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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (54 reviews)
“apple salad” (22 reviews)
“profiteroles” (7 reviews)
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French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We selected this restaurant based on online reviews, a single friend recommendation, and proximity to our hotel in Lancaster. Twelve longtime friends needing dinner in a quiet setting where we could catch up. Everyone loved the food. Duck tacos, french onion soup, scallops (fantastic) over...More

Thank AnnieRT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checkers is beautiful!! I loved the décor of the restaurant, very dimly lit, tables spaced far apart modern, trendy, classic. The food was exceptionally delicious, gourmet, would highly recommend. Definitely a 5-star meal.

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have diner in a better restaurant than the ‘normal’ restaurants in the area. We made a good decision going there. The food was wonderful. A little bit more expensive but high quality. It can take a while before they serve you diner,...More

Thank chene0110
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Romantic atmosphere, great food ( coffee cured filet and duck tacos were incredible) wonderful service. Will be back!

Thank RWE0205
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful time my wife and I had at Checkers Bistro! The Volratz Riesling paired with the prawns was sublime! Our waiter was excellent on his timing and professionalism. Main course was the roasted chicken which was superb! We live in Oregon but we...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Very nice restaurant with a good menu and wine list. Enjoyed our entire two-hour dining experience. I work in the wine trade and was impressed with our young server who identified all four grapes in the French red I ordered (including Cinsault!) Only complaint: the...More

Thank Basilico
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This is the second review I have written for this restaurant. The first time I gave them a 5, this time a 3. The food was still good, but my steak was not cooked the way I ordered it and the waitress disappeared before I...More

Thank K H
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Checkers Bistro has always been our go-to restaurant for special dinners - birthdays, anniversaries, things like that. So it was no surprise that we decided it was a good place to go for Mother’s Day. Plus we thought that since the calendar on Checkers’ webpage...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We had calamari appetizers and beers. Although they have table service, we ate at the bar. The bartender was very helpful.

Thank garritye
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here. Unfortunately we were seated near a couple who could not keep their hands to themselves. Although we informed our waitperson that the environment felt awkward nothing was done. We even asked to be seated elsewhere but were just old...More

Thank sailrobins
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Questions & Answers
December 8, 2016|
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Response from David P | Property representative |
We do not have a Vegan option on the menu, but if you would like to call ahead we would be happy to create a Vegan dish for you. Thank you for your question, David
Michael E
June 9, 2016|
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Response from Jeff T | Property representative |
It's approximately 7.5 miles and should take 15-20 minutes. We'd love to see you for a pre-show dinner. Please let our staff know of any time commitments and we'll be sure your dining experience works for it. Thanks for... More
Sharon S
May 31, 2016|
Response from Jeff T | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, It's just over 10 miles, east on Route 30. It should take about 25 minutes. It's a wonderful show. Hope to see you at Checkers! Bon appetit, Jeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069
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Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian influenced 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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