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Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
+1 717-768-4400
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Ranked #6 of 13 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Dutch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We were pretty excited about our first trip to Amish Country and had head many good things about Plain and Fancy. The service was confused, as some tables were served some side items while others were not. The food was average at best and the dessert menu was not explained to everyone at the table. The server seemed to be... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We’re sorry your experience was not as you had expected it to be. We hope you did enjoy the dessert you had chosen as there are many great options. We will pass your comments onto our managers to better serve you in the future. We hope you will consider visiting us again when in the... More 

Baltimore, MD
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Having never been to a family style restaurant I didn't know what to expect. There were 8 in our group, 4 adults and 4 children. We did not have anyone seated with us but there were 2 empty seats. It seemed like as soon as we sat down they took our drink order and started bringing food which was awesome... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you, and your children, had such a great dining experience. I know what it’s like to have hungry kids and it’s great to hear they did not have to wait long to eat. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Our server was friendly and answered all of our questions in a very pleasant manner. We were delighted with the presentation of our delicious meals and tasty desserts. We would definitely dine here again when staying in Bird in Hand.

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

Thank you for your review. There are so many great places to dine in the Lancaster area and we are so glad you chose us. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Kearny, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very satisfied, very enjoyable. Our server was attentive, courteous and friendly; and very informative was questioned about the area we were in. My family was not concerned about a "per plate" price, but we were impressed by the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff. Be cognoscente of the fact that the Restaurant is neither Plain or... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad to hear your table service was prompt, friendly and educational. We hope you choose Plain & Fancy Farm again when in the Lancaster area. More 

Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place has a great reputation and I was very satisfied on my first trip there. When we went, we sat with a couple from Europe. The family-style eating was a lot of fun.

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

Thank you for your review. We’re glad to hear you made some new friends while enjoying a good meal. We look forward to serving you again when you visit the Lancaster area. More 

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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261 reviews 261 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were excited to have some "comfort food" while in the Lancaster area and splurged on the Amish Farm Feast for $20 a plate, all you can eat. The family style service was fun because we had a nice time meeting and getting to know another family. Although our server was attentive I do think he could have checked on... More 

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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 your dining experience with us at Plain & Fancy Farm. We appreciate hearing from all of our guests and value your feedback to use as a training tool to offer you better service. We’re glad to hear your son enjoyed the chicken pot-pie. We hope you’ll dine again with us soon. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This review is in response to the one I saw about people being disappointed last thanksgiving because they didn't get their bowls of food quick enough and complained about the service and other things. Well my family has been going there for over 12 years on thanksgiving day. Some from other states. We have at least 17 people each year.... More 

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Centereach, New York, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Always come here to eat when ever we go to Lancaster, everything they serve is yummy. We always eat family style. We have had very good time talking with people from all over.there chicken, roast beef and best of all there sausage is the best.

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Manalapan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and had pulled pork sandwiches, not exactly Pennsylvania Dutch food, but they were excellent.

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Brevard NC
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant on Sunday. In that area, most are closed. We were delighted to find the Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room. We both had the fried chicken, which was recommended by a fellow diner. It was excellent. The veggies, bread and apple butter were very good. The peppered cabbage was not... More 

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Additional Information about Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room

Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Phone Number: +1 717-768-4400
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Dutch

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