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Hershey Farm Restaurant

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240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9791
(800) 827-8635
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 438
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely Décor, limited selection

To paraphrase another reviewer: I *want* to like this place more, but too many things get in the way. The interior is beautiful and immaculately clean, and our server was very nice, successfully keeping my coffee cup full despite the fact that I drink coffee like a drowning man. However, there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Mark_and_Neida
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Lancaster, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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745 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancaster, PA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

To paraphrase another reviewer: I *want* to like this place more, but too many things get in the way. The interior is beautiful and immaculately clean, and our server was very nice, successfully keeping my coffee cup full despite the fact that I drink coffee like a drowning man. However, there isn't much of a selection compared to other buffets,... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to this Restaurant for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was great! There was plenty of food. Lots of turkey and mashed potatoes. Numerous breads and assortments of butter. Nice dessert bar. Clean and beautifully decorated too!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Only positive: Our server Corry was fabulous. That's where everything else went downhill. We had eaten here before and it had been so much better. For $27 per adult you would think your drink would be included. That being said, the food on the buffet only offered one vegetable that wasn't a starch and it was heavily seasoned (green beans).... More 

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Laurel, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You could either eat from the buffet or order off of their menu. There was a coupon on the back of the Sight and Sound tickets to get you a discount. They also have a nice little store there also . They have a lot of buses come in there, but the service is fast!

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CSporer
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a restaurant that I WANT to like. The place is immaculate and very nicely decorated and the service good, fast and friendly. They also offer plenty of options. You can order from the A La Carte grill, the full buffet or the soup, potato, salad and bread bar only. The problem is that the quality of food is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Awesome country buffet with fresh baked breads and desserts. Yummy!!!! Coupons were accepted. We saved $5 on each dinner with coupons from our show receipt.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This smorgasbord was excellent. The food was good home cooking from the Amish country. I particularly enjoyed the stuffing, rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and shoe fly pie. At breakfast the homefries were the best.

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Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm sorry, but I have no idea how so many people can give this trap a review of "excellent". Even a review of "very good" is hard to believe. Their Grand Smorgasbord was a grand let down. Don't let their ads and website fool you. They do not have nearly the amount of dishes available they say they even offer.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Not as good as prior visits but still good. The buffet items were good but the carving station meats weren't as good.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visit Hershey Farm each time we travel to Lancaster and have never been disappointed. The buffet is varied and each dish is distinctive in flavour. We also appreciate that it is possible to order items a la carte rather than doing the buffet. We've never been unhappy with the service, and although the buffet is a bit pricey, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9791
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ronks
  • Phone Number: (800) 827-8635

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?