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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 U.S. 20, PO Box 1217, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
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Guelph, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There were 40 of us in a RV group and we all arrived at once (with a reservation). We were seated immediately and the excellent service began right away. Although we chose to eat from the buffet, the waitresses looking after our tables were outstandingly attentive. Used plated were cleared immediately and all drink requests were handled right away. This... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Traditional Amish style entrees and bakery items. Definitely not for the diet conscience guests. The food all tastes homemade (and probably is) and is served in very large portions. We ordered off the menu for one evening meal and then choose family style for another meal. The buffet looked good, but we choose not to go that route. No wine... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This huge restaurant/complex is right on the Heritage trail driving tour and well worth a visit. You can opt for their all you can eat buffet, have a meal served family style, or just order off the menu. We had the buffet and it is a great value, the food is fresh, tasty, and well prepared with a big enough... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food was ok. Was EXTREMELY BUSY around 4 PM. came back at 7 pm and it was empty. If you are coming here, choose non peak dining hours

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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Das Dutchman Essenhaus offers the choice of menu, buffet or family style dining. We choose the buffet. It was well stocked and kept very clean. The food was quite tasty and nicely presented. The buffet didn't include dessert from their bakeshop menu but I opted for a piece of their Praline Pecan pie and it was out of this world... More

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Salem Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We had never heard about Das Dutchman Essenhaus, but we were taken there by my sister-in-law and her husband. We were very pleased with the service and the quality of the food. Whether you eat family style or buffet, you will not leave hungry.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

consistency is the key and the Essenhaus always is consistent. Over the years we have never been disappointed. I love the Buffet. Same food as family style and a little more variety. Salad bar was a great addition. staff is always attentive. I want to talk about the cleaning condition of the building and grounds as that is the field... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ate lunch 'from the menu' rather than family style because I was alone. My server was very friendly and paid attention to my needs even though she had a table of 10 to serve at the same time. Chicken was very good as were the pickled red beets, green beans w/bacon, and rhubarb pie.

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Wilmington, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Oh My Gosh - don't have enough space to say how much we enjoyed the food, the shopping, the bakery items! All in all a very, very nice place to visit during your stay here. You won't be disappointed!

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a quick dinner here before heading home. Did the small cream chicken and biscuit which was a lot can only imagine what the large looks like.It was so good, reminded me of my Moms home cooking. Stopped in the bakery bought loaves of different kinds of breads which are sooo good. The staff is so friendly and nice!

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