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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

) #1 of 18 Restaurants in Middlebury ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
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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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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Reviewed yesterday

Extremely poor service combined with food that looks awful--how is that Amish style? Could it be the tourist trap atmosphere? We weren't given menus when we sat down. We had no idea what was on the menu. Are we supposed to guess? When I took...More

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has a delicious selection of comfort foods. We ate on the buffet and I was amazed at how good everything tasted. The beef is spectacular! Only downfall was the lack of desserts on the buffet side of the restaurant. For as much as...More

Thank vtgmama
Reviewed 2 days ago

food is good, a bit over-priced in my opinion, but you are in a touristy area, so that is bot unexpected. I had the grilled ham plate and iit was excellent. My father-in-law had (what he called exploded chicken (basically chicken ala king) and it...More

Thank HollyBerryElf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful menu with a lot of 'real dinner' choices, and an amazing choice for deserts. No beer or wine, but plenty of drink choices. The chairs are unpadded and not the most comfortable. The rooms are decorated in a very entertaining fashion. There is a...More

Thank BLB36
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for leaving your feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the offerings on our menu, our decor, and shopping! We are sorry to hear that your chair was not the most comfortable. Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate your feedback...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

You can choose from the buffet or family style dining. You can not go hungry for the price. Staff very friendly and helpful. They have a great bakery. When you are finished with your meal, you can visit the shops on the property.

Thank rebecca s
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and for leaving a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our various dining options, good service, our Bakery and shops! Thanks for the feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly hostess and a nice waitress made this a memorable experience. We enjoyed the various meats and vegetables offered and left filled and happy. The mashed potatoes rocked!More

Thank MH B
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving us a review! We are pleased to hear your feedback as excellent service and consistent quality are two of our hallmarks. It's good to hear you specifically enjoyed our buffet offerings including our mashed potatoes! Thanks...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant before on our trips to the Elkhart area and it is a good basic buffet. The roast beef is tender and has good flavor. The best part is the pies available for desert afterwards. They are great.

Thank MajorLSU
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the roast beef on our buffet as well as our famous pies! Thanks again for stopping in. We hope to see you in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here. We had sit down service, family style service and buffet. All is so good. The roast beef is absolutely the best if you want beef. There isn't enough space for me to comment about the food here. I...More

Thank jetskiduo
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review and for joining us for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like carbs and eating in the basement, then this place is for you. Big placec with lots of knick knacks for sale and a bakery. Yummy pies, breads and cookies in the bakery.More

Thank IndySig
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the newly remodeled Bakery. We are also pleased that you enjoyed a some tasty treats while you were with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, the dinners my wife and I had were tasty and deliciious. The service was excellent. Amish country is the place to go for old fashioned comfort food and this place is one of the best.More

Thank Brian B
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Brian, thank you for your review! 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 and for your loyal patronage. We look forward to...More

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lblohm
15 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
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
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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