By Kevin Williams
SIGH, there was nothing wrong with this place, Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant. In fact, it was pretty good. In some cases (I'll get to that in a minute), very good. But it was not my first choice. Or even my second. And probably not my third. But happenstance put me on Old Philadelphia Pike and I saw Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and since my other choices didn't work out I settled for here. I wanted a true, authentic Amish-style buffet.
Another "problem" was that I arrived at breakfast and not for the lunch , which probably would have featured more Pennsylvania Dutch "classics" such as heaping helps of homemade noodles, dumplings, etc. I mean, there are only so many ways you can fix breakfast.
Now, that's my grumbling....let's talk about some of the good things. Value. I got out with a $10 check, plus tip. That included the full buffet and a drink. So no complaints there. I saw some Plain people, Amish or Mennonite, working in the kitchen, which is always a good sign of authenticity.
Okay, enough rambling, let's take a picture tour: