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Yoder's Restaurant

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American, Dutch
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3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239-7442
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat at Yoders EVERY time we're in Sarasota. The best comfort food that are very large in portions. Most dinners could feed 2 people. The pies are large and out of this world delicious. If you're in town stop in. Around 3pm is the best time to go to beat the crowds.

Thank Terry M
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great value for a family of 4. The food was good and our waitress was awesome. Rated a 4 because I had meatloaf and it was ok. My wife had the fried chicken and it was outstanding. We also had apple crumb pie, rhubarb pie, and peanut butter cream pie, they were all fantastic! If you have... More 

Thank Shane S
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When there is a line to the door on a Tuesday night, you know they serve good food. We thought it would be a long wait but we were skipped over two groups of 9 and were seated immediately. What we loved: fried chicken like my grandmother used to make so lightly breaded crispy and not greasy, mac n cheese... More 

Thank MyValricoCastle
Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have the biggest pie's I ever eat.the people that own the rest are very nice people.I got to met the owner's.I would love to work at the rest.someday when I grow up.

Thank fsu61fan
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if a place is always busy, you know it has to be good. The pies are huge. great comfort food. no wonder Man Vs Food came here

Thank Tracey H
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pies are delicious and after eating here twice in one week we didn't find anything we didn't like. Potato pancakes, corn cakes, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, fried chicken, open faced sandwiches, etc. It was all wonderful. I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong with anything here. Peanut butter pie was so good!

Thank TopHuri
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you drive by you will see people waiting outside, even when we went around 3:30pm on a Saturday. Usually this means good things and in this case, indeed. Yoder's has excellent home made dishes from fried chicken, to meatloaf, salads and everything in between. The portions are large, the service is good, and the homemade pies are amazing! Try... More 

Thank Pete D
Parrish, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is still one of the best buffets in Sarasota if not the entire state if Florida. The dinner buffet price includes the following: meat choices are generally turkey, fried chicken, fish, shredded or bar-b-que beef or pork, vegetables are peas, corn, beans, carrots etc., noodles, potatoes, salad and desert bar. Drinks are extra. You must ask for the free... More 

Thank Richard W
Apollo Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very unique restaurant with good food and great service. Visited for breakfast and was impressed with their many menu choices. I mean where can you get Turtle pancakes. Biscuits were to die for and service was excellent. We were so impressed we came back for lunch a few days later but the line was out the door... More 

Thank Larry B
Parrish, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had to be down in Sarasota very early this morning and Yoder's 6:00 a.m. opening worked for me since I was nearby. I titled this review "Feels Like Home" because I grew up in Central Pennsylvania near many Mennonite and Amish Families. My Paternal Grandparents were of the Brethren Faith so this food/atmosphere is comforting. It was a first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Dutch
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239-7442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-955-7771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?