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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

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2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
+1 717-768-1550
06:00 - 20:00
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Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reservations are easy to make. Guest services are friendly and met our needs. We were a large group and they were able to secure our rooms all next to each other. Pool area was clean and there was plenty of room with the multiple pool options. Restaurant was delicious and convenient. In an excellent location.

Thank Luv_to_travel_612
Waverly, Ohio
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at this lovely Inn many times. It is truly like "coming home." Marvelous food, the help is also like family.. Of course the visit to the precious town of Bird in hand is worth everything. The Food at this Family Restaurant is like eating a home cooked meal, everything tasty and beautifully served...Especially the Super Buffet Breakfast. Love... More 

Thank purpose1922
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter wanted some good Amish style food during our recent visit to the Lancaster area. We opted for this restaurant for the smorgasbord and it is one of the few open during the week during the winter season. The restaurant is nice, very clean and the wait staff was friendly and efficient. Lunch buffet was just over $13 per... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You're gonna love it here! Everything is yummy! Hostesses, waitresses, servers - all wonderful. I believe most of the food is from local farmers so that's a plus! They have everything from fresh salads to luscious vegetables to ham, steak, chicken and desserts to die for! They even have a Noah's Ark buffet for the kiddies.

Thank keeptalkin21
Canandaigua, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their breakfasts are exceptional there. Atmosphere very nice. Always eat there when visiting Lancaster County

Thank Martha C
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Martha C, thank you for your feedback. I am very happy to hear that you enjoy the breakfast and the atmosphere here. I am partial to breakfast myself. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amish country is rife with buffets and this one rates at the top of the list. The service is fast and friendly, the food is typical, high calorie comfort food...as a PA Dutch native, I can vouch for that. They do both a breakfast and lunch/dinner buffet and I contrary to other reviews, I believe the choices to be quite... More 

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Merrick, New York
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast. Well priced all you can eat buffet. Eggs, bacon, waffles, oatmeal, etc etc. Sticky buns, cereal-all you can eat for $10. Great if you like big breakfasts. Lacked in healthy choices. Such as plain yogurt and variety of fresh fruit. I would rather have less sugar, less fat, and better coffee. However, Family enjoyed it very... More 

Thank Irene M
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Irene M, thank you for telling us about your experience. I am glad to hear that your family enjoyed out breakfast buffet. We actually do have a large selection of fruit, yogurt, oatmeal and more. They are in what is the dessert area during lunch and dinner. I hope you will join us again. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was not bad, but it was not great! Not many choices, and everything was just ok. This is not a place I would visit again.

Thank Sherrie H
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sherrie H, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. If you did not like the choices on our smorgasbord, we have an extensive list of menu items to choose from as well. I hope you will give us another try in the future. More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way through the area and decided to try the smorgasbord so we could taste a bit of everything. This is a nice family restaurant, with lots of seating. It was spotlessly clean and the service was outstanding. We were made to feel welcome by both the people in the gift shop area and... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Enough choices that you are bound to find something you'll like - baked corn, ham balls, broasted chicken and riblets were nice - everything we tried was quite good. Nice dessert selection - liked the Watergate (maraschino cherries + whipped cream?). Good coffee too ( note you get cold beverage OR coffee). Very nice and attentive waitress. We plan to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Bird in Hand
  • Phone Number: +1 717-768-1550
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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