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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 112
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  • 48
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  • 29
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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
Breakfast

Stopped in for breakfast and went ahead with the "buffet". The food was average but the price was great. I would stop here again for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Michael D
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Macedonia, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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  • Italian first
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English first
New Hamburg, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was our second time to this restaurant. Great food and surroundings. Just a 5 minute drive from US30. Plenty of food options. The food was delicious. If you ever want good Shoofly pie,then this is the restaurant to go to. Wait time in the evening is about 30 minutes but well worth the wait.

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Amish country with friends and were looking for an "Amish restaurant" although I am not really sure how that is defined. We assume the food would be different from what we are used to back in South Carolina. Other than the absence of barbecue, there wasn't much difference. I will say that the fresh vegetables were very... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here in the past and I find the food "ok". There are better buffets including shady maple and Diener's. Had a short wait which is normal. There were plenty of tables open but there was bus trip coming in.

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Macedonia, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for breakfast and went ahead with the "buffet". The food was average but the price was great. I would stop here again for sure.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Hershey Inn in Ronks, the food including their breakfast were terrible. We tried Bird-In hand smorgasbord dinner and was very nice for a change. More choices for vegetarians, fresh baked warm breads, cheese platter, good salad bar, fruits and the service was great as well.

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brooklyn, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sooooo much food to be consumed here. A good variety and nearly all of the food is locally sourced. You get a coupon for 20% off (one time use) if you're staying at the hotel next door.

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TOMS RIVER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate here as a part of a package staying at the Bird In Hand Family Inn. Was enjoyable and the variety of foods was good. Everything tasted fresh and was made from local products. Would definitely go again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a buffet dinner. They served fresh produces, probably from the nearby Amish's farms.Other dishes including sweets were plain. Service was very good. It was very crowed on Saturday night, we had to wait about fifteen minutes.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My granddaughter and I ate at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant for dinner and breakfast. I think that it is quite fine! There was plenty to choose from and very filling! Loved the assortment. Breakfast was delightful. The price for children makes it perfect! She could get small servings of many items and not have to choose only 1... More 

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Harrisonburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lots of choices of meats, different dishes and desserts. Friendly wait staff that got you anything you needed.

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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, European

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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