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Checkers Bistro

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French, American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
+1 717-509-1069
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian...
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. Our goal is to deliver a fine dining experience 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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 195
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Never fails... Consistent Good food & service.

Again, we visited Checkers as a family and were so impressed with their ability to continue to offer consistently good food and amazing service. The coffee crusted filet is over the top, the steak frites was loved by a 13 year old, and the shrimp cavellini was just divine. Don't think twice about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Liana B
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York, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
York, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Again, we visited Checkers as a family and were so impressed with their ability to continue to offer consistently good food and amazing service. The coffee crusted filet is over the top, the steak frites was loved by a 13 year old, and the shrimp cavellini was just divine. Don't think twice about reserving a seat!

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SF Bay Area
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

OK thats the one thing we couldn't figure. Checkers sounds like a drive-in or something. It definitely wasn't that, very fine dining top to bottom and great service. Wine list varied and interesting. Nice decor, very comfortable, good noise level. Great overall experience. We got lost when we left and felt especially stupid the next morning when we realized it... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there with the wife on a Saturday evening. We did not have reservations. We called around 5:30 and were told no tables till 8:30 PM. Previously being in the business I know you never fully book. We decided to just walk -in and see what happens. Worst case we can sit at the bar. We show up at around... More 

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ate here on March 26th. We were greeted by a friendly gentlemen and seated promptly. We waited a long while for our meal which was steak and frites. The steak was good, tender, nice flavor but a bit salty. The frites were very, very greasy. We paid $19 for the meal which was at lunch time. There was no... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were there (with my mother-in-law) to celebrate my wife's <mumble> birthday. We started with shrimp bisque and butternut squash bisque (swapping half-way through); both were good, but the shrimp bisque was generic while the squash bisque screamed with butternut flavor. For entrees Mom had the Coffee-Cured Petite Filet; she likes her steak well done but not *too* well done,... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Checkers is one of our "regular" stops. Always great! Food, service,atmosphere. Sometimes a little noisy depending on crowd and where you are seated but not usually a problem. Highly recommended.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here as a group to celebrate a work event. The appetizers were awesome and the main dish was excellent. Everyone at the tabl

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the nicest restaurants in Lancaster. It has it all - including atmosphere and professional staff - not always found in the area. Get the chicken - it will be the best you've ever had!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Checker's new location is great, and the menu is quite tasty. Steak frites, good onion soup, and a nice wine selection. Not the most "family-friendly" place I'd say, based on the limited menu and ambiance. However, if you are in the mood for what they serve regularly, it's a great choice.

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

All the food was excellent. French Onion Soup and the Pumpkin Bisque Soup was wonderful. Our entrees included Steak Frites, cooked medium (and was perfect), Shrimp and Grits (spicy and delicious) and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with mushrooms (amazingly tasty). The beer is reasonably priced. Guinness is on tap (thank you). Great atmosphere, nice tables, excellent wait staff. Go and enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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. Our goal is to deliver a fine dining experience in a friendly and consistent setting. We welcome your feedback through TripAdvisor and will respond to your comments.Live, Love, Eat at Checkers Bistro.
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

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