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Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Buffet and American Restaurant$$$$
East Earl
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  • Phong D.
    "Very Nice atmosphere, Great food-free birthday dinner!!!!! Awesome!"(15 Tips)
    Billy M.
    "Best breakfast buffet I've been to yet."(4 Tips)
    Jane R.
    "Prime Rib night is my favorite (Wed."(2 Tips)
    Mark D.
    "Oatmeal Whoopie Pie! Delicious, so go grab one."(2 Tips)
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  • Chloe P.
    Chloe PersingAugust 22
    Food was great! Never saw such a huge variety before.
  • Tyler M.
    Everything is amazing! So much food!
  • Marti B.
    Marti ButlerAugust 4
    Pot roast, corn pudding, fried shrimp, baked beans are all good.
  • Terry C.
    I especially like the free dinner on your birthday!!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CJune 9
    Food is good, great gift shop on the lower level.
  • Kara M.
    The food is buffet standard, but it's ok. Lunch prices are good value.
  • Kara M.
    They have ice cream cake!
  • todd a w.
    Come hungry there is a boat load of food and it is very good. I am skeptical about all you can eat places but this one was great.
  • David H.
    Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had.
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel Copeland-BlochDecember 20, 2016
    Love all of the amazing options for dinner. Great experience. Will definitely go back.
  • Missy N.
    Missy NarkiewiczSeptember 25, 2016
    They move tons of people and food in and out if this place extremely efficiently. Everything was tasty and so many choices.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DionSeptember 2, 2016
    Their daily grill specials are wonderful!
  • Bre B.
    Bre BonnerAugust 10, 2016
    Free birthday meal and coupons. Excited to come back and try breakfast!
  • betsycarlos q.
    betsycarlos quijanoAugust 6, 2016
    Food , costumer service
  • Sharon
    SharonJuly 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything.... Lunch & dinner were delicious
  • Pam C.
    Pam ClauserJuly 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast is a great deal, love the baked French toast!
  • John v.
    John van NimwegenJuly 22, 2016
    Everything ,All Amish food.Desserts especially !No added sugar pies.
  • Karen I W.
    Karen I WoodallJune 10, 2016
    Everything from the food, shopping experience to the flower sales.
  • Jane R.
    Jane RudewickMay 27, 2016
    A wonderful smorgasbord. Prime Rib night is my favorite (Wed. Nite) but I hear the seafood is outstanding, too. Lots of seating!!
  • Stuart P.
    Stuart PortnerApril 29, 2016
    Great selection,
  • James Z.
    James ZimenoffApril 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid coming at traditional meal times to avoid the lines.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly ShawApril 14, 2016
    People love the crab legs
  • Bill W.
    Bill WilliamsApril 1, 2016
    The mashed potatoes and fried chicken
  • Ginny Y.
    Ginny YingstMarch 23, 2016
    Great place for breakfast!
  • Ekameva H. W.
    Ekameva H. WiramaMarch 18, 2016
    Come starving, leave bloated.
  • Chuck Z.
    Chuck ZuckJanuary 15, 2016
    Breakfast is the best deal, but dinner has great selections as well.
  • preston m.
    preston moragneDecember 30, 2015
    Everything is great
  • preston m.
    preston moragneDecember 30, 2015
    The selections are amazing. The perfect place for out of town guests.
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WetheyDecember 7, 2015
    Everything and its kept pretty clean.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GehrisNovember 9, 2015
    The food was okay. Not really worth the $21.95 that I paid. But I had a good time seeing my family and celebrating my grandpa's 80th Birthday!
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Trever P.
    Trever PolakOctober 12, 2015
    Underwhelming. The dessert was better than the dinner. Go to Dienner's instead.
  • Shamar A.
    Shamar AndersonOctober 10, 2015
    The line at shady maple
  • Emily M.
    Emily MurrayAugust 23, 2015
    Breakfast buffet
  • Kierstin P.
    Kierstin PachilisJuly 26, 2015
    I love how they have so many different food options: Chinese, seafood, country style, you name it!
  • James Z.
    James ZimenoffJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Heaven on earth.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BakayJuly 11, 2015
    Mass quantities of so-so food.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    If you drive through here without stopping, you are CRAZY! Great homemade food!
  • Gabe L.
    Gabe LevingstonJune 27, 2015
    The buffet is amazing
  • Mattie B.
    Mattie BJune 20, 2015
    Everything
  • Noel G.
    Noel GreenMay 3, 2015
    Great breakfast had a lot of fun picking through the choices
  • Noel G.
    Noel GreenApril 12, 2015
    Really good food. Stick to your stomach kind of stuff. All you can eat smorgasbord
  • John R.
    John R RenishApril 11, 2015
    Bring a appetite
  • Kim D.
    Kim DavisMarch 20, 2015
    Everything on a good day
  • visitPA
    visitPAMarch 17, 2015
    Authentic PA Dutch foods can be found at Shady Maple Smorgasbord in Lancaster, Pa., including Shoofly pie, whoopie pie, potpie and scrapple.
  • Ricky M.
    Ricky MacMarch 11, 2015
    I was really impressed by everything in here. It's a very wonderful place to have breakfast and lunch. This was the first part of my breakfast, it's a buffet, you can have whatever you want!
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon S. 🌸🌸🌸March 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything!
  • winston y.
    winston yuanFebruary 25, 2015
    weekend breakfast line is insane, if u don't show up before 9a you are too late
  • Chris M.
    Chris McAdenJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Has a large selection, and plenty of it. If you go on your birthday, then your meal is free.
  • Peter L.
    Peter LaceyDecember 27, 2014
    Everything
  • Laurel T.
    Laurel TrimberDecember 27, 2014
    The food is great. All made in either the Smorgasbord's own kitchen or in the kitchens at the Farm Market. The donuts on the breakfast setup are all hand made daily. Yummy!
  • William S.
    William SauerDecember 10, 2014
    Everything was delicious
  • Maria B.
    Maria BuyagOctober 10, 2014
    With my BFF everything is good.
  • Linda C.
    Linda CingranaOctober 3, 2014
    everything was dee-lish!
  • Cory S.
    Cory SteeleySeptember 22, 2014
    Eat it all!
  • LaVerna B.
    LaVerna BeardsleySeptember 20, 2014
    Amazing home cooked food! Worth the wait.
  • Elena S.
    Elena ShvartsmanSeptember 1, 2014
    Huge lines and lots of tourists
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KahuilaAugust 9, 2014
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️everything!
  • Marty L.
    Marty LaughmanAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on your birthday for a free meal! Just don't go alone
  • Cheryl M.
    Cheryl MckinnonAugust 2, 2014
    The salad bar serves fresh greens, I found no brown dry lettuce. Offered 4 different types of salad greens.
  • Katrina V.
    Katrina Van TasselJune 21, 2014
    Holy Crab Cakes!!!!!
  • Debbie P.
    Debbie PerkinsJune 14, 2014
    Fantastic place to eat
  • Kisha M.
    Kisha MonroeMay 25, 2014
    They have instant everything. If you forget your pajamas, socks, boxers etc., just visit the gift shop. Lol
  • Brian S.
    Brian SiegleApril 25, 2014
    Incredible ribs!
  • Louis W.
    Louis WengApril 18, 2014
    Its cheap and gigantic
    Downvoted Jul 4
  • Debbie P.
    Debbie PerkinsApril 18, 2014
    Great place
  • nancy s.
    nancy soriaApril 1, 2014
    Went to the breakfast buffet to celebrate my sons birthday. What a assortment of food. Amazing ,the staff was friendly.
  • Rich F.
    Rich FullerMarch 26, 2014
    Free meal on your birthday when someone else purchases a meal.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BishopMarch 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Very excellent and I highly recommend you go there !!!!
  • Bysil B.
    Bysil BlassingaleJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One word "AMAZING"
  • Angelo D.
    Angelo DeGuerreJanuary 3, 2014
    Best all u can eat in town. Pays employees well. Don't forget not to tip
  • Nicole
    NicoleDecember 29, 2013
    Everything here is amazing!!
  • Theresa M.
    Theresa MatthewsNovember 30, 2013
    Great foods
  • SouthPhillyPT
    SouthPhillyPTNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come hungry!!!
  • Gregory J.
    Gregory J.November 11, 2013
    Extra large breakfast in the morning, extra large bowel movement in the evening. This place fills you up good for such things, and for pretty cheap prices too! Help give the Amish some manure today!!!
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel ForeacreOctober 26, 2013
    This place has gotten really pretentious, but the food IS good.
  • Mercedes S.
    Mercedes SchneiderOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast was sooooo much better than dinner!
  • Vicky S.
    Vicky StarrSeptember 25, 2013
    Nice variety, though somewhat expensive. The chocolate fondue was yummy!
  • Athina F.
    Athina FascianellaSeptember 21, 2013
    Get there before or after dinner time. Otherwise the wait is upwards of an hour. The food is delicious and worth the wait!
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThomasSeptember 16, 2013
    Food is always awesome and atmosphere friendly
  • Junibel H.
    Junibel HernandezSeptember 14, 2013
    The bbq roasted beef pork or whatever it was. Was GOOD. Everything was good. Great place
  • Larry B.
    Larry BrownSeptember 14, 2013
    Bout 2 grub
  • Joe M.
    Joe MeszarosSeptember 13, 2013
    Free on your birthday and If ever in this area YOU MUST EAT HERE!!!!!!!
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CoffinSeptember 13, 2013
    Pot roast best I've ever had no kidding.
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CoffinSeptember 13, 2013
    Get your senior discount!
  • Sandy Kathleen
    Sandy KathleenSeptember 8, 2013
    Nothing too exciting but they do have a wise variety of comfort foods. Vegetarians, don't expect to eat more than salad and some veggies.
  • Catriona S.
    Catriona ScottSeptember 3, 2013
    Way too expensive for one person
  • James G.
    James GerberAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    World's biggest gift shop
  • Dan H.
    Dan HormanAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Once you are done at the Smorgasbord, check out the Farm Market!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LangJuly 30, 2013
    The fried chicken is incredible!!!!!
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Paws M.
    Paws McDermottJuly 20, 2013
    First time here. While it was very good, $21.50 was way took much to pay for the same quality of food as at Old Country Buffet or Golden Corral. The homemade pies, however, we the bomb!!!!
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MartinJuly 17, 2013
    GREAT FOOD, Largest smorgasbord I've ever been to....
  • Paul G.
    Paul GJuly 16, 2013
    E N O R M O U S. Almost worth going just for the spectacle of the big. Food's not bad either.
  • Edwin C.
    Edwin CubileteJuly 14, 2013
    Go the day of your birthday will be free for you!!
  • Sam
    SamJuly 6, 2013
    The flys were very annoying. Seems to be a lot more chaos than most places of this type. Food is below average taste with fair quality. However, the food / grill stations are great.
  • Michael 🌏🌎🌍 F.
    This place is orgasmic! Sorry....can't think of any other words to describe it here.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AltlandJune 1, 2013
    Amazed at how many people from out of town think at if you have a beard your Amish .
  • Alex M.
    Alex MandelMay 26, 2013
    Don't fill up on Salad. Rookie mistake!
  • Adrian T.
    Adrian TMay 25, 2013
    Ate myself to oblivion! LOL! Good food, Good Eats!!
  • Ollie B.
    Ollie BeechamMay 4, 2013
    The food is good for people that are really hungry
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KlemmeMay 3, 2013
    Amazing smorgasbord
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