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“Terrific Homestyle Food-Affordable Buffet”

Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We had many folks from the surrounding area suggest that the restaurant was a "MUST DO" spot.
They were correct, it was/is terrific.
3 different menu dining choices. Hot Buffet, Homestyle at your table and broad open menu entree choices. All well priced very fair.
The fried chicken is a winner with homemade mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies.
Or server was very sweet . She saw to it our needs were always met.
Homemade pies to boot!

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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Providing our guests with outstanding service is one of our hallmarks. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again!

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Came for breakfast on a rainy morning. The breakfast buffet was hot, fresh and well stocked with a nice variety of items. All the "usuals" plus a few nice touches like fried mush, fruit slush and home made donuts. The biscuits and gravy were excellent.

Thank Jim S
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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Good Morning Jim! Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit, complete with warm biscuits and gravy! Providing our guests with outstanding service and consistent quality are two of our hallmarks. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Granted, this is a big tourist mecca - it is still fun to visit here. The restaurant has a great selection of food and smartly offers "senior" size meals. This is good because their portions are so large.

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1  Thank Bob A
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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Greetings Bob! 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 patronage. We look forward to hosting you again!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has become enormous over the years but the food remains good. I tried their chicken pot pie. It is very good.

Thank A2601NMterryg
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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your 5-star review and for your loyal patronage over the years! It is an honor to host you! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to serving you again soon! Your table awaits!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 a look at the buffet, the food (particularly the beef and fried chicken) looked awful to my eye. So I settled on the salad bar and once I picked out the rotted lettuce leaf, it was edible. We asked to see menus and about 10 minutes later our waitress brought a couple (after we had both opted for the salad bar). We noticed other tables got rolls. We had to ask for rolls which should have been included and another waitress (not the one assigned to our table) brought us the rolls. We asked for water and the same thing occurred. What a crappy experience. Since retiring we travel a great deal and eat out a lot. I can honestly say that this was the worst restaurant experience I have had in years. Ironically, the place was packed with tourists. I just hope that most of these poor slobs were first timers there.

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1  Thank Glenn W
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TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for your patronage. It is our goal to provide our guests with excellence and quality and we missed the mark on your last visit with us. We appreciate you sharing your feedback so that we can address the issue at hand. It is our sincere desire to warmly welcome you back again soon. Thank you for your review.

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