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Bird In Hand Family Restaurant

2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
+1 717-768-1550
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ham balls” (72 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (43 reviews)
“pork” (48 reviews)
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American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Village Inn, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a number of times, the food is very good. The buffet is well stocked and hot! The molasses cookies for dessert were very good!

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited this restaurant many times... most recently a Saturday afternoon in late January. On weekends, I prefer to visit mid afternoon on Saturdays after the lunch rush is winding down & before the supper rush begins. It is a large family restaurant . I...More

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love eating at the Bird in Hand Family Restaurant when I am in the Amish Country. My most recent two visits in November and December did not disappoint. The food always tastes fresh and is made from locally sourced ingredients. I have never eaten...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We ate here with a large group and I was amazed it was so well run. Unlike most buffet restaurants this one was continuously restocked and even desserts seldom ran out- and even then only for a few minutes. Gravy, mashed potatoes, meat were the...More

Thank RoyM1336
Reviewed 12 January 2018

You can find almost anything you are looking for on this buffet. From local PA dutch (Ham balls) to Lasagna. Feels home cooked, through many vegetables are cooked to death. flavorless carrots, and limp Green Beans. Some other dishes were tasty enough and gave a...More

Thank ronencap
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear ronencap, thank you for sharing your experience. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed most of your food and that you found our staff friendly and accomodating. I am sorry, however, that you found the vegetables overcooked. Not originally being from the area...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We have visited this restaurant many times in the past. It is still very good. A little over-priced but at least you're getting good home cooked food. The variety is good. I just might add I was disappointed in some of the desserts. Seemed a...More

Thank Facebookjunkie
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Waitress was amazing to our party of seven. She catered to everyone of us. The buffet breakfast was ok.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This place had a great buffet. I am not even a buffet person. I avoid them at all cost but this one was exceptional. The best thing was baked french toast - AMAZING!

Thank dcinpa2017
Reviewed 2 January 2018

First time there, went for the New Years Day Smorgasbord for traditional Pork & sauerkraut dinner. The staff was very friendly, we were seated immediately. Our waitress Karen was super nice and so helpful. The food was delicious, seasoned perfectly, hot, and cooked to perfection....More

Thank Raymond P
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Our family had a Christmas outing here while in Lancaster. We were there for dinner- I would encourage the buffet. Very reasonable- $20 per person and definitely a huge variety to catch every pallet. Food was very fresh, hot and delicious. The dessert bar was...More

Thank KWG70
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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.
1 November 2016|
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Response from Kenn B | Property representative |
We do ship, actually. If you go to our website and click on the Shop Online link at the top, you can place your order and have it shipped wherever you like.
1 November 2016|
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Response from SharonW2140 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they ship, but you can contact the restaurant/bakery and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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
  • E-mail
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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