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Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord

2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
+1 717-768-1500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“ham balls” (82 reviews)
“casserole” (18 reviews)
“bread bar” (19 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was very ordinary. Plain and bland were comments we heard. Highlight of my smorgasbord meal were the green beans, which were cooked and presented perfectly. Disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the best smorgasbord in the area. The food is delicious and the service is prompt and friendly. They also gave packages with the Bird in Hand Family Stage.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite place to eat on our visits to the area. Provides many choices. We've never left still feeling hungry. If the Smorgasbord is too much, they do offer a menu to order from

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food for a great price. The kids smorgasbord deal is the best- $1.00 per age of child up to 10! Roast beef was the best. Something for everyone here. Keep in mind when you're visiting the areas most Amish attractions and or Amish owned...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fredsH4779XY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner was not hungry enough for smorgasbord so picked off the menu,chili was some of the best I have ever eaten,unusual sweet taste,could not get enough ,had the pot roast, very tender and tasty,had a good size portion,wife had the turkey dinner,go to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Papalincoln
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had lunch here and were amazed at the variety of food to choose from. This is a true "Smorgasbord" with soups, comfort foods, meats, fish, desserts. You will not be disappointed. We currently live out west and it was so refreshing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Larry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Lancaster frequently and Bird in Hand restaurant always a favorite.Very disappointed in last visit 11\27.Since we were spending night we got the dinner buffet.Very overpriced and no carving station.Also couldn't use senior discount after 5.Guess seniors don't go out after 5.We won't be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pioneer634323
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers a huge variety of food that is well prepared and presented. This is not the place to go if you are on a diet.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cameronrose39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buffet is great for lunch. Great choices and great PA dutch food. Nothing fancy just great food. Our service was fast and very friendly. Will return when in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank snoopy21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was cold. Service was not good. Server did not know the menu. Server did not come back for drink refills. When we left all the servers were sitting in the front messing with their phones. We brought friends with us, because we have always...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trek18519692607
Kenn B, Manager at Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Trek18519692607, thank you for providing your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your visit this time was a let down for you.  I am very sorry that you found your service unsatisfactory.  We strive to provide outstanding customer service and an excellent dining...More

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August 9, 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
No idea.
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from Robert D | Reviewed this property |
If you go on the internet and look for hoe to make ham balls, you will find many ways to make them.
November 4, 2017|
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Response from Q1708YInataliem | Reviewed this property |
Oops mis read. No there restaurant you don’t need to make reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, 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: 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-1500
  • E-mail
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.
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