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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
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our party of 8 had reservations at another Lancaster establishment who had somehow managed to drop our reservation and wasn't able to seat us. After frantically calling other places on a Saturday night, Checkers said that we could come right over and they would have a table for us. The seating was exactly what we wanted, a semi private table... More 

Thank Lavonne M
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day at Checkers. I looked online to see if they had a special Valentine's Day menu and noticed that they had a Valentine's Day price fixe menu for Sunday and Monday, but nothing for Valentine's Day. We arrived at the restaurant (made a reservation) and were greeted by a very friendly and efficient hostess. She... More 

Thank WineGossip
Reading, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined at Checkers again and this time were really disappointed. First, our waiter disappeared for 15 to 20 minutes and then came back and said his computer blew up but he would get our drinks. 5 minutes after that we still had no drinks. As during our other visits, the restaurant allowed for a very leisurely meal. There is... More 

Thank Winelover2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I and another couple had a lovely dinner . The ambiance is beautiful and from beginning to the end of our evening the staff were friendly and professional. Now let me get to the meal.... I had the beet and goat cheese appetizer and it was wonderful. The rest of my party enjoyed a wonderful bisque. Two... More 

Thank PrincessPatty28
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was our first time, we were surprised by the ambiance, the food quality and the kindness of the waiters. Everything was perfect for this special occasion: my husband's birthday.

Thank SylvieB1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Checker's many times over the years and have always had a great time. Preferring a more casual atmosphere, we like to sit at the bar where occasional conversation with the friendly bartenders is welcomed. While the menu isn't huge, the selection is varied with something for most all palettes. The lobster bisque is one of our... More 

Thank Jeff S
Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been years since we were at Checkers and had never been to their new location. We were not disappointed! Wonderful service, good food and great atmosphere!

Thank Limestone365
Lima, Peru
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner last night with two friends at Checkers Bistro, a restaurant we used to enjoy visiting, especially in its former location. Sad to say that I think the restaurant has deteriorated greatly in terms of the quality of its food preparation and its service. On the waiter's recommendation I order the slow roasted tender pork tenderloin. It was anything... More 

1 Thank Dennis W
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the food was very good and presented beautifully, I was really blown away by the service. From the greeting by the hostess to the wait staff, runners and bussers, everyone was polite, attentive and non intrusive. Overall a good dining experience.

1 Thank prokysdad
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the relocating, there is ample parking available, one reason I visited the previous location so infrequently. My personal bucket list has an entry to try something new each time I visit a particular eatery. I was not disappointed with my entree or the service. The location offers a nice atmosphere.

Thank RedBikeMike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
French, American, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?