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“Buffet Style Home Cooking” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Der Dutchman Restaurant

Der Dutchman Restaurant
3713 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232-2409 (Formerly Der Dutchman)
941-955-8007
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Ranked #154 of 851 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Sarasota, Florida
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Buffet Style Home Cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We have enjoyed both breakfast and dinner here this week and both were great. This location is now known as "Der Dutchman" after being sold last year but the food has not changed and the buffet is delicious with salmon and fried chicken being my top choices. The peanut butter and rolls are incredible too! They have recently started "Kids eat free on Tuesdays" so a great way to save...and the gift shop and bakery are also great. Although it has been advertised as "Amish Style" we have noticed much less Amish or Menonite help in the restaurant the service is still great! They are closed on Sundays!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
North Port, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Best Buffet hands down!!! so much selection, home cooked food, without cooking yourself, The best pies for dessert, my personal favorite Peanut butter!!! Plus a bake shop to take home your favorite Amish baked goods or food, and a really nice Huge gift shop upstairs

Visited May 2012
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The Villages, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food is really good. Lots of choices from chicken, fish and meats. Very clean.waitress kept coming by and taking the dirty plates away .during the week the buffet was cheaper for lunch as for saturday it was one price. Also,has a bakery on site. Upstairs they have a big gift shop. They are closed on Sunday. Yoders down the street is smaller and very crowded.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sarasota FL
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Good homemade food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The buffet here is quite popular, but I prefer to order off the menu. Great gift shop upstairs and wonderful bakery up front. Try their chocolate-coconut bars if you like coconut! Also, they do take-out by the pound price. I take breakfast home sometimes this way!

Visited July 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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“New Name (Der Dutchman); Same Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Another great experience! They have a new name: Der Dutchman. The food and shopping experience are still the same. We had the buffet, and left very satisfied.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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