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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 #5 of 13 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 am
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
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Hillsdale, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great food, great service, great price! The family-style service was especially unique. We enjoyed the salad with Vidalia Onion dressing, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fresh mixed vegetables, and apple crisp. There was a 15% discount because we stayed at the Amish View Inn. And the adjoining store has home-made items of all kinds!

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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 enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Absolutely no cause for any complaint for the price we are charged. We chose from the menu. The fried chicken was as delicious as they could come but the roast beef could have been better with a bit of gravy. Service was average but we didn t expect much attention as we are not after fine dining service but decent... 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 enjoyed our famous fried chicken. Yes our 6,000 square foot gift shop is full off all sorts of goodies. Hope you visit us again when in Lancaster County. More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Top Contributor
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 

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Dutch

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