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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch buffet on way to Amish villages, and had a great meal. The buffet selection was tremendous. They had some of just about anything you'd want from soup & salad to entrees. The wait staff were helpful & couteous. I highly recommend this family restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy this place for a good lunch stop. The food is fresh and service is always quick. Beware of the tour buses. They can usually accommodate a large crowd quickly. Order from the menu; its faster.

Thank Five05
Quarryville, Pennsylvania, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our immediate family and mother of 90 had a table set up god 11 people. We were set at a comfortable place and each couple could pay for own meal. We were in the middle of everyone else coming and going. It would be good to have separate eating area for larger parties. The good was good and plentiful. Would... More 

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Franklin, West Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is well worth the trip! The buffet is really large and has a nice variety of items to choose from. It has a great salad bar and dessert bar as well. The fried chicken is some of the best I have tasted anywhere. You simply cannot go wrong eating here. You can get the buffet or order from... More 

Thank Bull7775
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big, bright, bustling and touristy, Bird In Hand restaurant is a must-visit experience when visiting Amish country. The food is plentiful, hearty, fresh and served with a smile. Tip: We came on a busy night and found open seats at the counter. Same food, service and prices and no wait for a table!

Thank Patricia L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 12:45pm for a reservation for party of 3 at 1pm. Didn't get seated (literally) until 1:30pm. There are only 3 chairs in the waiting area - everyone stands! The food was very good - actually great - but I wouldn't go again to stand for 45 minutes while waiting.

Thank Lloyd M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regretfully my friends & did not have a favorable experience at this restaurant. Since we had been to Lancaster many years ago we expected the same homey type of place as we had experienced at Good & Plenty, but wanted to try a different place. The place was a tourist trap with a gift shop right as you enter. The... More 

Thank Dee B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked up our food the day before Thanksgiving. The food was easy to warm up & it was DELICIOUS!!! Can't wait to try it again!!

Thank pattgr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to bend under the glass stretching your arm as far as you can just to reach the tongs to get food. No other restaurant has this problem. If you order coffee for yourself be aware if you can't drink at least 3 cups or more in your visit coffee isn't a good choice for one person. Hot tea... More 

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Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Craig M, thank you for sharing your experience. I am sorry that you found our food only 2-star. I am also sorry about our employee's reaction to your concerns. We take your experience seriously and we try to treat each guest as if they were a guest in our own home and the matter is being addressed. I hope... More 

Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is plentiful and delicious. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Love the gift shop. The location is so convenient to everything we wanted to see.

Thank Elaine P

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?