Editor’s Note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!

Our critic team couldn’t do our typical Saturday breakfast date because one of us was working, so we opted to grab lunch after he was done. We wanted to run some errands and start our search for a playset, so we headed towards Palmyra. Along our drive I realized it’s been a while since we visited Lisa’s Cafe.

Located on Route 422, Lisa’s offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, pizza, and entrees. Whenever we get to stop here, we always run into someone we know too, so it’s got that hometown feel of a locally-owned restaurant.

Lisa’s Cafe

600 E. Main Street
Palmyra, PA 17078

Phone: (717) 832-9855


Mon: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tue: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thu: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The first thing I noticed was the number of options on the kids’ menu. Typically, we opt for grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, but today we chose a hot dog. She also got French fries, and she enjoyed it because we couldn’t cut up the hot dog fast enough.

As for us, we decided to enjoy some sandwiches. The pictures really speak for themselves on these, I got a Turkey Rachel, and it was loaded with turkey and a perfect amount of coleslaw, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing. I could only eat half of it, but it made for a perfect second lunch the next day. I opted for sweet potato fries as my side dish, and they were the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crispy.

The other critic opted to try a triple decker club with ham and turkey. When it arrived at our table, I wondered how he would tackle the tall order, but he did the same as I did, and took half home. Not only was it loaded with turkey and ham, but the thick cut rye bread also added to the height. A side of potato salad complimented the sandwich once a little salt and pepper were added.

Our take: Lisa’s Café is a great, family friendly restaurant that doesn’t skimp on portions. Be prepared to leave with a to-go box! We love that it has a small hometown appeal in that we always run into someone we know. The waitresses are friendly, and it was fun for our little critic because she got to color a hat instead of a placemat or coloring page. They have a wide variety of kids’ meal options which is nice as most places give you 4 or 5 choices.

We give this place ?????.

If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email lvfoodcritics@outlook.com and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.