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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

) #1 of 18 Restaurants in Middlebury ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviews (889)
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Reviewed yesterday

Best buffet in the area! There are at least 5 or 6 entrees on the buffet, and too many side dishes to name. The salad bar id great, and includes some dessert choices, although there's an extensive a la cart dessert menu as well. Serving...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed yesterday

We've been at this restaurant on quite a few different times in the last 12 to 15 years and every time we visit this area we always stop have a meal. We've never been disappointed of all the he times we have been there.

Thank bigjer2239
Reviewed yesterday

There are 3 dining options at this restaurant: off the menu, family style, or buffet. On all our previous visits we chose family style. But now that our appetites are smaller, the buffet seemed a better choice. And a good choice it was. The first...More

Thank _bookworm2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the Saturday before mothers day, the were busy, I don't think we waited more than 20 minutes, The food is always good, we had family style. The chicken is wonderful. They make their own salad dressing, that is very good. Last but...More

Thank patd640
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the buffet it was great. If you get there at the right time you can sit in one of the Buggy tables VERY COOL !

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing.Thefood all tastes home made and extremely delicious.This is a must see place if you are in the area.Great shops and great staff

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

at this place you can have either buffet or order off menu. Food and service are excellent great for familys, groups or by yourself. also has bakery and other //////amish country stores on same property.

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped there for dinner and the buffet was way too expensive, so we ate in the restaurant part. We had a chicken special, that was very good.

Thank dcscake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the KOA so I figured what the hell everything should be fine Grill everything good to go was having issues with the grill so went over to this place for their dinner. Well I ate and I ate and I ate the food...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the buffet and the drink and dessert are included. Delicious chicken,tender swiss steak and awesome pot roast. Most varieties of pie that I have every seen- aand tbey were all fabulous. We always need to stop there when going to Shipshewana!!!!

Thank Ed K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code?
15 April 2017|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. No shirt no shoes no service....lol
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
How much is it for 13 adults and children for the family dinner and does it include dessert and drinks
14 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
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail