Comfort food means different things to people in various regions throughout the United States. But for many in Lancaster County, it's synonymous with Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. 

We asked readers where they go to get their down-home fix in Lancaster County and to tell us their favorite dishes at those restaurants.

Here are nine restaurants, ranked in order of most mentions.

Dienner's Country Restaurant

Stand out dishes: Chicken pot pie, buttered noodles, beef tips and gravy

Where: 2855 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks 

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday

More information: Website | Facebook | Phone:  (717) 687-9571


Shady Maple Smorgasbord 

Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Shady Maple Smorgasbord breakfast buffet

Standout dishes: Buttered noodles, stewed tomatoes, filling, chicken croquettes, shoofly pie 

Where: 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl

Hours: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday

More information: Website | Facebook  | Phone (717) 354-8222 

Yoder's Restaurant & Buffett

Standout dishes: Hamloaf, corn fritters, potato filling, buttered noodles

Where: 14 Tower Road, New Holland

Hours: 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

More information: Website | Phone: (717) 354-4748

Good 'N Plenty Restaurant

Standout dishes: Chicken corn soup, chicken pot pie, fried chicken, chicken and waffles

Where: 150 Eastbrook Road, Smoketown

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

More information:  Facebook | Website | Phone: (717) 394-7111 

Katie's Kitchen

Standout dishes: Roast beef, brown buttered noodles, Amish wedding meal, pork and sauerkraut

Where: 200 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday

More information: Facebook | Website | Phone: 717-687-5333

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord 

Standout dishes: Ham balls, pork and sauerkraut

Where: 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand

Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday

More information:  Website | Phone: (717) 768-1500 

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The Oregon Dairy Restaurant.

Standout dishes: Ham balls, chicken and waffles, chicken pot pie

Where: 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz

Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday

More information: Facebook | website | Phone: (717) 656-2856 

Miller's Smorgasbord Restaurant

Standout dishes: Chicken and waffles, chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, roasted turkey

Location: 2811 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks

Hours: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

More information: Facebook | Website | Phone: 717-687-6621

Cloister Restaurant

Standout dishes: Chicken pot pie, chicken corn rivel soup, potato filling

Location: 607 W. Main St., Ephrata

Hours: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

More information: Website | Phone: (717) 733-2361