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Checkers Bistro

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398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for a late bite around 1 PM. Not busy. Waiter was very professional, excellent. Had Lobster bisque soup and duck tacos, both great, although haven't had lobster bisque yet without a little chunk of lobster, but still tasty. My wife had french onion soup and eggplant rollatini, again great food and great service. Will return in the future.

Thank Larry B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there many times: perfect for after-work drinks with colleagues, perfect for a dinner with a group of friends and just as lovely for an intimate one-to-one. The food is unfailingly good and the service prompt, professional, and friendly. It's my favorite spot in town.

Thank JordanMelbourne
Somerdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must go to!! Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Hubby made reservation there for my birthday. Service was on point, food was perfection, selection were great and decore was lovely. Perfect romantic spot. Highly recommend!!

Thank MomNDadNeed2Vaca
Ocean City, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to checkers for an anniversary celebration. The menu selection was admirable. However our waiter was unacceptable for a restaurant of this price range. My salad order was forgotten and we mentioned it to the waiter, he brought it out when my main course was delivered to the table. When I asked not to have my main meal at... More 

Thank seeg734
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience, from first arriving at the bar, to being seated by see-through glass "wine cellar", a good vibe throughout dining area. Menu had a broad selection of farm to table appetizers and entrees. Specials exceptional. Cocktails as well. Recommended.

Thank Charles D
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice wine list with several options at middle price point. My blackened Mahi Mahi was tasty. They refused to switch out the vegetables accompanying it, so I paid for a side dish of spinach , that was good. Wife liked her crab cakes and friends liked their scallops. We like the way they used banquettes to break up the... More 

Thank realdesertfox
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Checkers was recommended to us by the owner of a local business we were shopping. My husband and I had a wonderful "accidental date". The atmosphere is sophisticated yet warm, welcoming and comfortable. The staff apparently has received training in polished, formal manners.....almost extinct in today's society. The cocktails were well done, not watered-down rail drinks. The food was excellent.... More 

Thank JildaElaina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I shared a wonderful dining experience at Checkers, celebrating our 39 anniversary. We both enjoyed perfectly mixed cocktails before dining on scallops and blackened mahi. Both were served superbly cooked and well plated. The service was spot on, but not overbearing. They also served us our crem brulee with a special anniversary greeting. All in all, a... More 

Thank john j
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner out last Sunday night. We were seated immediately and our waitress quickly stopped by for a drink order. The duck tacos are a must. We loved the veal short ribs and "the best tuna I've ever eaten". The mousse dessert finished off a wonderful dining experience. The best of Lancaster...

Thank hungrygirlamy
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Eight of us went for dinner to celebrate birthdays of two of the group. The menu was varied and interesting. They had two entree sections: specials and others. I wanted to order the Arctic char, but since it came with rissoto, I needed to substitute a green vegetable for the rice since I cannot eat rice. I was told (as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
French, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 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 - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?