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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” (45 reviews)
“apple salad” (19 reviews)
“petite filet” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service, very patient, water always filled, never felt rushed. Red snapper was perfect. I absolutely loved the polenta. Fried cauliflower with raisins a must do. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank gregoryr0301
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dining at Checkers to celebrate my daughter's and husband's birthdays was a good choice. Everyone was delighted with their dinner from the roasted chicken to the scallops. Yummy desserts especially the PB pyramid. Attentive service and they even sent over a scoop of ice cream...More

Thank SKJS717
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Wifey and I love food. We're also not pushovers - just check out my reviews. Be that as it may, Checkers got itself on our good side ... hardcore. Marie wanted to "dress up and go out to eat'. OK.. Decided on Checkers Bistro. Have...More

Thank golfnpix
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had an early dinner prior to a basketball game. The restaurant was pleasantly decorated and we were seated immediately. The drinks menu was interesting and we tried some of their crafted cocktails which were very good. The menu offered many interesting selections. The food...More

Thank ForbesB
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The food not only tasted good, it looked good. The chef combined things that you typically don't see together - but it worked! And, the cocktails not only tasted good, but they were also beautifully prepared. We were seated immediately when we arrived, even though...More

Thank Skiergirl08
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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, Drinks, 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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