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“Plain Good”
Review of Plain & Fancy

Plain & Fancy
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Dutch
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Family-Style dining EXCLUSIVELY FOR GROUPS OF 20+ ONLY, in our spacious group dining room. Farm To Table Since 1959. Amos, Ben, Manny and Elmer, are our Amish neighbors who supply us with sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, squash, peppers and onions, and have helped us go from "farm to table" for over 50 years. Plain & Fancy is home to Lancaster County PA's original Amish Farm Feast. This full course, pass-the-platter dinner includes appetizers, entrees, sides, breads, desserts and beverages. EXCLUSIVELY FOR GROUPS OF 20+ WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Although the restaurant’s menu currently features BBQ, the Amish Farm Feast is still available for groups of 20+. We came here with a tour group for the latter.

Amish-style food is homogeneous within this region—all of it is hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, cooked from scratch and served family-style. Our meal began with bowls of aromatic chow chow and creamy coleslaw, and fresh-baked breads with a side of apple butter. The fried chicken was perfection. Pork sausage was fairly good but the thinly sliced roast beef was tough and unpleasantly salty. The PA Dutch version of chicken pot pie is prepared with wads of thick noodles instead of crust, so it’s more like chicken & dumplings. The accompanying side dishes were fresh and flavorful, particularly the mashed potatoes.

Our (English) servers were pleasant and gladly brought seconds when asked. For dessert, the warm apple dumpling with a scoop of Turkey Hill vanilla ice cream was sheer heaven. Afterwards, we spent some more money in the adjoining Country Store.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It was really nice to enjoy such a delicious and varied buffet before headed down to the magic show which was a very delightful and entertaining for us, including our grandchildren

Thank Joni J
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We ate here with a bus group family style and it was average at best. Gravy tasted like it came right out of a package, chicken pot pie rather bland, fried chicken had minimum of flavor. Raisin bread was terrific and service was super.
Has a huge gift store on first floor.

Thank RoyM1336
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

G with the flow. My family ordered entrees from differing sections of the menu - and then shared. ...A great gusto rial experience. Even the grandchildren were pleased.

Thank rjb168
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I food here is good, nothing special, same kinda food you can make in your own kitchen, the difference is you get to eat it with ppl you don't know sitting at your table, could this be fun, I guess so but it's just not for me, I prefer to enjoy a meal with ppl I know and talk about stuff we're all interested in....

Thank Linda C
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