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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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“apple salad” (22 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 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The food and the service is so good, it should have linen table cloths. This is an out of the way place which has a variety of meals, all of which deserve praise. The atmosphere is calm and romantic, the service is excellent and the...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Very good food, always a number of seafood choices. Decent portions, reasonnable prices. Very noiisy in some spots but in the back along the wall is pretty quiet, so you might specify the noise level you prefer Tables pleasantly private without feeling isolated.. Service is...More

Thank grand-girard
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I arranged a business meal at Checker's based on the menu and reviews read here on Tripadvisor. Frankly, I was disappointed. While the experience was not horrible, it really didn't meet our expectations. First of all, when we realized we were running a bit behind...More

Thank Tristan W
Reviewed 27 January 2018

My wife and I had dinner here while staying at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. It is literally 100 feet away. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Make a reservation because it tends to get busy and I can see why.

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and attentive staff. I ordered the apple salad and the filet and my husband ordered lobster bisque and scallops. Soup and salad were very nice, delicious and a lovely presentation. The scallops (3) were a bit bland and the filet which I requested...More

Thank Patch1005
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Went for our anniversary. Be sure to make a reservation in advance. Server was friendly and had great suggestions on the menu...he unfortunately also had several other large parties he was serving, luckily we weren’t in a rush. Delicious food, great drink selection, and excellent...More

Thank rlholliday2
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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
31 May 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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