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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Value Smorgasbord

Very good food and plenty of excellent selections. Great dessert buffet. Recommend the Ham and fired chicken. Also a good selection of cheese. Good salad bar. Large restaurant so seating was not an issue.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
PeterSuccasunna
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Succasunna
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Very good food and plenty of excellent selections. Great dessert buffet. Recommend the Ham and fired chicken. Also a good selection of cheese. Good salad bar. Large restaurant so seating was not an issue.

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northeast usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to sample some of Lancaster's best cooking in a comfortable setting that you can walk in and get seated and start eating...look no further! From starters to desserts this smorgasbord has everything. There is also a restaurant menu if you want to be served. It's small town atmosphere is more appealing to me than other area... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I stopped here for lunch as part of a private tour. We had asked our guide to take us to a restaurant which served authentic local meals. It is a very large establishment and we were seated within about 10 minutes in spite of it being a very busy Saturday in the Autumn. The food was presented... More 

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Selden, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food and service was not very good and they did not keep the food bar clean. I will not be returning.

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your food. I have passed this information along to the Restaurant Manager. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. More 

guntersville,AL
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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a busy place like most of the restaurants in the area plus it was a Saturday night. However, it is large and we were seated within 20 minutes. We all ordered the smorgasbord but you can order off of the menu as well. There's a bread bar, soup bar, salad bar, entrees and sides bar and a dessert... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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409 reviews 409 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a handy place to eat if you're staying next door to the AmishView Inn and Suites. It offers a wide menu which is well priced. It's not a fancy place but a good meal can be bought. All the food was delicious. Service was friendly but not always quick. Beware that for dinner you must be in the... More 

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Shelocta, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The next to the last stop before heading home is always here for a good breakfast of creamed chipped beef on toast. I make it at home occasionally but its just not as good. I first ate it there probably close to 30 years ago and got hooked. Keep up the good cooking.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Nice, huge buffet with everything from a bread and soup bar to a salad, dessert, and two food bars. Staff was friendly and efficient. Well worth the visit! Price point was reasonable for all of the food you have access to.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food tastes great. Served nicely. Fair price. Locals even stop in for a meal. Some of the Amish come here for breakfast and lunch. It's a pleasant atmosphere and great menu selection.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You have a choice of all you can eat or you can order from the menue. I had the pork with saurkraut and mashed potatoes and it was great. The second time we wenet I had sheppards pie and that was very good.

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

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed your food. I'm partial to the smorgasbord, so I can get a little of everything. I hope you stop back in soon. 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, Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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