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“Best Home Cooking This Side Of Heaven!”
Review of Yoder's Restaurant

Yoder's Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
“Best Home Cooking This Side Of Heaven!”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

When you step into Yoder's Restaurant, you step back in time to when dining out was cozy, people knew you, and food was not so commercialized as it is today. It is like eating at your family's house. You are not bombarded with tv's screaming football games, and harried waitresses just trying to turn over tables. It is reminiscent of the diners of my youth. The setting is charming, and the waitresses genuinely want to make you happy, and you can tell that they love their jobs and are proud of what is served. The food is homemade from scratch, and not laden with preservatives like so much restaurant food is to keep it fresh forever. This is important to me as my husband had colon cancer and we try to avoid preservatives and nitrates. Their servings are enormous, you will never leave hungry, and their pies are famous worldwide, having been on Man vs. Food and many other shows. Next door is their produce market and deli, where I have to stop at least once a week and pick up one of their delicious pot pies or other premade dinners that are so easy to just heat and serve. It is easy to see why people drive from 1-3 hours away to dine here. It is not just a restaurant, it is both an experience and a destination!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Denise W
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you so much for your super amazing review!!!!
Your words are too kind!
We LOVE you guys as much as you LOVE us!!!!! (and great picture)
Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

The best food around! Extremely delicious, great service and the coconut cream pie is to die for! The cooking is all home cooking. Everything we ate, and saw looked absolutely amazing. I will definitely go back. The portions are huge, and the food is well worth the price!

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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review your experience.
We're so happy to hear it was great!
Hope to see you agian soon!!!
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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“Classic Home Cooking, Oversized Portions!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Friends who live in Sarasota took us to Yoders on a Saturday night in December. It was a thouroughly enjoyable experience. There is a waiting line of approximately an hour, but everyone is so amiable and pleasant about it. The restaurant is basically a no frills place. They seat as many as possible. The food is fresh and tasty and sticks to your ribs. I ate barely half of mine and was overstuffed. The pies are made fresh daily and when they are out, they are out. I tried some of everyone's plate and brought leftovers to my husband who loved it too. The place is also really economical! Highly recommend.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Lisa W
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you so much for giving us a try and taking time to tell about it...
We're glad you enjoyed, and hope that you will come visit us again, soon!
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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“Don't Go Here If You're Fat”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Attentive Service, Not Gormet but Delicious meat and potato restaurant with wonderful deserts but if you're a regular, you should probably waddle and shoulod lose weight....too yummy

  • Visited January 2013
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for the possitive feed back!
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“Classic Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is the place for classic Pennsylvania dutch cooking. I have eaten her over 20 times and never been disappointed. The menu has great variety, with daily specials and seasonal dishes as well at moderate prices.
Fried chicken is one of their specialities and it is excellent. Their other chicken dishes, baked chicken among them, are also done, with the chicken being moist and succulent. The selection of side dishes is impressive. One of my favorites is the corn fritters (pancakes), served with syrup and butter and delicious. There are salads and sandwiches as well. The tastes are true to the PA roots. Waitstaff is mostly Mennonites, very friendly, helpful and efficient.
Of course, no meal is complete without desert, and here Yoders really shines. There is a masterful selection of pies to choose from; I have never seen less than 10 types available.
They are closed on Sundays, and are not open late any night, but start hours early for breakfast.

Visited December 2012
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Thank TLynFlorida
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review on us!
We're happy to hear that you think highly of us, and we look forward to serving you many more times!
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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