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“If you want real Amish drive to the town of Arthur”
Review of The Dutch Kitchen

The Dutch Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Arcola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed August 7, 2013

My wife and I stopped here for lunch while passing through Arcola on the way to Chicago. Arcola is a small quaint town. She ordered their turkey luncheon special but her meal did not contain much turkey. I ordered their fried chicken. It was good but a bit dried out. The salad bar, which was nothing special, was $4.99 extra with the meal. It is ridiculous to charge $4.99 extra for their salad bar that consisted of a small salad bar with just mostly lettuce. The Dutch Kitchen is known for their pie and their breaded tenderloin sandwiches. The interior of the restaurant was very well preserved from its last remodel which was likely around fifty years ago.

This restaurant is not owned by the Amish. Because this area is supposed to be Amish country, they call it "The Dutch Kitchen". If you want real Amish, you have to drive to the town of Arthur, another 30-minute drive from Arcola.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

My mother and I had the Dutch sausage sandwich and it was delicious. The restaurant offers a menu and atmosphere that lets you truly experience the local culture and it is all very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

In the heart of Amish country, but not Amish owned or operated. Still, this place offers great down home cooking with lots of comfort foods and great pies. The beef Manhatten is awesome as is the cherry cobbler with ice cream. It's open on Sundays! It's an relaxed, casual, diner type atmosphere. Great for families. Service was great.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were visiting Amish country and thought this would be a good place to enjoy an Amish style dinner. I had seen pictures and read the advertisements for this place in a booklet but was disappointed in the meal.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Everything is made from scratch and the owners take pride in what comes out of their kitchen.
They have an excellent salad bar and very good fried chicken. Enjoyed their delicious green pepper soup and their BBQ pork sandwich too.

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Thank Ronald G
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