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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%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (167 reviews)
“noodles” (122 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
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11 - 20 of 1,005 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience. Super service and great atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly and the food was just super. We had the buffet and weren't a bit disappointed.

Thank Thomas J
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings Thomas! Thank you for your patronage and for your wonderful 5-star review! It was a pleasure to serve you! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had a get away weekend at the Essenhaus Inn. One evening we had dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus. A large facility that can easily handle the number of visitors. Although a large crowd our wait was minimal. We opted...More

Thank Rebecca F
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon! Thank you for your wonderful review and warm accolades! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a lovely getaway at the Essenhaus Inn and a delicious meal at the Restaurant. Thank you for allowing us to host you! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Das Dutchman Essenhaus for dinner and went away stuffed. The large buffet features lots of items and your sure to find many items you will enjoy (the fried chicken was great). They also serve a huge selection of fresh pies and other desserts....More

Thank Joe M
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon Joe! Thank you for allowing us to serve you and for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit, including a delicious buffet meal. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the dinner buffet and it was good. A bit limited, but all the food was very tasty. They have a salad table and a main course table. Very limited desserts. Can not comment on anything from the restaurant side and don't know much...More

Thank Gary B
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Gary! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for your review! It was truly a pleasure to have you with us! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon! Your table awaits!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in at approximately 2 pm and chose to sit on the Buffett side. Was not crowded, food on Buffett looked like it had been out for hours! The lettuce for the salad was chopped up so small, chewing was not necessary, the potato...More

2  Thank Pam W
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon Pam! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for your patronage. It is our goal to provide our guests with excellence and quality and it seems we missed the mark on your last visit with us. We appreciate you sharing your feedback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't eat the buffet but off the menu. We were both not real hungry and got the 1/2 portion of cream of chicken. It was very good and a nice portion. Only complaint was our server had to many tables and couldn't get refills...More

Thank Maddyl213
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings! Thank you for making Das Dutchman Essenhaus your travel destination! It was truly a pleasure to host you for a delicious meal. Please accept our apology for the lack of beverage refills you received during your visit. Providing our guests with outstanding service is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, tasty food served in nice surroundings. Presentation of food was not appealing to the eye, yet very good to eat. Friendly servers.More

Thank M9233UDwilliams
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Please accept our apology for your meal presentation not being our desired 5-star experience. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team. Thank you again for visiting!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been at Amish buffets in Lancaster, PA, and this one was embarrassing. There were 3 meat entrees to choose from and only a few sides. The salad bar was half decent but there were only 4 desserts ( one was banana pudding---no pies!)....More

1  Thank 812territ
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus. We are terribly sorry to hear that your time with us did not meet both of our expectations. We pride ourselves in providing each of our guests with a delicious meal that is fresh and of highest-quality,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The buffet includes an excellent salad bar, soups, and home style foods such as mashed potatoes, noodles, & fried chicken along with many other items. It is an excellent meal! There are shops to visit along with an excellent bakery!More

Thank Elizabeth D
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Elizabeth! Thank you for your 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the newly remodeled Bakery. We are also pleased that you enjoyed a delicious meal and time browsing the Essenhaus Village Shops while you were with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw sign on highway and thought it sounded like an interesting place to stop for breakfast. Had I realized Rise & Roll was not far away, we would have gone there instead. We opted for the buffet (and I will be the first to admit...More

Thank jwoge
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your meal was not our desired 5-star experience. We trust the rest of your time with us was pleasant and that perhaps someday you...More

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jotcat2us
3 August 2017|
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Response from garynjudy62 | Reviewed this property |
Buffet was 13.95. Pie extra.
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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, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 574-825-9471
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