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“Food before show”

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went here before two of our shows at Bird in Hand Theater. Dinner buffet one day and Lunch buffet another. Lots of variety. Includes iced tea or lemonade & dessert bar. Worth the combo ticket with shows

Thank marmar9929
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Didn't try the lunch/dinner smorgasbord, but the breakfast was delicious, there was something for everyone in our group.

Thank chrisuletz
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch here on Labor Day. It was full, but no wait. Food was excellent, especially for a buffet. We particularly enjoyed the chicken corn chowder, ham balls, and apple crisp dessert. (Be sure and ask your server for a dish of real vanilla ice cream to enjoy with dessert!) Star came off for service. While our server was friendly, sometime hard to track her down when we needed something. Biggest issue was with refilling dishes on the bars. There were many empty dishes of things that remained empty the whole time we were eating lunch, and never refilled. (Out of sweet potatoes?!) Guests expect/deserve to find full dishes on a buffet, and anything emptied should be quickly replaced.

Thank Lisa A
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Kenn B, Manager at Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Lisa A, thank you for telling us about your experience. I am glad that you enjoyed the chicken corn soup, ham balls and apple crisp. Apple crisp with ice cream is my go-to dessert as well. I am sorry to hear that your server was difficult to track down and that the smorgasbord was not refilled in a timely manner. It can be challenging to keep up when the restaurant is full, but you are correct, we strive to exceed guests' expectations, which includes keeping the buffet full and fresh. I have passed your feedback on to our Restaurant Manager for further review. I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner with our 2 growing teens. Buffets tend to be a great place for hungry teens, and bird in hand was. They ate till their hearts content and so did I. Variety of homemade foods. Cauliflower pie dish was so tasty, and so many other things as well. Service very helpful and informative.

Thank mriveraocasio
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We arrived at a busy lunchtime, but only waited 10 minutes to be seated. Our waitress was friendly, took our order which we had decided on while waiting. Service was prompt, which was great as we were hungry. Both our meals were big and tasty. We would definitely return when in the area.

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Thank jsugarma
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