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960 Lancaster Ave, Ste 7, Columbia, PA 17512-1857
717-684-7503
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    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
Nice Family style place

normal restaurant....some selections will be better than others....the steaks were good...the crab cakes were good but not all meat so be prepared ....usually good service and good food....one of the better places in Columbia.....!

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

normal restaurant....some selections will be better than others....the steaks were good...the crab cakes were good but not all meat so be prepared ....usually good service and good food....one of the better places in Columbia.....!

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have gone here many times for their breakfast specials: lunch and supper, not so much. But. Enough to offer a review. The restaurant has been here for a lonngg time, but has been updated through the years so it is not dumpy inside. There is room for large parties and plenty of parking. Mostly tables but some counter seats.... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I recently moved to Columbia & decided to try the Columbia Family Restaurant. The Chicken Cordon Bleu was pretty decent. As the time approached 8:00 PM I noticed that the place was just about empty, so I asked the waitress for more coffee with which to finish my meal. (This was at 7:50.) "There is no coffee left; would you... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We decided to stop here for a late breakfast. The service was fast and friendly. A family kind of place. The food was great. It was nice and quiet. The prices were very good.

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Oriental, North Carolina
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169 reviews 169 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Passing through Columbia found this place and stopped for lunch food was good service fine and price reasonable. Menu included egg an olives, cracker pudding, chicken coquettes. You don't find the them any where else but a small town in PA.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I recently ate here on a trip to Columbia, PA. We were staying at a Bed and Breakfast nearby and were unpleasantly surprised to find that most of the restaurants (excluding fast food like Domino's and Subway) were closed on Sundays. After walking around for a while and striking out 4-5 times, we stumbled up to the... More 

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Archbald, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I ordered the lunch special chicken parm sandwich which came with a little bag of chips, a soup, and a pudding. The chicken was one of those frozen breaded chicken patties you can buy at the store. I ordered French onion as my soup choice and the waitress said "there's no bread or cheese in the soup...is that ok?" That... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nothing fancy here, but it was decent for Sunday lunch, the server was helpful, and the food was average. I couldn't find a lot of places to eat in Columbia, so I appreciated this one.

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Columbia, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Although we live in town, my family's first visit was also our last. I had a taco salad which consisted of a burned shell filled with flavorless meat, soggy lettuce, and soft tomatoes. Son had chicken nuggets which were so greasy as to be inedible, and mashed potatoes. The potatoes were clearly homemade (not instant) and tasted good, but were... More 

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Columbia, Pa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I ordered a philly steak sandwich. What came was some some slivers of thin beef on a hamburger roll - not want I expected at all especially since I came from Philly. The 2 people with me were also disappointed in their lunches.

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  • Address: 960 Lancaster Ave, Ste 7, Columbia, PA 17512-1857
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 717-684-7503

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