Belvedere Inn


The Belvedere Inn is a contemporary American restaurant, located in the heart of Lancaster City, PA. Delicious lunch and dinner selections are served daily, prepared by award-winning chef Steve Drake. We strive to provide an elegant dining atmosphere, coupled with friendly, professional service. Our two bars offer an extensive selection of wines, spirits, and unique liquors, as well as domestic and imported beers. Upstairs, Crazy Shirley's is a full-service piano bar and lounge, featuring live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. During the summer, our second-floor terrace provides an inviting space for alfresco dining and cocktails.



The Belvedere Inn opened its doors on July 1, 1998. Crazy Shirley's followed in December of that same year. Like much of downtown Lancaster, our building is rich with history. The restaurant is located inside the former mansion of James Rhor, a tobacco plantation owner, built around 1876.


The Crew

Our friendly, professional staff will always make you feel welcome at The Belvedere. From the kitchen to the front of the house, our crew will ensure you have an exceptional dining experience, every time!



Do you take reservations?
Reservations are strongly suggested during peak dining hours of 6pm-8pm on weekdays and especially on weekends. Make reservations online, or call 717.394.2422 to reach our friendly, professional staff.

What is your dress code?
We consider our restaurant to be upscale casual. We welcome guests in casual attire as well as more formal dress. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a suit, we only require that you have a great time.

Where can we park?
During lunch hours street parking is available. You may park in Zeller Travel Agency's lot directly behind us after 5:00 PM. Please respect our neighbors' right to their own parking. Please refrain from parking in the CVS parking lot. Your vehicle may be towed if you park there.

Is smoking permitted?
The Belvedere Inn is proud to offer both dining rooms and both bars as smoke-free. Smoking is allowed outside only.

I am interested in performing Jazz at the Belvedere Inn. How do I get a booking?
We are always looking for unique and upbeat musicians. To submit a sample recording, please call 717.394.2422 or email us at

Who does your decorating?
The Belvedere Inn has always enjoyed a stylish and attractive appearance. The ideas and concepts of our ever-changing rooms are credited to Dean Oberholtzer, the owner. He and the dedicated staff are also responsible for the amazing and gorgeous holiday decorations, during Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Halloween, etc.

When did the Belvedere open?
We opened our doors July 1st of 1998. Crazy Shirley's opened in December of 1998.

When was this building constructed?
The mansion was built by James Rhor, a tobacco plantation owner, in approximately 1876.

Do you have banquet facilities?
It is our pleasure to accommodate your banquet needs. Please contact Dean at 717.394.2422 for more information.

Do you have rooms available?
There used to be boarding rooms on the third floor. At present, these rooms are not available.

Are you currently hiring?
We are always looking for excellent applicants to join our talented staff. Please feel free to come in and request an application.