On the Cover – The Shoppes at Miller’s

Before there was Route 30, Enos Miller started a truck repair and gas station on Lincoln Highway East. His wife, Anna, served homecooked meals with a friendly smile to his customers, thus starting Miller’s in 1929. Over time, word spread about Anna’s PA Dutch dishes like Chicken and Waffles and crowds came specifically for her tasty dishes. Outgrowing the space for dining, the restaurant took over the space the repair shop occupied.

In 1948, Anna and Enos sold the restaurant to one of their waitresses, Beatrice Strauss, and her husband, Thomas Strauss. As the restaurant flourished, Beatrice and Thomas officially changed the name to Miller’s Smorgasbord and began serving their famous “seven sweets and seven sours” in 1957. You will still find the “seven sweets and seven sours” on the Smorgasbord today.

In 1973, the Strauss family expanded Miller’s capabilities by establishing Miller’s Bakery next to the restaurant. The bakery’s store front is now called Locally Made Food Shop, where you can buy Miller’s raisin bread, the famous chocolate pecan pie, sticky buns, shoofly pies, whoopie pies, and more along with other locally made dressings, jams, and food. All the baked goods and desserts at Miller’s Smorgasbord are made right on property.

To celebrate its 95th year, Miller’s Smorgasbord updated its entrance and lobby. The lobby is now featuring a 1920s ambiance reminiscent of Enos’ original garage. Additionally, a new gift shop called Anna’s Gifts & Sundries has been opened in honor of Anna’s legacy at The Shoppes at Miller’s. Despite these updates, Miller’s remains a family-owned establishment committed to offering hearty home-cooked meals and a wide variety of dishes daily.

This includes a soup and salad bar that features 8 different homemade soups and over a dozen different Lancaster County salads, a carving station, chicken and waffles, fried chicken, peel and eat shrimp, pot pie and so much more!  Today, Miller’s tried & true recipes are still cooked from scratch and served up with a smile. Come in and like Anna would say, “Eat yourself full”.

Exploring the Charming Shops of Amish Country

Whether you are seeking an authentic taste of local craftsmanship, tasty Lancaster foods or a few Lancaster County mementos, The Shoppes at Miller’s offers a collection of retail shops that will match your needs.

Step into a world of timeless beauty and intricate craftsmanship at The Quilt Shop at Miller’s. Here, visitors are greeted by a stunning array of handcrafted quilts, each a masterpiece of color, pattern, and stitch. From traditional Amish designs to contemporary creations, the shop showcases the skill and artistry of local quilters. Whether you’re seeking a cozy quilt for chilly evenings or a decorative piece to adorn your home, The Quilt Shop offers an exquisite selection that will captivate quilting enthusiasts and collectors alike. Not looking for a quilt? The shop also offers a large selection of other handmade items from quillows to wall hangings, aprons to toys, hot pads to quilted stuffed animals.

Indulge your senses in the irresistible aromas and flavors of Lancaster County’s culinary delights at the Locally Made Food Shop. From homemade jams and pickled vegetables to local honey and fresh baked goods, sample the handcrafted treats and gourmet specialties that reflect the authentic flavors of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Whether you’re searching for a unique gift or simply craving a taste of local cuisine, the Locally Made Food Shop is the place for you.

Discover a delightful assortment of treasures and trinkets at Anna’s Gifts & Sundries. From charming souvenirs and keepsakes to handmade crafts and decorative items, this cozy shop offers something for every shopper. Browse through an eclectic selection of locally sourced products, including local candles and bath goods, unique jewelry, and fun kitchenware. Whether you’re searching for a memento of your visit or a special gift for a loved one, Anna’s Gifts & Sundries provides a curated collection of unique finds that embody the warmth and hospitality of Amish country.

Elevate your wardrobe with timeless elegance and sophisticated style at Ruthie’s Apparel. Explore a curated collection of clothing and accessories, carefully selected to reflect the classic beauty and grace for a mature woman. From chic dresses and tailored separates to artisanal jewelry and accessories, Ruthie’s offers a luxurious shopping experience for discerning women with a taste for quality and refinement. Whether you’re seeking a stylish ensemble for a special occasion or simply looking to update your wardrobe, Ruthie’s Apparel provides an exquisite selection of apparel and accessories that exude timeless charm and effortless sophistication.

As you wander through The Shoppes at Miller’s, you’ll find yourself immersed in the timeless allure of Amish country, where tradition meets innovation and craftsmanship thrives. Whether you’re admiring the intricate stitching of a handmade quilt, savoring the flavors of locally sourced foods, or indulging in a shopping spree filled with unique finds, The Shoppes at Miller’s offer an unforgettable Lancaster County experience. So, come explore and discover this charming corner of Pennsylvania Dutch country.