Lion's Pride serves breakfast on the cheap
The antiques and tin signs decorating Lion's Pride aren't the only reminders of yesteryear – the prices might take you back, too.
I ordered two eggs, scrambled, with home fries, toast and jelly, for $2.40. If you're a meat-lover for breakfast, prices are just as reasonable. Sausage gravy or cream chipped beef over toast with home fries is $3.75. Half a Belgium waffle with two eggs and two pieces of sausage or bacon is $4.50.
If you want the 12-ounce New York strip steak with two eggs, home fries and jelly, you're talking $16.95, but that looked to be the most expensive (by far) item on the menu.
Lion's Pride, in York Township, was started in 1993 by the Koconoris family, said Athena Koconoris. It was a restaurant previously, but the family renovated it and has updated it multiple times since. They started in the restaurant business around the mid-1970s, Koconoris said, and they own other area eateries, including Stonybrook Family Restaurant in Springettsbury Township, and The Great American Saloon, right next door to Lion's Pride.
Why own two restaurants next to each other? Koconoris said The Great American Saloon is a bit more upscale spotlighting crab cakes and steaks. The saloon is only open for dinner on weekdays, lunch and dinner on the weekends. Lion's Pride, on the other hand, is very reasonably priced and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
It's a place where families gathered after church on a recent Sunday morning. As patrons filed in, hosts and hostesses asked repeatedly, breakfast or lunch menu?
"Breakfast," was the constant reply. One couple came in, rushed, and asked if they were too late for breakfast. Nope, they had made it. Cue a sigh of relief.
Lion's Pride serves the full breakfast menu until 11 a.m. It continues to serve a limited breakfast menu until 1 p.m.
The full menu includes omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast and egg sandwiches – a large variety, in fact, placing eggs on croissants, bagels and even muffins.
The lunch and dinner menu features homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers, hot sandwiches, steaks and Italian dishes.
It's the type of family restaurant that caters to the tastes of 80-year-olds and 8-year-olds – and not just on the menu. While antiques decorate the restaurant, there are also a few flat-screen TVs, too.
Location: 20 Dairyland Square, York Township
Jess's pick: Two eggs, scrambled, with home fries and wheat toast, $2.40; orange juice, $2.25
Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Price range: $1.50, coffee; $16.95, 12-ounce New York strip steak with two eggs, home fries and jelly
Accepts: Cash and credit
Kid's menu: Yes
Details: Visit lionspriderestaurant.net or 717-244-0434