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The Good 'N Plenty farmhouse was built in 1871. According to the first deed of transfer, it was sold in 1871 for the modest sum of $837.34.
It was Christ and Dolly Lapp's dream to open a restaurant. So, in 1969 they bought the small farm and surrounding land from Aaron and Mary King, a New Order Amish couple. Among the renovations in preparation for opening, the Lapp's enclosed both of the outside porches, which are still visible today, and moved a walk-in refrigerator from the original greenhouse to the kitchen, where it still remains. By the spring of 1969, they were ready for business.
When Good 'N Plenty first opened, it sat only 114 people. As word of Good 'N Plenty's delicious and satisfying PA Dutch food spread, hungry customers would sometimes wait up to two hours on a weekend to enjoy the restaurant's food. It didn't take long for the Lapps to realize that they needed to expand!
In 1971, the Dutch Room was added to the rear of the restaurant, making it possible to seat 570 guests. A larger waiting area was added in 1978, and, in the winter of 1994-1995, the restaurant underwent a major facelift and addition. Today, the restaurant can accommodate over 600 guests at one seating. Christ and Dolly Lapp, along with their children and grandchildren, continue to run the restaurant, serving delicious home-cooked food in the Lancaster County tradition. So, please come and enjoy what others have since 1969...Family Style Dining At Its Finest!