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“Awesome Experience”

Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We ate at Das Dutchman Essenhaus on August 23rd, while visiting friends in Indiana. Most of the servers are Amish; not that that has anything to do with the food. Service was prompt and efficient; and the fried chicken, Dutchman-style, was simply delicious! We also visited the gift shop and purchased some gifts and food items to bring back to Texas. It's a very nice dining experience, and the menu is reasonably priced.

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Thank R0undTheWorldGirl
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was our 2nd visit to Das Dutchman Essenhaus for the buffet, beef with noodles/mashed potatoes and pie. We shared a slice of real blueberry pie with whipped cream for dessert. The Amish homecooked meals are delicious and our waitress was very friendly. We always wait for the Amish buggy table!

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Took a carriage ride and visited the shops today. The Amish man Dave, and his horse, Doc, were great! Dave was very friendly. The shops have a good selection of gifts, clothing, etc. not our first time here and certainly not our last!

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We ate there twice while in Amish Country looking for quilts and furniture. The first time we were there we ate at the menu side of the restaurant. Just like it sounds, you're seated and given a menu. The family style dining is a set menu and includes a beverage and desert.

The service was prompt and very friendly. They have an extensive pie selection. I had the breasted chicken both visits and it was great. The green beans weren't too salty, not crisp but not mushy either. The noodles were a little too salty, but the mashed potatoes were good.

There are a lot of little stores scattered throughout the building, which is huge. Lots of things to see. We walked around to work off all the good food. There are also great little shops outside of the restaurant. I loved the Quilt Shop too!

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Thank Deanna O
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This restaurant has delicious Amish Cooking. You have three choices when deciding to eat at this establishment; order from a menu, family style dining, or buffet. I would choose either the family style dining or the buffet. You can choose from various meats, noodles, mashed potatoes, dressing, and so much more. If you choose the family style you also have dessert included. If you chose the buffet it does not include dessert but you can go to the bakery and purchase something to satisfy your sweet tooth to take home.

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Thank faith327
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