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Shady Maple Smorgasbord

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129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
+1 800-238-7365
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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New Holland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the food and atmosphere Free birthday meal really love their breakfast also like the dutchette under the smorgasbord

Thank luvpoodlepaws
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shady Maple is always consistent. Big place. You will do some walking from the buffet to your table. Lots of variety for PA dutch style cooking - meaning hardy but not necessarily flavorful; however you will leave stuffed. Head downstairs to the giant gift shop and walk it off.

Thank Ken789
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one place to go for probably one of the biggest smorgasbords in the area. We went for breakfast where buffet ,beverage and they say no tipping for 9 or 10 dollars. They have a station that will make your pancake or French toast with different batters, toppings , and breads. they have a omelet station , where you... More 

Thank Paul W
Richland, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not supposed to eat red meat often and low fat/low cholesterol/gluten free. My husband's birthday was on a Wednesday. They had carved prime rib and ham. I was disappointed that the only fish and chicken they had was fried and breaded. They did have a few vegetables I could eat (brussel sprouts and broccoli). The salad bar was... More 

Thank Lori J
United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very authentic for the area. Massive selection of food. Good value for money and quality food. Lots of homemade Amish cakes and puddings to eat at the buffet or buy to take home. Lovely gift shop which was a little expensive.

Thank kat574
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The line was worth the wait. They have a grill with steaks, another grill with fish, another with sausage, and they had cheeseburgers. I enjoyed the fried shrimp. All types of sides, salads, and desserts.

Thank rhondamski
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a great place. Went for my wife's birthday (FREE for her) and had a great breakfast. Valentine's weekend and it was busy, but they handle the crowds well and we got through in about 15 minutes. Omelette's, eggs benedict and every meat and form of hash browns you could imagine!! Food and service is A++. I will be... More 

Thank William L
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area or near by, it is well worth a trip to Shady Maple Smorgasbord. We have done the breakfast one a few times. Excellent!!! It has several serving stations of buffet style breakfast choices. They also have a grill area where you can order up whatever pancake, waffle, omelet creation you desire - made to... More 

Thank dplisi
Milford, Delaware
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240 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. If it's your birthday you simply show your I.D. and eat for free, no questions asked. Best selection of all the buffets in the area and always top notch. BEVERAGE selection is too plentiful to list and included in the cost. Someday I wish to get there early enough to try the breakfast buffet. Can't think... More 

Thank GaryG668
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Freebie for Tony, he is the birthday boy! Lots to choose from. Impossible to go away hungry. Will go back again for another birthday celebration.

Thank Marianne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519-9261
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  East Earl
  • Phone Number: +1 800-238-7365

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?