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Chess N Checkers Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
1801 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109-9113
+1 610-264-4131
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1801 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109-9113
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch with a friend here last week. There was a huge table of people who was giving the server a rough time. We had to wait awhile, but this was not her fault. The food is great and had excellent service.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We stopped here for a bite to eat. Hardly any customers, waited approx 10 min for service then left.

Thank hotsync50
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Happy hour on a Tuesday. 3 people in the place. Bartender who had about as much personality as the napkin my cocktail sat on. I think an employee was one of the other two. Lol. Drinks were good. Tv on with volume and music playing...More

1  Thank mjenks8
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Really was looking forward to having dinner here. We ordered a meat pie (which wasn't a pie ) and a medium rare burger. The meat pie was a wedge or slab of food on a plate with over cooked, cold asparagus. The medium rare burger...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to chess and checkers for many years while traveling on business, they are one of my favorite places in the leiheigh Valley Allentown area. The bartenders are friendly efficient in a way that could be off putting at first, however they...More

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Living in the Lehigh Valley all my life I have avoided going to Chess & Checkers due to word of mouth comments. I finally wanted to go to make my own assessment. After dinning there last night my opinion was confirmed, go somewhere else. To...More

Thank 860Vetman
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nothing spectacular here. We were there on a Sunday night at 6pm and there was only one other group of 6 in the building. Food was mediocre.

1  Thank Rod M
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Why we had not tried this before on one of our visits is beyond me. Out of the 8 of us, EVERYONE loved their meals. It was one of the best meals I've had in the ABE area. Considering it is within walking distance of...More

2  Thank tangokilo12
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the crab cake, which was almost completely crab and had only enough filling to hold it together. I had a delicious filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the hand cut French fries. The server was pleasant and...More

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went in for dinner and ordered a filet mignon cooked medium. What I received was a flat piece of meat, about 3/8" thick, that was tougher than a NY strip. Why call yourself a steakhouse if you don't know how to cook a steak?...More

Thank Greg H
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109-9113
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-264-4131
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