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Cloister Restaurant

607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
+1 717-733-2361
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Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good26%
  • Average35%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible2%
15 Apr 2017
“when in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you have to breakfast here”
23 Feb 2017
“Convenient and comforting”
Open Now
6:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Diner
PRICE
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LOCATION
607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Here is a hidden gem. Good old fashioned cooking served daily! Their pies and cakes are unbeatable. Try some corn pie!

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Near the Cloister historic site in Ephrata is the Cloister Restaurant, an Amish-owned cafe whose breakfasts are memorable...sausage, fresh eggs, warmed stickey buns to die for and local specialities like feathery biscuits with sausage gravy. The cooks are Amish and you'll see them through the...More

Thank mch48
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Ate lunch here last week after a meeting at Ephrata Cloister. It's right across the street. I've eaten dinner here, too, but not recently. It's a diner style place with ample off street parking. I ordered a special of the day - pepper steak -...More

1  Thank subianchi
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were greeted by friendly staff . The staff allowed us to sit where we wanted and were very attentive. The food was hot and delicious. A wonderful find.

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Their PA Dutch selections are pretty good. The chicken & waffles were tasty, but the gravy came right out of a jar. The fish sandwich had a good taste, but was available from any number of frozen food purveyors in the area. Shoo fly and...More

Thank cranstonsnord
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Elva has owned and operated this restaurant for 44 years along with her son and her dedicated staff.! If you want real corn pie and real ground cherry pie now is the time to go. A great treat!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have been coming here periodically for years. Each time we go, it's worse than the time before. We went for breakfast the other week, figuring it's hard to screw up breakfast. But the eggs were under cooked and the bacon was hard as a...More

Thank MommytoAJ
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Old interior and not kid friendly. No children's menus. Their ad stated authentic PA food, corn on the etc. we were sadly disappointed by the offerings. Staff were very friendly.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a step back in time but the staff is very endearing. The tomato soup is made just like how your mother made it in the 1950's. Comforting. The ham and cheese was really low on cheese and ham. However, the best was the...More

1  Thank Chiili
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an old fashioned slab of 1960's style food this is it. My fish was a frozen patty. My salad was slimy. Service was just par. My daughter's steak was gray and not cooked to her requested temp. This place is...More

Thank FoodieWriter13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-733-2361
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