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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food was good

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Douglas C
,
Staten Island, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Staten Island, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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 

Staten Island, New York, USA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Mr neighbor and I went on a church bus trip to the Millenium Theater and before going to the show we went to Plain and Fancy. It was very good but the food was removed quickly but that might have been so we could see the show on time. Food was excellent!

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

Thank you for your review Barbara. Always glad to hear about a great dining experience with us. I hope your show was enjoyable as well. Looking forward to serving you again when visiting Lancaster, PA. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On a recent trip to the Lancaster area, our multi-generational group (1 1/2 to 82) planned to come to dinner at Plain and Fancy. Several of us have been to the restaurant before which is why we were confident this was the place to bring a family group. The menu is set. You pay 1 price for the family style... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I sounds like your group had a great time. Always glad to hear that our selection pleases any age. I hope you had your shoofly pie with vanilla ice cream. Yum! Hope to see you again soon when in Lancaster County. More 

london
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We ate here after a tour of Amish country and the School House and Home on property. It was family style which included coleslaw, raisin bread, rolls, roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes, mixed veg and corn, gravy, applesauce, coffee, tea (hot and cold), lemonade, and a variety of desserts, vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake, apple blossom and shoe fly pie.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shirley M, Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re happy to hear, after an eventful day, you were able to enjoy a good meal with us. Our family style dining is a great option to try items that are typical of the Pennsylvania Dutch and make some new friends along the way. Thanks for visiting us and pleasant travels. More 

Mount Kisco, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After so many recommendations for this restaurant, we visited over the summer. When another opportunity to visit PA arose, we made sure to once again visit Plain & Fancy for a meal. I made reservations well in advance (though I think we'd have been okay making them closer) just to ensure that we had the family style meal. This was... More 

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

Thanks so much for your great review Bridget. Sounds like you and your family had a great time. I agree with 4 starters, 4 meats and 4 sides it’s really hard to leave room for all the dessert choices. I especially like the warm shoofly pie with vanilla ice cream on top, a Lancaster County favorite. Hope you visit us... More 

New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great family style meal. Great way to meet others visiting the area. The food just keeps coming and coming!

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

Thanks for your great review Rich. Always glad to hear we’re doing a great job. It is a neat experience to dine Family Style and make some new friends along the way. Hope to see you again soon. More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a perfect place to go if you are very hungry. Our waitress was friendly and very attentive. She made sure that we had plenty of food all the time. We had The Amish Farm Feast which was a great deal because you get to try various dishes (e.g. fried chicken, sausages, vegetables, roast beef, salads, breads, etc). The... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had a great dining experience with us. Family style is a great way to make new friends. Hope to see you again when in the Lancaster area. More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I made reservations on the phone with a very nice gentleman for a group of 18. I checked in with the receptionist when about half of our group was there, the rest were moments behind coming from a show. She told me we would have two tables of nine. I asked her why. She said they didn't have table to... 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 write a review. We are so sorry our restaurant did not meet your expectations. Rest assured these comments will be shared with a manager. We value customer comments and use them to continue improving our service. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?