This is my go to restaurant when I want a decent meal at a fair price. I am demanding. This restaurant exceeds my demands.
It is spotlessly clean which is something I demand in a restaurant. The kitchen, bathroom and where you eat has to be cleaner than my own home. Very few restaurants meet my expectations in this regard, but Dutch's does..
The staff bends over backwards making sure you have everything you need for a pleasant meal. It has a view of the lake that is spectacular even at night.
Get the potato soup. One wouldn't think such a simple thing could taste so good. A friend in the hospital sent me to Dutch's to get a quart of this soup. It really is that good.
The atmosphere is casual but not on the level of McDonald's. What you wear in an office works here. The lunch crowd seems to be mostly of tourists and businessmen.
There is a hotel next door. Parking is barely adequate because it is on a hill, but they do have handicapped parking next to the entrance. Unfortunately, the handicapped places are often taken by hotel guests. If you have trouble with walking down stairs or a steep slope, you will have difficulty getting in this restaurant. I need the handicap parking and have to go to a different restaurant when it is taken because I cannot navigate the parking lot. Having said that, once in the restaurant the layout is very convenient with adequate space between the tables.