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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mashed potatoes” (97 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very popular spot in Northern Indiana. Huge fan of their breakfast. It is very good, consistent, and their staff is awesome. Their breakfast menu has something for everyone and everything is delicious. The bakery also has outstanding donuts, rolls and muffins. You can’t go wrong...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Amish style cooking, you will absolutely love the Essenhaus. I love their broasted chicken, noodles, pot roast & just about everything on their buffet. We've had family style meals, buffet meals and menu order meals. They are all fabulous. But, the buffet...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I want to applaud their family and Christian values as they do not open on Sunday. Second, come hungry. You can choose to eat either family style or off the menu. Family style eating offers endless amounts of meats and sides. Menu dining gives...More

Thank Debi T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to eat where it's "home made" from Amish recipes. I've eaten the buffet line and it's not as good as the family style. We've eaten there for years.

Thank yaya067
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Essenhaus for dinner and got the buffet. The salad bar was excellent- a lot of variety, good lettuce, decent dressing choices. The hot part was good, but salty to my taste. A lot of carbs were offered, all homemade, but not so...More

Thank wanderingrev
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We have always wanted to try this place but it was always so busy and too long of a wait or it was a Sunday and they were closed. We happened to arrive about 2:30 p.m. on Black Friday afternoon. Thinking it was going to...More

Thank D H
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting and for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you were able to join us for a buffet dining experience on Black Friday. Thank you for allowing us to serve you! We are pleased to hear that we...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Not a bad buffet, but nit the best I've ever had either. The fried chicken was very good and everything else was just sort of run if the mill.More

Thank Rendell W
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Greetings Rendell! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for taking the time to share your feedback and review with us. We are terribly sorry to hear that your dining experience was not our desired 5-star experience. We are however pleased to hear that...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This was the best restaurant I have Ever gone to and it had amazing food and a great Amish style that felt like home

Thank Tyler W
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hello Tyler! What a delight to hear that you felt at home with us! Thank you for allowing us to serve you! We look forward warmly welcoming you back again soon. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 21 December 2017

best food great atmosphere! The home style cooking is really top notch. the breakfast buffet is filled with variety, mush and head cheese mmmm.More

Thank dejoymiller
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Greetings! Thank you so very much for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus! It is truly a pleasure to hear that we had the privilege of serving you this Christmas season! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon for another breakfast buffet dining experience....More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

With a name like Das Dutchman Essenhaus, you might expect some German food on the menu. Not so. No sausages or schnitzel or kraut. This place basically specializes in buffets for the tour bus crowd. The buffet consisted on fried chicken, roast beef, spaghetti with...More

Thank John C
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Good Afternoon John! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for visiting 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...More

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29 September 2017|
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Response from jeanmrasmussen | Reviewed this property |
I thought drink was included maybe it was not. Sorry can't remember.
29 September 2017|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Greetings! We would be delighted to send you information regarding our private buffet dining options. Would you mind sharing your e-mail information with us so that we can provide you with that information?
25 September 2017|
Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Good afternoon and thank you for your inquiry! We are closed on Thanksgiving day; however, we do have a wonderful "Thanksgiving to Go" meal which many of our guests enjoy at their homes on Thanksgiving day. For more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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