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Characters Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
38 N Christian St, Ste 100, Lancaster, PA 17602-3287
+1 717-735-7788
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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
38 N Christian St, Ste 100, Lancaster, PA 17602-3287
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Stopped here for dinner with some friends. Server was new and sweet. However, we never heard about any specials. We all ordered a variety of menu items. I enjoyed my draft beer, but my appetizer of soft pretzels was only so - so.

Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This hidden little gem is quite quaint. It is charming with excellent food, service and wonderful ambiance!

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I took my family here for dinner. It was not busy at all and we were sat right away. Looking over the menu, the options felt limited. The waitress we had was very poor. Took her a long time to even wait on us, and...More

1  Thank Eric C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I am sure Character's has other things to eat that are delicious - but for me - they have one of THE BEST hamburgers in Lancaster - I have had their pork barbecue sandwich and the crab cake sandwich and they are truly wonderful too,...More

1  Thank billharker1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Went with another couple for Cinco de Mayo specials. The $2 Tecate beers and $5 margaritas' were a good deal. It was downhill from there. The "Mexican " food specials we ordered were awful. Two chicken burrito's ($12) & side of red beans ($3) didn't...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Characters is a bar with a warm hometown appeal. Good food, good company. Laura the manager is super sweet. Want them to add some Tater totssss!

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch on a Friday afternoon. It can be hard to find a nice restaurant open in town beyond the traditional lunch hours so we were happy Characters doesn't close between lunch and dinner. The restaurant was pretty empty so...More

Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a nice dinner there. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were a loud group with a lot of laughter and nobody seemed to mind!

Thank singlejess1
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Characters Pub for the first time and enjoyed it. A little loud during the meal but the service and food were good. I had the Chilli Cheese Skillet which was excellent. Also had the beer cheese and soft pretzels for an appetizer, very...More

Thank PITTparent
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We came here for dinner, no reservation, and they made room for us at the bar. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. We started with the Beer Cheese & Fried Soft Pretzels - wonderful! The we had the Garlic Parmesan Wings - so delicious. For...More

Thank Alan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 N Christian St, Ste 100, Lancaster, PA 17602-3287
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-735-7788
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A favorite of locals, Characters Pub is hidden gem in Lancaster City with great food in a cozy atmosphere. Tucked behind the Courthouse where Christian and Grant street meet Characters Pub is only steps away from the Lancaster Marriot and Convention Center and the Hotel Lancaster. We offer a wide selections of sandwiches, burgers, salads and seasonal entrees. Special events, parties and receptions are held in our urban chic Windows on Queen space.
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