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Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord

2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
+1 717-768-1500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ham balls” (72 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (43 reviews)
“pork” (48 reviews)
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoy eating here when we are in the area. We have done both the buffet and a la cart abs been happy with both. Our favorites are the ham balls/loaf , the real mashed potatoes, meatloaf and the coconut custard pie....

Thank ruthhG2680CG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by the locals. I was not real impressed, my friend and I arrived shortly after they opened. The food temperatures were not up to par. The chicken and sausage were very cold and the rolls were also cold. On a...More

Thank delisaallen
Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad and I ate here recently on a Saturday afternoon. We only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The staff was friendly but not super efficient. We were seated and waited about 15 minutes until a staff member asked us if...More

Thank greg3813
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had diner here during our 1 night stay. It was just ok. We opted for the all you can eat but didn't really find a lot that we just had to have. Make sure to look at the buffet before deciding to go with...More

Thank robertsons2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and went to Lancaster for a few days for a break. The first place we ate was lunch at this restaurant. We have eaten here many times before and have never been disappointed. They are currently under renovations so the only things to...More

Thank cynthia_sue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for the first time last week. They were just re-opening after remodeling and the place was beautiful. Very clean and bright, spacious seating, they are now working on a Lunch counter, providing even more room to eat. They serve Breakfast, Lunch and...More

Thank Orlander C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our place to go but the place is not as it was in past years. The staff needs to be more attractive to the lines and pull any items which might need to be replaced.More

Thank Joe M
Kenn B, Manager at Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joe M. thank you for telling us about your experience. I am sorry that you found our staff inattentive to keeping items fresh on the smorgasbord. We strive to provide fresh foods and an excellent dining experience. I have passed your feedback on to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a saturday night and was able to sit right down. They have a special kids food area and my grandson loved it. Everything I ate was so good and fresh. They have plenty of food and desserts that will not disappoint.

Thank Staci R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has it all ! Being in Pennsylvania Dutch country, it has the expected dishes in a large buffet. But you can also order from the extensive menu if you desire less than the buffet. An interesting item I had from the buffet which...More

Thank Ed Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here everytime we visit a few times a year. Food is good, fresh, and fairly priced. It's one of our regular places.. Many locals besides tourists eat here

1  Thank mittmott
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Questions & Answers
4 November 2017|
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Response from Natalie M | Reviewed this property |
Oops mis read. No there restaurant you don’t need to make reservations.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Kenn B | Property representative |
We do ship, actually. If you go to our website and click on the Shop Online link at the top, you can place your order and have it shipped wherever you like.
31 October 2016|
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Response from SharonW2140 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they ship, but you can contact the restaurant/bakery and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-1500
  • E-mail
Smorgasbord buffet, menu dining, and take out meals. 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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