A Guide to the Restaurants in Columbia, PA

Columbia, PA used to be called the Conejohela Flats for having many islets and islands. Located in Lancaster County, it can be accessed through Harrisburg, York Country and Wrightsville. It is one of the oldest founded areas in the state. The first settlement was in 1726 by a group of English Quakers led by John Wright. Today, this borough is bustling with places to visit and things to do. Restaurant hopping is one of the favorite activities of tourists. Here's a look at BBOnline's top picks in Columbia.

Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen
50 Lancaster Avenue
Columbia, PA  17512
(717) 684-1706

Don't leave your Columbia inn without dining at this place. Famous for its one-of-a-kind decor, this restaurant never fails to impress its guests with the wide range of ancient artifacts and antique furniture on display. The food is also stellar. It's easy to fall in love with the fresh, savory and healthy dishes made from local ingredients. Customers always find it hard to believe that the items coming out of the kitchen are cooked without butter and salt. Recommended dishes include snapper soup, bison chili, the blackened catfish sandwich and hushpuppies, chicken fajitas with gold sauce, and the Delmonico steak and coconut shrimp with vegetables and potatoes. The owner's uncle, Chef Paul Prudhomme, is the pioneer in the cooking method of blackening meat, which he first made in 1972.

Union Station Grill
173 S. Fourth St.
Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 684-1111

The Union Station Grill in Columbia is another reason why tourists love this place. Located at the corner of Union and Fourth Streets, it's just a short drive from your Columbia Bed and Breakfast. The restaurant is a historic site, having been built inside an old venue without making any changes in the handcrafted bar and tin ceilings that had been there for many years. The menu offers affordable prices and great food, which are mostly fresh seasonal choices.

Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant
261 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 684-2551

At first look, you won't think that this place is a restaurant since it looks like a pharmacy. But that's what makes this eatery unique. It serves full breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can expect that the place serves the healthiest kinds of meals. Not only that, all your questions about health and fitness will be answered by a staff of competent medical professionals. Customers love the Hinkle special, the variety wedges and the Chef's choice.

Bully's Restaurant
647 Union Street
Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 684-2854

This one is a pub, inn and eatery rolled into one. Bully's Restaurant is a historic tavern that provides award-winning local delicacies as well as an extensive collection beer and liquor. Start your day with a highly recommended continental breakfast, have a special lunch or treat yourself to a lively dinner and a night out.