The Imperial 23 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster PA Get Directions Phone 717-399-4040 Website View Website Hours Sunday-Thursday: 6:30am-9:30pm Friday-Saturday: 6:30am-10pm The Imperial brings artful decor, homegrown food, and a playful hint of historic charm to the table. The Imperial has a rich past. Since 1812, ordinary people as well as US presidents have graced this very spot. Community as well as country have been the hot topics of discussion and change, right here. Today, the restaurant founders and staff take pride in bringing you the history of this storied location infused with the food and flavors of the present.