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Nov 8, 2007 07:01 AM

any recs in the Intercourse area?

We're heading this weekend to a knife and cutlery store in Intercourse, coming from Philadelphia. The website suggests T. Burk and Co. for lunch. I was hoping, and I know I am probably deluding myself, that we could stop somewhere for a nice Amish lunch. I have great memories those lunches 30 years ago, but what I've gathered from these boards is that these places are not what they used to be (if they ever were at all- it was pretty easy to impress my 10 -year -old self with baskets of fried chicken and plates of shoo fly pie).

What is T. Burk and is it worth it? Any suggestions for those family style meals of my youth?


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    1. We always make a lunch stop at the Plain & Fancy farm when we're in the area. It's now got a whole complex around it. But the family style "Feast" is still worth it in our opinions. The food is fresh and plentiful -- fried chicken, mashed potatoes, usually ham or sausage, rolls, chow chow, pies, etc. It's outside Intercourse on Rte 340.

      Here's the link:

      Skip Stofulz's restaurant -- tried that last time we were out and the food just wasn't as good.

      1. T Burk & Co is a little cafe/family restaurant that's ok for an inexpensive lunch, but nothing special. If you're coming from Philly to Country Knives, it's several miles past Intercourse, in Smoketown, and very easy to miss, as it doesn't face the street. I had a great turkey burger there once, and some really bad tilapia another time. The others I can't even remember. You'll pass several big pseudo-Amish tourist traps on the way there, if you're looking for that sort of thing. Personally, I'd eat before I left home. There are about fifty places I'd rather eat in Philly than anything in the Intercourse area.

        By the way, Country Knives is a terrific store with a very impressive stock and very nice people, but prices are way high.

        1. Go to the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant. Real PA Dutch/Amish food, served family style. Fried chicken, ham loaf, pork chops, potatoes, veggies, and the like. Of course, being Amish, they're closed Sundays, so plan accordingly. Take an appetite with you!

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