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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 good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (53 reviews)
“apple salad” (22 reviews)
“profiteroles” (7 reviews)
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French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting our son at F& M college . Based on the name and the exterior facade I was a bit put off, I am not much for a strip mall looking exterior . What a surprise ! The Inside was chic , sophisticated...More

1  Thank DrMaureenE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After Fenz (a favorite) closed we decided to dine here after avoiding for years. Checkers does seem to receive good reviews and our waiter was terrific. Since our last visit they seem to have pared the menu way down from their old location. They advertise...More

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to look at from the outside, it's quite a surprise when you walk inside, quite chic, looks like a big-city restaurant. Food was absolutely delicious, the French-pressed coffee was excellent, and new on menu apparently is the sticky-toffee pudding and as it's my...More

Thank Duncan96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with duck tacos, which were great. Friendly staff and nice decor. Lovely pastries brought to the table in place of bread. French pressed coffee was above average. Filet was over cooked and I had to catch a train so they comped it and sent...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was great the food was excellent, not too much. The calamari was some of the best I have ever had. The desert doughnuts were definetly worth a try

Thank SoilDoctor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner Saturday evening at Checkers and our meal was so delicious! We had a few appetizers and then the scallops and filet as entrees. Also had the potato soup and that was amazing. Service and atmosphere were great. I would...More

Thank nbjd1017
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Located in a former factory building. Attractive interior,but seating is cramped. The menu was small but our entrees of beef and chicken were prepared as asked,were tasty and overall were excellent. We had wine at $12.50 per glass which is too high! Overall enjoyed the...More

Thank risserapp
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place - we sat at the bar and it was almost too loud to chat. The staff was kind and friendly. I got the roasted chicken and didn’t eat much at all - I forgot to ask - but it is served on the...More

Thank Yesterdawn
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A last minute gem of a find. We had no reservation but they snuck us in at the bar and we couldn’t be more grateful as it was a culinary experience. The staff was fantastic, wine was spectacular, food was amazing and ambiance was perfecto....More

Thank AllieBDA
Reviewed 16 February 2018

My husband were staying at the nearby Lancaster Arts Hotel for a little romantic getaway 6 months after having our first child. When I booked our reservation, I casually mentioned that my husband and I were coming for an early Valentine's Day dinner. I think...More

Thank zechster
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Questions & Answers
9 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
USD 20 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 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
  • 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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