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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (53 reviews)
“apple salad” (22 reviews)
“profiteroles” (7 reviews)
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French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checkers Bistro has always been our go-to restaurant for special dinners - birthdays, anniversaries, things like that. So it was no surprise that we decided it was a good place to go for Mother’s Day. Plus we thought that since the calendar on Checkers’ webpage...More

Thank SharkFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had calamari appetizers and beers. Although they have table service, we ate at the bar. The bartender was very helpful.

Thank garritye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here. Unfortunately we were seated near a couple who could not keep their hands to themselves. Although we informed our waitperson that the environment felt awkward nothing was done. We even asked to be seated elsewhere but were just old...More

Thank sailrobins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been loyal customers of Checkers for many years - they are consistent. The high level of taste, quality, service and over-all value keep us coming back but what we also appreciate is it's penchant for a cozy, comfortable place to end ANY evening...More

Thank bermudamom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am really fed up with restaurants that have minimal lighting and this one is no exception. These days I carry a small flashlight and once again it was needed to see what was on offer which turned out to be not very much. Situated...More

Thank BRADY772
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting our son at F& M college . Based on the name and the exterior facade I was a bit put off, I am not much for a strip mall looking exterior . What a surprise ! The Inside was chic , sophisticated...More

2  Thank DrMaureenE
Reviewed 7 April 2018

After Fenz (a favorite) closed we decided to dine here after avoiding for years. Checkers does seem to receive good reviews and our waiter was terrific. Since our last visit they seem to have pared the menu way down from their old location. They advertise...More

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Not much to look at from the outside, it's quite a surprise when you walk inside, quite chic, looks like a big-city restaurant. Food was absolutely delicious, the French-pressed coffee was excellent, and new on menu apparently is the sticky-toffee pudding and as it's my...More

1  Thank Duncan96
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Started with duck tacos, which were great. Friendly staff and nice decor. Lovely pastries brought to the table in place of bread. French pressed coffee was above average. Filet was over cooked and I had to catch a train so they comped it and sent...More

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The service was great the food was excellent, not too much. The calamari was some of the best I have ever had. The desert doughnuts were definetly worth a try

Thank SoilDoctor
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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
1 June 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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