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Checkers Bistro

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French, American, International, Contemporary
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398 Harrisburg Avenue, Champion Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603
+1 717-509-1069
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 238
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
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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
No Lunch Reservations

We stopped by without a reservation on a Tuesday just before noon. No problem. It's located just east of F&M College, among several other restaurants and shops in an old brick building next to the Lancaster Arts Hotel. The bartender took our order. He recommended Wacker beer made locally in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Dave H
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped by without a reservation on a Tuesday just before noon. No problem. It's located just east of F&M College, among several other restaurants and shops in an old brick building next to the Lancaster Arts Hotel. The bartender took our order. He recommended Wacker beer made locally in Lancaster and Wyndridge 'Crafty' Cider, a hard apple cider made... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dropped in without reservations on a Saturday night after arriving in Lancaster. Restaurant was crowded, and full of life. Hostess could have easily turned us away, but took a good look around, and found a table for us. Very glad she did! We enjoyed an extremely well prepared dinner, with first-class service. An unexpected treat. Hot... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Celebrated Birthday here today and had a terrific meal. Service was excellent, atmosphere was lovely and I look forward to returning. Varied menu, beautiful presentation and comfortable, stylish decor. A great experience, all around. I had scallops and my husband had petite filet. Both were delicious!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We asked for a quiet table and were seated in a round booth away from other tables. We had exceptional service and the food was fantastic! We sat at the bar prior to dinner and had great drinks and a calamari appetizer. 2 thumbs up!!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First visit to the new, trendy location. Much prefer the old location. Also prefer the old menu. The dining room is very attractive, but also very loud. We had a cold soup special which was okay, and also had the apple salad which was seasoned extremely aggressively. Way too salty for a simple salad in my view. We shared the... More 

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york, pa
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very nice ambiance; however, the food was very expensive and not worth the price. A $22 scallop dish for lunch consisted of 3 smallish scallops on a single row of leeks. An additional scallop was priced at $8. The crab cake was good but not noteworthy. Service was fine. Place was very clean. We were a party of 4 for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited for dinner on a Wednesday night. We're encouraged to get reservation, but plenty of seats available for 5pm seating. Had heirloom tomato and mozzarella/ricotta salad with basil pesto - basically a twist on a caprese salad. Very good flavor, good dish for first course. For main, I had scallops with fennel. I'm an experienced seafood cook and the scallops... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been here several times and always enjoy the ambience, the staff and certainly the food. Our server was very helpful in helping us decide what to order giving excellent descriptions of what we were considering. The food here never disappoints, always meets or exceeds our expectations. The only complaint we have is that the last time we were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lively bar and good service. This made up for average food. Fish was over-cooked but could be due to being quite busy. Private room good for group dinner.

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Mt Joy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great place to meet friends for dinner. The service was exceptional and quality of the food was incredible. This is my favorite spot in Lancaster.

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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, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?