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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

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240 U.S. 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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East Dundee
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The value of this place was middle range for the buffet, The service was good and rest rooms clean. Beverages do not come with buffet so be prepared. Over all very nice place and the food was good.

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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2nd time we have eaten here and both times have been excellent. We got the lunch buffet and all the food was great. Service was great. We have eaten at some other "Amish" restaurants and it's not homemade or even good food. We have been so disappointed but not here. We got exactly what we wanted...good home style food. Thank... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast buffet Very Poor in my opinion. Food not hot. Found two long hairs in the gravy. Disappointed by this restaurant for breakfast. Lunch & dinner are usually good.

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South Bend, Indiana
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Das Dutchmen Essenhaus restaurant and I had the dinner buffet on a Friday night. I went with a group of women to celebrate a Bachelorette weekend. Our waitress was so very friendly and pleasant and the food was good. My favorite dishes were the fish and the corn. It was Friday night so it... More 

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Oglesby
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very busy restaurant for lunch on a Tuesday. However, they were set up well to handle the crowds. They had a dining room for folks wanting the buffet and a dining room for menu service. I chose menu service, pretty much knew what I wanted, and was served quickly. I was back on the road in less... More 

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Rochester, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what was going on this (Saturday) night, but we had to wait for almost 1.5 hours to get seated... The place was packed. Haven't been there before so do not know if this is normal, but would recommend that you call ahead to see if there is a wait time. They do not take reservations. Once seated, the... More 

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Galesburg, Michigan
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place,BUT, this time very little food was good, perhaps too many people, lines long, nearly two hour wait, so sad.

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Thank Nana529
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family never passes up a chance to stop here for a meal when we're in town. The ultimate comfort food! Service is always outstanding and the atmosphere is spot on.

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Thank Cherie D
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attentive service, breadth of offering, the exquisite pies and breads and overall serving size makes Das Dutchman Essenhaus a real gem in the rough

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Warsaw, Indiana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had a bad meal here. Food was hot, plentiful and very good. Salad bar had plenty of sides from which to choose. The buffet included both beef roast and chicken (fried) and several sides. Cost was very reasonable at 11.99 per person for the lunch buffet. We were seated promptly and our server was friendly and helpful. Didn't... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 U.S. 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471

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