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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
+1 574-825-9471
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (182 reviews)
“noodles” (128 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (95 reviews)
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American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540-9713
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1 - 10 of 1,056 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both my boys and my husband said this was the best breakfast ever.... and they are picky.....we had a great time. Good service. Doretta is awesome! Bring an empty stomache and lots of money for the gift store!!! Its amazing!!!! We spent a ton!

Thank Joshua K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a bustling place, but we never felt rushed or crowded. Our server was sweet and efficient, and the food was plentiful and very good. And the pie was amazing!

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the buffet - disappointed. Quite some years ago you could order a chicken dinner with "homemade" dressing and "homemade" noodles. These items on the buffet were Not "homemade........tasted like they were from bag, can, etc. We expected better quality food...More

Thank Eliza H
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Eliza! Thank you so very much for visiting and allowing us to host you! We are terribly sorry to hear that your recent visit did not meet both of our expectations. We pride ourselves in providing each of our guests with a delicious...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with our family, we all had the buffet and there was plenty of selection for everyone to pick from. This is a great place for groups, families, birthday parties or just a night out!

Thank Ray S
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Ray! What a delight to hear from you! Thank you for your splendid review, accolades and recommendations! We are honored! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a stay in Shipshewana, IN, we wanted to have lunch before we headed home. We had driven by the restaurant the previous day and saw that the parking lot was packed. My wife had the chopped steak and I had the cheeseburger.We both also...More

Thank Randy F
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Randy! What a treat to hear you enjoyed your first visit (hopefully with more to come) to Das Dutchman Essenhaus! We are honored to have had the pleasure of serving you and providing you with a delicious breakfast for the next day! Thank you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have had lunch or dinner each year here when I visit the area for the last 20 years. And have always enjoyed it. It is fun to eat here even for the kids. The buffet is really good!More

Thank hawkjl
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon! Thank you so very much for your delightful review and for sharing your recent visit with us! We are honored to have your patronage for the last 20 years! Thank you for allowing us to you! We look forward to warmly welcoming you...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Have been here twice and food is great. Complimentary dinner rolls with lunch are unbelievably delicious. This was off the menu dining. The family style meal is also excellent.

Thank retrieverfan466
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Good Morning from the Essenhaus Team! We are so pleased to hear you that have enjoyed your two recent visits! Thank you for making us your destination and for allowing us to serve you! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is a tourist trap. If you like buffet food you’ll love it. But if you prefer fresh homemade entrees and fresh ingredients this is not for you.More

1  Thank HoosierDady
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Greetings! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are terribly sorry that your visit did not meet both of our expectations. Thank you so very much for stopping in and allowing us to...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I took my three daughters here for lunch and spent $69 on lunch and I tip. Yikes! The food was good but we could have eaten someplace else for much cheaper. This was my 3 trip there Over the years. My German exchange student did...More

Thank Leona B
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello Leona! What a treat to hear about our roast beef! Thank you for sharing this with us! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you are visiting the shipshewana or middlebury area of indiana then the Das Dutchman Essenhaus in amiddlebury is a must stop. They have abreally large buffet with allkinds of home cooked items. The fried chicken is my favorite. This is a really large restaurant...More

Thank Joefarmer17
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Good Afternoon Joe! What a delight to receive your review! Thank you for visiting! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon!

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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