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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (51 reviews)
“apple salad” (21 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 3 days ago

had reservations for mid week dinner, the place is clean, classy and well maintained, staff is good, menu is limited but some interesting offerings, the calamari was excellent, shrimp and grits was delicious but only 3 shrimp. steak was perfectly prepared, server easily accommodated gluten...More

Thank DVE11044
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service and staff , fantastic Atmosphere and a great waitress . Will be back on a regular night over the next year. Thank You Bistro for being here in Lancaster Pa. Robert & Teresa Barnett .

Thank rjbarnett2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner, very romantic atmosphere and possibly the best dessert I've had at a restaurant! I'd go back for the ice cream alone.

Thank Arendai
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Checkers Bistro for our 25th anniversary after making a reservation over a month in advance. The atmosphere was nice. The menu was limited which gave us high hopes ( the whole do a few things so they are all done...More

1  Thank chefdebi
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The place is awesome! An old industrial building reshaped to work as a restaurant and it is just lovely. Service is fantastic and server was really nice to all of us. Coming to the food, it is ok, a fusion style between french and american...More

Thank Luiz T
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Recommended by coworker. We were in the vicinity and did not have reservations but stopped by right at opening. Since we were so early we were seated right away. The location of this place is easy to pass by. The outside is brick commercial exterior....More

Thank sdgo
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit since they have relocated. Food was superb and service was exemplary. They have transformed themselves into a fine dining experience.

Thank Natalie2
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice menu with a bit of flair. Interesting cocktail menu. Duck tacos and apple salad were both clear winners. Pork chop was delicious, albeit a tad overdone. Fish special was so-so. House made ice cream was to die for. Service was well-meaning but a bit...More

Thank giddypam
Reviewed 23 October 2017

From the moment we arrived until the time we left, we felt most welcome at this charming restaurant. The staff was eager to please and the atmosphere was pleasant. The food did take a while to come out, but our server had advised us that...More

Thank YngSilverfox39
Reviewed 5 October 2017

From the Gibson artwork on the walls to the wood furnishing to the cotton towels in the bathrooms, this was one of my most enjoyable meals that I ever experienced in Lancaster. Don't let the name fool you. It's not a bistro, it's a classy...More

Thank Paul C
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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$50
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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