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Hinkle's Restaurant

261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
+1 717-684-2888
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (25 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
“olive salad” (2 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to this restaurant in Columbia several times now, and though we live nowhere near it, make excuses to keep coming back. I’ve already reviewed this place, but they’ve made changes so I am adding to my review here. They apparently had closed it...More

Thank Acadianwoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Hinkle's and I'm wondering why I haven't gone sooner. With word out, of remodeling the old pharmacy and gift shop, we spotted a menu on Facebook. This place is a step back in time. Old time booths, counter seating, big glass...More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard good things about Hinkles, and were in town so we decided to stop in. The restaurant seems to be under renovation or expansion, so this may not be a typical experience. We seated ourselves and were served rapidly. The food was all...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Step inside and it takes you back to the time when restaurants were much simpler. If you're traveling to Columbia for any reason, this is a must stop for a simple, excellent lunch or dinner. Everything is made fresh and everything is very reasonably priced....More

Thank boydall
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

November 1, 2017 and the restaurant is operating with the same great food, prices, and service! Good to be back. The phone for the restaurant is 717-684-2888. Careful: the Google site phone link may still take you to CVS pharmacy.

1  Thank La R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You gotta go to Hinkle's. We live in Georgia but always make plans for a stop at Hinkle's when we're in the area. A hamburger, fries, and a Coke is my meal of choice every time I've been there. I was happy to hear a...More

2  Thank srmiller09
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I wanted to stop here all summer but was lucky enough to make my first and last visit since they will close forever after 10/25 after over a 100 years in business, so sad! ? I started out with an order of calamari, 7 sticks...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch and it was like going back to my childhood. Eating in a downtown store with restaurant. Like Woolworth's. Said to say closing in couple weeks. CVS put them out of business. Place was packed for lunch and everyone was so helpful...More

Thank scottJ181
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This old drugstore from the 19th century is in the cute, cool town of Columbia PA and the best part of the drugstore is its lunch counter. It has several booths as well as a counter and is set up in an old fashioned, no...More

Thank Acadianwoman
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Throw back to old times. The restaurant is actually located inside the Pharmacy Store. You sit at either at the counter or booths situated around a counter. The menu is varied and reasonable given the size of the restaurant. We went here after Turkey Hill...More

Thank Eva P
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8 March 2017|
Response from tbirney | Reviewed this property |
I don't work there but I think it is 7-11
30 June 2016|
Response from Maxene923 | Reviewed this property |
Probably rarely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 717-684-2888
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