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Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant
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261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
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261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
717-684-2551
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • 17
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A step back in time.

Good basic diner food! I do like their chicken and waffles. Good size portions too with friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Randall C
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good basic diner food! I do like their chicken and waffles. Good size portions too with friendly service.

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Downingtown, PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is unbelievable. The food is good and the service is good and it is located in a busy Pharmacy. If I lived closer to it I would get all my medications here, then I would be able to eat here more often. If you haven't been here you really need to try it.

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Lancaster
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I can see my food...it sat there for 10 minutes....wait staff girls...hummin and hawing all around...get nothing done....kids cooking from freezer and a can......why does this place have good reviews locally?....it sucked 3 of 4 times I been there....and I am local........go to McDonald's...>>>

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant is great! Clean with good, hearty food. Sitting in the booth is a wonderful reminder of a quieter, slower time. In addition to a nice eatery, the pharmacy has great little shop.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Agree with reviewer a step back in time. Was leaving York and looking for a lunch stop. Coming from the big city this was the impression I had of small towns. Clean, close knit and good value. Highly recommend stopping in.

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wouldn't say that this is a tourist attraction, but there is an old-fashioned "restaurant' with table and lots of counter service. Comfort food at good prices. A long-time hang out of locals who can give you an earfull of Columbia and area history, and tips on where to go from here. Hinkles also features an array of all kinds... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Service was prompt and attentive. Food was good and the price was in line with other diners in the area.

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Long Island
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154 reviews 154 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While passing through Columbia recently we stopped into Hinkle's Pharmacy on the recommendation of our friend, Mod Betty for some lunch at the counter. It looks like the place hasn't changed in sixty years (which isn't a bad thing). Although the prices have gone up a touch, the menu selections were what you would expect from the good old days.... More 

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Downingtown, PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We read about Hinkle's in the local paper, so when we were in Columbia we decided to go to Hinkle's. We were absolutely surprised by a restaurant in a working pharmacy and then to top it off the food was very good and the service was great. We are definitely going back.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Understand that when you go to Hinkle's it is less about the fru-fru and more about tradition and friendliness. Don't be in a hurry. You step back in time about 50 years. The prices are great and the food is good. We visited here after touring the Turkey Hill Experience just up the street. The kids enjoyed sitting at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 717-684-2551
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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