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Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant

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261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
717-684-2551
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
An unappreciated Hidden Gem

Although we've lived in Lancaster County for 40+ years, and had heard that Hinkles Pharmacy also served food, on a whim we decided to meet our son and granddaughter there for breakfast on a Sunday We were not only amazed by the large size of the restaurant ares (tables, booths and counter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Vic P
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Lancaster PA
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Lancaster PA
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Although we've lived in Lancaster County for 40+ years, and had heard that Hinkles Pharmacy also served food, on a whim we decided to meet our son and granddaughter there for breakfast on a Sunday We were not only amazed by the large size of the restaurant ares (tables, booths and counter service) but with their extensive menu. We also... More 

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Thank Vic P
Port Orchard, Washington
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful diner with plenty to do close. They have a great selection of sandwiches and always have a few soups. Hand cut fries that are typically perfectly done. Always plenty of parking in back.

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Thank Wanderer0213
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The food is not bad. It is your typical small town corner restaurant fare. If you are a local you seem to get better service. The bus lady is grumpy. The prices are not too bad and they serve a good breakfast. The gift shop area is cute but a little pricey.

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Thank Rashell B
Manhattan, NYC
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

A must see, surounded by antique shops and a wonderfully preserved early American town, has a good American menu. Ordered a slider sample of ham, tuna, egg, chicken, with German potato salad....great place

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Thank David A
Millersville
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Went in to pick up a card and ended up having a snack for a late lunch. It's a blast from the past with a bit of everything - you can find everything here you might get at CVS but in a more personable atmosphere.

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Thank gravitygal
nh
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163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It is a pharmacy, and a gift shop, and a restaurant, all wrapped up into one....right on a main corner in this sweet historic town on the River.....and the food is good...I had the Greek salad and was very happy with it....the service was helpful and attentive...this seems to be a well-loved community eating place...it was crowded at 1:15 on... More 

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Thank NHethel
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Step back in time and eat at a pharmacy luncheon counter when you are shopping in town at one of the many antique co-ops. This place has home cooked meals all day from breakfast to dinner. When they have the hog maul you have to get it!!! TIP - Get there early for meal time, there could be a line.... More 

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Thank Doug B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was a unique place to eat within the pharmacy. We had very nice lunch with great service. We will go back there next time we drive by.

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Thank ASCline
PA
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We were delighted when we visited the Pharmacy to find an old-style luncheon counter dining area. Large dining area, not just a counter. Diner type food which we found to be very good, although several vegetarian options. I did notice they also had gluten free options. Also enjoyed shopping the eclectic selection. Found a wonderful gift for my niece. Best... More 

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Thank Yucatan-Admirer
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good specials with drink and dessert. If you just want a basic meal come here. People are always nice and there is a big variety. I get a grilled chicken salad sandwich which you can't get everywhere and enjoy it very much. My friend got oyster pie which was huge!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 717-684-2551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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