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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (185 reviews)
“noodles” (132 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (95 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for the lunch buffet on a weekday. The buffet had chicken, roast beef and pork for meat options and numerous sides. Food was constantly fresh and hot. There was a nice salad bar as well. Server brought us fresh rolls and the table...More

Thank amyjean0202
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a group of 22 go there for supper on a Saturday night. They said our group wasn't large enough for a reservation but if we came around 5:30 it shouldn't be to long of a wait. We were seated w/i 15 minutes of...More

Thank jmygolfforfun
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good food and lots of easy. Buffet or sit down service offered. Kind of pricey for sit down service, unless you can eat a ton of food in one sitting. Dessert was y the best part. They do not offer gluten free options. Very...More

Thank Kristy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a fun place to get together with family and enjoy a home cooked, family style meal. Seems the shops have been scaled back a wee bit but the food and service continue to be outstanding.

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Das Dutchman Essenhaus is located on the grounds of the Essenhaus Inn in Middlebury. As you enter the restaurant, you are overwhelmed by its cavernous size. It is even advertised as the largest restaurant in Indiana. The front restaurant is for the buffets. If...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Essenhaus to celebrate my birthday. We got the buffet and the food was excellent with lots of variety - good Amish cooking. The restaurant is very large and it was a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is next to the Essenhaus Resort which...More

2  Thank AlmostRetiredNiagara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 15 people and were seated promptly. Some of the group wanted to order off the menu and some wanted the buffet. We were all able to sit together which was a big plus! I just had the soup and salad bar, which was...More

1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Essenhaus for breakfast. It was really good. Got ready to leave and wanted to order mashed potatoes to go. They are delicious. It was alittle before 11:00, lunch starts at 11:00. The cashier refused to take the order since it wasn’t 11:00. She...More

3  Thank ZivaIrene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the food was ave. Nothing to write home about. The buffet was$14.99 a person plus $2.69 a piece for iced tea and a pop.with tip it was just about $40 they also had pie, for more $$ we were full and skipped it....More

1  Thank jtkoehler2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My uncle told me about this place since we were in the area. Simply amazing. Something for everyone.

Thank Julie G
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie! Wow! What a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and please share our thanks with your uncle for his recommendation. We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon!

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September 29, 2017|
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Response from jeanmrasmussen | Reviewed this property |
I thought drink was included maybe it was not. Sorry can't remember.
September 29, 2017|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Greetings! We would be delighted to send you information regarding our private buffet dining options. Would you mind sharing your e-mail information with us so that we can provide you with that information?
September 25, 2017|
Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Good afternoon and thank you for your inquiry! We are closed on Thanksgiving day; however, we do have a wonderful "Thanksgiving to Go" meal which many of our guests enjoy at their homes on Thanksgiving day. For more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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