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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 283
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    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lots of food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Frank D
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Food and service at the restaurant are always great. They have a fantastic buffet or you can order from the menu. We have eaten there many times over the years. They also have a stage and feature musicals related to the Amish. We saw Josiah for President this week. It was wonderful!

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Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Was looking forward to an country style meal and what we got was just your average (Not homemade) meal. Do not believe we will be back. Kathy Young

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

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. Our food, however, is all made from scratch and often with locally grown ingredients. I hope you will give us another try in the future. More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My only complaint is that I couldn't hold more! We had the lunch smorgasbord an after a fresh, delicious salad, meatloaf and a huge selection of vegetables, I barely had room for dessert. Our hostess was great, our waitress was friendly and attentive... we simply couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food selection is not as large as other buffets we have experienced, but it was adequate. The dinner buffet is $20 per adult and $1 multiplied by the age of child for children. There is an option for just the soup and salad buffet for $9. We were able to try some different foods such as ham balls and... More 

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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. The ham balls with pineapple sauce are a favorite. We hope to see you again 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

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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