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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoy having a very nice home cooked meal here. It's good for lunch, dinner, or buffet (we've never tried it for breakfast). They have the best fried chicken!!

Thank Amy R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

all around very good food, the Bakery is to die for, wide variety/selection of meals and the donuts, pies are scrumptious..Coffee is very good. The service is 2nd to none. Nothing but good things to say about this experience. Stop and eat every chance I get....

Thank Wallace W
LaPorte, Indiana
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here yesterday, on a Saturday, in March. It was busy but we only had a 15 minute wait for lunch. We ate in the dining area where you order off the menu. We've eaten on the other side several times and it was good as well. We both had chicken with two sides. The food... More 

Thank mmg0g0
Pensacola, Florida
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302 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Amish buffets in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but this is still the best. You can order off the menu too if you want, but either way you will not leave hungry. Sometimes there is a wait to get in, but the time moves quickly with all those cute shops to look at. When you walk out you swear you... More 

Thank TheMaven2u
Stevensville, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and the service and food was fabulous. The corn chowder was out of this world and the port fritter sandwich I had was fresh and not like frozen ones. You could actually taste the pork and not just breading. Also they have the best bakery ever. I always have to go in and get my whoppie pies... More 

Thank Linda C
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun experience. Good Amish cooking. Great chicken noodle soup. 30 pies to choose from. The red raspberry cream pie is amazing. I highly recommend it. Their other pies are also very good.

Thank Sfoodie1
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You choose between the buffet and the a la carte. We had the menu dining and it was average. Chicken was a popular item so we choose that. It was good, came with two sides. Seating is very crowded as it is a popular spot. We came in the winter but from what we understand it is very busy in... More 

Thank Alex M
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food at a reasonable price. You won't leave hungry. Beautiful stores and shops to browse through. Worth a little road trip.

Thank fujimo169
Charlottetown, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From service to food to price this place is one of the best places I've ever eaten at. Everything is homemade, the staff very friendly and helpful and I couldn't believe the price. 2 men with healthy appetites left there stuffed for under $40. I actually had the girl at the payment counter check the bill to make sure she... More 

Thank Peitim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the drive, the food here is incredible, but don't go at peak lunch or dinner times or you'll wait a while. NOTE: they are closed on Sundays! Which we found out the hard way when we first visited years ago. So imagine how crowded they are on Saturdays. We normally visit on a weekday. Lots of shops, just a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?