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1030 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, PA 17512
717-684-7627
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheese Steaks and subs

good food , locally loved by many.....cheeseburger subs are great if you can add a lot of mayo (ok ..I just like them that way )....onions...lots of onions...large white sweet onions....steaks could be tweeked up a little better...but they are good cheese steaks...!!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

They take only cash, so know that up front. Food is well prepped but it's a menu of standard bar food. Good wraps, burgers and cheese steaks (which they are rightly known for). Decent atmosphere. Good for a quick bite or hang for some drinks.

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Smith's Hotel is a popular place for subs and alcohol however, the food is so far below the quality standard of most restaurants I have ever in and the take out customer service is all teenage students with no customer service skills such as hello, not gossiping while making food and no thank you's after I pay. The food is... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

For a great cheese steak or cheese burger sub this is the place to go to. Smith's has been around for a long time. Inside it is not fancy but is clean and neat. My family and i like to sit outside on the deck during nice weather. Service is always with a smile and prices are reasonable.

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York, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Always stop here for cheesesteak with mushrooms when in Columbia. Delicious! A great bargain for a great cheesesteak.

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Lancaster
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

good food , locally loved by many.....cheeseburger subs are great if you can add a lot of mayo (ok ..I just like them that way )....onions...lots of onions...large white sweet onions....steaks could be tweeked up a little better...but they are good cheese steaks...!!!

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an example of how a place can go from good to not good over the years. The food is no bargain at all, the steak sandwiches we had were dry and I mean as the Mojave Desert. Cold fries, Bad service. I give it an average because it may have been an "off" day, but they didn't take... More 

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Columbia, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food at this restaurant is not as good as it used to be. They add too much onions to make up for other things that should be included. They do have a good cheeseburger sub. I still go here because the price is good and I like the deck. I guess from my point of view there is more... More 

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Sarasota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Food was below average, service was terrible. We received food that was cold, cheesesteaks with unrelated cheese, cold marinara. Worse yet our waitress was nothing short of neglectful and the indifferent and the foodrunners were kids with no direction, what a letdown.

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Highspire, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

first thing i heard out of there mouths is they utta legalize pott. gave them my order 2 very displeasing cheese steaks, one was suppose to be with out onion, the other with extra cheese and sausce to go with both, then ordered 2 itailian subs one with out cappacola ham and no oil or mayo,the other reg Ita. with... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

For years everyone knew that Smith's had the best cheesesteaks in town. Don't ask me what made them change a good thing but their steaks are a far cry from what they used to be. If you like onions then by all means go there as they start each day piling the grill high with nothing but onions. Once they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 717-684-7627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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