Lancaster, PA

3 Diners Worth Trying in Lancaster, PA [Food & Drink]

Melissa Frost
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Some weekends call for slow, lazy mornings. And what's better than heading out for breakfast during the am, not having to cook for yourself? I've found three diners in Lancaster that are worth a visit this season. Some are very popular locally and tend to fill up quickly.

Knight & Day Diner

Knight & Day Diner is open 24/7. I've driven past this local diner along Lititz Pike more times than I can count, and there are always, always, always plenty of cars parked in the parking lot. Morning or night, people visit this spacious diner.

If I'm being honest, the first time I went to Knight & Day myself, it felt very overwhelming. Have you watched Schitt's Creek, when they're at that local diner? The menu at Knight & Day is just as large. However, the food is typical comfort diner food. You get a lot on your plate, it's tasty and filling. As soon as my cup of coffee was halfway empty, they made sure to fill it up right away.

It's a good spot with a friendly atmosphere.

Address: 3140 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

Neptune Diner

Neptune Diner has been around for almost three decades and is a local gem. They have been voted as the best diner in Lancaster several years in a row, and have also had their own spot on the Travel Channel (yes, they tried the scrapple).

This is a well-kept family-owned diner in the heart of Lancaster. If you're exploring the city, starting the day at Neptune Diner is always a good choice. If you want to do what the locals are doing, try their Meatloaf Stack.

Address: 924 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

DJ's Taste of the 50's

DJ's Taste of the 50's is the cleanest diner I've ever been to. Diners and greasy food often go hand-in-hand, and after a pandemic, clean spaces are something I am truly appreciating. This diner was spotless.
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There's both indoor and outdoor seating, plenty of space depending on your preference.

When it comes to the food, I did, however, not go here for those typical breakfast meals because I visited after 10:30 am, which is when their breakfast orders have to be placed by. So instead, I ordered a burger with fries and a shake. Very, very good. Especially the milkshake.

Address: 2410 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

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