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    Sonic: If you are just looking for a fast meal

    by Wanderer001 Written Jun 10, 2013

    It's fast food so you have an idea of what you are getting. I don't have one of these by me but always wanted to try them out. The food was better then some of the fast food standers you may be used to.

    The place where Sonics excels is there drink options. So many to pick from you can get a little over whelmed. Don't worry try as many as you can.

    Last bit I will say if you have never been to a Sonics before there is no going inside to order. You either use one of the car hop "bays" or order outside from the board and they bring it to you. Both cash and credit care taken.

    Favorite Dish: Tots over fries. It is not just harking back to your days of elementary school, these tots are awesome. We tried both the fries and the tots are first time here and the fries were a disappointment. They were soft, limp, and to me could have used more time in the fryer. The tots on the other hand were crisp hot and soft in the middle just like you remember.

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    Good ' Plenty Restaurant & Bakery: Name says it all

    by Wanderer001 Updated Jun 10, 2013

    Another of the well know and busy places to eat in Lancaster. Here you have two options for dinning. Traditional menu style and family style. Family style is some what similar to an all you can eat option but with a twist. Large family size portions of food are brought to your table and everyone at the table shares these plates.

    We had a traditional menu dining experience here being that it was only the two of us and it was late. The food was price correctly for the size of the portions that you get. I liked it very much. I had the pulled pork sandwich.

    Favorite Dish: I would have to say my favorite dish was the bread you get before your meal. You have two different spreads that you can use on them fresh apple butter or fresh butter.

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    Bird-in-Hand: Odd name good food

    by Wanderer001 Updated Jun 10, 2013

    One of the two well know places to eat in Lancaster, also a popular place to eat. If you go close to any major time to eat you may have to wait a little before being seated. Don't let this discourage you can pass the time by looking through the gift shop or going down stairs to the bakery.

    Bird in hand offers two types of dinning. Traditional menu style and and all you can eat option. We tried the all you can eat variety. The price is what you would expect for an all you can eat option. There were plenty of food options to fit just about anyones tastes.

    Pro tip if you have a sweet tooth like I do grab yourself a soup bowl for your ice cream. It just makes life much simpler.

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    Plain and Fancy Restaurant: Plain and Fancy Restaurant

    by Easty Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Plain & Fancy Restaurant (VT Members Shown Here)

    The Plain and Fancy Restaurant was a unique experience. The food was served family style (Food was put on big plates and passed around the table). It featured local Amish style cooking. The food was great. But, it was limited with selection. The drink selection was limited as well. As a side note, the only time I was here was for a VT Meeting. It was a great place for a larger gathering.

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    Mt Gretna HIDE-A-WAY CAFE: Nice outside deck in the forest of Mt. Gretna

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mt Gretna HIDE-A-WAY CAFE

    A very nice place to eat dinner while enjoying the ambience of their outside deck. It does get crowed, so plan to arrive early if you want to sit outside, Inside-Outside Dining & Bars
    Open for Lunch & Dinner
    Tuesday thru Sunday, Scenic Outdoor Deck

    Near to Lancaster – Lebanon County line

    Favorite Dish: From soup to sandwiches, especially the Steak and seafood, any!

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  • Dienners Restaurant: Authentic Pa Dutch Buffet

    by init Updated Apr 19, 2009

    You'll find real Pa Dutch homemade cooking here either via their small buffet or by regular menu. This mennonite family has provided a warm, homey environment in which to enjoy their made from scratch foods. They serve buffet style for all 3 meals and dinner buffet is $9.75 weeknights and $10.75 on Fri and Sat. Be early Sat as they close at 6pm. Tourists will enjoy real chicken pot pie with their own made noodles as well as roasted chicken, filling, beets and brown butter noodles. Homemade broccoli salad and coleslaw make the salad bar a must. Desserts include pumpkin torte, egg custard, carrot cake, ice cream, pies, puddings and their signature chocolate applesauce cake. You'll enjoy a delightful meal for a very reasonable price. They are located along rte 30 in Ronks in a complex of shops with an old dutch windmill next door.

    Favorite Dish: I have enjoyed everything on the buffet with the roasted chicken being my fav, although the pot roast, fried fish and ham are tasty too.

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    Annie Bailey's Irish Pub: More than an Irish Pub

    by marca Written Apr 15, 2009
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    Walking in to Annie's I was surprised at how large a restaurant it is. They also have a patio for dining at the rear when the weather is nice.

    Favorite Dish: I recommend for an appetizer the Crab and Spinach dip served with 12 grain crackers and pita. They have a large beer selection. I chose an Amber lager from Harrisburg which I was told is on their rotating draft beer list.

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    Molly's Pub: A cool local hangout!

    by RheaM Written Jan 4, 2009

    Molly's is an awesome pub located in downtown Lancaster, PA. We went their with some friends who are locals and had a great time. It has an Irish theme with vintage Guinness posters and nick knacks. It was PACKED when we went because it was Saint Patty's Day and the crowd was really into it. Green head to toe was a normal sight that day. We got lucky and got a table upstairs.

    Favorite Dish: The food there is pretty tasty. We all enjoyed our entrees, I had a yummy Caesar salad and REALLY enjoyed the fish chips that my husband ordered. I am sure everything on the menu is great!

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    Isaac's Deli: Creative, fresh sandwiches

    by mmyerspa Written Oct 12, 2008

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    Their sandwiches are creative, including interesting ingredients such as cole slaw, Isaac's special sauce, and soft pretzels instead of bread. Yummy soups. Endless drinks including pink lemonade. You get pickled veggies as an appetizer (kindof like other restaurants would bring bread to the table...they bring pickled veggies).

    I eat here every chance I get.

    The idea and food are still fresh after 25 years in business.

    All of the sandwiches are named after birds, and the restaurants have an interesting interior (pink flamingos and neon are part of the motif).

    Favorite Dish: Rainbow Parrot: Corned beef on pumpernickel with melted Muenster cheese, crunchy cole slaw and fresh onions, tomatoes and lettuce, all topped with Thousand Island dressing.

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    Plain & Fancy Farm: Amish Farm Feast

    by Mikebb Written Jul 14, 2008

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    Our group attended the Amish Farm Feast which is held in a huge dining hall on the Plain & Fancy Farm. Seating was on benches with huge timber tables which were laden with large platters of food, meats, vegetables, salads, breads and soft drinks.

    Seated alongside our group were 80 school children, most likely 12 years of age and totally hyped up. The evening became unbearable and our tour director approached management and requested that we be moved or the children be moved. Request rejected and we quickly finished our meal and moved out.

    Favorite Dish: It was not a good evening!

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  • Hershey Farms Restaurant: Real Home Cooking

    by cherylrf Written Aug 2, 2007

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    Hershey Farm Restaurant has recently gone through some remodeling and renovation. The food is "wonderful good" as the locals say. Real mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, ham balls, peel and eat shrimp, filling (stuffing), fresh corn on the cob, fried chicken that is out of this world, chicken corn soup, potato soup, mushroom soup, a salad bar with about 15 - 25 items, home made breads and pies and cakes and whoopie pies, fresh fruit and many more items that are too numerous to mention. Service is very good and friendly too. We visited on a Friday evening (we normally stay away during tourist season and especially weekends but had out of town company) and the wait was not too bad.
    The gift shop has been revamped also.

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    Good N' Plenty Restaurant: Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Restaurant

    by VeronicaG Updated May 7, 2007

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    Family style cooking....
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    Good N'plenty offers just what it says...good food and plenty of it!

    Here's how it works. After you pre-pay for your meal, you'll be ushered to a large table where you'll be experiencing Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine 'family style'. All this means, is that you'll be sharing your meal with other families and the entrees and side dishes are meant to be passed to everyone at your table.

    Hearty fare is served: baked country ham, baked country sausage, crispy fried chicken, pork and saurkraut, pepper cabbage, several vegetables, chow chow (a relish), homemade bread and Shoo Fly pie along with other desserts. You do not leave hungry!

    The restaurant is in an old restored Dutch farmhouse with gift shop (picture 2)and bakery included. Take home the shoo-fly pie---a marvelous dessert made with molasses.

    Good n' Plenty is closed on Sundays, also some of December and January. UPDATE:The cost is $17.75 for adults and $8.75 for kids 4-12. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

    (photos courtesy of Good n Plenty restaurant)

    Favorite Dish: Shoo-fly pie--hands down!!

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    Piero's in Akron: Excellent Italian

    by mmyerspa Updated Mar 27, 2007

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    This was our favorite restaurant when we lived in the area. High quality Italian food for a fair price. It is on 272 in Akron - maybe 10 miles north of Lancaster. Entrees, sandwiches, and desserts. Casual

    Yum!

    Favorite Dish: Sandwiches

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    Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center: Three Choices in One Location

    by ringleader Written Sep 11, 2006

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    There are three choices: fancy, middle-of-the-road, and family.

    The Terrace Restaurant (photo) has the most elegant atmosphere, complete with linen cloths and napkins. It is also the most expensive.

    The most reasonable is the family restaurant, where we have eaten twice with friends from New York City. The grounds outside the restaurant are lovely, with a pond (including ducks), a water fountain, a walking path with benches and a covered-bridge. You can see this view from the restaurant's second-floor large picture-windows (request a window seat!)

    Check out their golf-course and other accommodations as well.

    Favorite Dish: The lunch smorgasboard includes slow-roasted beef, chicken, fish, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, pork loin, and many other items including local specialties. (Don't miss the shoo-fly-pie at the desser bar!) The salad bar is also quite extensive and is avaliable alone for $6.99. The entire lunch buffet is $13 which includes the salad bar.

    The dinner smorgasboard includes many Pennsylvania-Dutch specialties. Their smorgasboards are award-winning. There is also menu dining and Lancaster's best Sunday brunch.

    Ask at the desk about their three restaurant choices and how to get there. You'll save yourself a lot of time locating the one of your choice.

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    Shady Maple: A Popular Smorgasbord

    by Pawtuxet Written Aug 12, 2005

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    People come from miles around to eat at this enormous restaurant. Line up just inside the door for your one price ticket, and then another line to get a table. You choose from a zillion food stations offering most every kind of entre, meats, fish, vegetables, salad bar, desert bar, build your own sundae, an array of hot and cold drinks....everything one could wish for and more. People flock to the counters and pile their dishes sky high. The food was palatable, but I felt like cattle being driven through a feed stall. Manners were lacking, kids misbehaving, decor was off the wall with huge chandeliers looking very much out of place. We went with friends, but it will be the last time for me.

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