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  • Good and Plenty: Food Too Plain, Price High

    by PaknTregger Written Jul 19, 2005

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    The price is $18 a head. Its all you can eat, family style, (sit and pass food with other people) but the plainess of the food made it eating with little or no taste to anything. Good real mashed potatoes, though (put what you need on 'em). Desserts were just fine. Not a good value for a family at all.

    Favorite Dish: Shoo Fly Pie was good and authentic. Very sweet indeed, but not really sugary. Nice.

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    The Pub: The hoppin' spot of New Holland, PA

    by keida84 Written Mar 29, 2005

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    This was the busiest spot in New Holland, PA on a Friday night. The Pub offers fare ranging from fajitas to chili to lobster raviolis.

    The only thing that marred the experience was the cigarette smoking inside the restaurant. It did not matter that there was a smoking or non-smoking section, the placed was packed and smoke permeated the air. We are spoiled in California as all restaurants and bars are non-smoking. The smell was so strong I literally lost my appettite.

    Favorite Dish: It's too bad that I lost my appetite as the food was excellent.

    I ordered the pubhouse chili, laden with beans and onions and toppedwith melted cheese. My sister-in-law had the lobster ravioli and was quite surprised to find that it contained big chunks of lobster. My brother had the spinach salad and my husband had a grilled chicken sandwich.

    My brother was astounded at how little the bill amounted to even with drinks which were generous and tasty.

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    Windmill Family Restaurant and Gift Shop: Lots of good food for a small price

    by keida84 Written Mar 28, 2005

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    You can't miss the big windmill on the corner of route 10 and 23. A coffee shop environment with a large gift shop and homemade baked goods.

    We bought a hand tooled brass music box in the shape of a church made by a local artisan for less than $20.00

    Favorite Dish: We have been for both breakfast and dinner. For breakfast they do eggs very well and the bacon is divine.

    Dinner is where they shine: Chicken pot pie chock full of noodles and a pot roast so tender you could cut it with a fork.

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    Good 'N' Plenty: Good Food, New Friends

    by kidkilowatt Written Jan 31, 2005

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    It seems like smorgasbords are all over the place in Lancaster, and this one is not to be missed. The line that you have to wait on seems daunting but moves quickly and what awaits is family style/ communal dining experience where you are seated with strangers and get to know them while passing the mashed potatoes and shoofly pie. Definitely check it out for a taste of some of the local cuisine. This place has been around for decades, so they know what they're doing.

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    Miller's: Go Hungry, Leave Bursting at the Seams

    by kidkilowatt Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    We went to Miller's on a Sunday for brunch because there didn't seem to be much else open. I am usually wary of all you can eat restaurants but was more than pleasantly surprised by this astoundingly rich smorgasbord. Several food bars filled with steaming hot food, a made to order pancake and omelet bar later, and we were living off our meal for close to a week afterwards. Mmmm... Don't forget to visit the attached bakery to bring home a tasty treat.

    Favorite Dish: Pan fried pecan sticky bun

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  • Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn: More good pie!

    by emeraldc2 Written Sep 7, 2004

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    One of our favorite places to eat was the Hershey Farm and Restaurant. We had to wait a bit for seating, and we meandered around the gift shop. We only waited about 15 minutes on a busy night. Three of us ordered the buffet, we had a coupon for two dollars off and my fussy daughter was able to order off the menu. They had many good things to eat and the pies were excellent! Both my teenage daughters fell in love with our waiter, Matt, and wanted to take him home. After dinner, we went outside and they had many bunnies corraled in a pen. We could also take a short walk to see some other farm animals.

    Favorite Dish: The pies! Good variety, and good taste!

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  • Shady Maple Buffet: Huge buffet, great price

    by emeraldc2 Written Sep 7, 2004

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    This place is huge. The price was good, a different price and featured food each night. Price depends on the featured food. The place must seat about 500-1000 people. Hard to tell. There was so many different foods to pick from, with a very long buffet. Drinks are located at various places around the buffet. Make sure you look in the corners, I found some croissants hidden between a few things. Wish we were more hungry.This was the best buffet we went to. It's a bit of a drive through some back towns and road and beautiful scenery. There was a huge gift shop underneath the restaurant, and some fast food stands if you are not so hungry.

    Favorite Dish: All homemade food, desserts were to die for, and the rolls were excellent.

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    Plain and Fancy Farm: Good place for a VT meeting

    by acemj Written May 14, 2004

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    This place feels a little touristy, because, well it is! There's a huge gift shop at the front of the large establishment and the restaurant is in back. Be sure to take note of the Amish contruction. There are no nails in these wood beams. Very cool.

    Favorite Dish: A big group of VTers met here in May of 2004 for a great afternoon of eating and socializing. We had fried chicken, ham, roast beef, corn and a few other things. Everything was pretty decent, although your only choice for salad dressing is traditional bacon dressing, which is actually pretty good.

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    Shady Maple smorgasbord: Lancaster County's biggest and best smorgasbord

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Aug 9, 2003

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    Shady Maple Smorgasbord

    Lancaster County's biggest and best smorgasbord, the best tasting foods at the most reasonable prices, and the largest selection of foods in Lancaster. Each day of the week they offer featured items along with the buffet.

    Favorite Dish: It's all here, specialized foods each night of the week, pick the day or evening that suits your taste.

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    Lititz Family Cupboard: Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Home-Cooking

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Lititz Family Cupboard

    Specializing in Authentic Home-Cooked Recipes of the Amish and Mennonite Culture for many Generations.

    All you can eat Breakfast Buffet
    Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:30 am - $5.45

    All you can eat Lunch Buffet
    Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm - $7.95

    All you can eat Dinner Buffet
    Monday-Saturday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – $9.65

    All you can eat Weekend Buffet
    Friday-Saturday, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm – $10.45

    Always have daily specials for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Favorite Dish: For starters, real mashed potatoes and mouth-watering deserts!!! This is honest-to-goodness…home cooking. I call this comfort food, and I find many restaurants try to pass themselves off as home-cooked, but alas, many fall short of the mark. Just take a peek in the kitchen, need I say more. Much of the produce, meats and ingredients, when practical, are from local farmers and auctions. Much is fresh from the farm, garden or field, and quite fresh. In my opinion you would be hard pressed to find a better bargain anywhere in the County.

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    The Family Cupboard: Amish and Mennonite Home Cookin'

    by acemj Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    This is a huge restaurant and when we walked in we saw the large buffet and didn't even need to look at the menu. The buffet was full of good meats from ham and shredded beef to fried and rotisserie chicken. There were plenty of veggies and salad and soups and desserts. The list goes on . . .

    Favorite Dish: Everything was simply prepared and tasty. The desserts are especially good, especially the pies.

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    Cafe Aroma Borealis: Internet Cafe

    by acemj Updated May 31, 2003

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    I didn't go here, but I walked by (it's inside a shopping mall) and notice the exposed brick walls and the cozy atmosphere. It also has internet access, a key component for any self-respecting VT member.

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    Isaac's: Good sandwiches

    by acemj Updated May 31, 2003

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    It was raining and we wanted a cup of coffee and the guy at the Heritage Museum told us to try Isaac's. Perhaps the guy (who was probably in his eighties) hadn't been out in years, because there was nothing special about the coffee, but he did mention that they have the best sandwiches in town.

    I will say that it was an exceptionally clean restaurant and that the people were friendly.

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    Dienner's Country Restaurant: Hamish cuisine

    by GUYON Updated Nov 13, 2002

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    Dienner's Country Restaurant. An Amish restaurant.
    Unexpensive (18$ for 3 persons). We were served by Amish women. They accept the credit cards (surprising, no ???)

    Favorite Dish: All can you eat buffet to 4$. Shoo fly pie : a molasses pie very sugared. For this reason, it attracts the flies which are chased away by a hand movement and a scream :'Shoo ... the flies' (se non è vero, è ben trovato).

    Closed early: 6pm (8pm on Friday).

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    The Loft: Order The Crabcakes

    by NitnyLeo Updated Sep 22, 2002

    This American/French restaurant is the best restaurant in Lancaster City and, arguably, in Lancaster County. It occupies the upper floor of a 100 year old carriage house and is comfortable and cozy, featuring oil lamps (that make everyone look like a model) and classical background music. If you are handicapped, they have a stairmaster and the staff is more than happy to carry a wheelchair up the steps.

    Favorite Dish: While they seem to do everything well, they do serve the best crabcakes in the area. (And because of our proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, everybody serves crabcakes). (Please, do not confuse our crabcakes (or, Baltimore's) with those frozen concoctions you find at your supermarket.)

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