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“Solid PA Dutch Cooking”

Dienner's Country Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Ronks
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Just had a wonderful lunch at Dienner's Restaurant in Ronks, PA. Dienner's is off Rt 30 next to
the Dutch Windmill. Parking is in the rear. I've been coming to this area of Pennsylvania for
over 40 years and had not tried this place. I went to Tripadvisor to locate a PA Dutch sytle
restaurant when I discovered that one of our favorite places had gone out of business. It was a
home run! Delicious hot food. A complete buffet, all you can eat lunch for under $10. We'll
definately be back.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Buffet for breakfast plus menu items available. Home cooking at its finest. Eggs, meats, fruit, pastries, yogurt, pancakes ,french toast and never forget shoo fly cake

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went to Dienner's during a recent trip to Lancaster county. We all had the buffet and everyone was able to find things they liked. Everything was very fresh and prepared home style. They had a large desert section and soft serve ice cream. One thing to note is that we went late and during the meal one of the waitresses asked if we were done with the salad bar. She asked us so that they could start cleaning up but said if we were not done they would leave it for us. I thought that that was very nice of them considering we had gone so late. Customer service like that is hard to find. Good food and great customer service, we will be back.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

so difficult to find a Buffet that will find a way to help out a family with a food allergy child. Yet even though we arrived after the optional menu was over, our server, Linda managed to get our little guy an alternate meal.all the ladies were kind enough to check dessert ingredients.So Gabriel enjoyed his meal as did the rest of the family. Buffet and desserts were outstanding and the cost makes it possible for a family of6 to sample new things and enjoy our favorites. Will be back. Thank you, Dienners and Staff. Grateful Nana

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

A family buffet is a tradition in Amish Country, and Dienner's is a good place to indulge in this tradition -- especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money. Most of the Lancaster buffets are around $20, but this one is about $10. The main difference seems to be that Dienner's skimps a bit on selection and the quality of the beef dish (you'll get a pot roast in sauce that they call "beef tips," instead of roast beef), but the overall experience is similar. Frankly, a couple of extra meat dishes and slightly better beef isn't worth the $10 difference.

And the food they do serve on the buffet is generally pretty tasty, and typical of "Pennsylvania Dutch cooking." I particularly recommend the chicken. The soups and sides are pretty good too, and the dessert selection is very good.

One problem with the place, though, is that it's a bit too popular. At busy times, you have to wait. Since the food is only good and not excellent, I'm not sure it's worth a, say, 45 minute wait. We showed up at 2:30 on a Saturday, and waited almost 50 minutes. Worse, being seated after 3:00 pushed us from the lunch price ($9.65) to the weekend dinner price ($11.95) -- the only difference being we also got fried shrimp and fried cod sticks. Both were OK, not terrific, and didn't really enhance our enjoyment of the buffet.

Another caveat is that the non-buffet menu here isn't very extensive, and basically consists of the same items available ON the buffet menu. And a single serving with no soup or salad or dessert costs almost the same as the buffet. So it doesn't really make much sense to order a la carte. So this isn't a particularly good restaurant to go to if you're not very hungry or don't like buffets.

All that said, if you go at a less busy time with moderate expectations, you'll get a good value buffet at Dienners. I won't be rushing back, but I'd certainly consider another meal here if I wanted an Amish-style buffet.

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