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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 #9 of 500 restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
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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202 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Before deciding to try Checkers for lunch, we looked online at their menu and decided what we wanted. When we got there and were given a menu, the menu was totally different than what was online. The server said the online menu had not been updated. The lunch choices were poor so we just decided on soup, salad and the... More

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Nice service. Interesting menu. Made the mistake of ordering Halibut from Alaska in an inland city. Beet salad was superb. Portions very ample.

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

my first review on Trip advisor, but I wanted to give top marks for our dinner at Checkers Bistro. My son and I had dinner this evening, and were very happy with our meal and attentive service. the decor is interesting in it's homage to Lancasters industrial roots, and with no reservation we were immediately seated at a wonderful table.... More

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Santa Barbara, California, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We found this restaurant through tripadvisor and we were very pleased with our lunch. Meaningful crab in crab cakes and a great fish sandwich. The formality caught us off guard, but this only means we were pleasantly surprised. Good wait staff. Highly recommended

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York, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Food was excellent when we finally got it after an hour and a half. Service terrible. Seriously think they lost our order but nobody ever explained or apologized.

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Warren, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When we arrived I didn't know what to expect. The outside was deceiving. Once you walk in you are pleasantly surprised at the décor. Beautiful. The server was so attentive and very informative. She really knew her stuff!! She was such a great help in deciding what we would like. The food was so exceptional!! I am not sure about... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved Checkers! But then they moved... We went last year for my birthday and it was such a lovely special evening. For that evening I could give them five stars. This year we went for my birthday, which was my first time in the new location. Unfortunately there will no longer be birthday dinners at Checkers. The food was... More

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Lancaster, PA
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Haven't been to Checkers since it relocated. The restaurant is beautifully designed with a cool, modern ambiance. Service excellent start to finish. Food is outstanding. Tuna frites with a perfectly prepared large piece of ahi tuna, the wasabi aioli and tomato, red onion, cilantro pickle garnish were a perfect combination with the tuna. Housemade frites tossed with yuzu soy vinaigrette... More

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The selection of restaurants for a Friday evening culinary journey was mine and I selected Checkers Bistro based on our many past dinners at Checkers on Mulberry and James Streets we were anxious to checkout the new restaurant and since they had been open since February we felt it would be a good time to go. The ambiance of the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a freshman performance for this new location but definitely a seasoned executive and sous chef runs the kitchen. I've been eating at this restaurant for the past few years and have thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service from this enterprise. The chef deserves the praise garnered from the many reviews on trip advisor, yelp, and google reviews.... More

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