From toddlers to teens, choosing a restaurant that will make your whole family happy is a cinch when you’re in York County, PA! A little planning can mean the difference between a memorable meal and a dining disaster so be sure to explore the area’s wide variety of restaurant options.
A South-Central PA staple, Isaac’s signature sandwiches and scratch soups satisfy the young and young at heart. Starters like fried pickle chips and cheese pretzel bread are local favorites. Grown-ups have fun selecting sandwiches named after feathered friends. Kids love the options on their own menu like the Instagram-worthy, Extreme Purple Mallow, a create-your-own peanut butter and jelly sandwich platter with toppings and rainbow bread.
Seasonal specials, gluten-free suggestions, and the option to create a custom sandwich from an extensive list of meat, cheese, and toppings make it easy to please even the pickiest of eaters. Desserts like warm funnel cake fries with your choice of topping or brown butter & sea salt marshmallow treats wrap up your meal in the most delightful way.
Isaac's has three locations in York County.
Situated in Southeast York County, Wyndridge Farm is a not-so-secret anymore hidden gem. A nod to farm heritage, their scratch menu and craft beverages are curated from fresh ingredients and sourced locally. Kids will enjoy finger foods and Front Porch Craft Soda while adults will appreciate the extensive menu options paired with Wyndridge’s own craft ciders, wines, and Winding Path Brewing Co. beer.
It's the place to be in warmer weather! Everyone can enjoy live music on the patio, concerts on the lawns, the outdoor beer garden, and family-friendly events like Summerfest, Oktoberfest, and Fall Music Fest.
The Front Porch Tea Room & Gathering Place
Book a family-friendly High Tea experience at The Front Porch Tea Room, a linens-and-lace but laid-back experience in a historic home in Hallam. The child-friendly full course meal includes veggie art, mini scones, fruit art, finger sandwiches, dessert, and hot tea. The adult menu changes monthly and will whisk you back in time to an age of refined elegance.
Celebrating 100 years of farming at a location that’s perfectly charming, Perrydell Farm sells a variety of products made on site, including more than 30 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream. Visitors will enjoy the free self-guided tour of the bottling plant and have the chance to pet and take pics with some of the calves. It’s a truly “moo”ving attraction.
Sweet Willows Creamery
Visitors to Sweet Willows Creamery can try a unique, ever changing variety of gourmet ice cream flavors such as Indonesian Sumatra, Bonnie’s Black Licorice, and Red Raspberry Champagne Sorbet. There are also a few frozen yogurt and vegan options. Get a quart and some spoons (assuming you’re willing to share!)
Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market
Take your kids to Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market in Loganville, which grows nature’s candy, ranging from strawberries and cherries to peaches and apples.
For a different kind of sugar high, stop in at its “Sweets & Treats Island,” full of decadent fudges, plus old-fashioned and newfangled candies made by another York staple, the family-owned Fitzkee’s Candies.
Be sure to visit the attraction’s sweet-smelling bakery featuring sugar cakes, whoopie pies, and apple dumplings for an extra carb kick.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Keep everyone entertained while eating at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster County. The Amish Country attraction has a Children’s Theatre and a buffet so they can choose their favorite foods. The musicals will have them gleefully captivated with upbeat tunes, dance numbers, and laughs. After the show, they can meet and take pictures with the stars.
The Eateries at The Markets at Hanover
There’s something for everyone at eateries at The Markets at Hanover. Choose from Thai food, sushi, Baltimore-style pit beef and seafood, Korean fare, and more. Set everyone loose to select their favorite, then meet up at the seating area. There’s PA wine and whiskey tasting as well as a pub with beer brewed on site using solar-power. Check their calendar for kid-friendly events.
Whatever the choice, your family will be full of good food and memories in and around York County.