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Der Dutchman Restaurant

720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
+1 419-886-7070
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (44 reviews)
“pies” (27 reviews)
“noodles” (24 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had high expectations going into our meal at Der Dutchman. Most of our party of six got the buffet and two ordered from the menu. The food was ok, but none of us ate anything that was good/great enough to compel us to return....More

Thank Shane N
Reviewed 2 days ago

everything was fantastic,,,the yummy meal with blueberry pie, the service and the interior decor was A plus. We will come back again soon. What a pleasant family restaurant.

Thank judy w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been struggling to find a venue for a business meeting and this place was recommended by a colleague. Hit it out of the park. So not what people expected the venue, amazing food , service and venue. All buffet style and priced right...More

Thank maverickfile
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear maverickfile, Thank you for your review and your kind comments. I'm thrilled that we hit it out of the park! I'll be sure to share this with my team. Have a great day! Jeremy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great restaurant that serves the best food ever. You will not go home hungry. Clean restaurant and great service!

Thank chefathome2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food great service buffet was good close to lodging close to freeway gift shop and little store with baked goods and other food items

Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so good, friendly staff and lots of different foods to choose from. If you want it all they offer a great selection on their buffet

Thank Phleb13
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Phleb13! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amish "style" buffet has become more limited over the years. The food available tastes very good. No real desert offerings as part of buffet charge. The $14.95 cost when I visited was fair. The service staff is GREAT, The fried chicken is first rate....More

Thank Newburgh_NYJohn
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We have been there for dinner and it was much better than our recent breakfast. We will return for dinner but not breakfast.More

Thank BargainTraveler2432
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear BargainTraveler2332, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that we failed to live up to the same expectations at breakfast that you experienced at dinner. I'd would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further to learn more about your experience...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We travel up and down I-71 frequently, but this was first time for us. Saturday evening, busy, but seated within minutes. Hot buffet was well stocked. Salad buffet was mostly fresh. Overall quality above average. Comfort food, but nothing out of the ordinary. Turkey good,...More

Thank dougar
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Ate here for the second time for lunch. Good service and food. I had noodles and they were so good. Bakery is a good stop on the way out and check out day old products. Will be back soon.

Thank travelbug19902016
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Questions & Answers
20 December 2017|
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Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
Der Dutchman will be closed on Christmas Day.
Carmee R
Dear Jeremy or top Manager of Der Dutchman, I have not been to this restaurant in at least a decade, I see there is a common thread here. The food has gone down hill and does not have the same quality it had years ago and is not hot on the buffet. I see that you keep asking people what the problem of their meals was, I can spot these same issues. Surprised you don't see it. I am a frequent reviewer on tripadvisor, so naturally, I looked your restaurant up because I am coming to the area and wanted to bring family. I am very disappointed to see these issues and will probably look elsewhere to dine. I wish you would take care of these issues to return this restaurant to the wonderful establishment it once was. I hope to return when I see the reviews are a steady stream of positives. Loved this place! Thank you for reading my comments. Carmee Ross
28 February 2017|
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Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
Dear Carmee R, While we always strive for perfect reviews, we realize that we will make mistakes from time to time. We truly value all of our feedback we receive and work hard to learn from it and improve. We’ve had a few... More
19 November 2016|
Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +1 419-886-7070
  • E-mail
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