Yorgos Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
62 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 62 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TimothyG
Philadelphia
5 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!

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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.

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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.

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TekaraJ
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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
6 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
4 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. :(.

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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.

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DianeE
Philadelphia
5 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

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KingnDuchess10
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot awesome service

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JillC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipbookmomma
Chicago
5 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!!!

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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
2 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.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Greek food. Large menu. Great value. Delicious. Friendly. Great service. A must eat place in downtown Lancaster.

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vipSteveS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Trying to find a place for breakfast on a Sunday in the time of COVID can be difficult. We didn't make reservations at the many choices in downtown Lancaster. We found Yorgos on OpenTable, reviewed their breakfast selection and made a reservation at 11:00 am. I even went to their website to make sure they had breakfast and there were no notes otherwise.
However, when we arrived, the breakfast "served until 1:00 pm" was not to be. Only the Western Omelet was their breakfast offering. We both ordered the omelet and it definitely satisfied our breakfast cravings. It would have been nice to have known via their website or OpenTable listing being updated. But the waitress was really nice and we were well taken care of. I really want to try their breakfast when this is over.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was

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JudyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They were closed when we got there!

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LyricSongbird19
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Portions were generous..plating/presentation was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Server was friendly but was on a part of the deck that was not sunny and that was a bummer. Drinks were expensive...Mac and cheese tasted like weird Alfredo but the spanakopita was amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing evening at Yorgos! The food was incredibly delicious with wonderful choices on the menu. We selected the moussaka and the sea bass Mediterranean and loved both dishes. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, and well acquainted with the menu. As we were finishing our meal, we were asking ourselves why we had not been there before. So many missed opportunities. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful food, great service. It was a cold evening, we were seated downstairs where the constant blast of cold from the front door was beyond annoying.

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vipFromPA1
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were moved to the second floor dining room which was a very nice atmosphere. Lower priced options in addition to top of the line entrees. We could all find something appealing. There was a young man who was playing the saxophone and took anything by request. He was AWESOME and really set a fun atmosphere for our evening

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!! We will be back. Only suggestion is for Sunday brunch maybe lower radio little.

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Greatime111
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was top notch, the experience was great. Highly recommend for pre- theater dinner or an evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Average American/Greek lunch menu in a bar/pub setting downtown. Service was good, although the waitress didn’t really seem to know much about the menu options. Salads were fresh. Gyro and souvlakia meat was overcooked, dry and likely frozen.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional Greek cuisine with great ambiance and sensational service from Gary.

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YvetteD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleased with the quick seating, service and allergy friendly accommodations.

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NeelamL
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time we’ve been here. We love it and will be back!

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FoodieJohn
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first BUT not last visit to Yorgos Restaurant. We got there early for our reservation but were seated anyway on a Friday night. The food was excellent. If you are looking for something different or crave real Greek food made on premises I highly recommend this establishment. Everything about our visit was perfect from the greeter who asked what kind of atmosphere we would like to eat in, the first floor area where there is a bar and more noisy or the second floor where it is more quiet and intimate. NOTE there is an elevator for those who need to use one. We chose the second floor and were not disappointed. Our waiter was very attentive and not overbearing. He explained some of the dishes but did not recommend anything. There is a bar on the second floor as well but for people who want a quieter place to meet over a few drinks or wait for a table. Even the bathrooms were clean and well stocked.
I give this place a 5 on stars and will return.

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ScottB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Better as a bar - food was good - not exceptional but ok. Drinks were good. Server was excellent - will return

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Amisheater
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really liked it there. Menu has lots of options from sandwiches to nice steak dinners. My wife likes the Greek options.

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vipRickM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Very friendly staff and such a perfect place to dine prior to going to the Fulton for a show.

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DanE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yorgos is a great place to have a good meal and a few drinks with friends. I can only speak about the street level restaurant/bar but I know there are other finer dining opportunities upstairs. I highly recommend Yorgos!

FAQs

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

Yorgos Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 62 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.