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1030 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, PA 17512
717-684-7627
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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As other reviewers note, the cheeseburger subs are fabulous. I've been here several times and have always had a tasty and juicy burger on a soft bun. Cheese steak subs? I have no idea how they ever got a reputation for them. The meat is always dry and, if there is cheese on it, you couldn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Beffy1167
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Columbia, PA
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Columbia, PA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As other reviewers note, the cheeseburger subs are fabulous. I've been here several times and have always had a tasty and juicy burger on a soft bun. Cheese steak subs? I have no idea how they ever got a reputation for them. The meat is always dry and, if there is cheese on it, you couldn't prove it. The french... More 

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Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

best steak sandwiches and subs around. Always went here for lunch on Fridays. Just had a cheeseburger today and it was as good as always. Been going there for 20 yrs. Never ate on the deck or in the bar; always have done take out. You can't go wrong going here. Staff friendly. kitchen clean always clean french fries are... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Subs, cheese steaks, atmosphere can't be beat. Food is good whether you eat it here or carry it out. Be sure to try a cheese steak.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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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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