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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
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16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted with enthusiasm and promptly seated ! Our server was attentive. We ordered the duck tacos appetizer .. It was good but not very warm .. I had barely had 2 sips of my cocktail and our entrees were there ! But again , not warm .. So so crab cake , overly fishy swordfish .. We were... More 

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1 Thank Kac39
Reading, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at Checkers. Food was terrific. I had the signature scallops dish and my date had the signature petit filet mignon. The proportions were spot on - left feeling full but not overly so. The scallops were on a bed of sautéed leeks. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Seared on the top and just cooked through so not at all... More 

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Thank Winelover2011
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your menu selections. We hope to see you again very soon so that you can try more items and decide your favorites!! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I shared a meal with family on a cold winter night here. The cuisine was excellent and memorable for the great appetizer and entree choices coupled with excellent drinks. The atmosphere is quaint and the ambiance gets an A+ for the dim lighting and noticeable absence of TVs or other distractions that take away from an enjoyable dinner with friends... More 

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Thank Gray D
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you the next time you visit the area. More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love checkers ! It's the best, we've been going for years and never disappointed! Fresh ingredients and brilliant cocktails! Perfect local business and great to customers!

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1 Thank Kadeja F
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you've enjoyed your experiences dining with us at Checkers Bistro, and we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

6 of us went to the TSO concert yesterday afternoon and came to Checkers around 7:30 after the show cold and hungry ! From the moment you walked in a warmth overcame us as the ambiance and décor wrapped around us. We were greeted and seated immediately. The wait staff has to be the best staff in this city, the... More 

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1 Thank gntlman46
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. I will let Michael know that you appreciated his service as well. Have a beautiful holiday season, and we hope to see you soon! More 

Millersville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We celebrated a birthday at Checkers Bistro. At our request, their pastry chef prepared a birthday cake for the occasion sans embarrassing birthday song. We had wonderful service and their food was so good that my very finicky father tried the salt encrusted calamari and loved it! Thank you Checkers Bistro for a memorable evening I will never forget.

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1 Thank LancasterCounty
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for letting Checkers Bistro be a part of your birthday celebration. We are so glad that you (and your finicky father!) enjoyed everything so much. Our pastry chef Andrew Zimmer was happy to prepare a cake for you, and I will pass on your thanks to him. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Hamilton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

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Melbourne
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

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Somerdale, New Jersey
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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!!

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Ocean City, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American, International
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?