The Log Cabin

4.7
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776 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Log Cabin is an upscale restaurant specializing in local farm to table cuisine with an emphasis on excellent steaks and extraordinary seafood selections. The historic rustic décor and exquisite service put them in a class of their own.
The Log Cabin is perfect for a special occasion with a significant other, casual dinner with friends, family gatherings, business meetings and receptions.
Surrounded by 6 acres of the Lehoy Forest in the beautiful Lancaster County countryside, The Log Cabin is a local classic with new age warmth and flare.
Call for personalized attention with your reservation or to discuss the many options for group events.
We hope to see you soon!
Peg Bragg
House Manager
717-626-9999
What 776 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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TriciaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a celebration or just a quiet dinner.

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BrandonM
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Nice ambiance and chill vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carb and avocado dish from the raw section was AMAZING!

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EllenS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been to The Log Cabin for decades. We love the atmosphere and really everything about it. The food was very good, however I have one complaint about the food. We both had filets and they were very good. The plating, however was all brown, dark and heavy. The brown sauce was so thick. The fingerlings were over roasted. The onions and mushrooms were a brown lump. It was truly a bit of a turn off! The atmosphere is dark and our entree was dark and heavy. A bit of green veg on the plate would have helped tremendously. The presentation really was not good. You eat with your eyes first.

There are lots of places to get a good filet. Based on our filets, I think we would go somewhere else if that is what we wanted.

My only other issue was the fire in the fireplace. It would be great on a cold, wintry day. Our day was in the high 50’s. Too warm for a fire. And, the wood was too fragrant. We want to smell our good! My husband also thought the room was smoky.

Sorry for this review! It just was not up to the high standards we have experienced at The Log Cabin for over 40 years!

JM
JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby, our server, does an excellent job and I would recommend her highly to anyone dining at The Log Cabin. She is very good at reading the mood of our table to assist and when to allow our privacy. She knows how to up sell, but is never pushy about it. I always request her on our reservation every time we visit.

The food is excellent, but the menu needs to be updated much more frequently. We enjoy dining there, but periodically the lack of change entices us to dine elsewhere.

FYI- We normally visit for Sunday brunch.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch near the fireplace, cozy. Our server was attentive, very pleasant and flexible with any requests we had. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed a leisurely meal. The lobster bisque was excellent as were our salads. The lobster Benedict on the potato pancake was light and done nicely. Preferred this presentation of eggs Benedict rather than on an English muffin. The bacon was somewhat overdone, however. We particularly liked the petite desserts. Perfect after a generous main course. We would definitely return.

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None
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to celebrate a special occasion with friends. The Log Cabin did not disappoint. Food and service was very good and the wine list was nice as well.
We chose the bar room table for a less formal setting.

JP
vipJohnP
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipDarcytdog
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with the Log Cabin. Great food, service, ambiance. Highly recommended.

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JamesC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in a very attractive atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

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JillG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service!

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DeborahA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, pricey but worth it for a special occasion. It was a bit noisy until it got less crowded (we arrived at 7pm on a Sunday)

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BillO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the Log Cabin to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. We chose the Log Cabin because of past dining experiences. It is one of the better places we have ever frequented. The food was / is always perfectly prepared. One of my go to drinks is The Cabin Mary. They are a meal by themselves.

Gabby was our waitress and is one of the best we have had. This was our second time with her and we will ask for her in the future. She is a jewel and the Log Cabin should be happy that they have her. She is great!

The smell of the fire burning and the low lighting create an atmosphere that is both soothing and relaxing. Prepare to have all of your senses tickled and satisfied. We WILL be back.

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vipDennisR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are second to none!

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Gofish
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food & service!
Nice place to celebrate special occasions.

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vipDeputy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything is too salty. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay and it was not chilled when opened and served.

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vipRichardC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been absent from The Log Cabin for many years. I was intrigued that they were having Sunday Brunch, when I heard it from friends. I took 5 people there this past Sunday. It was marvelous, I am telling everyone I know and have re-booked for March 1 for 6. I was surprised when I posted on Facebook, that many of my friends did not realize they were open from brunch. That resulted in the second booking. The atmosphere is warm and gentile, a perfect place to spend a couple of hours on Sunday. All the 6 different entrees were well liked and appreciated. The Cabin Mary, will be my go to "salad" it was amazing. The staff left us feeling well cared for not obtrusive or neglectful, just the right balance.

I trust The Log Cabin will work to let more people know about Sunday Brunch.

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vipKellyandSteve
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had wanted to have dinner here; however, was unable to get a reservation so instead went for brunch. Really glad we did! The menu was limited - I guess we were expecting more, but the choices we made turned out to be delicious. Lobster bisque and shrimp cocktail appetizers, then I had lobster cobb salad (would have liked more than just one portion of claw meat) and my husband had the poached eggs with lobster over potato pancakes )again, lacking much lobster - if any on his!). The ambiance was a quiet charm. We'd recommend it.

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vipcbajustin
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great place to take clients to as the food is spectacular & they have a decent wine list as well. Their background & story always makes for a great conversation starter too. My only complaint is that our waitress did not pay attention to when our wine glasses were empty so we had to pour the wine ourselves. For as expensive as the bottles were that we were drinking, it would have been nice to have that done for us. Other than that, it was 4.5/5 - highly recommended & will return!

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vipRobertS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic meal. We had the Filet and Duck. Both dishes were excellent. Emily was a great server. Venue is beautiful.

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HannahW
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great experience! Food was great and service. Just a little dark where we were sitting.

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BudB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight! Always a delight! Always a delight!

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EuniceM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the service and food were wonderful as always, thanks.

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michael
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moment you open the doors you feel welcomed the aroma of the fireplace and staff to take your coats. A beautiful bar lounge to grab a drink while you wait for your table is a must with delightful cocktails to suit each tastes. The waiters are all helpful, friendly, and prompt! Most important, the food was, in my opinion the best in lancaster. Starting off with fresh oysters, salads, and soups that were postively delishes (onion soup + lobster bisque). Her coffee rubbed steak was cooked to the perfect temperature and my oso buco had the meat falling off the bone. The side dishes left you with plenty to eat. Hopefully you're not to full for dessert because there are great choices, but if you are the have a petite dessert menu (so smart since im always to full). Afterwards feel free to grab that espresso martini and sit by the piano to enjoy the house music! All in all, we absolutely loved the dinner! Great for special occasions or just spoiling the one you love!!

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak I've had in a while. Service and ambience was good. Noise level was up while dining at the bar. Pricing is rather high, however, it was the Princess's b-day so all's good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

It’s been a while since we have been at the Log Cabin, still a gorgeous setting and special location. Food was delicious, but the waitress was not so good. The other staff was nice and always available. But our waitress was just the opposite. My drink should never get below half and it was long durations between seeing her. It wasn’t a busy night so no excuse for this either.

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foodrus
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately I didn't feel that the dining experience was worth the price. Our party has had better steaks elsewhere and the prices were better. Something has slipped since we first went to the Log Cabin 30 years ago. The entertainment, Swing Street, in the lounge area was great, though, and helped end our evening on an up note.

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davidg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great appetizers. Lobster bisque, pasta were great. Restaurant ran out of too many of the entrees and specials. That was Very frustrating. Other entrees were good. Very nice staff and incredible ambiance. Overall very good experience.

The Log Cabin
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We see each one as an opportunity. I do see that you joined us later in the evening and sometimes Chefs amazing specials do fly out of the kitchen. We did have the entire menu available as well that evening and I am glad you found a dinner that you enjoyed. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, impeccable and friendly service and excellent upfront reservation experience. It was exactly the evening we had planned and hoped for.

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BethanyN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Definately will return. Be sure to arrive early and enjoy the lounge atmosphere and great music.

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SHERRYR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Log Cabin is very charming. Bar area was beautiful and the bartenders were very friendly. Dining room was beautiful. Food and service was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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vipJohnF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid choice for dinner. Food was very good. Nice bar and dining area. Ambiance is very nice too.

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vipMamacita
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable. The food was delicious. A varied menu with manu different options. Highly recommend

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vipcbajustin
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another absolutely fantastic Thursday night dinner & drinks! Service was outstanding, the Osso Buco was incredible, and their wine list continues to improve with some new, amazing choices. Plan on spending money but it is 100% worth it. Looking forward to bringing more clients here next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure in every way.

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Disneyfan78
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Honestly, not what I expected. Visited on 12/27/2019 for the first time since it re-opened. We arrived a little early and tried to check in and suffered our first misstep of what would ultimately become a sub par experience. While we were understanding that they couldn't guarantee that we would be seated early we didn't appreciate the attitude of the hostess.

We were told we could get a drink at the bar and could take any available seat in the bar area. There were no seats at the actual bar and we took what we thought was an open table only to be told that we couldn't sit at any the tables in the bar. We subsequently took seats in the main room and tried to listen the live music. Being an older building, the acoustics of this room made everything extremely loud and it was hard to have a normal conversation.

The food itself was phenomenal and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals, but suffered what we felt was another misstep with our server who never asked about a subsequent drink order and for the most part was not engaging.

For the money we spent, we would thought that the staff should have reasonably gone out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful experience but regrettably that never happened. I honestly don't know if we would return and that's a shame considering we could always count on the old Log Cabin delivering an amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The meal was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Absentee waitress after food was delivered. “Specials” recommended by the waitress, but no mention of price were more than double the cost of breakfast entree items listed on the menu. $44 for a 1/2” thick fatty ribeye with 2 scrambled eggs is a very disappointing tactic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My siblings & spouses try to get together several times a year to just chat, reminisce. We enjoy good food and great conversation. This venue was perfect.

KC
vipKimC
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the Sunday brunch at the log cabin. The food is always top notch fresh hot and delicious. It was a first for our adult kids, one of which has dairy and gluten allergies. Sadly they don't have a separate menu or selection for that kind of issue but we made do. Otherwise we highly recommend going here especially for a special occasion.

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The Log Cabin offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 626-9999.

The Log Cabin is rated 4.7 stars by 776 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.