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Columbia Family Restaurant

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960 Lancaster Ave, Ste 7, Columbia, PA 17512-1857
717-684-7503
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Columbia Family Restaurant is a small but well known establishment in Columbia, PA. Before 11am patrons can get a nice breakfast of Eggs, Toast with jelly and or butter and home fries all for $2.49 which is one of the cheapest but tastiest in the area. The restaurant is clean.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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  • 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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