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Shady Maple Smorgasbord

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129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
+1 800-238-7365
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was amazed at how authentic much of the food was for a buffet. It took 4 visits just to have a bite of most of the main courses available on the dinner menu. Still going back to try more and more of a great dessert menu. Elders in the family grew up just east of Earl PA and it was... More 

Thank JAN6056
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many options and everything is delicious! I've been twice now, once on a random Friday for lunch, and we were in and out with no issue. And then also for Mother's Day weekend, which we had to stand in line for about 40 minutes but they were so kind and gave little plants to all the mom's in our... More 

Thank Mercedes K
Coal Township, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My colleagues and I stopped at Shady Maple while on a trip returning to Mechanicsburg. It was the first visit for three of us. We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and the place was hopping. The restaurant is part of a complex which includes a huge gift shop and grocery store. The food choices were endless. They definitely offer something... More 

Thank garbakup
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much food! If you are looking to stuff your face with all kinds of bad for you comfort foods this is your place. If you are looking for tasty, well made food or something vegetarian keep looking. Cute gift shop.

Thank rachel b
Dover, Delaware
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bright, clean, friendly, delicious experience. If one stands at one end of the buffet, I don't believe the other end is even visible. It is that large, and contrary to what you might be tempted to think, each of the dishes I managed to sample was very good. Highlights included astonishingly tender roast beef, rich sweet potato soup, cranberry salad... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sheer scale of this place (150 feet of buffet, 4 grills, two dessert bars, unlimited drinks), the enormity of the seating area (1000's of people served daily), the quality and variety of foods, is almost unfathomable and certainly is unanticipated. A bargain compared to other buffets in the area, especially with the over-60 discount and free birthday meals. Don't... More 

1 Thank 1000mL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oh my gosh. How do I even begin describing how good this experience was? I am a foodie at heart and I was in Heaven when I saw just how much they had to offer. I didn't get to try nearly enough of the food they had, but that's because they just had so much delicious food to offer and... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experiencing this unique eating venue should certainly be on your "bucket list." It would be difficult to find a larger facility which can comfortably accommodate LOADS of humanity and also serve good PA Dutch food.. Be prepared to stand in long lines to eat (especially on weekends) but these lines flow easily and there is much to see and talk... More 

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Hubbard, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This buffet is AMAZING! GO STARVING!!! 4 Grills going at one time serving a variety of meats. HUGE salad bar and a unbelievable selection of other foods and desserts. You definately have to pace yourself, but sooo worth it! A must if your in the area.

Thank Cara C
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our group of 16 to Shady Maple for breakfast. We have come here many times and the results are always the same, everyone has a great time and leave full. Shay Maple is the largest smorgasbord in the area, southeast Pennsylvania. They can take Any size group and have rooms and facilities for all. The food is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?