Typically, when people go out for lunch or dinner, they reserve about an hour to eat their meal. At the Good ‘N Plenty, one of the area’s landmark Lancaster PA restaurants, it’s best to leave yourself a lot of extra time. The restaurant boasts the finest in authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine plus the opportunity to shop for a variety of treasures. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s a destination. Here, we’ll take a look at what makes this Lancaster Pa. eatery one of the most exciting places to visit in Dutch Country.

The Restaurant

The Good ‘N Plenty is a little bit unusual in that it offers “family style” dining. This means that the whole family or group shares what’s on the table. Once you sit down, you’ll be greeted warmly by your server who will take your drink orders. If you choose the popular option of group dining, you’ll soon find heaping bowls and platters of food in front of you. It works the same way as it does on Thanksgiving: take a helping and pass it down.

Some examples of the delicious offerings include ham, baked chicken, bbq meat loaf, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Of course, desserts like whoopie pies, shoe fly pie and cake are included with the price of the meal. The family style dining costs $22 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 12. For those that prefer a smaller portion or lighter fare, a menu option is also available.


The restaurant’s gift shop is surprisingly large and extensive. It contains much more than what you might expect from a Lancaster Pa. restaurant shop. You can find jewelry, artwork, crafts, home goods, books, kitchen items, toys, candles, soaps, hand-crafted wall hangings and more. The prices are quite reasonable, too, making the gift shop a good choice for souvenirs or gifts.

Hours and Days of Operation

The Good ‘N Plenty Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Recently, they made the decision to open up on Sundays during the busy season, which includes the summer and autumn months. On Sundays, the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., making it a great choice for a big Sunday Brunch. A restaurant spokesperson gave us some “insider” information: they’re considering permanently extending Sunday hours in the future. The more opportunities to enjoy delicious Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, the better!

Lancaster County PA Hotels Offer Comfortable Accommodations

After your big dinner, relax in a comfortable room at the Sleep Inn Lancaster or the Mainstay Suites Lancaster, two highly recommended Lancaster hotels.