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398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
+1 717-509-1069
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Ranked #8 of 514 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were in town and could not decide where to eat. We asked around and kept getting varied answers about other places. Someone in a coffee shop downtown told us about Checkers Bistro and raved about it, so we finally decided to give it a try. We couldn't have made a better choice. We were seated at a rounded booth,... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate there with good friends last night. We have not eaten there before. Parking was adequate. There were few spaces in front of the restaurant but there were many in the rear. It's in a restored older building with a great atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were seated promptly. They were very busy... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Can't say enough positive things about this place. We walked in on a Sunday night, and were treated SO warmly and given a wonderful table. We enjoyed an exquisite server (melanie? emily?) who was prompt, thorough, and friendly. We started with some reasonably (on the nigh side) priced drinks, that didn't disappoint. I ordered the duck tacos, which were awesome.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

There is not much more to say then it was just all around awesome. Everything exceeded my expectations. Food, service, drinks very good. Tables a little close but that is ok given everything else.

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Lititz, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Fish sandwich and sweet potato knocci presentation phanomial and taste was bland but good. Waiter was a little difficult to understand.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Checkers is a serious bistro. While some of the chains and wannabe's have sullied the word, "Bistro", Checkers embraces it and gives you an awesome Bistro experience. Even though they know that the wait staff will need to explain it to most patrons, the chef's have the courage to serve Yorkshire pudding with their prime rib special, . Roasted cauliflower... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food was great, the staff was outstanding, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Will definitely be returning to try out the full menu.

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Pleasant gap
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We found the restaurant nicely laid out. The food selection and quality was very good. The staff was informative and helpful. Some of the tables could use a little more lighting. If you go in the winter, the tables along the bank of windows may be chilly for some persons.

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Marietta PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

While Christmas shopping we stopped at Checkers to purchase a gift certificate and decided to sit at the bar and have a drink. My wife is a wine girl and I love a good glass of beer. We both had a pleasant experience at Checkers. While there we decided to have a bite to eat and both had a wonderful... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Our experience was flawless!! Good was delicious and our server Emily was excellent and professional!! I'm a real critic of restaurants, but I rate Checkers # 1 in Lancaster County!!!

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Additional Information about Checkers Bistro

Address: 398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary, Eclectic

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