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Der Dutchman Restaurant

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720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
+1 419-886-7070
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Der Dutchman many times and the food and service is always excellent. Today, on Thanksgiving, I was disappointed not in the food or service but the organization. The restaurant was open from 11-4, our reservation was at 11:30 since groups of 12 or more is the only way reservations were accepted. I was with my parents... More 

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Thank ang51270
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ang51270, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. I'm sorry about the large crowd and the frustration you experienced dealing with it. Thanksgiving is always an extremely busy day for us and we'll keep re-evaluating ways to better handle the large crowd, so thank you again... More 

Marion
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488 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at all the Der Dutchman restaurants within the last six months and I think this is the best one. The only headache is the road construction milling and repaving that makes it an adventure to get into the parking lot or back to the highway. No wait time on a Friday afternoon and food was definitely better... More 

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Thank Paul S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent very fresh the best fried chicken we've ever eaten buffet was refilled frequently to keep it fresh staff was very friendly and efficient but not hovering place was very clean and pleasant

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Thank Dirk A
Bellville, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Mansfield/Lexington/Bellville, Ohio area, the beautiful Der Dutchman Restaurant is a must stop to have a meal. my favorite comfort food for lunch and/dinner are broasted chicken, potatoes, noodles, stuffing, green beans and a big yummy roll. Honestly they have everything from a weekend breakfast buffet to a wonderful dinner buffet. You can get roast beef,... More 

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Thank Cynthia T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived and there was 1/2 wait. No problem..it's 5:30 on a Saturday night...to be expected. As we were waiting in comes 200 ( at least ) kids and families escorted into the banquet room. Then we were seated and ordered the buffet. We walk around the corner and there is are the regular customers and the 200 banquet guests!... More 

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Thank Dlhfltbd
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dlhfltbd, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We had an abnormally large amount of groups that called in Saturday wanting to make reservations. Most of them chose to do our buffet which unfortunately created long lines at our buffet. We try to monitor how many are dismissed at once to eliminate the long... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

with their lunch buffet. (Disappointed that dinner rolls were not fresh.) This is a chain along a freeway. Large gift shop and bakery.

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Thank Nanci H
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nanci H, Thank you for your review. We appreciated the opportunity to serve you and I'm sorry to hear that you weren't impressed with our lunch buffet. (more specifically, the dinner rolls). Our bakery does bake the dinner rolls fresh every day, so I'd be interested to hear why you felt they weren't fresh. I'd like the opportunity to... More 

Avon Lake, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Food was good. Had the buffet. Overly shredded lettuce and minced broccoli in the salad bar...found that to be rather odd. Broasted chicken was really good. It looked just like the pictures. Real mashed potatoes were ok, but overly whipped? If you order the apple dumpling, ask for 2 spoons. It was delicious. Trust me...share the calories... More 

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Thank 19Kimmy70
Tavernier, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good waitress and food. Two of us had the salad bar and thought there was soup on the salad bar, but there wasn't. We still enjoyed it and were very full when we left!

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Thank Giftedruth
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a regular stop for us on the way home from visiting with our daughter in Illinois. It is usually around dinner time when we reach this spot and we know a good meal is waiting for us. Also can pick up a load of good bread for breakfast the next morning. Then the gift shop is also enjoyable... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Typical Der Dutchman. Three of us there for lunch buffet. Salad part had a lot of choices. Hot food selection was quite good. One of our group wanted turkey, which was not on the buffet, but the server said she'd be happy to bring some out separately. Service was excellent !!! Nice selection of gifts on the second level. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +1 419-886-7070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?