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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (171 reviews)
“noodles” (128 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (97 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 days 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Sorry to say I was really looking forward to a fulfilling breakfast to start a long day and this just wasn't it. There were lots of options available but everything I tried was lacking flavor. There was literally no seasoning on anything. It was just...More

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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Greetings! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for your patronage. We are so sorry for this experience. It is our goal to provide our guests with excellence and quality and it seems we missed the mark on your last visit with us. We...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Warning, be hungry.... We were in town for a swimming meet and the Coach recommended going there for lunch (Buffet). Quality of the food on the buffet is perfect, It is a large buffet with cold and hot sides, soups, salads and serves two sides...More

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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Greetings and welcome to Das Dutchman Essenhaus! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We also hope that the swim meet was a success! It would be a pleasure to host you again...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Had a 50 minute wait on a table on a holiday weekend but it was worth the wait. You can order family style meals with drinks and dessert included or get the buffet. We figured we'd be too full for dessert anyway so went with...More

Thank Paul S
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Good Morning Paul! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for sharing your experience! We are pleased to offer an elevator just a few steps away from the Family-Style registration desk. Thank you again for your patronage and...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

We always make a trip to Das Dutchman when we visit relatives across the state line in Michigan. The food is always fantastic and the pies are absolutely wonderful. We usually choose the menu side and the portions are so generous even the half plates...More

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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Greetings! Thank you for your loyal patronage! We are honored to have the privilege of serving you during your travels to visit family. What a delight! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

While in Shipshewana, my sister mentioned this restaurant that was about 12 miles away. GREAT, I said. Parking was crowded but found some in the overflow parking. I put our name on the list and she said 30 minutes. When I started hearing party of...More

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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Greetings and welcome to Das Dutchman Essenhaus! What a wonderful treat it is to receive your review. Thank you for allowing us to host you! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again during your travels to the area. Please share our kind regards...More

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trevayoder
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.
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trevayoder
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?
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TrevaMontpelier_Ohio
25 September 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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