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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717-768-1550
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: Nestled amid the Amish farmlands of Lancaster County, this Mennonite family-owned business features farm fresh meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables from nearby farms and Grandma Smucker's favorite Pennsylvania Dutch recipes. Family-friendly with a Noah's Ark Kids' Buffet and breakfast, lunch and dinner smorgasbords, this local favorite has been a landmark for more than 40 years.
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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Lancaster County and this was always one of my favorite local places to eat. I live in Florida now but any time I go home to visit, I eat here at least a couple of times. I love their chef salad with red beet eggs and their homemade french dressing. Fantastic! When I am home I... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal here. Good food and service (and a monkey for my son!) We didn't have reservations but we were seated quickly. The variety of food was excellent.

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Marcellus, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Smorgasbord lunch and show, "Half Stitched" followed. The food was typical of the area but it was hot, tasty and plentiful. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We were impressed with the play as it was both comical and had a very good message. Check the internet for shows and price. Order tickets online. This show is repeated at... More

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toronto
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We tried this restaurant for lunch mid week. The place seemed very busy but we were seated quickly. I had the soup and salad bar for $8.99 not including beverage (full lunch buffet does). The soup was nice but lukewarm, i especially liked the chicken and corn chowder. The cheese was excellent and cold but salad seemed limp, wilted and... More

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Haven't eaten at Bird-in-Hand family restaurant for years so was rather anxious to experience their food again. By the way we are not tourists just happened to be in the area around mealtime. We had the value meal of Scallop Potatoes and Ham and a tossed salad. The salad lettuce was mostly iceberg with a few leaves of Spring Mix--not... More

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Middlesex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent dinner smorgasbord. All home cooked many items to choose from. You must try the Ham Balls in pineapple sauce EM EM GOOD Don't forget the desert Bar .Country atmosphere .Reasonable priced.

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north carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Thank you Katie for taking such wonderful care of us. The beef stroganoff was wonderful and it was just the right size. Our family did not want to do the buffet - but the other selections were great!

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Ironton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The positives were very clean and friendly staff and wide variety of good choices. The fried chicken was the best item. The mashed potatoes were terrible. I love instant potatoes, but they have to have milk and butter. These had no flavor and runny. Corn the cob was best I've had from a restaurant. Great variety of desserts.

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Alicia A, Guest Relations Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing that we're clean and friendly with a wide variety of foods. Everyone raves about our broasted chicken. We're so glad you liked it. We wanted you to know that we only make real mashed potatoes made with whole potatoes, milk and butter. No instant potatoes for us! We hope to see you again soon! More

Levittown, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night and it was rammed. 45 minute wait for our table. The buffet was not exactly my taste. I felt there were mainly fried and/or fatty foods. I guess that's why people like it though. My children liked their buffet which consisted of some chicken nuggets and gloppy mac and cheese. Definitely... More

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Alicia A, Guest Relations Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

We certainly do get busy. We offer call-ahead seating, and we recommend it if you're in a hurry during peak times. Be sure to check out our salad bar, fresh local meats and veggies for a good variety of healthy foods. More

Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very enjoyable buffet dinner with good homemade selections. Has a great salad and soup bar which can be enjoyed separately if you choose. Kids also enjoyed the selection on the kids buffet and the price was average for a buffet dinner. Would definitely recommend this restaurant when visiting this area.

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