We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

846 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 837: English reviews
United States
Level Contributor
187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus. The food was good, and the ambiance was nice. The staff was friendly as well. I marked the restaurant as a four because the prices were expensive overall, and it was the first buffet that I have had that did not include any desserts. The food was good enough, but the... More 

Thank WorldTravelers1999
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
152 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about 5:30 on a Friday evening and were told there would be a 10 minute wait, however we went to use the restroom and when we came out they were already calling our name. We all had the buffet for $13.95/person. The food selection was decent. It reminded us of Der Dutchman in Sarasota, FL. Dessert is not... More 

Thank Phillitravels
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in the area it is a must to stop. I recommend ordering dessert first and have it set aside. My husband had been craving a REAL mincemeat pie...they had it (seasonal). This is the type with real shredded beef. I know sounds gross but if you like the "fake mincemeat" (with out the meat) it is worth a try.... More 

Thank barrelracermom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch! Great food and great service... Plus shops and bakery. Worth the drive from the expressway.

Thank dkemp719
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great service! Great family dining atmosphere! It's a great place to visit in the warm months with beautiful grounds to walk and a putt-putt course to enjoy!

Thank marierider
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Friday, Dec. 23, we went to breakfast around 8:30 am. The dining room did not appear that crowded. All of a sudden before we could even get our coffee, the line at the buffet ballooned to extend to the register. My husband got in line, while I stayed at the table with our coffees. He waited in line 25... More 

Thank kcbarton2015
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only a half mile from our bed and breakfast. The staff was so nice and attentive. Service was quick and food was delicious.

Thank kandi k
East Dundee
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The value of this place was middle range for the buffet, The service was good and rest rooms clean. Beverages do not come with buffet so be prepared. Over all very nice place and the food was good.

Thank Larkn5
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

2nd time we have eaten here and both times have been excellent. We got the lunch buffet and all the food was great. Service was great. We have eaten at some other "Amish" restaurants and it's not homemade or even good food. We have been so disappointed but not here. We got exactly what we wanted...good home style food. Thank... More 

Thank Dlhfltbd
Goshen, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Breakfast buffet Very Poor in my opinion. Food not hot. Found two long hairs in the gravy. Disappointed by this restaurant for breakfast. Lunch & dinner are usually good.

Thank vberger12

Travelers who viewed Das Dutchman Essenhaus also viewed


Been to Das Dutchman Essenhaus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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: 240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Das Dutchman Essenhaus and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago
over a year ago
10 months ago

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Das Dutchman Essenhaus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?