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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (182 reviews)
“noodles” (128 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (95 reviews)
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American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We love this place,BUT, this time very little food was good, perhaps too many people, lines long, nearly two hour wait, so sad.

Thank Nana529
Reviewed November 15, 2016

My family never passes up a chance to stop here for a meal when we're in town. The ultimate comfort food! Service is always outstanding and the atmosphere is spot on.

Thank Cherie D
Reviewed November 14, 2016

The attentive service, breadth of offering, the exquisite pies and breads and overall serving size makes Das Dutchman Essenhaus a real gem in the rough

Thank 24dgw
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal here. Food was hot, plentiful and very good. Salad bar had plenty of sides from which to choose. The buffet included both beef roast and chicken (fried) and several sides. Cost was very reasonable at 11.99 per person for...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2016

This place is awesome. A must do if you're in the area. High quality food at reasonable prices. They serve menu and buffet style.

Thank paulc19672015
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely the place for good comfort food. We had the broasted chicken, beef and noodles and chicken and biscuits. You have the choice of ordering off the menu or going to the buffet. The true reason for coming here is the pie! Many...More

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I eat here every time I visit family in Indiana. The buffet is excellent but so is the menu dining. When you add in the shopping opportunities and the fabulous bakery, you can't go wrong. Always have had great service and they are very understanding...More

Thank grammabanana11
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We went here on the recommendation of That Pretty Place Bed and Breakfast. The bakery is amazing - lots of sugar free pies and to die for Cinamon Rolls. The apple butter and peanut butter were fantastic. Lovely shops with different themed rooms. We also...More

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed October 29, 2016

You can eat 3 ways here---buffet ( 14.00 )--family style ( 18.00 ) or just order off the menu in a different restaurant---We did the buffet--It was fine---nothing to drive all over for.Also very nice gift shops.

Thank suedo66
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Das Essenhaus is an excellent Amish restaurant with a bakery and gift shops. We had a delicious meal at the buffet, wandered around looking at the gift items for sale (and bought a few things), and then headed for the bakery. We were happy campers...More

Thank nlarue2000
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Questions & Answers
September 29, 2017|
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Response from jeanmrasmussen | Reviewed this property |
I thought drink was included maybe it was not. Sorry can't remember.
September 29, 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?
September 25, 2017|
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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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