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Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
+1 717-768-4400
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11:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
fantastic food just the service could have been better the waitress unfriendly

the food was fantastic to Amish style cooking I must go the only downside was the waitress was unfriendly work on that and you'd hit a hundred percent

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
tima505
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Gainesville, Florida
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Moseley, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed with the food. We ordered off the menu and felt the food was overpriced and very bland. Couldn't recommend it.

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

the food was fantastic to Amish style cooking I must go the only downside was the waitress was unfriendly work on that and you'd hit a hundred percent

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear your experience with us was not all it could have been. I will be sure to pass this information on to the other managers. Glad you enjoyed your actual meal and we hope to serve you again when visiting Lancaster County. More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

FIrst of all, you pay prior to being seated, no big deal for a refund if you don't like the food. (We had one in our group) Seated with other guests and served family style like being a guest in someone's house. They introduce everyone at the table to get the flow going. We were a large party and did... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. Happy to hear you had such a great time dining with us and left with a very full stomach. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Wayne, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My mother and I came here. We got to the place when it first opened up. It was a nice place to walk around and see everything there. The restaurant was good also. We had a great server and the food was hot and tasty. Well worth the trip. Make sure to come here when it first opens because it... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Happy to hear you were able to take a stroll around our property and enjoy the beautiful Lancaster County scenery. We also have a 6,000 square foot Country Store inside our restaurant as well as the Amish Experience Theatre, Country Homestead, Farmland Tours and Buggy Rides. Hope to see you again when in Lancaster County. More 

Westminster, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Delicious food, good service. Make reservations before you go. It will prevent you from having a long wait. Family style is fun way to meet peoples who come from different places and it gives you a chance to try everything. Fried chicken and sausages were our favorites.

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. You are correct, reservations are recommended but not required. Happy to hear you make some new friends while enjoying a great meal. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Monroe, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There were two of us and it was the middle of the day. We were asked whether we wanted to eat family style or from the menu. I chose family-style. We were seated on the end of a long table. We were greeted quickly and ordered iced tea and a coke. She brought us salad, bread, and other appetizers a... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lynn. Wether you chose Family Style or Ala Carte I agree the choices are delicious. Glad to hear you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
865 reviews 865 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I took a group of students from Florida there this past week and we did the whole Amish Experience including the dinner at Plain and Fancy. We were prompted to the second floor dinning area which was huge and with plenty of space for large groups. The service was as good as any places I have eaten before and so... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Steve. Happy to hear your group have a great time while visiting us in PA. It’s always great to hear that we provided fast and friendly service and made our guests as comfortable as possible. Hope to see you again soon when in Lancaster County. More 

Staten Island, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While the food was good, the service was a little slow. We were eating "family style" and was seated with a large party (7). We were a party of 4 and the waitress concentrated on the larger group. We've eaten "family stylr" at a couple of other places in the Lancaster area, but the service in this place was geared... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Douglas. We’re sorry to hear your experience was not all it could be. We apologize for the lack of attention given to your party by our server. Rest assured this will be communicated to a manager. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you are able to join us again soon. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When it comes to Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking, it's hard to beat the Plain & Fancy, found between Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse. The meals are served Family Style. Think about Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Bowl after bowl of food is brought to the table, and it doesn't stop there. The "Family Feast" - Picture being seated at a long table,... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review Dan! So great to hear you enjoyed dining with us. Looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I haven't been this disappointed in a long, long time! We were there in the middle of the week in the middle of the day. Not a busy time and after waiting over 20 min to get seated saw there were only 2 other tables occupied. We never determined why we had to wait. Our waitress was not very friendly..... More 

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Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you did not have a pleasant experience with us. We pride ourselves on providing fresh local food and excellent service so this is defiantly not our norm and is disappointing to hear. Rest assured your concerns will be shared with our management team. Thank you for bringing this to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, 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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?