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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (167 reviews)
“noodles” (127 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Exellent . Meal was great. Asked for chicken legs, got a plate of them delivered to our table. Service was good! Company even better!

Thank Terry B
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We are never disappointed . Good food and service. We like the broasted chicken the best. We always choose menu dining but they also have a huge room for family style which is amazing if you can eat that much !

Thank Lizjoy45
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Having just eaten at another Amish restaurant, we stopped only to visit the bakery. WOW! The woopie pies are awesome! It was very difficult to choose what to get. I have never seen such large donuts. I wish I could have bought some of each...More

Thank backhoe409
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Had the buffet. Was excellent, salad bar was really good, chicken and turkey was great. Loved the pudding dessert of Chocolate raspberry and the strawberry shortcake.

Thank Helengas G
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This complex of shops, etc. Is quite expansive. The main building is the restaurant and bakery and gift shop. Lots of options to eat. Off the menu, family style or buffet. Wholesome food, the biggest pie selection We have ever seen. The inn and conference...More

Thank tenaj6835
Reviewed August 31, 2016

after being at a hotel for three days in cedar point finding fresh homemade food was awesome. we stopped for lunch on a friday at 2 p.m.and had to be 200 people eating already. we did the buffet for only 11.99 per person a great...More

Thank fgp62
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Very busy place. You can choose to eat in a dining room where you order off the menu....or, in a dining room where you can do the buffet and/ or order off the menu. Our party split between buffet and menu so we sat in...More

Thank FoolsOnAMission
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The food is extremely good. We usually order the chicken and have pie for dessert. We live in Michigan, but make the trip once a month. There are other things in the area that draw us here. They have a bakery which is very, very...More

Thank hannavicki48
Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is a great place to take you family. The food centers around fried chicken with sides of Amish noodles, real mashed potatoes, vegetables, home made stuffing, rolls and to start off a nice salad. They have recently changed how they do things for lunch...More

Thank kjr_valleygal
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

After morning at Flea Market went here for lunch. We had choice of Family Style or Buffet. We opted for buffet. That was first time we tried. It was very good. Items refreshed continuously! Everything our party of 4 ate was great! Service was friendly...More

Thank Debra G
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Questions & Answers
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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
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