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“Always a good stop”

Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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239 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Always a good stop”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you're looking for good, homestyle food, this is the place. We made the hour+ drive from Fort Wayne right after Thanksgiving and had dinner in the section where plate dinners are served. We both had the beef and noodles with mashed potatoes. With side dishes, rolls and really great pie, it was more than enough food and good service. They do offer a family style meal and are now offering buffet style as well. There is a bakery that sells rolls, pies, cakes, cookies and bread, and they have a cold case with some of the salad sides and salad dressings from the restaurant, Also available are Amish peanut butter, apple butter, jams and many, many gift items throughout the restaurant and in adjacent buildings. A very nice stop.

  • Visited November 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worth a stop if you are in the area”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We ate here for lunch. The chicken pot pie was a large portion, very good crust, and filled with vegetables and chicken. Except for a little too much salt, it would have been outstanding . My wife had a sandwich which was very good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Plentiful, wholesome Amish style food”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We enjoyed the family style dinner, where we experienced friendly attentive service, and plentiful wholesome Amish style food, very reasonably priced.
After dinner take time to look around the Christmas themed shops!

  • Visited November 2013
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Crown Point, Indiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Have been here many times,have never been disappointed. Now they have added a lunch and dinner buffet along with the family style meal,so there are many options. Food is plentiful and delicious-chicken is the best I have had anywhere!

  • Visited November 2013
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Springfield, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“words wont work here,”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

this was just great comfort food with old world class and fresh taste and selection with the little store to buy gosh a lot of different stuff from food to great Christmas gifts.don't miss out on this place, I rarely give 5 stars

  • Visited November 2013
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