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“Used to be better” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

Bird In Hand Family Restaurant
2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717-768-1550
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: Nestled amid the Amish farmlands of Lancaster County, this Mennonite family-owned business features farm fresh meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables from nearby farms and Grandma Smucker's favorite Pennsylvania Dutch recipes. Family-friendly with a Noah's Ark Kids' Buffet and breakfast, lunch and dinner smorgasbords, this local favorite has been a landmark for more than 40 years.
Cape May, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have been going to Bird in Hand family restaurant for 20 + years. Loved their Fried Chicken and Pork with Saurkraut.

Unfortunately they changed the way their fried Chicken is cooked and the wonderful Fried Chicken has become mediocre Chicken.

Bird in Hand restaurant used to be very crowded, but the last few times I was there the wait was not like in previous years. I suspect that others also feel that their food is not
as tasty as before.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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PITTSBURGH, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A amish resturant that is true in taste and decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This family resturant is one of best in the Lancaster county! They cook all the foods the way you would have them served in a private amish home. The buffet is very large, and includes everything that you could want to eat! They even have a lil buffet for the small children that you travel with! Its all done in the shape of Noahs Ark and has the foods that lil people enjoy! Chicken nuggets and fries-pizza-mashed potatoes and meat balls! Plus much more! The dessert bar is one of the best that i have ever saw! You will have a great dining experience at this resturant so long as you enjoy amish cooking! They have wonderful senic views around resturant that you definately have to take in as you are arriving or departing.

Visited March 2012
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Hershey, PA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Excellent Family Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Been there several times and their food is very good and prices reasonable. As a senior be sure to get your discount card which is good until 5 PM. Smorgasboard is very good but al a carte is available. Servers are always pleasant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lots of mediocre food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went here as a group of adults and kids under 10. This is really mediocre food, there are some things which are slightly better than that, and some things which are slightly worse. I think it's fairly expensive for what you get, a better deal might just be the soup and salad bar only option.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stroudsburg, PA
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Went here on a very busy Saturday night and had to wait 15 minutes or so - no big deal. Seated at a large table and attended to quickly by friendly server. As for the food? Nothing to write home about. Lots of choices, for sure - but nothing that stood out. The sole exception was the fried chicken, which was surprisingly tasty! Desserts were average, and I'm sad to say that everything else was below that. I've eaten at some of the "family style" restaurants in the area (not the buffets, but the table service ones with all-you-can-eat food served at your table), and would go back to those establishments on my next visits...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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