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Shady Maple Smorgasbord

129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
+1 800-238-7363
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (172 reviews)
“seafood” (86 reviews)
“prime rib” (70 reviews)
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American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shady Maples smorgasbord is one of my family's favorite places. Nestled in the Lancaster region it's a delicious place to eat after visiting local attractions. The array of foods offered is wonderfyl. From local Delights like ham balls and dried corn even Pig stomach. Perennial...More

Thank TuereT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shady Maple is culinary living proof that God loves me! It is the Mecca of Smorgasbords. With six meat stations and a few hundred feet of sides and desserts, you immediately feel challenged and truthfully a bit overwhelmed. I accepted the challenge and it became...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 4 days ago

So much to choose from - pizza, burgers, soups, salad, chicken, fish, pork - on and on. My brisket, and fried shrimp were nothing special. The haddock was a bit dry. The broccoli and carrots were fresh. My wife loved her squash. But if you...More

Thank Donn G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Average food. Highlight was definitely the pot roast. Able to seat many people quickly. If you enjoy many options and are ok with mediocre food, this is the place for you.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been coming here for many years when in the PA Dutch Country. Listen, it is what it is. A mammoth cafeteria with tons of overweight people shoving in as much food as they can eat. If you're trying to eat healthy, this sure ain't...More

1  Thank Karl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating here and overall we were disappointed. There definitely is a ton of options, numerous choices for beverages and the desserts were good. The rest of the food was average to poor. The prime rib didn't have much flavor...More

1  Thank KristinF729
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shady Maple has a large number of breakfast food choices including made to order egg and waffles. The buffet tables were constantly full of just about anything you would like on your breakfast plate. The restaurant was very clean and the staff was polite. I...More

Thank Cadybly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for birthday free breakfast. Outstanding. Special was m & m pancakes. Just a glimpse of the lines to get custom pancakes and eggs any way you want.

Thank baker1576
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here before and dinner was terrible. the prime rib was impossible to cut because it was so tough and the ham was so dry. But the mashed pototoes and desserts were still good .

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the assorted smorgasbord offerings in this area, I strongly feel Shady Maple outshines them all. There is a vast,VAST variety of foods and beverages. The staff is pleasant (despite the "no tipping" rule). You have to experience Shady Maple for yourself when visiting...More

Thank Peter C
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30 March 2018|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Age 90 & Up = 50% discount off regular adult meal price. Age 60 - 89 = 10% discount off regular adult meal price.
Michael B
27 December 2017|
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Response from Patrick E | Reviewed this property |
1200 in the main smorgasbord area, plus another 1000 in a convention space
18 September 2017|
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Response from Trish W | Reviewed this property |
There is a sign posted by the registers stating that they will give you a free meal on your birthday but it must fall on the day that you are there. I don't know if there is an exception for a Sunday birthday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, 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: 129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  East Earl
  • Phone Number: +1 800-238-7363
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