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Smith's Hotel

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1030 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, PA 17512-1848
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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time at Smiths. I got carry out. Fast, friendly service. I had the medium cheesesteak with onions and sauce; it was huge! It could have used a little salt, but that was my fault. Good job.

Thank Fell-Sarge
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never ate inside..always just got take out. The steak sandwiches are the best ever. Fresh and juicy!

Thank Martha H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I've been coming here occasionally for about 40 years, so I feel qualified to address some of the issues I'm seeing in other reviews. My review is for take out only, I haven't been inside for over 30 years. Service: Quite inconsistent. It seems like every time I go there there's a new group of teenagers that have not been... More 

Thank Paul M
Hagerstown, Maryland
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My brother in law was in town for business and he was complaining the he can not get a cheese-steak in CA and he wanted on badly. So a call was placed to Snith's to see if they could accommodate the whole family (15) they replied they could but we would not be able to sit together. When we got... More 

Thank Donald E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The best Cheese Steaks around, I would of rated this 5 star but the attitude of the workers is very poor , the guy that runs the place is the same way , I've been there many times the food is very consistent just like the poor attitudes. I know it is difficult to hire goog people, but when trainer... More 

Columbia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The cheesesteaks, and cheeseburger subs are very good. Their regular subs are good also. Selection of sides are good also.

Thank Michael R
York, Pa
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The steak subs here are second to none in the area. Bigger and 10X better than anything sold in Philly. The service is quick, they have a bar and an outdoor patio.

Thank bigbit
Columbia, PA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As other reviewers note, the cheeseburger subs are fabulous. I've been here several times and have always had a tasty and juicy burger on a soft bun. Cheese steak subs? I have no idea how they ever got a reputation for them. The meat is always dry and, if there is cheese on it, you couldn't prove it. The french... More 

Thank Beffy1167
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

best steak sandwiches and subs around. Always went here for lunch on Fridays. Just had a cheeseburger today and it was as good as always. Been going there for 20 yrs. Never ate on the deck or in the bar; always have done take out. You can't go wrong going here. Staff friendly. kitchen clean always clean french fries are... More 

Thank R F
York, Pennsylvania
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Subs, cheese steaks, atmosphere can't be beat. Food is good whether you eat it here or carry it out. Be sure to try a cheese steak.

Thank Betty F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, PA 17512-1848
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 717-684-7627
They do not have a web site

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?