The name of Yoder's Deitsch Haus may suggest that you're stepping into a German eatery, but nothing could be further from the truth! This delightful down-home-cooking restaurant is owned and operated by a local Mennonite family in rural Macon County, Georgia. That's about as German as you'll get in this cafeteria-style "eatin' place." When you enter the front door, you will be tempted to stop at the shelves of homemade breads and sweets but save that until your meal is done. (The exit steers you back to this point.)
You'll pick up a nice clean cafeteria tray and silverware wrapped in a paper napkin and begin your gastronomical tour, which is short but loaded with delectable food. First are the salads, including tossed with your choice of dressings, coleslaw, marinated carrots, and more. For some reason (!) they have placed the desserts next. Choose from several different pies such as cherry, banana, peanut butter, lemon, egg custard, (hubby chose pecan and I chose coconut cream) and several varieties of cakes including red velvet. Then you will choose from several meats including pulled roast beef (they give you WAY too much!) fried shrimp, meat loaf, and pork chops. You will then select from about half a dozen vegetables including rice/gravy, mashed potatoes/gravy, lima beans, fried okra, creamed corn, and broccoli casserole. Last but not least are the cornbread muffins and rolls. Choose your drink from coffee, water, Southern sweet tea, and soft drinks. (They probably have unsweetened tea but I didn't ask.)
Proceed to the dining room where you will find clean tables and chairs and a pleasant homey atmosphere. I'm sure the menu is different from time to time, but it doesn't matter...every time I've visited this unique restaurant the food has been terrific! What makes our dining experience there even better is the fact that the two of us can eat there for just under $20!
As you exit, you'll pass right back by those luscious baked items you wanted to loiter around as you entered. Now's your chance...pick up a variety of sweets and breads to take down the road on your trip or back home for tomorrow's meals.
If you enjoy the country, you will enjoy the view from the dining room windows...nothing but farmland and cows. Oh, and the gift shop as you return to your vehicle is a must-see with its quaint gift items.
If you're traveling and stop here to eat, you'll wish for a place like this near your home. If you live nearby and eat here, as you know, you'll be back!
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