Shank's Tavern

Lancaster County's Oldest Continuously Operated Tavern

Welcome to Shank's Tavern

Family owned since 1920, Shank's Tavern was built in 1814. It was operated by a retired riverboat captain, James Stackhouse, and known as the "Compass and Square".

Shanks Tavern

In 1930, John and Kathryn Shank bought the tavern from Ernest Maulick, a local brewer. Today, the third generation of Shanks continues to maintain a friendly, old-time, neighborhood bar with simple fare and fine spirits for the comfort and convenience of those who stop in.

At Home at Shank's!

Once you experience the stellar service at Shank's Tavern, you will come back again and again!  Enjoy a great selection of micro brews, wine and tequila and a lot of fun food options...tried the Pho yet?? 

It's not just our opinion, but what others are saying as well...

"as good as it gets for a traditional "cheers" type of bar.  Extremely friendly staff, good selection of beer. and staff will make food custom to your liking.  But the best thing about Shanks is it's atmosphere.  And it has a lot of history!  Family owned...it's worth going just to meet the "white fox"!  Must try their baby fats burger, their homemade soups and Artisan pizzas and salads!  Nothing like it anywhere!!!  Cheers!!!"