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“Very good buffet, home cookin'”

Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I took my wife here for her first time. I have had the buffet before and new she would like it. For those that have been to Frankenmuth, MI, this is the Amish version done much better. This also goes for nearby Shipshewana, it's a package deal. Anyway, the food tastes homemade. Turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, green beans with bacon, cabbage, mashed potatoes, salad bar and the list goes on. Each item a must try. I generally dislike buffets but this one is of the highest quality. They even have one booth inside of an Amish buggy, I just don't know how you can get seated there. When your done with dinner or lunch, hit the bakery for some amazing pies or other goodies. Essenhaus is a true gem. For the best deal on the buffet do a late lunch, it's a lower price but still quality dinner food.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The food is Amish-inspired, and will please everyone! Definitely recommend the roast beef, and if you you're able to - go with the buffet. You get to sample everything this way. Then next time, you know what to order if you want to just get the menu-dinning.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The food is delicious, the pies are heavenly, the atmosphere is perfect - calm and beautiful! Would recommend that everyone stop by here when in the area.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Ate dinner here with 2 bus loads of people. Seated immediately, served immediately and plenty of food. We ate family style where heaping trays of fried chicken, roast beef, vegetables were passed down over and over until you pop. But they also have regular seating with menus. Food was very good. Chicken a little over fried but roast beef melts in you mouth. Lots of pies to choose from.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Ate here for breakfast and supper as we were staying in the hotel. Food was good and plentiful. We were seated right away and our waitresses were attentive.

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