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Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant

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261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
+1 717-684-2551
08:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hometown cooking, good food, reasonable prices. Busy gathering place. There is also a pharmacy and a very nice gift shop. The restaurant is usually busy. You seat yourself most of the time.

Thank Luann P
Columbia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hinkles is an awesome step back in time, where everyone is friendly and the food is good. Mr Hinkle still buses tables! All the waitresses are friendly and will recommend local favorites to you! You have to try a shifter. Relax and enjoy! Don't forget to check out the gift shop!

Thank ceugenem
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, good coffee, attentive and nice waitress.......who could ask for anything more? Will definitely be going back.

Thank ayorkjennings
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had a great lunch with excellent quality food and very good service. Old style counter service like a throw back to the GC Murphy's lunch counters, Coffee was also very good. Stumbled across this location by accident, and I am very happy we did. Plenty of browsing to shop right inside the drug store where the restaurant is located. Wpild... More 

Thank we4singalto
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Diners like this are hard to come by these days. The food was good, with a lot of variety in the menu, including diner staples like breakfast and hot roast turkey sandwiches as well as classic kid-friendly choices like spaghetti and chicken fingers. Service was good and there's plenty of seating - including booths and counters. The attached pharmacy is... More 

Thank Lisa E
Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stepping back in time to White Coffee Pots and stores with diners. Food was very good. I had spaghetti and I'm picky about sauce. He had the scallops and said they were good. Service was friendly and fast. In expensive meal. Many different meals to choose from.

Thank Lisa M
Level Contributor
123 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

My sister and I had breakfast here, knowing that it was a 50's style drugstore counter restaurant. When we walked in, we were delighted. The restaurant section has grown to include a couple of counters and some booths. We sat at one of the counters and revealed in the interaction between the friendly waitresses and the locals. We decided to... More 

Thank rpcvtraveler75
Athens, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fun setting in a vintage diner. Wait staff friendly and helpful but a little stretched, making the lunch take longer than it should have to arrive.

Thank marybethtawfik
Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Pharmacy is a step back in time with a 50's style diner like restaurant with good homemade Pa Dutch food right inside. Down home small town friendly. A different experience for sure during our Lancaster County visit.

Thank Barbara T
harrisburg pa
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We started our rail trail ride in Bainbridge Pa 10 miles north of Columbia on the River Trail. It was located inside the Drug store. What a wonder place just out of the 1950's to eat breakfast before our ten mile ride back to our starting point.

1 Thank tbirney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 717-684-2551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?