- By Kenn Bennett
- | December 16, 2020
- Restaurant & Smorgasbord Menu
- Group Dining
- Upcoming Events & Things to Do
- Map & Directions
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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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Thanksgiving is November 25
To allow our staff to spend Thanksgiving with their families , the Restaurant will be closed this year.
We will still have Thanksgiving family packs to go, with roast turkey with filling and all your favorite sides fresh from our kitchen
For more information and to pre-order for pick up on November 24, click here.
Come Hungry. Eat Hearty. Go Home Happy.
We are open for dine-in smorgasbord, menu and take-out; Tuesday, 7 am – 3 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, 7 am – 7 pm.
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A Menu For Everyone • Farm-Fresh Ingredients • Family-Friendly Atmosphere
Family… Friends… And Fresh Homemade Food.
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.
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.
Address & Hours
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
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We are open for indoor dining, smorgasbord, menu dining, take-out; Tuesday, 7 am – 3 pm, Wednesday – 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
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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.
Group Dining: The More, The Merrier
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 »
Savor The Farm-Fresh Goodness
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.
A History of Hospitality That Makes You Feel Right at Home
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.
Enjoy a free smorgasbord on your birthday!Learn More
Travelers Love Our Amish Country Food
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a menu or is it only a buffet?
What's a smorgasbord?
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
Are buses welcome?
Yes. We welcome bus tours, friends, families and other groups. Our team is sure to make it memorable.
Do you offer dining options for large groups?
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.