I try to allow for problems and not be overly critical, but this is not, in my opinion, a very good restaurant unless you like huge buffets and overstuffing yourself. My husband and I went for breakfast, but arrived 10 minutes after they stop serving. I could not order from the kitchen (which is reasonable on their part), but the buffet was not yet cleared and I asked to get my plate from there. I was refused without explanation.
We checked the menu for lunch and waited a few minutes to see what would be on the buffet. As previous reviewers stated, it was huge and much too much food for us, so we opted to order off the menu. The salad bar looked great, but we came for Amish food, not just veggies.
I got the broasted chicken which came with 2 sides. It was one small chicken leg with two small sides for $10+ !!!! I got the Amish potato cakes, as did my husband, and the cole slaw. I wanted the applesauce, but it was CANNED. The slaw was made in house and quite good. The potato cakes are not like shredded potato pancakes - they are very dense and were over cooked on this day. My husband thought his were like leather. The waitress did take them back and brought mashed potatoes, which, if not ordered with gravy, need to be seasoned at the table.
We did have pie, which was good.
It was not until other people sat in the next booth (with a different waitress) that we heard their was a lunch special. It had never been mentioned to us.
I feel they expect most people to get the buffet (which they do) - otherwise the kitchen is inconsistent and, as stated, and the food is overpriced.
Their are better Amish restaurants in Sarasota.
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