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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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