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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 94
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  • 46
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  • 26
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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
Good Home Cooked food..

Arrived late into the town of Bird in Hand and found out not many restaurants aren't open past 7 pm. The food was delicious and service from Kristen was excellent. Very reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
CathrynKingston
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Amherstview, Ontario
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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629 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Afton, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Lancaster for about 18 years now. My family and I have always stopped at The Bird in Hand Restaurant while in the area. No matter if it was for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the food was always excellent and a good value. The restaurant is exceptionally clean and the atmosphere pleasant. The service is excellent as... More 

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Berwick, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Didn't like the Broasted chicken (see discourse on Shady Maple) and the chicken pot-pie was not as my mom made, but the ham loaf and ham balls were awesome. The stuffing was very salty, but everything else was good. Especially the oatmeal pie which I'll have to try baking at home.

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were late at 8 pm there. So we just could eat "a la card". This was fine for us, the card looked great. But it had nothing to do with what we real got. It was an awful look and taste for all four of us. We had roast turkey with gravy. The gravy was just thick flour slobber... More 

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

Thank you for telling us about your experience. While I am glad your service was good, I am sorry that you felt your food was not. We strive to provide an excellent dining experience and we appear to have missed the mark when you were here. I have forwarded your message to the Restaurant Manager. I hope that when you... More 

Amherstview, Ontario
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Arrived late into the town of Bird in Hand and found out not many restaurants aren't open past 7 pm. The food was delicious and service from Kristen was excellent. Very reasonably priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for telling us about your experience. We strive to provide excellent customer service, so I am particularly glad to hear you received it. I have forwarded your response to Kristen's supervisor. Thanks again. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Dined at this restaurant with coupons as part of a package that included two breakfasts and one lunch or dinner. We tried the Buffett for one breakfast and the dinner. The variety of food is just too much to mention. Everything was well presented and tasty. There were some foods that were just warm, as can be expected with a... More 

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Higganum, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A consistent and good buffet all day. Gift shop on property to browse through if you have to wait. Very nice clean modern restrooms.

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Florence, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We saw the play Josiah for President here and bought the dinner package. Play was great! It was also the best buffet we've ever been to and the service was friendly and great!

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the show and the meal. We hope to see you again. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A good value buffet restaurant, which has its own stage theatre. The service staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was abundant and varied, with a good choice. Kids will love the 'make your own' ice cream desserts!!! (Two adults did, too!!!)

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had a great meal here the other night. Most of the food was pretty tasty and there were many options to choose from. They don't charge extra for a beverage which is nice. A selection of cheeses was nice. The Ham Balls and Baked Corn were my favorites. There is a very cute kids buffet housed in a walk-on Noah's... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food on the buffet was good and the selection was average. The drink is included with the price, however, for $19.95 we expected a little more. I believe there are many other places to eat in that are more affordable and I believe the prices on the regular menu are more within reason.

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

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, but I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations. I hope you'll try us again. 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups

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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