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Der Dutchman Restaurant

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3713 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232-2409 (Formerly Der Dutchman)
+1 941-955-8007
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a terrific buffet lunch here!--the spread is excellent from salads to cake and everything in the middle

Thank agolfer1256
Sun City Center, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is in my opinion a blend of Amish and American country style food. As far as the buffet is concerned you will not find a large variety of food like you will at the Golden Corral, but what is there may be a little better. Der Dutchman customers are generally more polite and will not be as apt... More 

Thank Ronny T
Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many times we eaten at Der Dutchman. Always the buffet, we love the chicken. Many good choices on the buffet, way above average.

Thank rockyny2014
Fort Worth, Texas
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359 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Above average food on a clean Buffett . Excellent service. Large place with lots of seating. Gifts etc in the adjoining shop

Thank BillIBT
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love eating the chicken wings n mash potatoes!!! Check out the upstairs gift shop.... great buys

Thank Nidia O
The Villages, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good buffet selections however beef bit tough. Only pies. No ice cream on Thanksgiving only. Just gone there for once. Will not visit again.

Thank Louis S
Management response:

Thanks for giving us a try on Thanksgiving. I am sorry that the beef was tough for you and also for the lack of ice cream. Thanks for your review, we take your comments seriously. Jeff More 

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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have found the food to be mediocre at best, but had gotten good pies in the past. Ordered an apple pie for thanksgiving and it was awful! Everyone took one bite and that was it. We ended up throwing it away. The filling was tasteless, and the crust didn't taste homemade. Never again!

Thank AnnaFlorida
Management response:

Please accept my apology for the less than quality pie you received for Thanksgiving. Please call me at Der Dutchman 941-955-8007 and I would like to discuss how we can make that right with you. Jeff More 

Lebanon, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited for about an hour for the Thanksgiving Buffet, but, the line moved pretty quick, but, once seated, our server was extremely slow. We had to ask for things multiple times and she was never around when we needed something. The sweet potatoes were not hot which was a big disappointment and the rest of the food was just so-so.... More 

Thank Brenda D
Management response:

Thanks for calling us today, I believe you spoke with Betty about your experience. I hope everything was taken care of in a way that you felt was fair. I am sorry I did not get to talk to you myself, but I wanted to apologize for the negative Thanksgiving experience. Please call me if you have more questions. Jeff... More 

Brandon, Florida
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342 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Steadily busy but we were seated quickly. Megan was our waitress and was very nice and attentive. We choose the lunch buffet which had an ample selection and variety. The fried chicken was excellent. From the salad bar, try the broccoli salad, it was great. Portions are very good, go back to the buffet until you... More 

Thank james628
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best family style food in Sarasota. We always get the buffet, and there is always a good selection of beef, chicken, turkey and fish. All the fixins. Deserts are also a mouth watering surprise.

Thank Richard P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3713 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232-2409 (Formerly Der Dutchman)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-8007

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?