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“Great lunch stop on Route 30”

Dienner's Country Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Ronks
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great lunch stop on Route 30”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We visit Lancaster frequently and have tried many of the pricier buffets in the area. We decided to try Dienner's based on strong Urban Spoon reviews and were not disappointed. It was substantially cheaper than nearby Miller's and we were all happy with our lunch for the $9.99 we paid. Salad bar had the basics; both soups (Amish staple Chicken Corn soup and Vegetable beef) were very tasty. Main courses were decent (not terrific, but we've not had a buffet meal yet where the main courses knocked our socks off), although my teenage daughters ate more of the side dishes (butter noodles, vegetables in butter... not for the health-conscious! I actually would have rated this three stars (just average) had it not been for the excellent dessert selection. I literally tried a spoonful of everything available and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety. The pumpkin layered dessert (forget the name) was terrific and there were a lot of options (beyond the requisite jello and puddings that all buffets seem to favor!). Plenty of different pies, a make-your-own sundae station, and four or five cobbler-type warm desserts (apple cobbler, molten brownies, the pumpkin one, an oreo dessert, a chocolate/applesauce one, etc.). Good bang for your buck and a nice meal with family in a pleasant, casual setting.

  • Visited April 2012
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New York
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“Great Food, Great Service”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

The food here is down home country cooking and so worth a stop. The prices were low but the food was super and worth more than they charge. We love the breakfast both the buffet and menu. We will be back again and again and again. We can’t wait.

Visited March 2012
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“I'll be back again!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is the best local food and my favorite place to eat.

  • Visited March 2012
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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“Best Amish Lunch Stop”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

there is usually a short wait but the food is great in a very casual setting. If there is too much of a wait we usually take our pager to the gift shop next door <it will activate that far> and buy a half dozen or so shoo fly pies....they are the best

  • Visited February 2012
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Buffet Value”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Compared to other buffets in the area I believe Dienner's has the best value. My wife and I had the lunch buffet and the food was excellent with a good selection. Seemed like home cooking. service was good and waitness very friendly. Every trip we take to the area we always make sure that we have at least one meal at Dienner's. We went on a Saturday and wait time was about 30 minutes which seemed adverage for whenever we have gone in the past. I would certainly recommend trying the buffet.

Visited March 2012
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