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“Country Cooking Out in the Country”
Review of Yoder's Restaurant

Yoder's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Americus, Georgia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Country Cooking Out in the Country”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

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!

  • Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Savannah, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One if the best buys in georgia”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Wow can you say some great food for a great price. If you visit Andersonville or anywhere near Montezuma and don't stop here you are missing out on some great food for a great price. The fried chicken, mash potatoes and coleslaw were just like grandma used to make. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2014
Thank MarkM7399
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“Good cracker!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Delicious food. I liked it a la! I had the fried chicken white meat meatloaf mashed potatoes gravy and turn-up greens oh and the chocolate pie was marvelous.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Esoto602
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Restaurant is cafeteria style dining--go through a line and select what you want to eat and carry it to your table. The roast beef was amazing. All the food is homemade and really good. We each had pie for dessert, both the pecan and apple pies were great. Waitress came by regularly to fill our drink glasses. There is also an onsite bakery to purchase baked goods to take home. We will definitely return here to eat.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank PricelessRVAdventure
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Gray, Georgia
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A family tradition”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

A few times a year, we journey to Camp Dooly near Vienna. We quite often eat dinner on the way at Yoders. It's not a fancy place, but it's a good buffet with enough variety to please almost anyone. The staff is very friendly and the service is good. The highlight is certainly the desserts. They don't always look like much. I've found that great home cooking isn't always beautiful. But the pies are delicious. I highly recommend the chess pie. Yoders is not really convenient to anything or anywhere unless you live in Montezuma. But if you are looking to escape the chain restaurants and fast food along I-75, it's a worthwhile side trip experience.

Visited April 2014
Thank gwmullis
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