Lancaster PA Family Style Dining

What is  Family Style Dining?

When Amish families and friends gather for meals they often sit together at long tables and eat together. Here in Lancaster County, we call this ‘Family Style’ dining.

The Pennsylvania Dutch Country has a reputation for good food.  When you sit down to a Family Style meal, you can expect to receive plenty of that good Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.

Unlike Smorgasbord restaurants where you have to get up and help yourself, here families and groups of all sizes are seated at tables and the serving staff brings the food to you.  You’ll receive serving bowls and platters heaping with delicious foods such as crispy fried chicken, roast beef, baked ham, real mashed potatoes, homemade egg noodles, and fresh vegetables.  There’s always plenty of food to go around.

But be sure to save room for dessert, because there are homemade pies, fresh shoo-fly pie, ice cream, and more just waiting for you.

The food just keeps coming until you say “Whoa!”.

So, enjoy a long-standing Lancaster tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch dining. It’s one of those Lancaster County experiences you have got to try at least once.

Enjoy Family Style Dining in Lancaster County

Smokehouse BBQ and Brews at Plain & Fancy Farm

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), one mile east of Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

Authentic BBQ, house-made sauces, sides, salads, hand-crafted brews & spirits. Menu also includes Traditional Lancaster County Favorites including Amish country's original Build Your Own Feast.  Buggy Rides, Theater, Homestead, Tours & Shopping on-premise.  7 days.  Call Ahead Seating & Walk-ins welcome.  Visit website


Good ‘N Plenty Restaurant – Family Style, Menu Dining, & To Go

150 Eastbrook Rd. (Route 896), Ronks (Lancaster County), PA 17572, 717-394-7111

Unique all you can eat family style dining is our most popular dining option with the food brought to your table by our warm and friendly servers. Family style dining showcases all the famous Pennsylvania Dutch favorites our customers love. Experience this Lancaster County tradition!  Visit website


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