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“Amazingly fresh and delicious buffet”

Der Dutchman Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 1,148 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

During our 1 week vacation at Siesta Key, FL we visited Der Dutchman twice for dinner. Next year we will definitely try breakfast. From the uber fresh salad stuffs to the home cooking veggies and entrees and finally the chocolate cake and ice cream finale, we were blown away. The chowder was great, the mustard eggs were a new tasty experience, the broasted chicken was juicy, the mashed potatoes perfect, the homemade noodles yummy, and roast beef was melt in your mouth good. In fact everything we tried we liked except the stuffing (texture was odd). Be sure you try the vanilla ice cream at the end with the chocolate cake. They have a peanut butter sauce on the tables, give it a try. You will probably find yourself buying the big bottle as you leave. It's great on toast for a quick breakfast on the go. The bakery sells fried pies 1.99 each. We tried 4 different flavors and weren't blown away but live to try some of the other treats next year. The restaurant was very clean and have private rooms for larger groups to dine together.

I almost forgot, they had a smoked sausage one evening when we were there that my husband and son raved over.

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Thank Petersgirltpe
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Of course the highlight of the buffet is the delicious broasted chicken, but all of the salads and other entrees are just as good. Pea salad, baby beets, etc. remind you of picnics at Grandma's house! The price is also very reasonable. Desserts are yummy and you can buy them in the adjacent store to take home. We used to go to a Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio and were thrilled to find this one in Sarasota. The restaurant is very large so you don't encounter the long waiting times that you do at the other Amish restaurant down the street.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

where to start? great food, great prices! They have soup,salad, sandwiches, up to full meals!- they have an all you can eat buffet. so, if you can't make up your mind, you are ok. it has a little bit of everything. there is a wonderful gift store and an incredible bakery! most meals are $10-13

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Thank Laura P
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

found this restaurant on trip advisor before we went on vacation....really loved the food...we actually visited twice while in sarasota because the food was so down home good...we ate the evening buffet both times...great value for the price..food tasty and fresh...the service was excellent...and the bakery and gift shop were good...will return when in area again...thank you Der Dutchman for a great experience...

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I do day Trips with Seniors..and I took a group of 24 folks to the Der Dutchman for lunch. While the other Amish restraunt in the area is also very good, this one is able to handle the large groups much better. Most of the folks had the buffet. A few ordered from the menu.The service was excellent and the bus driver got his meal free. They enjoyed shopping in the gift shop, Amish grocery store and bakery. Everyone was very please. This restaurant is a favorite stop for many groups that come from St. Petersburg area to Sarasota for the day.

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Thank lisa1sweet
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