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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
6:00 am - 8:00 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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Carmel, Indiana
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I've had the fried chicken here and it is good. This time I tried the smoked pork chop and was very pleased with that choice. And to my surprise they had a favorite of mine - mincemeat pie. That was exceptionally good. Good service good food and moderately priced. Be prepared for a wait at the busy times.

Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The buffet is awesome- been there many times for both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is a bacon lovers paradise!

Thank debrner
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This "restaurant", is a campus. Gift shops, conference center, inn and acres of grounds to traverse. Themed after the Amish / Pennsylvania Dutch of the area, it has been around for decades, growing from a small diner to a large eating, entertainment, shopping venue. If you want to eat on a Friday night, buffet or menu, arrive one hour before... More 

Thank Buddy626
Belleville, IL
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting establishment with a good restaurant and plenty of shopping for those interested in quaint items. Waitress was pleasant and on the ball. Food was served in a timely manner; however some items were not as hot as they should have been; otherwise O.K. Restrooms were clean, orderly and well stocked. Buffet or menu style. We chose menu.... More 

Thank Jimbo1937
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I requested menu dining and were immediately seated in a busy walkway by a kitchen door. Our waitress was friendly and brought us each a glass of water. I could not find a baked or roasted chicken entre' on the menu. It was difficult to find a low calorie, low carb, low fat, healthy choice. We both... More 

Thank Helen T
Yorktown, IN
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as good as previous years. Seems like the quality has gone down in recent years. Service is mediocre.

Thank TLCYorktown
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOWZA!! What a place!! The most incredible homemade food ever eaten (besides my own). Homemade Amish buffet absolutely delicious! Lots of buildings in the area to check out, like the bakery next door. You can also check out quilts, jewelry, furniture and much more. Here's a list of the homemade desserts.

Thank ScubaKValparaiso
south bend, United States
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

our church group went for dinner and as usual, it was really special - the hostesses are so friendly and helpful, the servers attentive and the food, even on the buffet, tastes fresh - sometimes buffet food can taste like it has sat there awhile - not so here - it's probably a 15 minute drive from the Indiana Toll... More 

Thank Richard M
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attending this restaurant with a group, I expected an ethnic experience, but was disappointed to find the name was a "cover" for a buffet-style restaurant. My experience has been that buffet-style restaurants serve overcooked food, emphasizing carbs, and Das Essenhaus has taken this concept to new levels. Palatibility of the buffet foods seemed minimal, so I ordered a smoked pork... More 

Thank Ronald J B
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted on arrival and one of the hostesses explained their restaurant choices (buffet, family style or off the menu) We chose to go off the menu. We had a 15 minute wait for a table, but it was 12:30 and busy, so not bad at all. There are gift items to browse and areas to sit. Our server... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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