Yorgos Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
83 reviews
$30 and under
Greek
A Lancaster City staple for nearly three decades, Yorgos is a contemporary restaurant and bar located at the corner of Orange & Queen Street in Lancaster, Pa. Established in 1989 at the historic former site of Zimmerman’s. Yorgos serves all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a delicious selection of classic Greek and American cuisine and contemporary specialties. Dine in or carry out – we serve dinner until midnight, and the fun continues even later in our comfortable lounge. If you’re looking for good times and great food in Lancaster City, we’ll see you at Yorgos!
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Fairly poor service, slow at times, server spoke very quietly, could barely hear her. Lamb chops delicious, prime rib bland, nothing special, even though $48!! Ridiculous! Nice ambience, friendly people, but not a memorable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive service. Really great grilled meats and seafood. Everything was excellent

LJ
vipLancasterJohnny
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat on the 3rd floor and had a wonderful meal. From start to finish, everything was amazing. We will definitely be coming back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great dining experience. The son of the original Greek owner is very involved in the guest experience and makes you feel completely at home. Would recommend rooftop seating if the humidity isn’t too bad. Food was great, as were the drinks. Authentic Greek fare that does not disappoint! 5 stars all the way

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful visit to the restaurant! The food was tasty and generous portion size. The staff and owner treated us like VIPs- their warmth and hospitality was felt throughout the restaurant.

LG
LisaG
Isle of Man
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. We had a reservation but I don’t think we would have needed it. The staff were very attentive.

MC
MichaelC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience. Food was tradition and excellent.

MT
MTPlace
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Greek food, personable service, overall a great meal and experience. We'll be back because we missed out on Mama's rice pudding.

TC
TeresaC
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb chops were awesome, quite atmosphere and pleasant evening! Thank you!!

GC
GeneC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Oysters were a special…They were puny! Complained and were taken off the bill. Ordered LIGHTLY Fried Calamari - was served like fried chicken. Ordered salads with blue cheese dressing with our dinners. Blue cheese dressing was like cheap store bought dressing. Dinners came out less than three minutes after we were served our salads. Only saving grace was that the main entrées were better prepared. Had to send back the side of sweet Potato Casserole that was served cold and without its topping. The waitress was very apologetic with every serving blunder.
This was our first and last experience with this restaurant. BEWARE!

JK
JoyceK
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Lovely rooftop dining area.

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We arrived at 530 left at 8.

The food took forever to come.

TC
TeresaC
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed every minute! Lamb chops were exceptional!!

KG
KendalG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We really like yorgos and made a reservation for Mother’s Day at 11:30. I didn’t see any special menu noted online, so assumed at that time we could do breakfast or lunch, since it was after 11. When we got there, there were only breakfast menus. When we asked, our waitress told us that on the weekends they serve breakfast only until 1 pm, which was disappointing. We still ate there, and were pretty disappointed when we saw two tables that came in shortly after us with both breakfast and lunch menus. We overheard the host telling them they could order off of either one. Our waitress wasn’t super friendly so I can only assume we were told we could only have breakfast because she didn’t want to serve lunch? Overall, be aware that you apparently can’t get lunch here on the weekends until after 1 pm.

JM
JenniferM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

My husband's burger arrived after all of us had finished our meals. There was no real acknowledgement or big apology for the error or even a discount offered for his food. It was a very strange situation that should have been addressed by management.

DB
vipDrewB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very mixed experience. 6 of us for Mother’s Day. Despite having a reservation there were no tables available when we arrived. When I said “but we have a reservation” the owner said “but we don’t have any tables”....he wasn’t exactly rude, but certainly wasn’t pleasant either. Our waitress was great but service was slow (they seemed short staffed). Coffee/drinks were empty more than once for a while without checking on us. They got one of our orders completely wrong. Again, our waitress was very nice and responsive and the food was very good.

Worth going back but they have some opportunities for a better customer experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My daughter graduated from college and they gave her a lovely chocolate cake which we all shared and it was amazing !

LF
LesF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The drinks, food and service were excellent! It was our first time dining here and we will definitely be back!

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vipstillhungry
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so delicious. We ordered the cheese flambé, tuna carpaccio, mezza sampler, baklava and rice pudding. Everything was so good. Service was great! We will definitely be visiting again!

KV
vipKathrynV
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Really only a bar the Resturant part was closed so very sad Sunday dinner

K
Kayleigh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made a reservation and upon walking in the owner straight up said he did not have room for us. I tried talking to him and he continually cut me off. After he gave us a spot outside we sat there for 30 minutes and no one even came over to get our drink orders.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, outdoor dining in the globe was great!!!!

TG
TimothyG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I wanted to patronize the local establishments that remained opened during the absurd mandate. I applaud you and having been in the restaurant industry for 2 decades, I would certainly have followed suit!

We usually hang out downstairs, but was pleasantly surprised with the casual ambiance upstairs. the food was exceptional and the service was very pleasing. I loved the Greek special while my wife enjoyed the crab cakes.....see you in about 2-3 weeks!

ES
EmilyS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and personable servers. Went above and beyond for my fiance's birthday. Had a little card and dessert on the house.

MS
MichelleS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The kitchen was very backed up, so our order took overly long. We were charged for pita bread when we asked for something while we were waiting, and didn't realize there would be an upcharge. The chicken artichoke dish was overdone, the grits were underdone and the garlic mashed potatoes were cold. Our waitress apologized several times. The lamb dish was delicious.

TJ
TekaraJ
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Good place, has 3 floors to explore. Would go again and recommend 👌

MC
MelvinC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my Lady friend have been there a number of times and we love it. The owners are very friendly. The waiters and waitresses are very professional. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is very nice and relaxing. We sat on 3rd floor outside was very nice. I'm sure it will be a regular place.

MG
MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fabulous food; nice complementary glass of champagne when they learned we were celebrating out anniversary!

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pegalegala
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Yorgos, and the food was amazing. I had halibut with roasted veggies, and my friends had lamb with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus and another friend panseared scallops and sides. Yum!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

So much street noise, tables so close together, food was not good. And so dark after 7pm could barely see the food on our plates

EA
ElaineA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and reasonably priced. Service was excellent. Can not wait to return.

JM
vipJohnM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

Very loud patrons repeatedly dropping the F bomb, not what i want when I am dining.

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Cjm12
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had a reservation and when we arrived we were asked which floor we wanted to sit and inside or outside. We said 2nd floor and inside and we were taken outside instead. :(.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed the food and drink. It’s a good place to grab a bite.

DE
vipDianeE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried this restaurant for the first time as I was looking for authentic Greek food. The menu has a great mix of all kinds of offerings. The soup was amazing. Portions were large and I think the price was reasonable. Good find, would recommend hands down

KD
KingnDuchess10
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot awesome service

JC
JillC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful, just what we needed for a birthday!

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bookmomma
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner excellent service. Very quiet while we were there ... busier when we were departing. Saganaki was delicious!!!

NW
NatalieW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

David our waiter was the best great food very reasonable price

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Aimee
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I surprised my husband by going to Yorgos for an anniversary dinner, we had the entire upstairs to ourselves, there was seating outside, but we decided to stay in. Our waiter/bartender was phenomenal and did not rush us a bit. We had excellent drinks, a caesar salad, I had the special Chilean sea bass and my husband had the special seafood, which consisted of lobster, shrimp and crab legs. Everything was amazing and trust me, we are foodies. One of our favorite places and highly recommend for a fabulous dinner.

FAQs

Yorgos Restaurant & Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 394-6977.

Yorgos Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.