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Der Dutchman Restaurant

720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
+1 419-886-7070
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (44 reviews)
“noodles” (24 reviews)
“pies” (26 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
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Reviewed yesterday

This amish "style" buffet has become more limited over the years. The food available tastes very good. No real desert offerings as part of buffet charge. The $14.95 cost when I visited was fair. The service staff is GREAT, The fried chicken is first rate....More

Thank Newburgh_NYJohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there for dinner and it was much better than our recent breakfast. We will return for dinner but not breakfast.More

Thank BargainTraveler2432
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear BargainTraveler2332, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that we failed to live up to the same expectations at breakfast that you experienced at dinner. I'd would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further to learn more about your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travel up and down I-71 frequently, but this was first time for us. Saturday evening, busy, but seated within minutes. Hot buffet was well stocked. Salad buffet was mostly fresh. Overall quality above average. Comfort food, but nothing out of the ordinary. Turkey good,...More

Thank dougar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for the second time for lunch. Good service and food. I had noodles and they were so good. Bakery is a good stop on the way out and check out day old products. Will be back soon.

Thank travelbug19902016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet style has a large salad bar as well as a large hot bar. The soup bar must not be missed either. All Amish home cooking. Excellent quality food. A Must Stop when passing thru the area. There is a large gift shop as well...More

Thank Ghi B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We make several trips over to Amish country in Ohio and try to stop here going or coming. Quality of food is very good. I usually always get noodles and mashed potatoes. Potatoes almost tasted like instant and I would prefer more noodles than potatoes....More

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on the way to a family wedding. The service was great, the food very tasty and we always enjoy the gift shop.

Thank coolmama_1
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I am writing this review about the Thanksgiving experience compared to 2016. My family decided to try Der Dutchman again and then decide from there if we would return in the future. Our reservations were at the same time, 11:30 a.m., and it was a...More

Thank ang51270
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Always deliciously cooked food, and great service! My grandsons and I are especially fond of the buffet! We love the chopped salad and chicken! We go there often and I had never written a review previously, so thought it was about time! The apple fritters...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My son and I stopped in for dinner and we were treated to an amazing buffet, and afterwards we shopped at the country / Amish store and bought some fudge and baked goods.

Thank Michael S
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21 December 2017|
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Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
Der Dutchman will be closed on Christmas Day.
Carmee R
Dear Jeremy or top Manager of Der Dutchman, I have not been to this restaurant in at least a decade, I see there is a common thread here. The food has gone down hill and does not have the same quality it had years ago and is not hot on the buffet. I see that you keep asking people what the problem of their meals was, I can spot these same issues. Surprised you don't see it. I am a frequent reviewer on tripadvisor, so naturally, I looked your restaurant up because I am coming to the area and wanted to bring family. I am very disappointed to see these issues and will probably look elsewhere to dine. I wish you would take care of these issues to return this restaurant to the wonderful establishment it once was. I hope to return when I see the reviews are a steady stream of positives. Loved this place! Thank you for reading my comments. Carmee Ross
1 March 2017|
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Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
Dear Carmee R, While we always strive for perfect reviews, we realize that we will make mistakes from time to time. We truly value all of our feedback we receive and work hard to learn from it and improve. We’ve had a few... More
20 November 2016|
Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +1 419-886-7070
  • E-mail
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