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Plain & Fancy

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American, Dutch
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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ste 1, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
+1 717-768-4400
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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coast of maine
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family of four dined here around 4 pm on a Tuesday night. Our wait time was approximately 15 minutes. We were seated with one other family of 3. Despite having 3 other empty seats at the table, they insisted that we sit all together. I thought dining with another family would be intriguing, but it was a bit awkward... More 

Thank mamakinmaine
Long Island, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of my families favorite place to eat. the roast beef and chicken are the best I have ever eaten. I have been going there since I was a kid and still are going 40 years later with my children. You must stop there to eat!

Thank trecca4
Darah O, General Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and for continuing the tradition of enjoying Plain and Fancy with your family. We look forward to serving your family for many years to come! More 

Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is what I'd come to expect of an authentic Amish restaurant - family style with excellent quantity and average quality. Overall, a very good experience.

Thank Roj44
Darah O, General Manager at Plain & Fancy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had a good experience while visiting our restaurant. We do pride ourselves on our made from scratch mashed potatoes, chicken pot pie and our fried chicken, so I am disappointed your found the quality to be average. We certainly hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has two choices, menu or family style and there is no mixing. Your party has to split up if some want one and others don't. We chose the menu because it had more gluten free options. The food was very good and we had a waitress that made the meal special.

Thank Lisa B
Palmyra, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in the Bird-in-Hand area last week for our 25th anniversary and had been given a gift certificate that our son purchased on-line from them and had it mailed to our home. We had the letter and the envelope but the company never sent the gift card with it. After waiting close to an hour they finally straightened out... More 

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the food and the company at this family style sit down dinner. The food was chicken, beef, mashed potatoes, homemade bread, included drinks and dessert.

Thank Thomas Z
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Plain and Fancy restaurant in July of 2016 with a group of 8. it is conveniently located on the Old Philadelphia Pike in the thick of Amish tourist country. We had a variety of country style food all of which we would describe as average or below. The mashed potatoes taste like the reconstituted variety, the bread rolls... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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262 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At Plain and Fancy you can order off the menu, or have the multi course Amish feast. If you choose the Amish feast, you will be seated at a long table with others and the food is passed around family style. Usually I am not a fan of sitting with strangers but having said that, I have been coming to... More 

Thank SuzyQu15
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good plain cooking, nothing too up market, but very edible. Part of a complex that does Amish experiences, buggy rides a gift shop and food. Prices I suspect are slightly elevated on the basis of it being a tourist site. Not hugely but somewhat.

Thank gam8le
Shawangunk Mts, NY
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All that Plain & Fancy have to offer, the restaurant is something we would not recommend. The food was average and there are better locations you can eat at. The service was fine but we won't be going there again.

Thank jacknjill414

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ste 1, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-4400
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?