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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

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2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
+1 717-768-1550
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everywhere we went people said try bird-in-hand. So we went for breakfast on a Saturday. Alot of the food was empty and the other was cold. Not impressed with it at all. We ate and left disappointed.

Thank dancer62va
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Buffet was not good. Our daughter was able to find chicken nuggets on the kids buffet that weren't bad, but everything else was bland a d flavorless.

Thank Sing4Hm
long island
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

what happened to this place? The food used to be great. We went for lunch, same as many others, seems they do not care about the lunch service. Dried up food, not replacing food that is finished. Fried chicken was awful. Dry, when it was gone, it was gone. A horrible variety of food. other than dried up chicken, there... More 

Thank deelovesdis
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband looks forward to going to this restaurant each time we visit the area. He loves their ham loaf. The staff is very friendly. We aren't the "buffet lovers" but love that you can order your favorites off the menu. For those who enjoy buffets, there are different choices each day of the week. We have always have a... More 

Thank angelrider1
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food wasn't bad but it was far from great. The wait was long and while you wait, there's plenty of touristy stuff to buy if you choose to. If you want a great buffet, go to Mohegan Sun. Bird in Hand Family Restaurant was more like cafeteria food. Plenty of it, but poor quality, processed stuff. We did the buffet... More 

Thank KittensMom313
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent and the service was even better our waiter Brandi was excellent she even left the check during dessert so that we wouldn't have needed to call her back which allowed us to leave earlier to play a round of mini golf before it closed

Thank Victor B
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This had a great buffet and dessert bar. Great for a taste of the area and a sampling. My kid's loved the Noah's Ark Buffet and they even had Slushies at Buffet. The kids buffet was the price of the child........

Thank Marlo A
Linwood, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there last Saturday, server was very helpful and the food is terrific whether on the Smorgasbord or just off the menu. Save room for all the deserts, well worth the visit!!

Thank Thomas M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch there about 2:30 p.m. Some of the food was dried up on the buffet and not very appetizing......might have been better if we had gotten there earlier for lunch.......... pretty expensive for a lunch buffet.......

Thank marsha512017
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know the buffet would be too much, but it looked wonderful. I ordered a bowl of their chicken corn chowder. It was delicious with lots of chicken and hard boiled egg in it. I highly recommend it.

Thank Mary L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-1550
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?