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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
+1 717-509-1069
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Ranked #11 of 504 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian infuenced dishes. We are passionate about Food, Wine, Craft Beers and Liquor. We purchase as many ingredients locally that are in season. Are goal is to deliver a fine dining experiance in a friendly and consistent setting. We welcome your feedback through TripAdvisor and will respond to your comments.Live, Love, Eat at Checkers Bistro.
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English first
Westport, Connecticut
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wow! The staff and food couldn't have been better. So friendly! As suggested by our server I had the chef's fish special and it was incredible. Possibly one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Husband had the coffee filet Mignon and it was absolutely delicious as well. And just a few steps from our hotel. Such... More

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was my first visit to Checkers Bistro after friends repeatedly asked me my opinion on the place. I sat at the bar and was pretty much ignored--maybe because I wasn't wearing a tie or sport coat--but once I did get noticed my server was one of the nicest bartenders I've ever encountered. Seriously, she earned most of this high... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

At a local's recommendation we showed up on time for a 7:45 pm reservation, waited briefly and stayed until closing, almost. The food was excellent. The service perfect. The selection of wines, beers and cocktails wide. Although full and busy, we could actually have a conversation. The setting in a strip mall is unexceptional, but outward appearances are misleading. I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wow. My wife and I ate at the bar. I had the petite fillet with potato gratin and asparagus. My wife had the scallops with truffle cream leaks and a side of butternut squash risotto cake. Portions are small and a bit pricey but the food was outstanding and well worth the price. We will return often.

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Lancaster, PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been reluctant to write a less than favorable review on a family owned establishment. I am submitting this in the spirit of constructive feedback. It had been many years since visiting Checkers at the former location on Mulberry Street. The new location has gone upscale and has a dark gray motif. Even the tables and placemats (no table... More

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Lancaster, PA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On the recommendation of a coworker, we dined here for a special occasion. I was able to make reservations through OpenTable and did request special table or accomodation for a birthday. Nothing special was done for the birthday and I cant say the table was special - we were tucked in the back with high booths so it was a... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had lunch on 9/24. I had the duck tacos as an appetizer and the margherita pizza. My fried had the cauliflower/corn soup special and the apple salad. The duck taco was very tasty with a surprising taste of five spice. The duck meat was a little too finely shredded/processed for my taste. The pizza was tasty but the crust was... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Had a great meal at Checkers as we celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. The presentation,quality of the food and waitstaff were superb. What more could we ask for?

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you’re looking for a fine dining restaurant in Lancaster, look no further than Checkers Bistro. Recently, I had the pleasure of not only eating at Checkers for dinner, but also getting a tour of the new location on Harrisburg Avenue. I was impressed with the recent changes made to this Lancaster City staple. See my blog post: http://padutchcountryblog.com/check-high-class-restaurant/

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a double review. I never got to posting a review of my first visit. So here goes--on my first visit we shared a calamari small plate which was perfectly cooked and a beet and goat cheese salad. The beets were roasted and very sweet they were sprinkled with a fresh goat cheese and hazelnuts on top was a... More

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