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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (48 reviews)
“apple salad” (19 reviews)
“petite filet” (18 reviews)
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French, American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There can't be enough said about this place. The drinks were so well done and well the food was next level. I'd say that they are chasing a very old school fine dining style experience, but it was a cool experience Great great experience.

Thank Jcoz689
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting space. Well-prepared food, with interesting combinations. Fish perfectly cooked. A few things (bread, for instance) undistinguished. Well worth a visit, though.

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best in Lancaster! The food, service and drinks are always perfect. They make your special occasions extra special. Make a reservation and go!

Thank PAdisneyfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checkers Bistro has good food and even better service. We had the duck tacos to start, and all of us completely raved about them. We had the beet salad, seafood étouffée and the Arctic char, which was the special of the day. Everyone was pleased...More

1  Thank Annacanna_70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Checkers for dinner and were very pleased. Although a little tough to find (go all the way to the end of the building), the doors were clearly marked with the Checkers name. Parking was easy and more than ample. The food was...More

Thank Nprus
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I love the fact that they have small plates. So you can try different items on the menu. Their duck tacos are so delicious! And the eggplant rollitini is so good! You are always treated very special by the staff.

Thank Deirdre S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came on a Monday evening and if I had any negative, it was a bit loud. We were promptly seated. Enjoyed our local beer and lemon drop martini. Our appetizers consisted of calamari and tuna. The tuna was delicious and calamari...More

Thank palomino62
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The atmosphere, food and service are beyond description....EXCELLENT!!! When dining alone, as I do most often, they had magazines on the table waiting for my arrival. I've enjoyed the Sweet Potato Fries served with a slight spicy dip...and they offered to bring out something else...More

Thank marshaannw2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had gone to the Fulton Theater to see Newsies (which was phenomenal) and had gotten our choice for dinner down to 3 restaurants. All 4 of us are extremely happy to say that the only restaurant that had a reservation at the time we...More

Thank joan b
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant in Lancaster! It is hidden in a strip mall, which is located between Fenz and John J. Jeffries. I think this place is better than both of those fine establishments. They have a nice size bar and sectioned away...More

Thank Leslie S
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Questions & Answers
8 December 2016|
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Response from David P | Property representative |
We do not have a Vegan option on the menu, but if you would like to call ahead we would be happy to create a Vegan dish for you. Thank you for your question, David
Michael E
10 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff T | Property representative |
It's approximately 7.5 miles and should take 15-20 minutes. We'd love to see you for a pre-show dinner. Please let our staff know of any time commitments and we'll be sure your dining experience works for it. Thanks for... More
Sharon S
1 June 2016|
Response from Jeff T | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, It's just over 10 miles, east on Route 30. It should take about 25 minutes. It's a wonderful show. Hope to see you at Checkers! Bon appetit, Jeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069
  • E-mail
Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian influenced 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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