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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Dutch, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were visiting family and went to Das Dutchman for lunch. This restaurant in Amish country and if you've been to Lancaster County, PA restaurants, you'll get the same here. The restaurant isn't family style, meaning you're not eating with a bunch...More

Thank alpw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have stayed here previously, but it's time to write a review. A weekend away to ride the Pumpkinvine Trail. Our 2nd floor king room was by most standards HUGE...18×36'approx. It overlooked the pond and featured a balcony with bistro set, sofa sleeper with coffee table,...More

Thank B K
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your delightful 5-star review! We trust you had a wonderful time participating in the Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride. We have many team members who enjoy this ride every year. Thank you for your patronage and for sharing your experience with us and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the "touristy" nature of this location, we wanted to dine at the Amish-style restaurant. We chose the menu dining side, rather than the family-style/buffet side, and were thoroughly pleased with the entire experience. We ordered the soup of the day (clam chowder) and seasonal...More

Thank Alice H
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We are also pleased that you enjoyed a delicious meal- complete with clam chowder soup, seasonal salad, beef and noodles and mashed potatoes, tapioca pudding and butterscotch pie,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went with friends to the car show held on Thur evenings at the restaurant. We all ate dinner. Food was only average. Waitress was very good and environment was pleasant. Car show was great. If you go to the car show,...More

Thank Bruce W
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with friends at the Classic Car Cruise-In. I trust it was a wonderful evening full of warm weather, beautiful classic cars...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for a couple years when we want a special treat. We arrived at the restaurant about 1:15 in the afternoon and was seated right away, great service. As we approached the buffet it appeared as...More

Thank crackshot59
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had wonderful service during your time with us. Providing our guests with outstanding service and consistent quality are two of our hallmarks. Please accept our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the buffet. Pretty standard Amish style food. Everything was good but we didn't consider anything to be outstanding.

Thank RDWLouisville
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus. We look forward to hosting you again and providing you with an experience that will make your return visit a five star trip.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with friends and chose the buffet. There was a nice selection of meats, salads and vegetables. The food was a bit on the salty side but otherwise tasted good. Service was good and the price was reasonable. I would have liked more dessert...More

Thank Gofar19
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus with your friends! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Buffet dining experience and a trip to the newly remodeled Bakery (complete with a loaf of raisin bread...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to the Shipshewana/Middlebury area twice a year. We have tried many of the local restaurants. Das Dutchman Essenhaus is our favorite. We used to do family style but now we have the buffet. There are many choices-all good. They keep the area clean,...More

Thank nlarue2000
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Welcome back to Middlebury and Das Dutchman Essenhaus! Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review and loyal patronage! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Restaurant for the Buffet dining experience, followed a trip to the Bakery and the Essenhaus...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am originally from northern Indiana, raised early years on a farm and used to good old fashion home cooking. there is nothing like it. a lot of restaurants try to copy it but are not successful. Das Dutchman Essenhaus does it well. from the...More

Thank steve y
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and loyal patronage! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Providing our guests with an experience that exceeds their expectations is our sincere desire. Thank you for sharing your feedback! We look forward to hosting you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew we were in trouble when it was a buffet but every extra meat choice on the buffet line added to your bill. Our server was great but the food was mediocre. I would classify it with school cafeteria food, very processed and cheap....More

Thank thnk1st
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit Das Dutchman Essenhaus. We are terribly sorry to hear that your meal fell below both of our expectations. We take your comments seriously and appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. We understand that the Buffet dining...More

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lblohm
Is there a dress code?
16 April 2017|
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Response from ZivaIrene | Reviewed this property |
Casual, but appropriate attire. This restaurant is ran by a conservative family.
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Maria D
Any gluten free an lactose-free options?
19 October 2016|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Hi Maria! Our menu contains very very few lactose-free options. We do, however have some gluten free menu items and sell some gluten-free baked items but they are made off-site so they are certified. Sorry we are lacking in... More
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teddibuur
How much is it for 13 adults and children for the family dinner and does it include dessert and drinks
15 August 2016|
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Response from PhoenixAirstreamer | Reviewed this property |
Use your favorite search engine and enter "das dutchman essenhaus menu". A "dining options" PDF file is available on their Website that show current prices for the dinner buffet. Note: Closed on Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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