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Characters Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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This menu will run from february 14th through the 16th.
Please consider making reservations.
Gulf Shrimp
Mexican-style cocktail sauce, avocado & crispy tortilla chips
Strawberry & Cocoa Nibs Salad
Fried queso blanco, arugula & sherry vinaigrette
Cocoa Scented Duck Breast
Whipped‎ sweet potatoes, french beans, blackberry-chipotle sauce
Smoked Chicken & Sundried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo
Whipped‎ sweet potatoes, french beans, blackberry-chipotle sauce
Seafood Paella
Red snapper, shrimp, calamari & mussels over saffron & chorizo rice
Grilled Marinated Hangar Steak
Topped w/ a lobster crepe glazed w/ mornay cheese sauce
La Petite Patisserie
Flourless chocolate torte
Miesse Candies
Hand-dipped stem cherries – gratis
A favorite of locals, Characters Pub is hidden gem in Lancaster City with great food in a cozy atmosphere. Tucked behind the Courthouse where Christian and Grant street meet Characters Pub is only steps away from the Lancaster Marriot and Convention Center and the Hotel Lancaster. We offer a wide selections of sandwiches, burgers, salads and seasonal entrees. Special events, parties and receptions are held in our urban chic Windows on Queen space.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

We were there on a drizzly Saturday afternoon. The dining room had few guests, more at the bar. The clam chowder, and the grilled Rueben sandwich on rye marble bread was delicious. Sweet potato fries were good too. Service was prompt. Prices are a bit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went for an early lunch on a Saturday, looking for a place with outdoor seating that would accommodate our small dog. The waitress who sat us in the enclosed outdoor patio had to check that the dog was allowed, and he was. The restaurant is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been several in times for business lunches and every time I’ve been very pleased. Excellent service and a wide selection from their lunch menu. Everything is very fresh and delicious. I’ve had a Reuben in there that was outstanding. Plus a Caesar salad with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joe A
Reviewed August 14, 2018

OK. Dated interior, needs more social media posts, maybe more live music. There are too many other places now that are more current.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank M Christine J
Reviewed July 18, 2018

this place has great food and service and is also clean. the taco salad and french onion soup are very good and better than i expected. the waitress was friendly and prompt with taking our order and bringing the food. the walls are decorated with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

my wife and I were really taken with this quite (at the time) quaint place. The staff was very nice and helpful as we enjoyed dinner and a few beverages. The beer selection was very good as I enjoy craft beers and the bar staff...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kevin G
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Looking online for a good casual spot for dinner within walking distance of the Lancaster Convention Center, I happened upon Characters Pub, just a couple of blocks north. The menu sure made it seem like my kind of place, so I gave it a try....More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a last minute team trip and thought we’d try this place, being local and nearby the hotel. We were quite literally the only people there at dinner time. The server was kind and tried hard, but the menu wasn’t enough to keep us....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MidAtlantic2005
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We enjoyed the food at Characters but found several service problems. The main server and others who also delivered our food were friendly, but we had to keep asking for things that should have arrived. The chicken quesadilla was delicious and ample -- four large...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ConnecticutLocavore
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to choose a new restaurant to try while we were in Lancaster. With characters pub we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was great! We had the chopped steak with gravy and the Veggie burger.

Date of visit: March 2018
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