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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: 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

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Visitor rating
  • 275
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 92
    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
A step back in time

Amish families (and almost everyone else) eats here. There is a large menu and the option of a smorgasbord or a smaller version of the smorgasbord that is for soup and salad. I chose the soup and salad bar. The salad was fresh, colorful and crispy -- it was about the best I have ever seen. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Jim M
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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Milltown, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

a friend recommended we visit here and we were looking forward to a tasty sunday breakfast but we never made it. we went to the resterant and noticed there were not many cars for a sunday. when we got inside we were told they only serve sunday breakfast for patrons of the hotel, it was closed to outside guests. they... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Liked the corn nuggets, breaded shrimp, salad bar, desserts, and roast beef. Most of the other food was just "okay." A lot of money for a Ryan's/Old Country Buffet/Golden Corral-type of experience. Maybe ordering from the menu would be better.

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Food was below average at best. Nothing really tasted good. Soup was the best. Prices high for what you get. You can find something better if you drive 15 minutes or so. I wanted to support local (non-chain) restaurant but I would have been better off going to a chain restaurant. No one in party of six was happy about... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. While I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the soup, I am sorry that the rest of your experience was unsatisfactory. We strive to provide a quality dining experience with farm fresh ingredients that the chain restaurants cannot provide. I hope that you will give us another chance in the future. More 

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amish families (and almost everyone else) eats here. There is a large menu and the option of a smorgasbord or a smaller version of the smorgasbord that is for soup and salad. I chose the soup and salad bar. The salad was fresh, colorful and crispy -- it was about the best I have ever seen. I tried both the... More 

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IOWA
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Are you hungry? Then Bird in Hand Family Restaurant is for you. We were quickly seated and our server Linda was there in a flash to explain the smorgasbord routine and get our drink orders. We started off with soup ~ Chicken Corn, Vegetable Beef, or Chicken Rice. Tough decision so I opted for Chicken Corn and Vegetable Beef. Both... More 

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Green Lane, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love the German/PA Dutch home cooked meals.. Doesn't feel like I'm traveling.. just at home.. and delicious.

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

Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We try to treat all of our guests like family. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Medford, New Jersey
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First time visit. Very nice atmosphere, and nice little gift area. You have a choice of ordering from the menu or having the buffet. Food choices were good if you could eat anything, but nothing for eating GF. The server was no help at all. It was too late to order breakfast, so I ordered the sausage ( plain), the... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

You may order from the menu or have the buffet. We have done both. Check the buffet to see what items are being offered, since it changes. The food is good and homestyle. Nothing fancy here. The soup, salad and bread buffet is nice, if you are not extremely hungry. Large open room with booths along the wall.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

For $14.99 (less $2 if you get a coupon from the tourist center) the food is truly worth it! Not a lot of main dish choices but the broasted chicken and ham meatballs made it worth our whiile! The salad and desert bar are definetely to die for!

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. More 

Tigard, Oregon
Top Contributor
387 reviews 387 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Have eaten here on other occasions and it does not disappoint. You have the option of either eating off the menu or the buffet. We chose to eat off the menu. Had a cup of the cream of cauliflower soup and the patty melt and my spouse had the pot pie casserole and their were all delicious. We topped off... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?