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Bully's Restaurant and Pub

American, Seafood, International, Eclectic
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647 Union St, Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 684-2854
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First timer

We decided to go to Bully's after tasting their crab soup at the Taste of Lancaster County in mid-April. (plus they gave us a coupon : ) We heard good things about the restaurant and the reviews and pictures intrigued us. What a great place to eat! The service was excellent and the food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2013
Debbie8183
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We decided to go to Bully's after tasting their crab soup at the Taste of Lancaster County in mid-April. (plus they gave us a coupon : ) We heard good things about the restaurant and the reviews and pictures intrigued us. What a great place to eat! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding, including the crab soup... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

This is the best upscale pub restaurant in Lancaster. The filet mignon and crab is to die for. The beer selection on tap is amazing. The service over the many years and multiple times I've been here has been outstanding. The owner is very involved and obviously takes pride in Bully's. You've got to go there, you will not be... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Just returned from our third trip to the pub. As usual the meal was excellent and we really enjoy the ability to order beers that we have tasted in our travels throughout Europe. The pub's atmosphere is great and we feel at home no matter what we are wearing (dress or jeans). The wait staff is very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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82 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Ate here years ago, and it's better now than what we remembered. Tracey provided good service. Drink prices seem a tad high for this town. Met friends here, and all of us enjoyed our meals. Ample portion size. One of us thought that the chair was uncomfortable. We'll go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We celebrated a birthday. to our enjoyment a complimentary dessert was a nice treat. The sample beer selection was nice. so many beers to choose from. Bison burger was as expected and prepared as requested. Crabcakes were also very good. The rolls smelled good too. Server was excellent. nice quiet atmosphere on a Monday.

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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

As soon as we entered the old, beautifully restored building, we appreciated its warm, woodsy appeal. The staff was gracious, and the "Lite Menu" was perfect for our tastes, and budget. My portobello mushroom topped with crab imperial was delicious. When I noticed the dark, pressed tin ceiling, I was looking up at it long enough that one of the... More 

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KENT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Best pub, with designer beer, gourmet-quality food and the best service ever! We enjoyed every sip and bite! It was mexican night, and the beef was melt-in- your mouth delicious - no "ground and drowned" in taco sauce here! Just YUM!!!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Bully's has a great selection of beers and a nice menu. The crab soup is good! A little on the higher end of what I prefer to pay but the food is always good. Great for a date night or a girls night out!

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York PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Once again, Bully's did not disappoint! Always great beers on tap: like Weyerbacher Pumpkin Ale and Dogfish Head Sahtea. The chef started adding small plates several months ago and they are perfectly sized to allow you to have an appetizer, like the amazing venison sliders with cranberry chutney or some of the best BBQ ribs around. The small plates offered... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Bully’s in Columbia is the perfect gem offering excellent service and food! The staff is prompt, courteous and very nice. They have an incredible beer list offering specialty beers and a very nice wine list! Their menu offers something for anyone and all the dishes are delicious and always consistent. If you are looking for a “date night” spot or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 647 Union St, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (717) 684-2854

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Eclectic

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