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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ham balls” (78 reviews)
“casserole” (18 reviews)
“bread bar” (18 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

This was an experience never to forget. The food was wonderful, the farms were immaculate, and I could spend the day in their market!

Thank Von H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the lunch smorgasbord at 2:30. Good things: Servers were very nice and attentive. The place was packed and we only had to wait 10 minutes. Bad things:Food- not great. Running low on lots of items and not very good. Not fancy at all. We...More

Thank dallasmommy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Restaurant is very clean, wait staff attentive, buffet lines kept tidy and freshened frequently. One of our party had the smorgasbord and the other ordered from menu. Go hungry!

Thank pup83slg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Bird In Hand for over 25 years. The quality has not changed from the first visit. It is the very best buffet in Lancaster County. That’s saying a lot considered we were born and raised in Lancaster County. Highly recommend!!

Thank laurenzimm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my wife and I second trip to the Bird-in-Hand restaurant and it just gets better each time we go!!! The food selection is incredible and it's all fresh farm raised and they even tell which farm it came from on the buffet! We...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the last 40 years we've been visiting Lancaster County and we've always eaten here. Just the last 5 years though we eat there every night for dinner. Everything is delicious from ham balls dinner to a burger. Thank you for making our decision to...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this restaurant while in the Lancaster area and touring the Amish farm area. There is a buffet or order from the menu. The food is prepared by the Amish and it's sooo good. It's a large place so tables are usually available....More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was pretty good with numerous options. Our dining experience was wonderful thanks to our wonderful waitress Viven! She was pleasant, made numerous suggestions and even went and heated up some pie for us!!! We weren't expecting such excellent service since we opted...More

Thank KristinF729
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the room is large with buffet towards the back, and then there is a large room behind buffet with windows around where you can sit larger groups - this buffet is excellent with good selections of PA Dutch food - also a buffet with kid...More

1  Thank prinzs1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very nice, the staff was friendly, and a wide variety of foods on the buffet. However, the food was just average in taste. The lettuce for salad was soggy with a thin layer of water at the bottom of the container.

Thank Swatadue60
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
No idea.
Helen W
20 April 2018|
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Response from Robert D | Reviewed this property |
If you go on the internet and look for hoe to make ham balls, you will find many ways to make them.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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