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Characters Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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38 N Christian St, Ste 100, Lancaster, PA 17602-3287
+1 717-735-7788
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 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
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211 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 we were seated right away. We were seated by one waitress who then left and... More 

Thank Virginia Y
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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
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397 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 good. I was pleased with Characters Pub and will be back the next time I... More 

Thank PITTparent
Kendall Park, New Jersey
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389 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 dinner, I had the Quinoa fritters - fabulous. Top it off with an on-tap Ballantine... More 

Thank Alan B
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Did new year's Eve dinner here and was very pleased with food and service. Server was pleasant and informed us of dinner specials and was timely and accurate with our orders.

Thank Kevin M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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352 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have not been here for a long time since last time it was only a so - so dining experience. This time we went on a Saturday for lunch. Their parking lot is open (and free) on Saturdays! They have a very lunch menu. Both of our lunches were very good. Their NEw England Clam Chowder was excellent. Our... More 

Thank michellelynnp
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We love the new ownership group! Nice, friendly, great drinks and terrific food. It is back to being one of the top restaurants in the Lancaster area. Nice job.

Thank travelfaninpa
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

An authentic old town pub. The people are friendly, the service is great, excellent selection of craft beer and good food.

Thank johnesawyer
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great venue, fantastic atmosphere staff are friendly and helpfull. would recommend this to friends and family

Thank emilynorris77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?