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Jethro's Restaurant & Bar

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659 1st St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3621
+1 717-299-1700
17:00 - 22:00
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a light dinner and a few beers. Found decent variety of beer, good service and a friendly atmosphere. Had a burger. The sauce was great. The burger was done perfectly. The veggies were fantastic.

Thank dougriley
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The menu is odd at best. I am mall for different, until the flavors do not meld. The burrito mix is ummm let`s just say weird at best. Salmon is a very far stretch for any kind of Mexican fair, let alone a burrito. Combine that with roasted roasted tomato MINT salsa, and it is a recipe for disaster. On... More 

Thank Mic B
Lancaster, Pa.
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542 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

the ambience and homey feel where everybody knows your name. My wife and I ate at this long standing neighborhood restaurant and enjoyed it again. We were seated promptly, greeted by Kath our pleasant waitress, brought our beverages and listened to the numerous specials. So I had their yummy Tomatoe soup with a goat chees covered crouton and my wife... More 

Thank LancasterTraveler
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I would agree with the recent reviewer concerning Jethro's. The staff is great. We had to park several blocks away and the food was average at best. I had the salmon and it was dry. Even when it is not busy, they do not permit separate checks for a group of four. We used to go to Jethro's as a... More 

Thank LancasterBill
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night with reservation and I will start out with the positives: 1. The staff was very attentive, welcoming and friendly 2. The atmosphere is nice, very relaxing The negatives outweigh these positives and I won't be returning for another visit. 1. Parking- there is no lot which requires patrons to search for on street parking in... More 

Thank frompaPennsylvania
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

In business for years Jethro's is a bit of an institution for locals. It is off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood. They always have a pasta, pizza, chicken and fish special with are innovative. I love their rumaki which is a staple. Portions are generous enough that you can get app, salad and half portion of pasta and... More 

Thank Wundergal
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Love the booths in the bar area, but the dining room is fine, too. Intimate, with a menu to please every kind of eater, including the most creative and great-tasting burger anywhere -try it with port wine and rosemary sauce. My wife says Bob's dirty martini is the finest that can be made.

Thank Matt P
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

It's off the beaten track and doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's one of the best restaurants in Lancaster County. My personal favorite has been the lamb, but seafood and steaks are also good. Excellent service, good wine list and very nice atmosphere in the dining room.

Thank Nick M
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411 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Came here a few times with friends, great hidden place in Lancaster. Staff is super friendly and the service is great. They have a decent drink selection with some great entrees

1 Thank Courtney W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Dinner was awesome. Warm and inviting atmosphere. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was very flavorful and the portions were plentiful. Reservations are helpful because dining area is small.

Thank Geanine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
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: 659 1st St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3621
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-299-1700

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