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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 #4 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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English first
Scottsville, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was just okay. We went for the buffet style. Fried food and mostly homestyle-type food like pork chops, mashed potatoes, and Mac n cheese. Our waiter told us he would take our plates when we finished...he lied. My first plate was sitting on the table for at least 5 minutes until another waitress took it. And later, I... More

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Colonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very good buffet with many items to choose from. No matter what your culinary preferences, you will find something to your liking. Friendly wait staff kept water and ice tea refilled. No liquor license so do cocktail hour somewhere else. We stayed for their show, which was also very good.

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Belwood, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Both the play and the buffet were very enjoyable. A must to experience! Make sure you are hungry before you go!

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I used to stop in here as a child (over 20 years ago) and loved it. This year we made the trip to PA and brought my kids to eat here. It is just as good as I remembered. Food is plentiful, the staff is friendly and the facility is clean. Go with an empty stomach because you will want... More

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Earlville, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were set immediately. The waitress was very accommodating the entire time we were there and they were very busy. It is a buffett, and they have a special buffett for the kids, but kids and adults can eat from both. The deserts looked and tasted sooo good. Very good meal for your money.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lots of food, large variety Also menu to choose from I tried the $14.95 buffet It had fry & bbq chicken,along with soup,salad,bread,dessert, & beverage VERY GOOD !!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Two listings in menu for smorgasbord, one included pot pie & shepherd pie. There wasn't either in the actual smorgasbord. Dissapointing. So, settled for tuna salad in tomato. It was bland. Other food to choose from can be found at any chain restaurant. Dissapointing again.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at the Village Inn nearby and wanted to stay in the area so we tried this restaurant for lunch. We ate off the menu which we found the prices very reasonable. I had a bowl of beef vegetable which was more like a stew,, and wife had a side salad. We split a turkey club. A lot of... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been going there for years with my family. Get out that way once or twice a year. Have had breakfast, lunches and dinners there. I feel that it has started to go down hill. The food was not as good as it used to be, less variety and some of the hot food was actually cold. The worst... More

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

We hope you spoke with a manager before you left. We never want our guests to leave disappointed, and we'd hate to lose you as a long-time guest. Usually our service is an area where we can really shine. We're certain we can win you back next time. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just visited again today and have been here many times in the past. All meals are served hot right out of the kitchen, and, as you will see, most are made from scratch. A rare find in a glorified diner type setting. Have never had a bad meal here and all pricing won't hurt your wallet. (Try the fried chicken... More

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

We're glad to have you back again. Everyone loves our broasted chicken - we still make it the way Grandma Smucker did, so thanks for mentioning it. We've mentioned your concerns to the buffet staff, and we'll keep an eye on the buffet area. More

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