Food and Entertainment

We are in the market of staying busy. Taste the indulgences of Italy, the complexity of meads, and the bittersweet finish of bean-to-bar chocolates before or after you experience the locally curated and professional touring events that frequent downtown. Lancaster, NY has your ticket to it all.


Lancaster Opera House

(716) 683 1776 — Box office Hours: Mon–Fri 9:30AM–4:00pm

A premiere entertainment venue, Lancaster Opera House has been the home of several area theater companies as well as being the incubator for new production companies. The building’s design has become an iconic front in Lancaster. The dedication to restore and preserve the site mirrors that of the dedication of the Opera House to invest in the community and become an established cultural hub. Paring professional and semi-professional artist encourages an exchange of ideas as masterful as the pieces that grace the stage.

Simply Italiano

(716) 684 8259 — Hours: WED–SAT 10:00AM–5:00pm

Taste the best that Italy has to offer right in downtown Lancaster. We find the food, we research the food, and bring you only the best products to make any meal a special occasion. Stop in to see our features products or unwind with out homemade gelato and crepes perfect to curb that sweet tooth craving.


Mimi’s Central Perk Cafe

(716) 683 0104 — Hours: Mon–Sat 8:00AM–3:00pm

Relax in this cozy and welcoming cafe perfect for unwinding and relaxing with friends. Homemade comfort foods pack the menu board and there is no limit on how to mix and match the soup and sandwich combos. Flavors you can’t replicate in the heart of downtown.


Lillly Belle Meads

(716) 462 9804 — Hours: Thur–Fri 4:00PM–9:00pm, Sat 12:00PM–9:00pm

A farm meadery with over a decade of experience as beekeepers, farmers, and educators. Meads make the most of nature's bounty and incorporate honey with other flavors to create unique wine blends. Our approach to the creation of all our products is to first ensure it’s environmentally safe and second to highlight the importance of the honeybee in our agricultural market. Protect the honeybee and join use for fresh and local meads.


Dark Forest Chocolate Makers, Inc.

(716) 288 9167 — Hours: TUES–WED 11:00AM–6:00pm, THUR 1:00PM–7:00pm, FRI 11:00PM–5:00PM, CLOSED SUN AND MON

We are Wester New York's first bean-to-bar chocolate makers. We are directly involved in every step of the chocolate making process and there is no second or third party intervention. Our award winning nut free, gluten free, and soy free options have earned us the opportunity to share our gift with everyone. This business grew out of our obsession with chocolate, and continues to grow out of our passion to serve the best quality chocolate to everyone who walks through our door.


Lancaster’s Broadway Deli

(716) 681 3100 — Hours: MON–THUR 11:00AM–7:00pm, Sat 10:00PM–4:00pM, CLOSED SUN

Don’t be fooled by the name, Lancaster’s Broadway Deli is a full service sandwich shop and catering company. Stop in and enjoy our handcrafted sandwiches or let us come to you! We understand the importance of your families health, almost every menu item can be made gluten free. As parents of children with Celiacs Disease we are well versed in the strict diet plans and cross contamination. Let us provide you quality service with a side of peace of mind.


99 Brick Oven Bar & Grille

(716) 393 3847 — Hours: TUES–WEDS 11:00PM–10:00pm, THUR 11:00AM–11:00PM, FRi–SAT 11:00AM–12:00AM, Sun 12:00PM–10:00PM

Just over the Cayuga Creek you will find the perfect blend of sophisticated yet simple. 99 Brick oven bar & grille is famous for its Neapolitan pizza and Tuesday happy hour, and the full service menu, and the dinner for two special. More than a pizza shop 99 Brick Oven bar & grille is your neighborhood go to for weeknights, date nights, and celebrations.




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