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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

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240 U.S. 20, PO Box 1217, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 58
    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
Good Buffet

Really enjoyed the buffet. Only complaint? They put large groups/tables too close together. Makes it extremely difficult to get up from the table. it is a good thing our table had finished visiting the buffet. But after returning from the restroom (the other table was filled while I was away from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Newfie2008
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Parchment, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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Parchment, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the buffet. Only complaint? They put large groups/tables too close together. Makes it extremely difficult to get up from the table. it is a good thing our table had finished visiting the buffet. But after returning from the restroom (the other table was filled while I was away from the table) was unable to return to my seat... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have been going to the restauant for many years. It is delicious and the waitstaff is very efficient. The buffet is always being maintained and food is fresh and homemade. Our favorites: roast beef, boasted chicken and the turkey dinners. Try to leave room for a piece of pie, it is worth the extra calories.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the blue gate bakery for some bread (found few loaves w/ mold instead) decided on visiting this bakery. Looked over all the bread only to find out that the loaves were still frozen. 2 frozen loaves had spots of fuzzy mold! So I figure that when the bread was fresh& on display for some time, they toss it... More 

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Camby, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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.

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Middlebury, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Hernando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 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 

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fort wayne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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!!

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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

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