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“Dinner and Show”

Bird In Hand Family Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Bird in Hand
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Description: 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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dinner and Show”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

The smorgesboard was very good and priced well. They also have a small theater downstairs and were performing the muical The Confession it was excellent ,well worth seeing. The performance and the dinner made for a very enjoyable evening.

Visited April 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lusby, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Comfort food/prices”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord in Bird-in-Hand PA just outside of Lancaster features comfort food at affordable prices.The restaurant is clean, clean, clean, the food authentic examples of the Pa Dutch food I remember and some modern twists the kids would enjoy. The soups are outstanding. Portions are large but not overwhelming. Service was outstanding -large line of people waiting but the line moved quickly and servers top of line. We were there for lunch and dinner during our stay and ordered from the menu both times -did not even look at the buffet -although lots of diners nearby made several trips.
All in all a good choice for quality and price. Would go again.

  • Visited April 2012
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Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Yummy buffet”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

What a terrific buffet! Great salad bar and delicious hot meal items. There was not a carving station the evening we went, but there was terric turkey (pre-sliced) and delicious fried chicken. The mashed potatoes and stuffing are wonderful, and there are many different types of breads, rolls and cheeses as well.

Friendly, courteous staff; clean restaurant, great location.

Visited April 2012
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Philadelphia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The worst meal I have ever had”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I ate at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant on the enthusiastic recommendation of the innkeeper at a local Bed and Breakfast, who raved about the food. Given that the restaurant advertises itself as authentic Dutch country cuisine using fresh local produce, I was shocked at how terrible this place was. I strongly suspect that most of the entrees were canned goods that were tossed on a plate and microwaved. The bread stuffing and mashed potatoes were clearly instant; the carrots and sweet potatoes were inedible; the fruit was disgusting mush; the bread seemed store-bought. The rest of the entrees looked and smelled so gross that I didn't even try them. My girlfriend and I wound up eating nothing but salad (which was partially wilted and had unripe tomatoes, soggy cucumbers, etc.), leaving the restaurant still hungry and a little sick.

To be fair, the place is clean, and our server was polite, attentive, and tried to accommodate us. But I can honestly say that this was, hands down, the worst meal I have ever had and I would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited April 2012
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New York
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“NOT worth eating at”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

The service was the only good thing ablut the place, The food is poor at best. There are many other restaurants you would want to try before this place. I would not reccomend this place to anyone.

Visited April 2012
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