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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

You have three options to eating at this restaurant and they are Buffet, Family Style, and from menu. During this visit we ate from the menu and the buffet. The salad bar which is included in the buffet was average and the hot food bar had several choices and the staff did keep the items pretty full. Food was okay,... More 

Thank warriors1
Warsaw, Indiana
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

HUGE buffet with great, fresh food. I personally would recommend ordering the buffet rather than off the menu, but to each their own. The whole village is nice with many places to walk around and shop once you have over eaten. The adjacent bakery sells most of the products that they serve in the restaurant which is nice. Love coming... More 

Thank Krista H
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast while we were waiting on a motorcoach repair at the nearby Jayco Factory. The egg sandwich on English muffinbread was enjoyed by my friend and my English muffinbread and Apple Butter was quite tasty. Coffee refills were constant. Our server went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Before leaving, we walked through... More 

Thank Lisa H
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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250 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Sat down for lunch today. The food is very good here and tastes homemade but the service was lacking. Server was fine but the seating crew needed work. Had to tell three different people how many were in our party and they were confused where to seat us. Other than that it was good.

Thank Andy K
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Dinner was pleasant with plenty of room around our table. The majority of the table ate their family style dinner. My daughter ate off the buffet. This is a recent change. It used to be that you would be seated in separate areas depending on if you were buffet, menu, or family style. Now everyone can get what they want.... More 

Thank Todd V
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Das Dutchman Essenhaus great foods. Enjoyed the Amish folks with their buggys and Amish heritage . Very Fun place.

Thank Jeri1003
Biloxi, Mississippi
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112 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Best Amish Food We have found! True Amish food. Restaurant open 6 days and closed on Sunday in the true Amish tradition. The food was excellent with large servings and homemade breads. Do not miss the fantastic homemade pies and deserts. Be sure to check the bakery where they also have jelly, jams and other treats.

Thank Elmer G
Middlebury, Indiana
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Have been here several times and have not been disappointed yet. If your looking for good old country dining and shop after dinner for that little bit of country decor.... This is the place. It has two way to eat - menu dining or family style (for larger parties) Servers have always been fast and efficient. Food is always good.... More 

Thank marianne6851
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Stopped for lunch. It is a buffet style eatery. Salad bar area was very good. Breasted chicken is their specialty. Loved the freshness of the choices. Dessert is extra unless you like pudding. Fresh baked bread is brought upon request. Try the homemade peanut butter, good but unusual. Part of a whole complex including a gift shop, bakery, etc.

Thank Granenaid
Auburn, Alabama
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172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We enjoyed the buffet on a Thursday evening while visiting family in the area. There were a few standout items on the buffet worth mentioning, the rest was very good but nothing special. I found the turkey to be some of the best turkey I've ever had - flavorful and moist. I really liked how the salad base (the lettuce... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?