Whether you live in the Keystone State or are just passing through, you’ll want to check out a few good buffets in Pennsylvania while you’re there. Known as “The best place to shove anything between two slices of fantastic bread,” there are a number of buffet-style restaurants that offer traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.
You can go wrong with these hearty favorites, including scrapple, beet eggs, apple butter, boova shenkel, and more. Between courses, you can keep yourself entertained with some online casino action. Ready to learn more? Read on.
Shadys Maple Smorgasbord
Hours: 7 am–10:15 am / 10:45 am–3:15 pm / 4 pm–7 pm. Monday to Saturday.
Price: $12.99 to $28.99 per adult (discount for children and seniors)
What started out as a roadside stand beneath maple trees has since become the biggest smorgasbord in the US! This family-founded business has been running for 50 years and offers 200 ft dedicated to hosting authentic Dutch cooking, freshly prepared each day. With a seating capacity of 1,200 and its very own farm market, expect a casual, welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and affordable prices.
Prepared by Lancaster County’s finest cooks, this East Earl wonder has a daily menu with all the breakfast favorites and lunch and dinner options, including a salad bar, eight homemade breads, soups, meats, and cheese, and an epic dessert buffet.
Dienner’s Country Restaurant
Hours: 11 am–6 pm. Monday to Saturday.
Price: $14.35 to $16.45 per adult (discount for children)
Appetite raring for an all-you-can-eat buffet? Drive on down to Ronks to enjoy a legendary lunch and dinner buffet. Gear up for a meal your grandma would be proud of, with meatloaf, chicken pot pie, mashed potato and gravy, pork and kraut, and fried fish and shrimp. There are homemade pies, a soup and salad bar, soft serves, and a dessert bar. There is even a variety of gluten-free options! And If you don’t have a buffet-worthy appetite, you’ll be able to order a range of sandwiches or platters.
Best make your reservations (well) in advance to avoid long waiting lines.
Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet
Hours: 6:30 am–8 pm. Monday to Saturday.
Price: $11.49 to $19.99 per adult (discount for children and seniors)
If hearty, home-style food is what you’re looking for, the small town of Lititz, just 9 miles north of the city of Lancaster, is where you’ll find it. Open since 2001, you’ll find an array of hot soups and pies, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, and baked beans, with a dedicated seafood buffet available on Friday nights. Not to mention the dessert station packed with donuts, cookies, ganache brownies, cake pops, and scones. The family recipes and friendly atmosphere will give you a home-away-from-home feel, and if you don’t feel like leaving home, you can always take advantage of the delivery service!
Dutch-Way Family Restaurant
Hours: 6 am–8 pm. Monday to Saturday.
From traditional scrapple and pancake galore to fresh farm-style platters for breakfast, and fried chicken, corn pie, pork schnitzel, and liver pate for lunch and dinner, Dutch-Way Family Restaurant brings hearty meals with a touch of Amish to your plate. If you find yourself in Myerstown with a big appetite, you’re sure to enjoy what’s on offer. And if you’re not quite sold, we’ll just end this off by mentioning the build-your-own sundae bar.
Chen’s Mongolian Buffet
Hours: 11 am–10 pm. Monday to Sunday.
Price: $11.95 per adult
Taking a break from traditional Dutch-style buffets, Chen’s Mongolian Buffet brings Mongolian, Chinese, and American-style dishes to you at a super affordable price. Offering everything from shrimp on a stick, garlic chicken and orange rice to Kung Pao lo mein, salads, soups, and dips. This popular College Town buffet is open daily and delivers within a 3-mile radius. With a 4.5-star Google and TripAdvisor rating, you’re sure to be a happy (and returning) customer.
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