Many people who visit Lancaster County are very familiar with Shady Maple. It is often a mandatory stop on an itinerary. What is not to like - the largest smorgasbord in the area with two hundred feet of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Your can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lunch and dinner include an elaborate salad/soup bar, eight breads, eight meats, fourteen vegetables, ten cold desserts, three hot desserts, eight pies, six cakes and a sundae bar.
Some visitors may be familiar with only the smorgasbord, but there are
many other areas to eat on the property. In the same building, on the
ground floor by the 40,000 square foot gift shop is the Dutchette. There
you can get a platter with three sides, sandwiches, salad/potato/taco
bar or ice cream. This may be an option for a smaller meal when you are
not ready to handle the immensity of the smorgasbord.