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Shady Maple Smorgasbord
Ranked #1 of 1 Quick Bites in East Earl
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 13 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Starve for 3 days than go to dinner. Even if you are a vegetarian you could eat forever. When they say 20 stations of fabulous they are not kidding. Not only the food how about flavored water, special coffees with hot cream. DO NOT FILL UP ON BREAD OR POTATOES. If you do you will not be able to make your ice cream sundae.
Wed. best day prime rib to die for. You will think you are at a wedding.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We were accommodated so well for a group of 20! This place is HUGE! Lots of great food and price is fair for the kind of food you get. Went on a Thursday for steak and shrimp night! Steak wasn’t the best, but still yummy and the hot shrimp was AMAZING! Cannot day enough good things about this buffet and all the offerings.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We love this place! Whether you go with just the immediate family or bring a large group, you will leave happy. The food is delicious and made fresh in small batches with care. And the smorgasbord (aka buffet) is immense. There are rooms of hot and cold foods. They even have specials each night. Desserts are phenomenal and it's necessary to try several different ones (ergo my need to lose some weight now!). Don't miss trying their wet bottom shoofly pie.

While waiting for a table or when you have hit the point of having trouble walking from having eaten far too much, a visit to the enormous gift shop under the restaurant is in order. Literally anything you think of as belonging in a gift shop can be found there, plus loads of other neat things.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great potential poor execution

Long, slow lines as you pay first. Longer slower lines as you wait to be seated. Very very very slow and inefficient process to say the least. Some diners reported up to a 3 hour wait time. One of the staff This is a large place with the smorgasbord (buffet) off to one side. If you are seated on the opposite end, and we were, plan to walk a lot. The serving area is massive with two side that are mirror images for the most part. There is a grill section in the middle where you can’t get steak, roast beef, salmon, sausages, cheese steaks and more right odd she griddle. It would be impossible for me to to mention all that is on the food line, there is just so much. The food quality was fine, and the taste was fine as well. Nothing spectacular or standout just decent food. I would put this in line with a below average diner quality food that’s fine to just get a meal in but not something you crave. Long wait time to hike a mile so I can fight through a chaotic crowd to get a plate full of food that’s just fine... hard pass for me.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Located about 10 minutes off the Morgantown exit of PA Turnpike.
Was here for the 2nd time this past weekend to celebrate a few family birthdays - we had a party of 20. We went on a Saturday for breakfast (closed on Sundays) at 715am to beat the rush - got through the register line & seated quickly. Huge building seats 2000+ - 1 room of bigger group tables and 2 rooms for smaller parties. We were in the large party room and after instructions from the very nice hostess; we "attacked" the buffet. My group had a few big eaters and they had more than enough options.
Fresh made to order options include: Fresh made eggs & omelets; fresh made to order plain or flavored pancakes. Then plenty of cafeteria/buffet style of options - eggs, meats (bacon, sausage, scrapple - pork & turkey options); home fries, hash browns; sausage gravy; creamed beef and much more. Chicken fried steak & chicken tenders too. Cereal, oatmeal, fruit. Then your dessert options - donuts, pie, cake, and soft serve ice cream. Good coffee, milk, soda, slushy, and juice options too. Bottom line; there is something for almost everyone. Staff is extremely nice & helpful
I enjoyed a western omelet with hash browns & meats and some peanut butter chip pancakes for dessert
With taxes and service fee, we paid $61 for 5 people (plus left a tip) For the food and service, not many a better deal out there.
Plus, before the registers they sell wonderful baked goods and have a large great gift shop (with Amish wood goods and more) downstairs, where you can walk off you meal and get something to take home. Enjoy

Date of visit: March 2018
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