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Plain & Fancy

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9630
+1 717-768-4400
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“roast beef” (116 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (93 reviews)
“chow chow” (46 reviews)
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American, Dutch, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9630
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very good food - plentiful, come hungry. Many local dishes. I would recommend this restaurant. You can't go away huungry!

Thank Judith C
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We chose to order from the menu rather than the family style dinner. Our waitress was friendly. The amount of food you receive is PLENTY!! Enjoyed the home made food. Best surprise was the ice cream they made on-site. Would visit again

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed May 11, 2016

We chose the ala carte menu, so we wouldn't over do it (as much!), and the fried chicken and the meat loaf were very good... best fried chicken I've had in years, actually! kinda like gramma used to make.... especially with those mashed potatoes. Huge...More

Thank LK R
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I liked it enough but it felt a bit too commercial for me, especially since you have to go through the gift shop to get to the restaurant. The service was a bit slow the day we were here, and it really wasn't very busy.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner on April 25 for the first time. We had the "farm feast," as opposed to the a la carte menu they also offer. The food was excellent. My favorites were the fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Very...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed May 7, 2016

I ate with a group of 50, and the food was quite good. Ours was fried chicken with "all the fixings." While the food was good, we were disappointed that the bowls became empty often, and it took a while to get refilled. Also, the...More

Thank Marty M
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Plain & Fancy is the onsite restaurant at the "Amish Experience", which offer tours and films that explain the Amish way of life. A meal at the restaurant is a good way to continue those tours. The all you can eat "Amish Farm Feast" reproduces...More

1  Thank jtl10
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Each time we come visit Lancaster we eat at Plain & Fancy!! We always choose to sit at a table with other travels and enjoy a family style meal. You can dine at your own table if you prefer! If you enjoy comfort food, this...More

Thank DKbeach64
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Compared to other Amish-style restaurants, the food is average...the fried chicken was very good. The attached store is very nice, with all of the usual fudges, Apple Butter, crafts, etc. There are buggy rides, a theater, and a hotel attached on this multi-use property, including...More

Thank Dinocatlover P
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Wanted to eat Amish style food, instead of fast food or regular restaurant food. Hardly anyone there . Took a little while before the waitress came to the table, finally did took our order and then came back with 2 biscuits.? Food was definitely plain...More

Thank Patti L
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December 20, 2017|
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Response from FoodFight101 | Reviewed this property |
That is correct. According to the restaurant, at the present time the Feast is available only to groups of 20 or larger.
February 10, 2017|
Response from Jennifer B | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! Please contact our Group Sales department at 800-791-9083 and we can provide you with pricing for the various group menus that we offer.
August 18, 2016|
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Response from jackiedan212 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the price is $19.99 per person, but if you enter from the West parking lot, there is a coupon holder for $3 off per person Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
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, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9630
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-4400
Family-Style dining EXCLUSIVELY FOR GROUPS OF 20+ ONLY, in our spacious group dining room. 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. EXCLUSIVELY FOR GROUPS OF 20+ WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS
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