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Yoder's Restaurant

3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239-7442
941-955-7771
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Ranked #50 of 806 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
Sarasota, Florida, Usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There's no booze. There's no wine or beer. There's not really a whole lot for diet-conscience folks. It's a caloric blowout that's worth the extra pounds. Breakfasts are huge, served piping hot, servings are beyond big. Grits, potatoes, biscuits, gravy, eggs, and much, much more. Dinners are also king-sized and prepared well. You won't find a lobster, don't look for... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have not been to Yoders since it changed hands. Under the former ownership the food was quite good and plentiful. However, I've heard from some that the quality dipped downward a bit with the new ownership. One thing visitors should know about Yoders, Dutch Heritage, and other large so-called Amish restaurants in Sarasota is that they operate by volume,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This Amish restaurant features comfort food approaching homemade. The food is decent and service is good. During "season" you can expect to wait for a table and I will leave it to you to decide if it's worth the wait. What it lacks in ambience, it makes up for with desert. Their pies are justifiably famous locally. You may want... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great place for home cooked meal down home hospitality and portions that would make your grandma blush over. Turkey dinner portions are huge. Blueberry crumb pie - Amazing !!!

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Cranford, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Interesting to find Florida's version of Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Excellent food, but in future visits we will order one meal for two people. Portions are huge and since we were traveling there was no way to take away leftovers. My daughter's fried chicken breast seemed bigger than her face! The crab cakes were the real deal, not frozen. Best cole... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Restaurant is tucked away in Sarasota. Had to queue to get in but not too long. Once inside food was superb. I had the quarter chicken. Don't know where they get their chickens from but this was the biggest piece of chicken that I had ever seen. The chicken was cooked just right and came with macaroni cheese and sweet... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were traveling home from Venice Beach to Ruskin and found this great restaurant. We were all very hungry and wanted a place with home cooking. This did not disappoint. My parents met us up there and my dad is in a wheel chair and there was no problem getting him in and seated. You will be waiting in line... More

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St. Louis
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have never seen such large pieces of fried chicken. It was so good. My husband got the chicken, I got the turkey and dressing dinner. I was disappointed , I wish I had gotten the chicken. I did try my husband's. We also had pie. Seeing how large the pieces were, they were happy to split a piece for... More

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Dunkirk, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our relatives have raved about this place for years so it was a must stop when we visited on vacation. The Amish food compared favorably with what we have had in Lancaster, PA. Very sizable portions and great service. We took home a coconut cream pie that was very good. If you do not like waiting in line, arrive by... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went to Yoder's because we have been to Amish restaurants in the past. You can always count on homemade mashed potatoes and great food. Yoder's will not disappoint you if you love comfort food. I had Fried Chicken and my husband had meatloaf. We were both pleased. To top it off, the pies are outstanding. We could not leave... More

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