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“Farm table cooking, overcooked veggies and all...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yoder's Restaurant

Yoder's Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Farm table cooking, overcooked veggies and all...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

In the end, the long line-up was worth it (and yes, I'm told there are always line-ups). The menu was more broad than I had expected, but our table all had the same thing, meatloaf, and it was very good. The portions are huge so when you do have a choice, pick the smaller size. Unless you want to suffer the indignity of leaving with white foam boxes under your arm. The drink sizes are huge too and they are always refilling them. Don't order the lemonade unless you want to re-create memories of a kids birthday party, because it's really sweet. And the veggies... Anything green seemed really overcooked. Forget tender crisp or steamed - my beans had the crap boiled out of them and were served in a bowl that was a third full of hot water. The amazing pies made up for that though. And yes, the slices were big. Everything in the place was big, including most of the diners. The atmosphere was brighly lit and a litte dated - like a farm kitchen I guess. Not my thing, and not the place I would pick for a quite, private dinner. But fun and communal. So try it once and you may want to go back a few more times, but not that often.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank myounder
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit with us.
It's great to hear that you enjoyed the meatloaf and pie.
We're very sorry that the veggies didn't live up to the mark, however.
Hope we get the chance to serve you agian.
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Just like Lancaster, PA!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

We lived near Lancaster, PA for 31 years and enjoyed many trips to their restaurants. This was such a shock to find this in Sarasota. The food was nothing short of amazing. The fried chicken with 2 sides was more than any human should try to consume but the trip would be missing something without some of their amazing pie. I will come back here whenever I am in this area....this was just great.

Visited January 2013
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Thank NancyfromSC
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Happy to hear your visit was a great one!
Our roots actually come from Nappanee, Indiana.
We're glad we hit the mark on the comfort of home for you, though. :)
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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“Once you've been Amish there's no turning back!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Seen it on man v food and drove from Clearwater to try the chicken. It was well worth the hour and half journey as the fried chicken was amazing! The best chicken I've ever tasted. Portions were huge and quality was top drawer. Service was exceptional and it was a very friendly atmosphere. Also tried banana cream pie and my wife tried the chocolate peanut butter. Both were gorgeous. Took a piece of coconut home and had it the next day. Also bought some apple butter which is like mince pie filling. It all come to around 40 dollars and a steal. If your in the area you've got to try it!!!

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Thank Philm77
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Glad to hear your drive was worth it!!!
And hope you make the trip again soon!!!
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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nj
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“A Bit of Amish Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

It isn't often that hubby gets a special gleam in his eye while eating in a restaurant. That gleam appeared when the pulled pork, corn pancakes and corn muffins arrived at our table, and kept gleaming thru the shoo fly pie. Portions were generous, service fast and pleasant. We arrived very late but they graciously seated us.
We didn't have time to visit the food or craft store, so we have a good excuse to return!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank snivvy
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Your words are too kind!!!
Thanks for taking the time to tell us how your visit was!
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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Alaska
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“wish it were closer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Glad we read reviews and found this place during our recent visit!. Friendly staff, wonderful food and fabulous pies! We enjoyed the country decor, gift shop and produce market next door also. Very family and budget friendly!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank AlaskaLH
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YodersAmishVillage, Public Relations Manager at Yoder's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thanks for the great review!!!
We wish you were closer too!!! :)
~Yoder's Restaurant and Amish Village
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