When people think performing arts and musical theatre, they think NY and Broadway. Places like the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in tinier towns allow you to appreciate how much artistic passion and talent is out there in the world. It's always a pleasant surprise to see some talent from your local high school making it big with professionals who've been at it for a while.
I've been here for a couple of shows (Footloose, South Pacific, etc...), and always have left satisfied. The seats are filled every night and for the most part it appears that the audience enjoys the shows.
The service is pretty attentive, but with the dinner selection being at a buffet, table staff is pretty much relegated to refilling glasses of water.
At the end of the day, it's dinner and a show for a bargain rate, so I don't know what more they can do (they also have Turkey Hill ice cream and local made pies for dessert if that's your thing).
Still one of the more impressive retail outlets I've been to. It has taken me until now to appreciate the set up (it's a bit of a scenic walk if you take a look around).
A lot of designer labels around here, and the addition of a Coach store recently has this place running like a madhouse on black Fridays (hell, even without it this place is still a madhouse).
This is pretty much an apparel outlet only, you won't find too many other stores that offer something that you don't end up wearing or using as an accessory. There's a candy shop and a Bed, Bath, & Beyond (or is it a Bath and Body Works?) but that's about it in terms of variety. No electronic, toy, or video game stores... so little children (especially unstylish little boys) will hate this place (I hated this place when I was younger)... but your girlfriend will love this place.
This place is huge! Considering how late my party rolled in, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well attended this joint was. Glad to see that business is booming.
First things first however... the hostess was quite rude and disinterested with my party when we walked in. I understand it was late at the time, but a smile goes a long way.
The Mongolian grill station was better than a few I've been to in recent memory. It was self service as usual, with you handing your plate of raw proteins, veggies, and carbs to the cook who serves it up. I was surprised how big some of the beef selections were. Definitely take advantage of this.
The sushi section was pretty bare, just your typical shirmp, salmon, and tuna pieces (though I am told that if I had went earlier we would have had a greater selection).
The rest of the buffet was a standard Chinese all you can eat: your chicken variations and broccoli with meat type dishes. I was impressed however with the shellfish offerings they had: crayfish (crawfish), deep fried softshell crab, escargot, and raw oysters. As it is a Chinese buffet just be a bit wary of raw fish... though the oysters were just fine to me.
Take my advice, screw the carbs and go straight for the protein and get your money's worth.
Definitely the nicest overall bar in Lancaster city in this Yelper's honest opinion.
This can mean one of two things:
1) It is a really nice bar...
2) I need to get out more
For fear of putting my personal dignity and credibility at stake, I'll go with the former statement. This bar is pretty damn legit in the fair city of Lancaster. The place is freakin' huge. I love the wood finish; additionally, the lighting during the evening hours is bloody brilliant, it definitely sets up a nice intimate mood if you're looking to impress a big city girl as a small town boy with some semblance of taste (despite the reality that this bar is far from esoteric... million $$$ word of the day).
All those kids you hated in high school all seem to show their ugly faces here during the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, blah blah); only thing you can do in such an instance is raise your glass and give the silent nod of approval; maybe they're not so bad after all, I mean they must have good taste coming to this place right??? The reality is that despite the lack of selection in Lancaster as far as nightlife goes, there are worse bars in the area one might frequent (even a Lanc Lanc bar noob like me knows that).
A cheap, unpretentious, and affordable joint open all hours and all days. From the outside looking in, it may look like a tiny joint, but I was surprised how many people could fit in this tiny diner.
I love the old school vibe; upon walking I got my self seated and was honestly tempted to test the functionality of the awesome mini music/jukebox set up at our booth (there's one on every booth, $2 for 7 songs!).
Servings here are ginormous, and with the prices being un-reasonable (in the customer's favor) this is a great place to fill your stuff your face with tastiness without breaking the bank.
The food is hot (but not dried up under the food lamps, thank God), the premises are relatively clean (compared to other similar establishments), and some of the servers are real cuties (giving credit...).
It's all you can eat, and you're not breaking the bank. It ain't gourmet, but the food is definitely worth the money you pay for it (maybe even more depending on how much you eat). Who cares if half the stuff you put in your mouth isn't "real" Chinese food? Last time I checked, we weren't in China (though I'm sure we'll be kneeling to our eastern masters in due time).
Old school church in an old school town... OLOL is a great place to worship with the status quo and meet some down to earth honest and hard working people in this section of Lancaster County.
I appreciate the new Asian man pastor, and while his sarcasm and irreverence may be to some more conservative folk's disliking, I think it's the shot in the rear that may be needed from time to time.
They've added a huge event hall, classrooms, and a gym in the east (or west???) wing which I wish was there during my childhood. One of the complaints I have is the lighting. I've gotten headaches from time to time just because it's so damn bright. Save some electricity (and my eyes) and turn it down a bit.
The pizza here is solid, arguably the best that New Holland has to offer (not that there is any real competition in this part of Lancaster County though). That being said, this place is a convenient stop if you want to pick up beer in the middle of Amish country. This may not seem a big deal, but when beer distributors close early (alcohol isn't sold in grocery/convenience stores in PA) and you think that you're sh*t out of luck about how you won't be able to get drunk, this place is open until 11 (12 on Fri-Sat) to put your mind at ease.
They say the simple things in life are best, and believe me, taking easy access to beer is a privilege that many outside the state of PA take for granted.
Great stop for beer, if nothing else. Went here for my buddy's post engagement dinner, unlucky son of a b*tch (his wife is actually a sweet girl).
Their German selection was astounding. Something with a hint of banana... the name eludes me to my regret. Nevertheless, go for the beer flight... might I suggest though that you do the flight prior to dinner, as it is quite filling.
Anyway, left there with a good buzz going, thank god I wasn't the dd, poor bastard (my buddy's brother, great guy actually). He also spotted our bill.
In conclusion, my recommendations are the beer flight and a designated driver. Boom
Look at all the beer they got and look at how cheap it is (considering the esoteric names they carry). Look at the pizza they serve... it doesn't break the bank and the vast array of toppings should keep you happy; for the adventurous - bacon fig... for more traditional tastes - a slice of pepperoni.
The size of the place doesn't bother me. If you can find a seat to put your ass in, that's great! If not, it won't kill you to stand for a half-hour.
Not a bad bowl of pho. This is an especially pleasant surprise seeing as how there are not too many kinds of these joints around the Lancaster area. The mushroom and pork egg roll left a little to be desired, maybe a few more seconds in the deep fryer and maybe a bit more salt in the meat mixture.
Other than that, I like the option to have "rare" beef slices as opposed to overcooked slices. I like how place is getting popular with the locals, it means it'll still be around the next time I'm around town.
The first Red Robin in the Lancaster area (arriving here a few years ago). The location is huge, with touch screen order pads at each and every table so you can make additional food and drink orders as well as pay for your bill if you don't want to bother the wait staff.
Gourmet burgers and bottemless steak fries are this chain's calling card (you been to one, you've been to them all). In this reviewer's opinion, the cornstarched buns they serve some of the burgers are meh (I prefer the normal buns, like the ones on the Whiskey River BBQ burger).
Solid burger for the price, but for a tastier bite, go to the Five Guys a few minutes away...
A clean space age setup located on the outskirts of the Rockvale Outlets. State of the art tech, as advertised, and a very knowledgeable staff.
They let me play my iPhone on their stadium speakers... so bonus points.
It has a charmingly tacky aesthetic appeal; it won't have you convinced that you're in Zorro era Spanish/Mexican territory, but the effort is appreciated.
The pork carnitas were juicy and tender, makes me wish I made that my order instead of stealing a bite off of other people's plates. I was in a taco mood, and sadly my taco craving was not satisfied; a tiny taco in a soggy "hard shell" could not meet the challenge.
Basically, avoid the tacos. The "sizzling platters" (i.e. any fajita dish) are probably your best bet if you want this place to give an adequate gastronomical experience (or if you just like to hear that sizzling hiss).
I can't speak on the food, but the beer selection here is mighty impressive. One Hundo to be exact, and the system they got going maximizes the efficiency (the number system). And apparently all the beer on the menu is on tap. I highly recommend the Beer Buddy app on your phone to give you a few more details on the beer available here.
The space is pretty large, nice wooden finish, and an eclectic crowd (mostly 20-30 somethings, but no surprise to see a few older folks who love beer come around here).
A fine addition to whatever scene Lancaster City got going on for them right now.
Listes mises à jour récemment par Joshua V.
If you got a 5 from me, then this is the place to be.