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Hinkle's Restaurant

261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
+1 717-684-2888
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (25 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
“olive salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

November 1, 2017 and the restaurant is operating with the same great food, prices, and service! Good to be back. The phone for the restaurant is 717-684-2888. Careful: the Google site phone link may still take you to CVS pharmacy.

Thank La R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

You gotta go to Hinkle's. We live in Georgia but always make plans for a stop at Hinkle's when we're in the area. A hamburger, fries, and a Coke is my meal of choice every time I've been there. I was happy to hear a...More

Thank srmiller09
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I wanted to stop here all summer but was lucky enough to make my first and last visit since they will close forever after 10/25 after over a 100 years in business, so sad! ? I started out with an order of calamari, 7 sticks...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch and it was like going back to my childhood. Eating in a downtown store with restaurant. Like Woolworth's. Said to say closing in couple weeks. CVS put them out of business. Place was packed for lunch and everyone was so helpful...More

Thank scottJ181
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This old drugstore from the 19th century is in the cute, cool town of Columbia PA and the best part of the drugstore is its lunch counter. It has several booths as well as a counter and is set up in an old fashioned, no...More

Thank Acadianwoman
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Throw back to old times. The restaurant is actually located inside the Pharmacy Store. You sit at either at the counter or booths situated around a counter. The menu is varied and reasonable given the size of the restaurant. We went here after Turkey Hill...More

Thank Eva P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Yes, this pharmacy of a 4th generation of owners features a great little restaurant right in the front of the store. The menu has a great variety and the food is reasonably priced. This is a great place to stop in the center of the...More

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here for lunch on our way to the Turkey Hill Experience. We arrived at 12:30 on Thursday and got a counter seat right away. Fun old time pharmacy/soda shop type place. We ordered different wrap sandwiches and a kids spaghetti meal and everyone...More

Thank Schmitty86
Reviewed 6 July 2017

So cool, a restaurant, pharmacy, and gift shop all in one! Crazy, but true. We were there on a Thursday, at lunch time, it was busy and we had to wait for tables to be cleaned, but only waiting a minute or so. The service...More

Thank AngelaMB12
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived just after noon on a weekday and so had to wait a bit for limited seating. Trouble was we got in line and then people started waiting in line at another spot in the pharmacy, the staff seemed to purposely ignore the resulting...More

Thank alnewton
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Nearby Attractions
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8 March 2017|
Response from tbirney | Reviewed this property |
I don't work there but I think it is 7-11
30 June 2016|
Response from Maxene923 | Reviewed this property |
Probably rarely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 717-684-2888
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