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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%
Travellers talk about
“ham balls” (78 reviews)
“casserole” (18 reviews)
“bread bar” (18 reviews)
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American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast but did not have the great looking smorgasbord. We ordered off the menu and were not sorry. The portions were perfect and the homemade sausage was fantastic. Many families eating here. The wait staff was very accommodating. Price was right.

Thank Tlrockway
Reviewed 4 days ago

Large restaurant. Great for families. Well priced with so many food choices. Maybe too many choices. Food is like home cooking. Not gourmet, but also not synthetic like chain restaurants. Nice gift shop too. Plenty of room even when it's busy. Easy to find.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was very large and clean. Our server was excellent and efficient. I had a cup of chili which was sweet (and I don’t think chili should be sweet). I also had Lima beans (which were also sweet and again I don’t feel they...More

Thank chrystals1204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner tonight on vacation with my family went in 7:20 pm and took us with no problem Buffet was half being shut down and food was beyond dry and old and horrible. Turkey was shredded in watery greasy juices and dry Fried chicken couldn’t...More

Thank Cigarguy344
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose if the goal is to try amish style / american buffet, it's a fine choice. Some things were tasty, other things were not. I may not be a buffer person or the best person to review this. If you have a certain standard...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here in Pennsylvania Dutch country there are a hosts of smorgasbords. From the very expensive and seemingly famous, to those smaller, off the beaten path places. The common thread amongst the majority of them is home cooked, lots of food, but more bland that spiced....More

Thank MysteryTraveler1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was seated after a small wait. Server brought my drink right away. I had the buffet. Selection was excellent and the food was very good, salads, meats, noodles,vegetables, desserts and ice cream.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to this area we like to eat here. The food is always fresh and the service is good. Staff are very friendly.

Thank luzc530
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bird in hand restaurant is great.It is right next to the hotel on the premises.They have either a buffet or you can order what you want.The desserts are delicious also.They have a cute gift shop.I have been going here for years and i love it.

Thank newrogirl1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant while visiting the area. The food was very good. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was very clean. We decided to try the buffet My husband enjoyed the soups and the chicken. I really...More

Thank mikekathy3
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
No idea.
Helen W
21 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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