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Plain & Fancy

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ste 1, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
+1 717-768-4400
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Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Farm To Table Since 1959. Amos, Ben, Manny and Elmer, are our Amish...
Farm To Table Since 1959. Amos, Ben, Manny and Elmer, are our Amish neighbors who supply us with sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, squash, peppers and onions, and have helped us go from "farm to table" for over 50 years. Plain & Fancy is home to Lancaster County PA's original Amish Farm Feast. This full course, pass-the-platter dinner includes appetizers, entrees, sides, breads, desserts and beverages. Or, sit at your own private table and select from our a la carte menu.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food Noisy Suroundings

Great chicken and all the fixings , as well as interesting desert selections, the only downside is the noise and the assembly line feeling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
paco30
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Kingman, Arizona
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Dunedin, Florida
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected the 'family dining' style, and sat at a long table with three other families we did not know. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation, and were lucky in that the other families were all very nice and easy to talk with. The waitress was very nice, and the many courses were never delayed. My... More 

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1 Thank FLSurfMom
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! Wonderful to hear you and your family had a great meal with us and made some new friends along the way. I agree dessert is always worth saving room for. Hope your able to visit us again when in Lancaster, PA. More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had lunch here while we were waiting for our room at Amish Inn And Suites. Ate from the menue this time. Food was great and the staff excellent. Restaurant had several groups of diners who were eating from the menue or the Bird in the Hand feast. All seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Helpful?
Thank Raymond P
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review Raymond! Great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us as well. Looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We really enjoyed eating here! I don't have one complaint about the food or service! Highly recommend :)

Helpful?
Thank HDR84
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! Great to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and would recommend us to others. Thanks so much and we hope to see you again soon! More 

East Windsor, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is by far my families favorite restaurant in Lancaster!!! We eat here every time we visit. Our favorite is the fried chicken and brown buttered noodles. It is SO yummy!!! We like to order off the menu and not do the family feast but you cant go wrong either way!! The prices are reasonable and the staff is very... More 

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Thank Alyson C
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review Alyson! I couldn’t have written a better review. Looking forward to serving you again when in Lancaster. More 

Kingman, Arizona
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great chicken and all the fixings , as well as interesting desert selections, the only downside is the noise and the assembly line feeling.

Helpful?
Thank paco30
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Good to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again when in PA. More 

Ludowici Georgia
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234 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Cousin Angela and I stopped in here briefly to buy souvenirs while we waited for our Free Amish Tour bus to get to The Amish Country Motel. They offer buggy rides here as well as great food and a theater you can purchase tickets to on the grounds. Ample parking. Angela loved the lite up bracelet she bought that says... More 

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Thank MariefromGeorgia
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review Marie! Sounds like you had a fun filled day in Lancaster. Thanks for stopping in and we hope next time you can join us for a meal as well. Safe travels. More 

Townsend, Delaware
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Always enjoy eating at these types of restaurants. Unfortunately no one joined us at our table and I was upset at the amount of food that was wasted. The waitress did bring the side dishes in the smallest bowls they had but we could not eat all the chicken, beef and sausages that were brought and of course, you cannot... More 

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Thank jcp444
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We’re sorry to hear you did not have more company to enjoy your meal with. Hopefully next time you can make some new friends while enjoying our Family Farm Feast. Thanks for stopping in. More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Let me start by saying that pretty much everything that we had to eat was delicious. I've always wanted to try one of the family style dinners in town but nobody else in my family is too keen on the idea, so when I found this place online I thought it was great because they have the family style Amish... More 

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1 Thank ESouth398
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We’re sorry to hear you were unable to enjoy our Family Farm Feast. You are correct as far as seating. Unfortunately those who want to order from the menu are seated in a separate section of the restaurant from those choosing the Farm Feast. Hopefully sometime soon you will be able to persuade your group... More 

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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We tried to book reservations at their sister restaurant,Millers. They were booked so they suggested here. We didn't have a wait at all. We were in a hurry so decided on the open menu option instead of family style. The food was resonably priced and good, but expected it to be better. The server was very attentive but a little... More 

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Thank spryttle
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Good to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Ronkonkoma, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Very pleased. My mom, kids and I loved the atmosphere and food. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank DJLEP2014
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ste 1, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-4400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Farm To Table Since 1959. Amos, Ben, Manny and Elmer, are our Amish neighbors who supply us with sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, squash, peppers and onions, and have helped us go from "farm to table" for over 50 years. Plain & Fancy is home to Lancaster County PA's original Amish Farm Feast. This full course, pass-the-platter dinner includes appetizers, entrees, sides, breads, desserts and beverages. Or, sit at your own private table and select from our a la carte menu.
Open Hours
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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