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Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant

261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
717-684-2551
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Ranked #2 of 39 restaurants in Columbia
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- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Columbia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Seems to be the meeting place for locals and everyone knows your name or face. Great breakfasts and very reasonably priced. Stand in line to get a booth or take a seat at the counter and you won't be sorry. Sandwiches, soups and meals are all served with good service. Try a grilled Shifter sandwich and you won't be sorry.... More

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Step back in time to eat/ drink at an old time Cafe in a 5&dime store. Food and service was good, Booths were a little small but the prices made up for any discomfort. Milk Shakes were Great.

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Lancaster,Pa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Hinkles has the best breakfast in the area, considering quality of food, ease of parking and reasonable prices. The ham and cheese omlet was one of the best I have ever had, and the French toast was wonderful. We just discovered this place and plan on returning often. They also have a nice selection of gifts, toys and medical supplies... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

For 120 years, Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant has been serving the community of Columbia, PA. It's always a joy to stop in around Christmas to visit with friends and relatives who have come to love this institution in this small town. There is always a booth available and a server with a great big smile. Try the grilled egg and olive... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A tiny diner in a pharmacy, you get what you pay for - good, plain food at decent pricing. The owner was sitting next to us and it was obvious he knew all the locals by name (he also paid for his food and left a tip). A good place to stop before heading to the Turkey Hill Experience.

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York Pennsylvania area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Step back in time to a full service drug store restaurant. Food is terrific. Service very good. Has been on the same spot for over 100 years. I believe it has been owned by the same family over the generations and believe me, they keep after the place.

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Columbia, PA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We waited over an hour before we got served wraps. The food was nasty, and the waiter had a terrible attitude. This place is not recommended at all!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is truly a refreshing step back in time. The kind of place you had in your own town before everyone flocked to the malls. Hinkle's is about more than just the food, which is very good. Rather, it's the whole combination of old-fashioned goodness, a family-run business, a diner in a store like many people will remember from their... More

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Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a quaint little place where everyone seems to know everyone else. Great food and decent prices!

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Marietta, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a very hard place to rate. Basically, it is a drugstore with a restaurant at one end. The offerings on the menu sound somewhat common but the portions are ample and very flavorable. The list of side dishes that come with the main course is the longest we have ever seen. We happened to be there at an... More

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