Thanks to all the Roadfooders for their recommendations for our recent trip. We ate breakfast at Shady Maple in East Earl and you were right, well worth the trip there! My husband is a breakfast man and he was so impressed. It equals most of the casino breakfast buffets we have enjoyed in the past. We also stopped at Jennie's Diner in Ronks and the amount of food they serve is impressive. We weren't very hungry so we got a salad each, one shared would have filled us up. I enjoyed the warm bacon dressing. I was so sorry we didn't have room for desserts, they looked divine!! We had dinner at Dienners before leaving Lancaster area. Their buffet isn't as large as others in the area. It was enough, was tasty and cheaper. I was disappointed that they didn't have fried chicken. The pork with kraut was good, reminded me of eastern NC BBQ. Breakfast at The Filling Station in Palmyra was also very good.
Our return trip to Hershey was enjoyable. We stayed at The Suites at Hershey for the first time, they were very nice and so convenient to sites and restaurants. Troegs brewery is next door so we had dinner there. You can take a free self-guided tour through the facility. I had the clam Po'Boy, tasty but not equal to those in New England or NOLA, with a very good potato salad. My hubby had a delicious Troegswurst sandwich. The following morning we followed your advice and went to Hershey Pantry for breakfast, The Suites of Hershey also had it on their list as a must for breakfast. The meal was wonderful!! It was busy so we sat at the counter and got to see the food come out. One pancake was enough for anyone-it was draped over the large plate. We had a traditional breakfast that had homemade bread. The sunflower bread was excellent! Another favorite meal was Parkside Restaurant. The $3.50 a doz. clams were the best!! We split an order of fried dill pickles (spears rather than the usual rounds) and a Philly hoagie.