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“Yum, Yum - Worth the Drive to the Country”

Yoder's Dutch Pantry
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Vanceboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: We are a Mennonite-owned and run bakery and restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. We are well-known locally for our bread, cinnamon rolls and amazing 1-inch tall slices of French toast made with our home-made bread and served with our own butter syrup. We serve home-style foods like eggs, pancakes and biscuits for breakfast, with sandwiches, salads and a daily special for lunch. Saturday's are especially busy with long waits. Groups of over five diners can expect the longest wait. Due to our limited dining area we do not take reservations on Saturdays or over holidays. Hope to see you soon!
Greenville, North Carolina
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Yum, Yum - Worth the Drive to the Country”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Eating at Yoders is a treat. It is operated by the Mennonite community that lives in this area and they know good country cooking. Yoder's Dutch Pantry is on Hwy 118 between Grifton, NC and Vanceboro, NC just over the Craven County line; it's located ten miles or so east of Grifton. The cafe open for breakfast and lunch and closes at 2:30 daily. We enjoyed lunch there today; there were a lot of patrons that came in at 1:30 but the service and food was still great. Delicious meatloaf and chessy potatoes was our choice. We also bought homemade bread home to enjoy and its already gone! Yoders is a small cafe and certainly in the middle of nowhere but I love it. If you go, plan to stop in next door at the attached county store. Food - Delicious country cooking. Prices - Very reasonable. Service - Very Good. Facilities - Absolutely clean and cozy. Atmosphere - Unique and definitely country. Yoder's was also mentioned recently in Our State magazine. Go eat at Yoder's for a memorable meal.

  • Visited January 2012
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3 Thank DeeDeeNC070
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Eastern North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Bread--Yummy; Cinnamon Rolls-Yummier; Breakfast--Yummiest”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Well off the beaten path, this Mennonite-owned restaurant is worth the drive from anywhere in Pitt, Craven or Lenoir County. My family loves coming for breakfast--expect to wait on Saturday, but it is SO worth it. The French toast, sliced thick from their homemade bread and served with their secret-recipe butter syrup is just this side of heaven. My husband swears by the biscuits and sausage gravy and the grits are perfect. They serve a Dutch Breakfast that has enough food for two, but you won't want to share! They also serve lunch, but I find their breakfast is the real draw for me. The bakery sells bread, cinnamon rolls, pecan sticky buns, cookies, brownies and muffins, rotating offerings. They also have a nice number of spices and other pantry items for very reasonable prices.
As an extra plus, take a few minutes to walk through Yoder's Farm and Garden Supply next door. It sells everything from plants to plumbing supplies, animal feed to garden flags. In the spring you can check out the chicks and ducklings as well. Be prepared for the kids to beg you for one of the playhouses strategically placed around the parking lot.
This restaurant has been located here for years serving amazing food. There was a time when outside management came in and tried to make a run of the restaurant, with limited success. I'm so glad it has returned to its original owners and recipes.
Be advised, they are not open on Sundays or for dinner. Breakfast 7:30-11; lunch 11-2

  • Visited July 2011
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6 Thank Beachnut2009
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