We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
240 U.S. 20, PO Box 1217, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
Website
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Buffet
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 419 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 204
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great

This is a wonderful place to eat! Great service and great food. Like the bakery attached to the restaurant. Also had found some cool things to buy here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Tinsun22
,
Camby, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Camby, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to eat! Great service and great food. Like the bakery attached to the restaurant. Also had found some cool things to buy here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middlebury, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner Monday - Saturday. Menu, buffet, and family style meals never disappoint. Bakery offers a wide variety of choices baked fresh daily. Hotel accommodations are excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hernando, Florida
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a big tourist attraction. Large portions, reasonable prices . If u are buffet person this is a great place for big eaters. It is however hard for them to keep things warm . Wonderful gifts for family's to bring home, although hard to find something made locally & not from China.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mansfield, Ohio
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If quantity of food is important to you, this is your place. If quality of food is important, meh- there are better restaurants all around this area. This is a tourist-y big place that usually is busy when we go. I have been there several times with elderly relatives for lunch or dinner. Each time I was struck by the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenwood, Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We've been eating here for many years and have noticed the food slowly not being as good as before. I LOVE the Inn...no better place to stay when you are in the area but the food has really gone down hill from when we first started coming here. Better than most restaurants in the area still. Noodles are delicious. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Bend, Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I took my mother there for a late lunch, and we sat in the menu-style dining section. It was not busy at all, which made our bad experience with the server even more frustrating. We ordered the chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes and the beef manhattan. The server told asked us what kind of rolls we preferred and told... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
fort wayne
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great food and lots of it! We went for the breakfast buffet and enjoyed all of it. The fried mush was excellent!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indiana
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This beautiful country restaurant has two sides to it: one side serves all you can eat and the other side is order from the menu but they share the same kitchen and the same food is served on both sides. I have eaten on both sides but when I'm really hungry, I go for all you can eat. This is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Wayne, IN
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

If you want to watch your calories, this is not the place for you. BUT if you want a glimpse into the Pennsylvania Dutch foods that sustain hard working farm families, don't miss it! Both the menu and the buffet include traditional farm foods -- chicken, beef, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, and lots of salads like cole slaw, macaroni... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If “quantity” of food is more important to you than “quality” then order from the "all you can eat” buffet. The buffet is good but because it can sit out in the open for long periods of time it’s more typical of cafeteria style food. You can order more contemporary meals but I'd recommend ordering meals with an Amish background... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Das Dutchman Essenhaus also viewed

 

Been to Das Dutchman Essenhaus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 U.S. 20, PO Box 1217, Middlebury, IN 46540
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Das Dutchman Essenhaus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?