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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is one of the best choices in the area for a buffet dinner. There are several choices of greens for the salad base and lots of items to add to suit every taste. The broasted chicken is tender and tasty and the steak is...More

Thank nannyOntario
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This eating establishment is part of an acreage which is set in Middlebury on beautiful grounds. Has quaint little shops which you can explore before of after a meal. Food is excellent, well presented and hot! Staff were very friendly and accommodating and attentive. Was...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Homestyle Amish cooking at its finest! Never had a bad meal here, all is good. Service is prompt and friendly, homey atmosphere and gift items on the perimeter. Also have a bakery where you are able to purchase some of their delicious items including the...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant. You can either eat off the menu, buffet, or family style. We choose the buffet. There was broasted chicken, roast beef, salad, and sides. We enjoyed all the food and our server was good.

Thank bethiegrl1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped for dinner on Labor Day, they were advertising their blueberry pies for 10 dollars...normally 12.75....It was the worst pie I have ever eaten...Did not finish...Tossed the rest in the trash...Do not waste your money...Dinner was good, pie was horrible.

Thank sonmoonmom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Available with menu, family style or buffet. We did the buffet and I will tell you, it tasted like food your grandma would cook! Really great variety! The desserts were also great!! Don't miss a chance to go to this restaurant!!

Thank Bennett2Sons
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good variety of Amish cuisine-good food. The service by our waitress Grace was superb.She was very friendly and professional. We enjoyed the dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Over the years my family have used the Essenhaus for a meeting place for those of us who live in Indiana and my sister who lives in Michigan. It has grown from a large restaurant to a huge complex, including an inn, several little shops,...More

Thank Manddymill
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We enjoyed the food on the buffet. You can also choose family style or order off a menu. Prices are reasonable

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very good buffet ! Had a nice dinner. The Red Raspberry Cream Pie was the highlight of the night. Highly recommend!

Thank lakia
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471
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