New Holland Family Restaurant Is a Taste of Home

By on October 26, 2016

tast-town-erlr-crop1At New Holland Family Restaurant, it’s all about homestyle cooking.

You know, local favorites like baked chicken pie filled with tender chicken and vegetables, then baked in a crust. Or kitchen made meatloaf with gravy and mashed potatoes. Then there is Pennsylvania German style pork and sauerkraut, or tender beef liver with sautéed onions and gravy, or homestyle chicken croquettes in a bed of mashed potatoes with gravy.

“I guess you would call it comfort food. It’s the kind of food we all grew up with,” says Gary Glick, who has owned New Holland Family Restaurant with his wife Ruth since 1998.

When you are here, you feel like you are at home, with Mom’s great cooking. More than that, the entire staff provides a warm, friendly atmosphere that makes you feel just like part of one big family. “Our biggest asset is our staff. Some of our employees have been here since we opened,” says Gary.

Many customers come in every day, and the servers know what they like, whether it’s the fresh fruit cup, a big juicy hamburger or a piled high club sandwich with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Each day there are specials, which might include a grilled chicken strip wrap with soup, a Reuben sandwich, broiled Parmesan crusted tilapia, charbroiled flat iron steak, barbecued meat loaf, baked lasagna, breaded veal cutlet or broiled smoked pork chops.

One of the favorites is the roast turkey dinner special, which is just like Thanksgiving, with hand roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, filling and cranberry sauce. There are also barbecued baby back ribs, and other specials made with fresh, local produce, like the late summer corn pies.

There is a soup and salad bar, with a choice of soup, which might be chicken corn, chili, creamy tomato or seafood chowder. Pick out your own salad ingredients for a custom salad with your favorite lettuces, toppings and dressing. It’s very popular for quick, on-the-go lunches.

The nice thing about New Holland Family Restaurant is that you can get just about anything you want, whether you are hungry for a big meal with all the fixings, or you want something a little lighter. Platters include the huge grilled ham steak with pineapple, fresh roast beef with filling and gravy, broiled chicken breast filet, broiled crab cakes, broiled fresh haddock and the mixed seafood platter. There are also smaller platters for smaller appetites. There are all kinds sandwiches, such as wraps, clubs, melts, cheese steaks, burgers and classics. Fresh salads include chef’s salad and chili taco salad.

New Holland Family Restaurant is one of the best ways to say “Good Morning!” with a breakfast menu served from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 noon on Saturdays. Order a homestyle combo, like hot cakes and bacon or poached eggs and ham. There’s creamed dried beef on toast, flat iron steak with eggs, Belgian waffles, French toast with bacon, sausage or scrapple, omelettes with a variety of fillings, dried beef casserole and the Ultimate breakfast with eggs, silver dollar pancakes, bacon and sausage. Go light with fresh fruit cup, breakfast sandwiches, wraps and one egg on toast. You’ll be tempted by the grilled sticky bun.

There is a senior discount of 10 percent for 65+ and the desserts included freshly baked pies and cakes. Located at 624 West Main Street, New Holland, hours are Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed on Sunday. The entire menu is available to take-out. To find out more, call 355-2600 or check the website at

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