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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (44 reviews)
“apple salad” (18 reviews)
“petite filet” (15 reviews)
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French, American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center - Suite 700, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed yesterday

The food not only tasted good, it looked good. The chef combined things that you typically don't see together - but it worked! And, the cocktails not only tasted good, but they were also beautifully prepared. We were seated immediately when we arrived, even though...More

Thank Skiergirl08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought my wife for her birthday after reading the reviews i had to have the duck tacos they were incredible also had steak frites wife had apple salad and crab cake also fantastic the cauliflower side was amazing. Our server Alex made our meal special...More

Thank stlouis58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some guests to Checkers on a Monday evening for dinner. It was my first time here and I couldn't have been more impressed. The servers were very attentive to our needs but not overbearing. The food was incredible. I had the Coffee-cured Petite Filet...More

Thank skeats2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and another couple went specifically to Checkers for desserts. It was in honor of our 30 year anniversary so we were psyched to splurge. The service was excellent. My husband had the chocolate martini which was amazing. He had a crème...More

Thank SusanRuthK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for brunch with several nice options. The food is good (a bit on the expensive side though) and the staff is very friendly.

Thank tibiciman
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us. I'm glad that you enjoyed our brunch selections and staff. We hope to see you again soon. Emily

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for the first time and had a fantastic experience. Emily graciously allowed us to change the time of our reservation to fit our changing schedule so we didn't have to cancel. Our waiter was attentive and always came by just at the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us to celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to seeing you soon, and I'm happy to have been able to shift your reservation time, of course! Emily

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in what appears to be a strip "mall". The decor is elegant. We ordered the steelhead trout and the roasted chicken. The waitstaff was very accommodating to substitutions. And the good was cooked to perfection.

Thank CAgirlqt
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your experience--it's always appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went to Checker Bistro yesterday for the first time for Mother's Day. The restaurant was relatively crowded, but the service was top notch. From the hostess, to the waiter, to even the food servers, everyone was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. We will definitely...More

Thank CHH91187
Emily_deVitry, Manager at Checkers Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for your Mothers' Day celebration. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to our staff. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon. Emily

Reviewed 17 April 2017

recommended by our hosts at the Lancaster Inn: fabulous! We loved the decor, the service was great and the food was delicious and fresh without being contrived. Will definitely go back!

Thank BaltimoreLeeno
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went here with friends who live in Lancaster. We are from Philly. It's nicely decorated and the staff was friendly, and available. We started with the calamari and Caesar salads which were good (but $7.00 for lettuce, cheese and dressing is a bit much...More

Thank dwamo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any vegan options on the menu?
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
How far to the American Music theater?
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
What is the distance to the Sight and Sound Theater?
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$15 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center - Suite 700, 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 infuenced 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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