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Bright's Restaurant

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1025 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2356
+1 717-738-1177
05:30 - 20:00
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

BRIGHT"S is one of those non pretend places where you can go as you are for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Known county wide for their famous chicken, (which beats ANY CHAIN !) the menu is brief but always accompanied by several daily specials, which is what is to be expected from a family run restaurant. Always fresh homemade deserts... Waitress's... More 

2 Thank Barry H
Stevens, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We go here at least once a week. The food is good. And yes, the broasted chicken, macaroni salad, coleslaw,are some of the highlights. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available. The soups are really good too. There are many nights when we are tired and don't want to go to a fancy place where we need to dress up,etc,... More 

1 Thank janice f
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

I can't imagine this dump having more than 2 stars! The atmosphere is just grumpy wait service in a filthy restaurant space. The food, even for being out of a can, is sub-par. During a recent visit to Lancaster County, we didn't have time to wait for a table next door, so we decided to give this place a try... More 

2 Thank trvlerz
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We love the broasted chicken and the mac salad really rocks! even though the last order was not correct in the number of pieces of chicken we received, we called right away and the owner said he would make good on it on the next order we placed.

1 Thank JoAnn C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

We go there just to get the chicken meals as take out. The best chicken! Coleslaw and fries are good too!

1 Thank Walkinlove
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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548 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stopped for dinner and then again for breakfast the next morning. Dinner was very good. Chicken was very good and the prime rib was great. Breakfast was good and you left full. Good prices and very good service. Would probably stop by the next time I am in the area.

Thank Adak C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Great Place to eat awesome chicken and french-fries I cant say I ever bought anything here I didn't like the service is always great nice clean place prices are reasonable my husband loves there chicken & ribs combo Friday and Saturday nights

Thank whimpy
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

i enjoy going here as the staff are freindly & attentive. you get alot of food for your money. and the quality is very nice.

3 Thank beachcat55
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

My husband and I loved the friendliness and chatter of this little neighborhood restaurant. The service was very good during a busy lunch hour with all of the staff working together to provide the timely service of the food. The food was good and plentiful, a homemade quality we appreciated. What a nice and cheerful place. Would visit again. And... More 

Thank odonnellsml
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012 via mobile

Love the chicken in this place. This place Is better than KFC any day. Good food great price. The other food is good too but the roasted chicken is great.

Thank tito_pa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2356
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-738-1177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?