Small Business Spotlight – Specialty Traveling Eats Not Always Fancy-Smancy

By Edward Blanchette

So, you’re traveling down the road, enjoying the sights and things to do in Amish Country. Yes, the list is set, and everything’s planned out for today’s trip. Then suddenly you find yourself and/ or your family dealing with grumbly-tummy syndrome. Yup, that time when all you want to do is find something tasty to satisfy that craving, which seems to take over and interrupt all other things on your itinerary for the day until you’re able to satisfy the monster that is hunger. 

But now you find that you may not be familiar with the area or location specific. Maybe you only want a little something to take the edge off before your main meal or maybe you were looking to have a little bit of everything under the sun to consume, to satisfy your craving. Ahhh yes, where to go indeed. There are always the fast-food joints dotting your travels, that are always everywhere and all the time! But you’re on your special outing today and it’s possible fast-food, just won’t cut it, to satisfy this craving of cravings today.

So, where to go? Well, in my travels of “Amish Country”, I have come across several location suggestions that may just fit the bill. Below is my starter list of places for traveling eats, to add to yours. Granted, not all things can always be perfect or fulfilling, as a whole. But certainly, these suggestions would make a great starting point for reference, at least they did for me. Maybe they will be for you too! 

Dienner’s Country Restaurant
2855 Lincoln Hwy, Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 687-9571
Katie’s Kitchen
200 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 687-5333
Miller’s Smorgasbord
2811 E. Lincoln Hwy., Ronks, PA 17572
(800) 669-3568
Kountry Kitchen Family Restaurant
944 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 665-2986
New Holland Family Restaurant
624 W Main St, New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 355-2600
P&J Pizza
133 W High St, Womelsdorf, PA 19567
(610) 589-5107  (Closed Mondays)
Revere Tavern
3063 Lincoln Hwy, Paradise, PA 17562
(717) 687-8601
Stubby’s Bar & Grill
701 Olde Hickory Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 844-9990
The Udder Choice
1812 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 733-4300 
Zook’s Homemade Chicken Pies
3427 E Lincoln Hwy, Paradise, PA 17562
(717) 768-0239
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
(800) 827-8635
Knight & Day Diner
3140 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
Knight & Day Diner Menu
(717) 490-6198
Smokehouse BBQ & Brews
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
(717) 768-4400
Lititz Family Cup Board & Buffet
12 W Newport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-9102
Old Hickory Grill & Restaurant
709 Olde Hickory Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 581-5183
PJ’s Steak & Hoagie Shack
114 E Main St, New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 351-4949
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519
(717) 354-8222
The Sandwich Factory
2520 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 581-8180
Yoder’s Restaurant & Buffet 
14 S Tower Rd, New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 354-4748