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““Outstanding Home Cooking”” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room

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.
Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
““Outstanding Home Cooking””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Plain & Fancy restaurant is next to Amishview Inn, where we stayed for this short vacation. We did the family style at Plain & Fancy. That is where you sit with others at a long table and food is brought out and you dish what you want onto your plate. It is a stuff fest for sure.
Plain & Fancy always has great food. I had a taste for roast beef and fried chicken and sure enough, they were serving that. I had fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, and a slew of other items. I was stuffed.

After dinner you can walk around the grounds or stick around the gift shop. It's a really nice experience

Visited July 2013
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Dana B, Public Relations Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for your review! I’m glad you enjoyed our made-from-scratch heritage dishes - - they are all truly delicious! We're also delighted that you were able to enjoy your evening by visiting the other attractions on our property. We look forward to your next visit!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Oh So Good and Oh So Full”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow!! What a meal. Fried Chicken is juicy and tasty!!

Wife had Veggy Chili an loved it! Perfect amount of spice.

Apple Crisp is DELISH!

Chicken Pot Pie, awesome!!

Forget Cracker Barrel.....

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Dana B, Public Relations Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments on recent visit with us. I too love our golden fried chicken - - it is truly delicious! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to your next visit!
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Petaluma, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Family style dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent! Food, service, company, the very best place to eat in the area. So good we ate lunch and dinner two days in a row!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dana B, Public Relations Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for your review! I’m very glad you enjoyed your dining experience (so much that you returned again the next day!) with us from our made-from-scratch recipes, to the table service you received. We look forward to serving you again!
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New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Update: We decided to give it another try. Much better this time.:)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hi!
We just wanted to let you know that we tried this restaurant again. The food was plentiful and the fried chicken was delicious. We also sat with nice people who were gracious like us. The server was very kind and gave both families as much food as we needed. I'm glad they seemed to be more caring towards their customer's expectations while choosing their restaurant. Do try this restaurant. They have great mashed potatoes and gravy too.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dana B, Public Relations Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for your review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed our all-you-care-eat Amish Farm Feast! It seems as though you truly had a great dining experience as a whole. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
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Livingston, New Jersey
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Outstanding Home Cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fried chicken, fried chicken, fried chicken. Wow we love it. The food is ample. The flavor and taste are excellent. My friend really likes the roast beef, and I like the sausage. The chicken pot pie is unusual, but good. The bread, corn, mashed potatoes and other side dishes are all good. The kids love the noodles. The apple crisp dessert, pies and unlimited ice cream are all fantastic.

The price is very reasonable for really, really good home cooking. The service is excellent.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dana B, Public Relations Manager at Plain & Fancy Farm & Dining Room, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thank you for you review. Our golden fried chicken is one of our guests favorite dishes along with our homemade mashed potatoes, chicken pot pie and our shoofly pie! Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
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