The Barn Restaurant is part of the Sauder Village complex, but you don't have to pay the $15 entrance fee to experience turn-of-the-century charm, ambience and delicious home cooking at its finest. Being a family of buffet lovers hosted by my mother at a family reunion gathering in nearby Harrison Lake State Park, most of us went for the classic buffet featuring crispy broasted chicken, tender pot roast, tasty ham and savory turkey stuffing (meat in the stuffing). The gravies were velvety and delicious and all the classic accompaniments were perfectly prepared. One small drawback: my sister and my son were fooled by the unlabeled rice pudding and bread pudding, which are on the buffet table with the main-dish choices and thus look deceptively like cheesy rice and perhaps a potato casserole. Tasting sweet when you expect savory can be a shock to the tastebuds. For appetizers we were sorry to hear that the Barn's version of the Blooming Onion is no longer available (relative who had been to the Barn previously raved about it) but the loaded barn fries with cheese, green onions and bacon were a delicious appetizer to share. We also had an appetizer sampler plate of fried foods: raves for the dill pickles from others, but I would have preferred zuchinni! Staff is attentive and kind, waitress uniforms adding to the atmosphere in period "Little House on the Prarie" floor-length dresses. Two members of our party ordered salads off the menu that were generous, attractive, fresh and delicious. Sandwiches and full dinners are also available. A daily special is posted on the board and prices are quite reasonable in all menu categories. This is not the place to order cocktails - alcohol not available. All in all a wonderful place for a traditional family meal in a "real" barn.