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“Good Saturday lunch in the midst if errands”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Characters Pub

Characters Pub
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Ranked #68 of 567 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Saturday lunch in the midst if errands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We had a very pleasant lunch in downtown Lancaster with a hearty Cobb salad and a tasty grass fed beef buger accompanied by an interesting side salad. Good selection of beers. Well lit and spacious . Food was a bit slow in coming but otherwise a fine experience. We will be back.

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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Will happily go back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Four adults and one 10-year-old ate here. Their beer selection is not unusual, but the wine list and the cocktails are quite good. Nice 2-for-1 happy hour. The food was tasty and a good value. I had a crab cake sandwich with fries, and both were above average. My husband had a very nice burger. The other couple had a reuben sandwich with a side salad and the grilled salmon special, and both commented that they would return and get the same thing again. The place was packed at 6:30 on Saturday night, which is a bit unusual for a restaurant downtown on non-weekday nights. They did accept reservations for our group.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Imabizzybee
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Food and Drink in Lancaster Pennsylvania!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I took the photographs of the food and drink I consumed at Characters Pub on the afternoon of my birthday dinner. For My Birthday Dinner Joe took me out to Meghan’s and Jose’s Restaurant, Characters Pub, 38 North Christian Street (Behind the Court House and Fulton Bank), Lancaster, PA. I had one of Jose’s super dry and dirty martini’s with a huge lemon twist, just the perfect blend of salty olive and lemon infused juniper. I also had New England clam chowder,so rich and creamy. For the main course the Characters Crab Cake, completed by the pale yellow sweet potato and grilled summer squashes was a knockout. The crab cake is pure crab, and the squash was so good that I stole some of Joe’s. My birthday chocolate cake and ice cream were served on a huge white plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate along with all the terms of endearment used by various persons over the past 68 years. These include but are not limited to; "Clark Klomp" and "Crazed Uncle." The cake was truly one of the best chocolate cakes it has been my privilege to consume. As my granddad use to say, “My sufficiency was absolutely fulfilled!”

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank John K
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ny
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203 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a great meal here. Nice bar area and table to eat in a separate area. Clean restaurant. Very nice waitress. Helpful and friendly. The food was very good. Would go back again.

Visited July 2012
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NJ
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Second time there in 2 years. First visit was much better. Service was not great..Menu very limited but there were a few specials. Food was just okay..

Would not return.

Visited July 2012
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