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Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Fruit Cup
Mozzarella Sticks
five cheese sticks, lightly breaded and deep-fried, served with marinara sauce
Bacon & Cheese Potato Wedges
four freshly-fried potato wedges, topped with cheese sauce and bacon
Pa Dutch Sweet Corn Nuggets
a basket of corn nuggets, batter-dipped and deep-fried
Chicken Tenders
tender pieces of chicken, deep-fried and served with your choice of bbq, sweet & sour or honey mustard sauce
Onion Rings
a basket of golden brown, deep-fried onion rings
Combo Platter
two chicken tenders, 4 mozzarella sticks, and 10 corn nuggets
Fresh Homemade Salad Dressings-smucker House, Blue Cheese, French, Thousand Island And Hot Bacon.more Dressings-ranch, Creamy Italian, Fat-free French And Fat-free Italian
Chefs Salad
crisp tossed salad greens, topped with ham, turkey, american and cheddar cheeses, tomato and hard-boiled egg
Chicken Strips Salad
crisp tossed salad greens topped with grilled strips of chicken, tomato, hardboiled egg and cheese
Tomato Stuffed With Chicken Or Tuna Salad
with hard-boiled egg
Fresh Fruit Platter
complemented with cottage cheese and rainbow sherbet
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce tossed with a creamy caesar dressing, topped with 4 oz. of grilled chicken, tortilla strips and parmesan cheese
On A Toasted Kaiser Roll $4.15
With Cheese $4.55
With Bacon And Cheese $5.75
Quarter Pound Hamburger
Turkey Burger
broiled turkey burger with lettuce and tomato on a toasted kaiser roll
Veggie Burger
broiled 312 oz. veggie burger with lettuce and tomato on a toasted kaiser roll
Bird-in-hand Burger
quarter pound cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onion, relish and mayonnaise on a toasted kaiser roll
Each Platter Includes Two Vegetables, Rolls And Butter. You May Substitute One Vegetable Selection For Access To The Soup, Salad & Bread Bar For An Additional $2.35 (one Trip) Or $2.99 (unlimited Trips). Add The Dessert Bar To Your Entree Order For $3.65 More
Small Portion $9.55
Lancaster County Baked Ham
sugar cured, baked ham with pineapple sauce
Small (3 Oz.) Portion $8.75
Tender Beef Liver
broiled beef liver, smothered with sauteed onions and topped with gravy
Pork & Sauerkraut
fresh pork roast, slow-cooked with sauerkraut and served with real mashed potatoes(vegetables are not included for platter.)
Salisbury Steak
8 oz. hand-formed freshly ground beef patty with onions, peppers and special seasoning, grilled and served with filling and gravy
Small Portion $11.25
Pork Chops
two 8 oz., thickly sliced, center-cut broiled pork chops
Small Portion (3) $9.25
Chicken Breast Strips
four deep-fried strips, served with your choice of bbq, sweet & sour or honey mustard sauce
Baked Ham Loaf
hand-formed loaf of freshly ground ham and special seasonings, served with gravy or pineapple sauce
Small Portion $10.75
Roast Turkey
locally grown, farm fresh turkey, roasted in our kitchen and served with filling and gravy
Lancaster County Fresh Baked Sausage
two mildly seasoned lancaster county fresh pork sausage links, served with filling and gravy
Small (4 Oz.) Portion $9.65
Breaded Ground Veal Cutlet
6 oz. deep-fried cutlet topped with stewed tomatoes
Chicken Salad Melt
homemade chicken salad with cheddar cheese, grilled on your choice of bread
Tuna Salad Melt
homemade tuna salad with swiss cheese, grilled on your choice of bread
Patty Melt
quarter pound burger topped with swiss cheese and sauteed onions on grilled rye bread
With French Fries
The Blue Jay Club
baked ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
The Cardinal Club
sliced fresh roast turkey, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
The Bird-in-hand Club
chicken salad, crisp bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
The Blt Club
crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
All Sandwiches Are Served With Pickles And Your Choice Of Potato Chips Or Carrot Sticks. Substitute French Fries For $1.45. Add Lettuce, Tomato, Onions Or Mushrooms To Any Sandwich For An Additional 25 Each. Add Soup, Salad & Bread Bar With Any Sandwich Over $5 For $3.25 More. Sandwiches Are Available On White, Whole Wheat Or Rye Bread. Select Pretzel Bread Or Croissant Instead For 60 More
Hot Sandwiches
hot roast turkey, roast beef or meatloaf with gravy. served with your choice of two vegetables
4 Oz. Breaded Fish Sandwich
deep-fried with lettuce and tomato on a toasted kaiser roll
3 Oz. Homemade Crab Cake
deep-fried or broiled with lettuce and tomato on a toasted kaiser roll
Turkey Breast
with lettuce and mayonnaise
Chicken Or Tuna Salad
with lettuce
Bacon, Lettuce And Tomato
on toast with mayonnaise
With Bacon $4.95
With Tomato $3.95
Grilled Cheese
Grilled Ham And Cheese
Regular $2.95
Jumbo $3.45
Hot Dog
Chicken Breast
broiled 4 oz. chicken breast with lettuce and tomato on a toasted kaiser roll
Small Portion $11.25
Homemade Crab Cakes
two 3 oz. crab cakes, lightly breaded and deep-fried or broiled
Small Portion (4) $11.65
Breaded Shrimp
six large shrimp, lightly breaded and deep-fried
Orange Roughy
7 oz. filet broiled to perfection
Small Portion $10.75
Filet Of Haddock
two 4 oz. filets, lightly breaded and deep-fried
Filet Of Cod
5 oz. filet broiled (no butter)
Small Portion $11.45
Broiled Scrod
two 5 oz. broiled filets topped with buttered crumbs
Breaded Scallops
ten deep-fried scallops
Small Portion $10.75
Breaded Salmon Cakes
two 3 oz. homemade salmon cakes, deep-fried or broiled
Broiled Salmon
8 oz. filet of salmon, broiled and served with our own white sauce
Smorgasbord buffet, menu dining, and take out meals. 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. Open Mon-Sat. Farm-fresh food. Kid-specific buffet. Come hungry. Eat hearty. Go home happy! Call-ahead seating available.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Dutch
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent lunch buffet. Great soups and entrees. Friendly staff. Will definitely go back. Very clean and top notch food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Daphne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our lunch stop. Place was busy, but service was great considering. Another good Amish restaurant to enjoy

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SHC5015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food and atmosphere, needed a place to hang out for an hour or so. worth finding... highly reccommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank perb47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on a Friday night; they were busy but we didn’t have to wait for a table. They offer choice of buffet or order off the menu. There is a separate buffet for kids with a Noah’s Ark theme, but kids...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious lunch here on a cold January afternoon. Our server, Brigette, was outstanding. Gave us great advice on choosing the "right stuff" from their huge menu. Corn soup made with fresh white corn was delectable -- next time if they have it, definitely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Louise C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet had a lot of home cooked items to choose from, not just the normal buffet items. Wait staff was very helpful..

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jim N
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We did return to this restaurant on our recent trip to the Lancaster area, and have to say, it was enjoyable. We arrived a litle bit later in the evening and didn't wait for a table, friendlly staff, very good selection and everything we tried...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank biker01
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

It was our first time at this buffet. Great food, great variety. Soup, salad, breads, desserts and yummy main course. Friendly staff and cute gift shop. You can take food to go as well. Worth the stop!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank karriei
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Very nice dinner, one of us ordering off the menu and the other ordered the dinner smorgasbord. My meal off the menu was prepared perfectly and my spouse enjoyed the variety of items on the buffet.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We have eaten here many times and as always they have very good food. It was my wife's birthday, she had the Broiled Salmon which was excellent! I was not in to a big meal, so I had the soup and salad bar, soup was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam G
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Coral D
January 26, 2019|
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Response from kpurvis87 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It was on the Buffett when I was there.
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from Orlander C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't like them, but try the internet or contact the restaurant for the recipe..
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