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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 40 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We mostly ate there for lunch and the specials were always good value for the price and were very good.

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Northern Neck, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate here on our vacation to Lancaster and it was such a great experience. First of all it's pretty cool to tell people back home that you had lunch at a pharmacy. I felt like I was back in time eating at a small town diner. Then the food came and my husbands eyes widened when he took a... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My granddaughter and I had brunch here the first Sunday in May. We got there at the right time as it was 11:10 am and the church crowd came not long after. We are counter girls so we got a seat right away. Very friendly waitress, two old gents at the counter and the cashier. Plus, a few other people... More

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Marietta, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had another great lunch at Hinkles. The menu is expansive and unique....had the deviled egg sandwhich, picked beets and chowchow. Simply outstanding,few other places offer this sort of food. The service speedy and friendly. A step back in time. Highly recommended

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Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

When we visit this part of PA, we always try to get to Hinkle's for breakfast. They have daily specials and a pretty extensive menu when you remember that it is actually a pharmacy. Prices take you back in time as well since they are extremely reasonable. Try the potato cakes! Love those! Service is very friendly, a little slow... More

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Address: 261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
Phone Number: 717-684-2551
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia

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