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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here twice the week we were in the area. Both times were good. No wait on a weekday but 15 minutes on our weekend visit (dinner time). Choices of meats vary by night. There is always chicken tho. Good service. Tasty food.

Thank L M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The fried chicken was awesome. This is a huge restaurant with an Amish bakery attached. You can either order from a menu or the buffet. The restaurant is very clean and the choices on the buffet were excellent.More

Thank CALewis
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings! Thank you for making Das Dutchman Essenhaus your travel destination and for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit including a delicious buffet meal complete with our famous broasted chicken! We look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Husband and I stopped for lunch after a delightful carriage ride. Many comfort food choices. We ate light in order to have pie for dessert. My salad was fresh and made as specified. Husbands hot sandwich was yummy. It came with a fried pickle -...More

Thank skey1952
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning! Thank you for your review and for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus! What a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed a delightful carriage ride and a delicious meal during your time with us. We hope that the fried pickle became a favorite for your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate at this restaurant while on a bus tour of the area. Had the buffet. Salad bar was very good and really nice with a wide selection. The buffet had three or four kinds of meat and all kinds of sides. Neat and clean buffet....More

Thank digetydog2004
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Welcome to Middlebury and to Das Dutchman Essenhaus! Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit while on your bus tour. We are also pleased that you enjoyed a delicious meal, complete with a slice of pie, while...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the day at Shipshewana and drove over to Middlebury to eat at Das Essenhaus. We certainly ate ourselves silly. The food was excellent. Everything was served family style but you can also order off the menu or they also had a buffett. The...More

Thank ColWill06
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings! Thank you for your delightful review and for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Providing our guests with outstanding service and consistent quality are two of our hallmarks. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been taking the journey from Fort Wayne to Middlebury for a number of years now. We have had a lot of good times there too. The food has always been delicious. Unfortunately we were terrible disappointed a week ago. We ate in the...More

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

Good Afternoon! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Please accept our sincere apology for your Turkey Manhattan not being at proper temperature. In addition, we are saddened to hear that your meal and dining experience did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been here a couple times. They always seem to be busy,but the food is Delicious!

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

Greetings! Thank you for your loyal patronage and wonderful 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for enjoying a family meal with us. We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited couple days ago. Buffet was quality food and an excellent choice. Chicken was superior, very reasonable price , and the service was the best. To my surprise there was a car show and while we waited for the call to our table we viewed...More

1  Thank Tweeter031046
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit, including a stroll through the Classic Car Cruise-In! We host this wonderful event every Thursday evening from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating Amish food. The chicken was really good mashed potatoes were ordinary. My son had the Manhattan which was the sandwich buried in gravy and it was disgusting. If I were you go for the pie and a cup...More

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

Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus. We are terribly sorry to hear that the Manhattan Sandwich did not meet both of our expectations; however, we are pleased that you enjoyed our homemade mashed potatoes, broasted chicken and excellent service. We pride ourselves in providing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I eat here every time we come to area. They have excellent food. If you haven't had a chance to eat there you have no idea what your missing.

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

Hello Peggy! Thank you for your loyal patronage and for your wonderful 5-star review! It is truly our pleasure to serve you during your travels. Thank you again! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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jotcat2us
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Response from labrador47 | Reviewed this property |
Lunch was $12.50 dinner varies by the type of meal you desire, Buffet only was $13.95
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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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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, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471
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