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- By Terry
- | October 3, 2019
Monday – Saturday from 6 am – 8 pm
Breakfast: Monday – Saturday: 7 – 10:30 am
Express Buffet: open Wednesday and Saturday mornings 6 – 7 am, and open on snowy or rainy mornings
Lunch Smorgasbord: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 3:30 pm
Soup & Salad Bar: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – close
Dinner Smorgasbord: Monday – Thursday 4 – 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, 4 pm – close
Noah’s Ark Kids’ Buffet
Mid-June – Labor Day: Monday-Saturday, 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
After Labor Day: Friday, 4 pm – 7:30 pm; Saturday, 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Reservations are accepted Monday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, we offer convenient call-ahead seating. Please call (717) 768-1550 within an hour of your arrival.
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We are open for dine-in smorgasbord, menu and take-out; Tuesday – Saturday, 7 am – 7 pm. Click here for our menu options.
If you crave Amish fare, home cooking, Dutch comfort food, farm-fresh goodness, and friendly service, the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, will satisfy your appetite. Sample your favorite scratch-made dishes and classic recipes from our all-you-can-eat family buffet. Visit our sumptuous soup-and-salad bar – and be sure to save room for our dessert buffet. Prefer menu dining and table service instead of the Amish-style buffet? Select made-to-order dishes from our varied menu. It offers something for everyone.
If you’re dining with the whole family, your children 12 and under will love our unique Noah’s Ark Kids’ Buffet. Built by a local Amish craftsman, it features a kid-friendly selection of favorite foods for younger taste buds and, of course, delicious desserts. (Kid’s Buffet is currently closed. Kid’s menu dining is available.)
We make most of what we serve from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. In season, produce comes from local Amish and Mennonite farms, and we use meat and poultry from local producers. Some of our most popular traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes date back to Grandma Smucker, and every dish we serve meets the Smucker Family’s high standards. Enjoy our breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, or dinner buffet Tuesday-Saturday.
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
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Conveniently located near Sight & Sound Theatres, Dutch Wonderland, and Intercourse, PA.
Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 7 am – 7 pm
Breakfast served Tuesday – Saturday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Lunch Served Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dinner Served Tuesday – Saturday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Click here for our menu options.
Discount packages & special pricing
From April through December, take advantage of meal packages with discounted tickets for shows at our on-site Bird-in-Hand Stage. For reservations call (800) 790-4069.
If you’re looking for a banquet hall or meeting venue for an event near Lancaster, Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord offers several options for groups. There is so much to do nearby as well – your group can enjoy the convenience of on-site entertainment, with musicals and more on our Bird-in-Hand Stage. Whether you’re holding a family reunion, hosting a club meeting, entertaining friends, or clients, or leading a bus tour, our catering team can make it memorable. From vegetarian and gluten-friendly menu offerings to meal/lodging/entertainment packages, we can meet your group’s unique needs. And don’t forget to ask about special value packages with Sight & Sound Theatres. For group reservations, call (717) 768-1110 or email us.
Please book early. Space is limited during theatre season.Book Your Group »
Long before people started talking about “organic” and “farm-to-fork”, the Smucker family was bringing food fresh from the Amish farms to the table. We’ve enjoyed the bounty of the earth – and delicious, home-cooked food – for generations. Today we share that goodness with you.
In Amish country, community matters. Maybe that’s why people feel so at home at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord. For generations, we have carried on the Smucker family tradition of hospitality and classic dishes inspired by American cuisine – the perfect combination. Many members of our waitstaff have been with us for years, and they treat everyone – locals, first-time guests, and repeat visitors – like family. It’s the kind of place where you can always count on a warm greeting and friendly service, whether you’re filling your plate at the buffet, ordering table service, and enjoying a diner-style meal at our counter. Our commitment is for you to feel welcome when you arrive and well-fed when you leave.
Welcome Message from Brad, our General Manager »
If you’re wondering where to eat near Sight & Sound Theatres, Dutch Wonderland or American Music Theatre, you’ll be glad to know that we are close to all your favorite Lancaster County shopping, sightseeing and entertainment destinations. Just east of Lancaster, we’re only minutes from the attractions in Ronks, Intercourse, and Strasburg. Our onsite Bird-in-Hand Stage offers Broadway-style musicals, comedians, and other live entertainment. You’ll find convenient parking and free Wi-Fi – and clean, comfortable lodging nearby. Whether you’re dining onsite or enjoying takeout, you’ll find a farm-fresh menu that offers American cuisine, and a little something for everyone, including vegetarian dishes and gluten-friendly options. Our group dining facility can easily accommodate your bus tour and our restaurant is handicapped accessible.
To Make a Reservation:
Phone: (717) 768-1500
If you prefer table service instead of the Amish-style buffet, our menu features a wide selection of dishes that we make-to-order.
A smorgasbord is an Amish-style buffet offering a variety of hot and cold meats, salads, hors d’oeuvres, etc. Enjoy something for everyone when you visit our Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord
Yes. We welcome bus tours, friends, families and other groups. Our team is sure to make it memorable.
Yes. How do you handle a hungry crowd? Offer them good, fresh, homemade food – and plenty of it. At the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, we can accommodate groups as large as 200.