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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (173 reviews)
“noodles” (125 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (94 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
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11 - 20 of 1,016 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for an alternative eatery to Shipshewana, and tried this place. It is part of a large Essenhaus complex with restaurant, bakery, inn, conference centre, shops and theatre. We visited on a Tuesday evening and met no line up, but the restaurant was...More

Thank kswismer
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon and thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for allowing us to serve you. We look forward to hosting you again during your travels. Thanks again for stopping in!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This food/buffet is by far the best in the Shipshiwanna Middlebury area!! Very nice gift shop and gardens to walk through while you are waiting to eat. Very clean, beautiful and a real nice place to visit. Plenty of parking. Many benches along the property...More

Thank Kim L
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kim! How wonderful to read your review! We are so pleased to hear that we had the honor of serving you and that your time with us was what you had imagined and more. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for the lunch buffet. Food was very good although I was surprised that pies were not included in the buffet. The buffet had broasted chicken, roast beef, and chicken pot pie. Several different vegetables, all very tasty. I would definitely return!

Thank Wettdogz
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings and thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus! It was truly a pleasure to serve you! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a good meal on way home from out of the area. Always had good food and service at other times we have been there. The food was only average this time, not up to previous standards as before. Server was very slow, in...More

Thank Michael W
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning Michael! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience with us. We are terribly sorry to hear that your meal fell below both of our expectations. We wish we would have been able to correct this during your visit and that your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to this but was very disappointed. My wife and I stopped here for lunch. Atmosphere in the restaurant was not very good. We had the buffet for about $12.95 each. That cost did not include drinks and the buffet did...More

Thank ClButch2014
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your meal was not our desired 5-star experience. We trust the rest of your time with us was pleasant and that perhaps someday you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here before. And as always a great place to stay! Awesome food! Great shopping on the grounds. Hotel does serve a complimentary breakfast which is almost always a must for me when away. Miniature golf across the street.Have never been disappointed here!...More

Thank cindy115
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning Cindy! How delightful to read your wonderful review! Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with us! We are pleased to serve you and look forward to warmly welcoming you back to Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Thank you again for your review and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Das Essenhaus for decades. We always loved it, though we have noticed declining quality on the last couple of visits. This last visit, on Wednesday, 13 September, will be our last. The quality of the food was no better than a...More

Thank Herself76
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for your loyal patronage over the years and for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your most recent visits. We are truly saddened to hear of the disappointment that they have brought. It would be an honor to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been going to Das Essenhaus for 40 years and I have to say I was very disappointed in the food this time. Service was great, but the beef was overdone and almost kind of burnt. The noodles were rather blah, too and the...More

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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are so very grateful for your loyal patronage over the last 40 years. Thank you for allowing us to serve you! We are terribly sorry to hear that...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Essenhaus before and it is a great place to have beef and noodles over mashed potatoes. The service is very good and it is very clean. You have several different choices of how you want eat, we choose to order and...More

Thank Daniel M
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings Daniel! Thank you for your wonderful review and for visiting us again! We are delighted to hear that your wife enjoyed shopping the newly remodeled Bakery! We are also pleased that you enjoyed a delicious meal while you were with us. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I feel awful writing this review, but I must be honest. My family started coming to The Essenhaus probably 30 years ago and loved the restaurant. Dining here was a treat for the family for years, then slowly the quality started to diminish. The potatoes...More

Thank Jewels A
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Jewels! Thank you for your loyal patronage over the last 30 years and for allowing us to host your family for numerous meals around our table. We are truly saddened to hear of your recent experience with us and the disappointment that it...More

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trevayoder
29 September 2017|
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Response from jeanmrasmussen | Reviewed this property |
I thought drink was included maybe it was not. Sorry can't remember.
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trevayoder
29 September 2017|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Greetings! We would be delighted to send you information regarding our private buffet dining options. Would you mind sharing your e-mail information with us so that we can provide you with that information?
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TrevaMontpelier_Ohio
25 September 2017|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Good afternoon and thank you for your inquiry! We are closed on Thanksgiving day; however, we do have a wonderful "Thanksgiving to Go" meal which many of our guests enjoy at their homes on Thanksgiving day. For more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471
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