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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Dutch
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2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
+1 717-768-1550
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Merrick, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for breakfast. Well priced all you can eat buffet. Eggs, bacon, waffles, oatmeal, etc etc. Sticky buns, cereal-all you can eat for $10. Great if you like big breakfasts. Lacked in healthy choices. Such as plain yogurt and variety of fresh fruit. I would rather have less sugar, less fat, and better coffee. However, Family enjoyed it very... More 

Thank Irene M
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was not bad, but it was not great! Not many choices, and everything was just ok. This is not a place I would visit again.

Thank Sherrie H
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way through the area and decided to try the smorgasbord so we could taste a bit of everything. This is a nice family restaurant, with lots of seating. It was spotlessly clean and the service was outstanding. We were made to feel welcome by both the people in the gift shop area and... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enough choices that you are bound to find something you'll like - baked corn, ham balls, broasted chicken and riblets were nice - everything we tried was quite good. Nice dessert selection - liked the Watergate (maraschino cherries + whipped cream?). Good coffee too ( note you get cold beverage OR coffee). Very nice and attentive waitress. We plan to... More 

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Port Jefferson Station
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, Great prices.The staff was very polite, efficient and attentive! Nice gift shop area. Good shows too!

Thank Laura S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and good food! The soup and salad bar is very good. The ham, stewed tomatoes, and mac and cheese from the buffet are my personal favorites. Definitely give it a try if you are in Lancaster!

Thank Gabriella C
Montville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At $20+ per person for buffet, the quality varies wildly from very good (fried shrimp) to mediocre (doughy fried chicken) to terrible (watery chicken pot pie, with no noodles, all potatoes and nothing but gristley chicken parts). Salad bar and dessert was terrific. For the price, would have been nice to have been offered a cup of coffee. Great selection... More 

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Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ChowChowPippin, thank you for telling us about your experience. I am glad that you enjoyed the fried shrimp and the salad bar, but I am sorry that you found the chicken and chicken pot pie unsatisfactory. We strive to provide an excellent dining experience with farm-fresh, locally-grown ingredients. We also do have a wide selection of menu items you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Buffet and had the normal PA Dutch foods, chicken, beef, mashed potatoes,bread filling with a lot of dessert choices. We ate until we could not and price was right!

Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Overall the restaurant is very good. The service was great and it's clean inside. The smorgasburg is a good deal if you're hungry enough and some of the options were delicious. There's many different options. Great chicken and ham balls. Some of the choices though were dry or had little flavor like the butter noodles and mashed potatoes. Many choices... More 

Thank jjc927
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here because vouchers for the breakfast buffet were included with my hotel stay. The breakfast buffet was good. Items were well stocked. I think the buffet could use a little more variety. After three days, while still good, it was becoming a little routine. Perhaps a little variety like a create your own omelette station would have kept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-1550
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?