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Shady Maple Smorgasbord

129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
+1 800-238-7365
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 11 min
All hours
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This smorgasbord or buffet is set in a beautiful area about a half hour from Lancaster PA. It is a very well kept, clean and well organized place to enjoy lots of food that is of average quality. The price is right and the selection...More

1  Thank Elan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We generally do not find buffet food appealing, but our friends raved about Shady Maple and asked us to go with them. Even though we arrived very early, there were already lines. Fortunately, the staff is very efficient and the lines moved quickly. This restaurant...More

Thank Yucatan-Admirer
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was unexpectedly poor quality given the rave reviews I heard. The fried foods like chicken and crab cakes were cooked too fast - dark brown on the outside and not cooked enough inside. The "cook" at the grill didn't know how to cook...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a tremendous selection of delicious Pennsylvania Dutch style food! It was our first time there and we rated it as much better than some of the better known buffets in Lancaster. Prices were very reasonable (beverages included and no tipping allowed.)

Thank Eunice M
Reviewed 5 days ago

You gotta like when the Amish people are eating in the next private room, hundreds of them! Loved this buffet more than the other I tried (and reviewed) and the shopping in the basement was totally fun and worth going for.

Thank SoBelle1967
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our original plan was to go to Shady Maple on Thursday. But looking at our days in Phili it made more sense to go on Saturday. I really debated it because the cost is significantly higher on Saturday but for us it just made more...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shady Maple was recommended to us by the inn keeper of a local B&B we stayed at last summer. The first time we tried it we were hooked and this is our go-to dinner stop whenever we're in the area. We're always amazed that despite...More

Thank chrissymck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been years since I last visited Shady Maple. The smorgasbord hasn't changed since my last visit and all the food was tasty. Plenty of food, and drinks options. You will not go away hungry. The gift shop is huge and includes baked goods...More

Thank Troy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much good food to choose from. Cannot possibly try everything they offer. Great big gift shop downstairs. The best buffet around. Go on your birthday with your driver license and your meal is free as long as you are with a paying guest.

Thank Katrina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were on our way home from our vacation. Just a seven hours from home. when I mentioned to him that Shady Maple smorgasbord in Lancastor County. I knew it would take us out of our way by about four hours ,...More

Thank jewels48162
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Angel S
Can I take home any food from the buffet?
20 June 2017|
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Response from lv5200 | Reviewed this property |
No you can not, there are signs everywhere saying: taking food from there is shoplifting
Kim D
Saturday senior lunch price?
29 April 2017|
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Response from jawga | Reviewed this property |
The senior lunch price for Saturday is $18.44. If you go to their website, Shady Maple Smorgasbord, it lists all the prices and specials for each day :) Breakfast is the best price and you will NOT be disappointed or go... More
What are you hours on Saturday April 15, 2017
24 March 2017|
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Response from Lawrence L | Reviewed this property |
I believe they will be offering regular hours, however, to be sure give them a call (717) 354-8222
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  East Earl
  • Phone Number: +1 800-238-7365
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