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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ham balls” (71 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (42 reviews)
“pork” (48 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
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 4 days ago via mobile

Our large group enjoyed our breakfast here. A veritable plethora of options were available. Our servers were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past 20 years. We recently ate here on Saturday afternoon. We all had the lunch Smorgasburg. It was extremely crowded. there was not direction and people kept circling around the entire thing with the line...More

Thank Wallybird1
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Wallybird1, thank you for sharing your experience and thank you for your years of loyalty. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as good as it has been in the past. Saturday afternoons in December can get very busy. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great family type restaurant with a smorgasbord/buffet. I was there for a lunch time visit with my wife and three year old son and we were all able to find plenty of things to eat. All if the food was very fresh...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great time at B I H Lancaster. It was a funny play about Amish life. We couldn't decide if we liked the buffet best or the show. Looks like we will have to go back again and gather some more info...More

1  Thank 711sales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We we're really impressed with the quality and selection of the lunch smorgasboard here. The selection is just enough that what they do is very good quality and homemade. I was hesitant to try another smorgasboard after we didn't care too much for the shady...More

Thank kaylin b
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear kaylin b, thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that we were able to give you a good smorgasbord experience. Our food is prepared with many locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. I'm glad you tasted the difference. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My in laws suggested this place as they had eaten here a few years ago. It was terrible! Mass produced food with very little thought. Looked like pig's slop being served. In-laws also said the quality had dropped from years ago. Service was the greatest....More

Thank 526michellem
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 526michellem, thank you for telling us about your experience. I am glad that you had good service, but I am sorry to hear that you found the food unacceptable. We strive to provide excellent foods made from locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. I have passed your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm usually the cook in our home and love to have big family dinners and highlight various Thanksgiving items. But this year we wanted to keep it simple. We ordered the Thanksgiving take out online. I picked it up with my son. We could barely...More

Thank chk2002
Kenn B, Manager at Bird In Hand Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear chk2002, thank you for telling us about your experience. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving take-out dinners and that your Thanksgiving went smoothly as a result. And I am partial to our pumpkin pie too. We will have take-out...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times when visiting .Food has been delicious. Chicken excellent. Lunch is a fantastic deal. So many choices at the buffet. Restaurant has a great reputation and strong local & tourist following.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I drove 550 miles from Charlotte, NC to stay in Lancaster County for a few days. Before we went to our motel, we need to get a warm dinner. We ordered off the menu, and were very pleased with our meal. They...More

Thank NCgrammy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk in there is a gift shopping, then there is a section like the old dinner style seating, you sit at the counter, then there is just booth seating, then there is family style seating. We choose to do the breakfast buffet. They...More

Thank Bernadine P
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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 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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