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Carr's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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50 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3802
+1 717-299-7090
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated, GREAT service, GREAT food and specialty drinks! We'll definitely go back every time we're in town.

Thank JoAnn Poivan T
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Have been coming to Carrs for years and it feels so comfortable and, well, just right. Went there Friday night for a pre theatre dinner. We weren't very hungry so went light. I had the small caesar salad (I like their dressing so much that I buy it at Central Market to use at home) and the Tuna Tartare which... More 

1 Thank JSE402
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had dinner there last night in the cellar bar. I had a very thin dry piece of salmon in a bowl with noodles was to have mushrooms according to the menu but 2 little mushrooms was not worth putting on the menu. My husband had lobster ravioli not worth the price of $ 28 for each bowl. And no bread,... More 

Thank LJH17
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Carrs is a mainstay in Lancaster, and for the most part, they deliver good food in a nice atmosphere. This week they opened an upstairs dining room, and our experience there was far less satisfactory than previous dining experiences at Carrs. The new dining room is very noisy - even though it was lunchtime and only partly full, the room... More 

1 Thank AALancaster
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We met friends here located in the lower level of a local department store owned by the former Hager family and now on the National Register for Historical Places. It is indicative of fine dining and we ate in the back room which is quiet and gives you quite a view of their wines. We ordered entrees from A Taste... More 

Thank Marlene B
Perth, Australia
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347 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were a big tour group of 26 people. so had a limited menu. The service was absolutely wonderful -- and the food was equally as wonderful. I had the NY strip steak and it was delicious. It was also served hot, which made a nice change from many other places we've eaten (where the food has come out lukewarm)... More 

Thank Rhonda B
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Veal piccata had no taste. Apparently tomatoes were used instead of the usual or traditional capers and lemon. Meatloaf was satisfactory and good. Waiter did not provide the service we expected from this restaurant which had been highly recommended. For the price we paid, we could have had equal food at a local diner.

Thank Edward C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a great meal at Carrs. They can handle anything from a group of 25 to a romantic dinner for two. We had a group of ten and were seated in front of the wine room. So fantastic. Loved the atmosphere and the quick service. We were all going to a theatrical production and they served us in speedy time.... More 

Thank P1139KYjoeb
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've visited Carr's several times while living in Lancaster, and every time, the food was spot on, delicious, and beautifully presented by a friendly wait staff. It's high end and priced accordingly, but definitely worth the visit. It's small, so make sure you call or check the website for instructions.

Thank Cathwren
Lancaster, PA
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329 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went back there again for our Anniversary. We had Bud as our waiter and he was great. We took advantage of his recommendations and loved them. The drinks were great, Lemon-Drop Martini and Mojito. I had the 8 oz. filet mignon ($34), which was done perfectly and was delicious. My husband had the Seared Scallops ($32) over a bed... More 


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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?