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Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 22
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  • 31
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A step back in time

This place it right out of the 1950's. Lots of locals hang there and the food is good and cheap. Lunch for under 8 bucks. Nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It is a nice inexpensive home town restaurant with some possible waiting time but worth the effort. Good food and clean.

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Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I dont know why. Had a hot beef sandwich w/gravy and fries. The fries were good. Service was slow. Person with me did not get what she ordered. Beef in my sandwich was sliced thin, but very tough. Would not go back.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place it right out of the 1950's. Lots of locals hang there and the food is good and cheap. Lunch for under 8 bucks. Nice.

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Huntsville, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Like a trip back in time.... Walgreen's Drug Store restaurant of the 1950s... and it seemed like half of the City of Columbia ate there. This is definitely the place for breakfast and lunch!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We decided to eat here based on the reviews of others during our visit to the Turkey Hill Experience. The restaurant is as advertised, an old-style diner within the pharmacy on the corner. You can either choose to seat yourself in a booth or at a counter, and it was filled to capacity on a Thursday for lunch. The lunch... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've lived in this territory for years but just recently went to Hinkles for a meal. Really enjoyed it. As others have said it is a place like those of old memory or imagination. The menu is large, The food well prepared. The staff friendly and very helpful. Really a treat.

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Sparrows Point , MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was my second visit to Hinkles. This time I had the waffle with strawberries on top. It was delicious. Love the atmosphere. Very friendly service and love shopping around in the store for items you don't find in any big stores and malls.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The small town, family owned pharmacy restaurant embedded right inside the store...these have all but vanished. Want that great diner food with the chance of an older waitress still calling you "doll" or "honey?" (This is a good thing) Then Hinkle's is the place! Good food, great for a fast bite on a lunch hour. Clean facility with really nice... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What is not to like about Hinkle's. It is a throw back from a long ago era. Service is great. Food great. Prices good.. They still add syrup to your soda to make a cherry or vanilla coke. A good place to go with kids. They have many regulars here. You can always catch up with the latest news from... More 

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Downingtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am always amazed by how good the food is here as well as the service. I haven't had a bad meal here. Plus they give a 10 percent discount to veterans.

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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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