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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

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2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717-768-1550
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: Nestled amid the Amish farmlands of Lancaster County, this Mennonite...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Buffet
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
PA Dutch

Enjoyed lunch at Bird-In-Hand Restaurant. 4 friends met for lunch. Two had the buffet and two ordered off the menu. I had the ham steak, masked potatoes and french fries. Another had the pork and saukerkraut - almost too much pork. Sauerkraut was slim pickings. Real mashed potatoes and fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Bluebirdsinging
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East Earl, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed lunch at Bird-In-Hand Restaurant. 4 friends met for lunch. Two had the buffet and two ordered off the menu. I had the ham steak, masked potatoes and french fries. Another had the pork and saukerkraut - almost too much pork. Sauerkraut was slim pickings. Real mashed potatoes and fresh cut french fries. I didn't order the buffet as I... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Friendly restaurant with menu items and buffet. Really friendly server who was very accommodating. Delicious broasted chicken was moist and tender.

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30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

My hubby loves going here as he did when he was a child. Our daughter loves the Noah's ark buffet. I always order from the menu and add the salad bar as I don't care for their smorgasbord offerings. Service is always wonderful. The prices are great also and even though I am eating healthy I think they have the... More 

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Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. Glad you had such a good experience and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

best waffles ever ! gotta try em. make sure you load em up with strawberry or blueberry topping ! to die for ! nice staff, but sometimes a bit slow.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Lunch buffet seemed loaded with fresh veggies and salad stuff. Three soups as well. Fairly friendly waitress. Extremely clean and tidy salad bar. Will return, when in the area.

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Pine Bush, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This restaurant has a wonderful buffet with lots of amish style food to sample. Try the hot bacon salad dressing, broiled chicken and the buttered noodles.,,yum!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. A very warm and comfortable dining room with menu, buffet/smorgasbord, table, booth, and counter seating options. Professional servers and staff. For guests from the South, grits are served and they're good! Excellent salad bar. I was there for New Year's dinner-- there wasn't a lot of pork left in the traditional pork and sauerkraut dish because... More 

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After a dinner the night before at Millers that was something I wanted to forget was a little skeptical to try another buffett. I was pleaseantly suprised. On a weekenight in the off season they were as prepared as if it was the middle of the summer. Was greeted witha smile and asked where we would like to sit closer... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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312 reviews 312 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I ate breakfast here two days in a row and the quality is very, very good. Different egg varieties, cereals, pancakes, French toast, fresh fruit, sausage gravy and creamed chipped beef, all in a buffet with a very reasonable price. On the lower floor is a dinner theatre with Amish themed shows.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On the weekend with the wife looking for something easy and simple. We stopped in after seeing the add in the Lancaster Visitors Guide. They were busy but we were seated right away. The place is very clean. The broasted chicken was very good but the rest of the food, while prepared well, was just the usual Pa. Dutch buffet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: 717-768-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?