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Chess N Checkers Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1801 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109-9113
+1 610-264-4131
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular here. We were there on a Sunday night at 6pm and there was only one other group of 6 in the building. Food was mediocre.

Thank Rod M
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why we had not tried this before on one of our visits is beyond me. Out of the 8 of us, EVERYONE loved their meals. It was one of the best meals I've had in the ABE area. Considering it is within walking distance of our hotel, we will be going there every time we go back to PA. The... More 

Thank tangokilo12
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the crab cake, which was almost completely crab and had only enough filling to hold it together. I had a delicious filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the hand cut French fries. The server was pleasant and observant. He was very helpful as we were navigating my husband's wheelchair. The ambiance was... More 

Thank Linda P
Dayton, Ohio
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went in for dinner and ordered a filet mignon cooked medium. What I received was a flat piece of meat, about 3/8" thick, that was tougher than a NY strip. Why call yourself a steakhouse if you don't know how to cook a steak? It was a shame because the decor was really nice and there was a fireplace... More 

Thank Greg H
Ottawa, Illinois
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was not impressed with this place. I saw the sign that said Best Crab cakes, so a colleague and I went in on a weeknight to have a beer and eat some quality crab. We sat at the bar and we ended up being one of only 3 patrons in the bar that night. The guy next to us... More 

Thank storm0926
Sebring, Florida
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had "time to kill" before our flight back to Florida and wanted something besides fast food so thought we'd try Chess and Checkers. It was about 12:30 and the place was deserted. Might be because the location is not the easiest to get to. Waiter was very pleasant . We decided to order the crab cake lunch- mine on... More 

Thank Judy G
North Carolina
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stopped in for dinner and loved it, I tried the jumbo crab cake and coconut shrimp, very good choices. Order them you will love them.

Thank Coolhandluke87
Charleston, West Virginia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very personable staff, fresh grilled chicken salad, best I think I have ever had.....poppyseed dressing. The chicken was plentiful ..took a to go box home. Key lime pie I could not resist. Great place.

Thank dee b
Salem, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great owners and nice atmosphere. The Crab was plentiful when i had it and the next night ame back for the meat pie..just as amazing!

Thank Donna L
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A bit pricey we thought...2 draft & 2 bottle domestic beers, crabcakes dinner, & shepherds pie=$63.00!!! They advertise best crabcakes, good but not the best--not all lump meat & used panko bread crumbs-shepherds pie was good. Odd, but the do not have saltines, which is how we eat crabcakes--on crackers with a bit of yellow mustard

Thank 60SUED60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109-9113
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-264-4131

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