Vicky's Diner

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Vicky's Diner
Vicky's Diner is located in Pennsylvania
Vicky's Diner
Location within Pennsylvania
Restaurant information
Current owner(s)Omar Ilayan (leased to Teddy Petropoulos)
Previous owner(s)Elmer and Grace Paxton, and a sequence of 8 others
Food typeComfort
Street address4320 West Market Street
CityWest York
Postal/ZIP Code14208
CountryUnited States
Coordinates39°55′49″N 76°48′57″W / 39.930159°N 76.815767°W / 39.930159; -76.815767Coordinates: 39°55′49″N 76°48′57″W / 39.930159°N 76.815767°W / 39.930159; -76.815767
Former nameLee's Diner

Vicky's Diner, known until June 2018 as Lee's Diner, is a stainless steel diner on U.S. Route 30 in West York,[1] York County in Pennsylvania.[2] It was famous for its pies which were for many years baked by Theresa Redding.[3]

The diner was founded in 1951 by Elmer and Grace Paxton for their son Lee who was returning from military service. They bought a Mountain View prefabricated stainless steel diner (serial # 322) which was fitted to their house, which contains the kitchen.[4]

As of May 2000, the diner was eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

After a series of inspection failures and dwindling business, the diner was leased in June 2018 to Teddy Petropoulos, who made improvements and re-opened the establishment as Vicky's Diner, naming it after his youngest daughter.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Wallis, Michael (2007). The Lincoln Highway. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. p. 60. ISBN 0-393-05938-3 "Diner photos"
  2. ^ Goulet, Neal (November 10, 1998). "A silver server coming to town". York Daily Record.[dead link]
  3. ^ Argento, Mike (November 28, 1996). "The heart and soul of York County". York Daily Record.[dead link]
  4. ^ Butko, Brian (2002). The Lincoln Highway: Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books. pp. 142–143. ISBN 0-8117-2497-2. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Finding, York County, 30 Pa.B. 26875". The Pennsylvania Bulletin. May 26, 2000. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Machcinski, Anthony (June 28, 2018). "Long-troubled Lee's Diner, a Lincoln Highway icon, gets new operator - and soon a new name". York Daily Record. USA Today Network. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Machcinski, Anthony (July 13, 2018). "Vicky's Diner - the former Lee's Diner on Route 30 - is open and 'has new life'". York Daily Record. USA Today Network. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Kessler, Brandie (February 11, 2019). "Vicky's Diner - the former Lee's - hopes customers will give new ownership, menu a try". York Daily Record. USA Today Network. Retrieved June 25, 2019.