little restaurant. Excellent selection of beer. Quiet, dark, and a local after work hangout for people in the area, it seems. The swordfish and fried green tomatoes was particularly delicious.

Thank Eman R
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Yellow Dog Lantern is by far the best restaurant in town. The food is exquisite. The service is first class. The ambiance is like taking a step back in time to a life that is more serene and relaxed. We save this place for very special occasions.

1 Thank Jeanne B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed dining here. The food was great the service was fast and friendly. Also if you get a salad try the raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing.

Thank Moneka m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Elm St, Oil City, PA 16301-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Oil City
  • Phone Number: +1 814-676-1000

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