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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%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (51 reviews)
“apple salad” (21 reviews)
“petite filet” (18 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Checkers Bistro for our 25th anniversary after making a reservation over a month in advance. The atmosphere was nice. The menu was limited which gave us high hopes ( the whole do a few things so they are all done...More

1  Thank chefdebi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is awesome! An old industrial building reshaped to work as a restaurant and it is just lovely. Service is fantastic and server was really nice to all of us. Coming to the food, it is ok, a fusion style between french and american...More

Thank Luiz T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by coworker. We were in the vicinity and did not have reservations but stopped by right at opening. Since we were so early we were seated right away. The location of this place is easy to pass by. The outside is brick commercial exterior....More

Thank sdgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit since they have relocated. Food was superb and service was exemplary. They have transformed themselves into a fine dining experience.

Thank Natalie2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice menu with a bit of flair. Interesting cocktail menu. Duck tacos and apple salad were both clear winners. Pork chop was delicious, albeit a tad overdone. Fish special was so-so. House made ice cream was to die for. Service was well-meaning but a bit...More

Thank giddypam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived until the time we left, we felt most welcome at this charming restaurant. The staff was eager to please and the atmosphere was pleasant. The food did take a while to come out, but our server had advised us that...More

Thank YngSilverfox39
Reviewed 5 October 2017

From the Gibson artwork on the walls to the wood furnishing to the cotton towels in the bathrooms, this was one of my most enjoyable meals that I ever experienced in Lancaster. Don't let the name fool you. It's not a bistro, it's a classy...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Were in Lancaster for a weekend wedding, staying at the Arts Hotel, and decided to give this place, which was next door, a shot for a late lunch. Great Choice! It took quite a while to get seated, we were a party of 8, but...More

Thank Tiki-Bobby
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Next door to our hotel to grab a quick bite! OMG! It was wonderful. Lots of creative meals with unusual offering. Have you had a Peking Duck Taco lately? Wonderful. The food and finishings were comfortable and interesting and the table was well attended by...More

Thank TikiDebbie
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

There can't be enough said about this place. The drinks were so well done and well the food was next level. I'd say that they are chasing a very old school fine dining style experience, but it was a cool experience Great great experience.

Thank Jcoz689
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Questions & Answers
8 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 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 - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 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
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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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