Dienners Country Restaurant in Lancaster PA is a great place to eat if you are shopping at the outlets.
On the web site it list the restaurant in Ronk, PA, but I consider this area Lancaster since it is so close to the outlets. This restaurant specializes in Pennsylvania Dutch, real home cooked food. It is really worth a visit if you are in the area. This diner is located about 2 miles from the Rockvale Outlets and about 3 miles from the Tanger Outlets on Rt 30.
This place gets very crowded, and there is usually a wait before you are seated, unless you get there around 11-11:30. The later in the day you go the more crowded it gets. I have only ever been on a Friday or Saturday. They are closed on Sunday. I don’t know what it’s like the rest of the week, but it’s worth the drive and wait for good home cooked food.
We visited Dienner’s Country Restaurant a couple of weeks ago. We started our day shopping at the Tanger Outlet then made our way to the diner for lunch. Anytime we come to Lancaster, this our go to place to have lunch. When we arrived around 12:30, there were people sitting outside in the rocking chairs waiting to be called. After going inside and giving our name to the hostess, they gave us a pager and told us it was a 20 minute wait. Since we had some time to kill, we walked next door to Dutch Haven and checked out their pumpkins, furniture and Amish goods, while waiting for our pager to go off. As you can see they had a wonderful selection of unique pumpkins.
We just returned when our pager went off. You can select from the menu or the buffet but who would not get the buffet when it includes your dessert. Once we were seated and after placing our drink order, we headed to the buffet, to start filling our plates.
Dienners Country Restaurant Buffet offers chicken, ham, real mashed potatoes, gravy, mac & cheese, homemade noodles, dressing, vegetables, rolls, soup and salad.
We skipped the salad bar in favor of saving room for desserts.
After filling our plates a couple of times, it was now time to head for the dessert bar. There is a good selection of cakes, pies, puddings, jello and fruit. The tapioca pudding is one of my favorite. You can tell its homemade.
Of course we tried a couple of different pieces of pie. The coconut cream pie is my favorite. They also offer soft serve ice cream with toppings, but I passed on that.
We were so full when we left, we did not have to worry about having dinner. Our buffet costs $10.15 per person. Where else can you go and eat all of this food for $10.15 including dessert. Most of the buffets around Lancaster are much more expensive than this and are served family style. If you are ever in the area, check them out. You will be glad you did.
Do you have a favorite place in Lancaster that serves real home cooked food that you go to?