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Das Dutchman Essenhaus

240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
+1 574-825-9471
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (173 reviews)
“noodles” (125 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (94 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
240 US Highway 20, Middlebury, IN 46540
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1 - 10 of 1,018 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I enjoyed the family style chicken dinner. Good food and good service! We will return again soon!!

Thank Kellie L
Reviewed yesterday

Can't beat the old-timey food flavors. Nice buffet setup. Service exceptional - super nice folks. The only thing needing worked on is the macaroni and cheese. Otherwise, very nice.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for lunch in July. Lots of seating, reasonable service with a decent menu. Food was good quality, not too badly priced. Very good portions too! We used the table service area, but I understand there's a buffet area too. They also have...More

Thank turgonuk
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings and thank you for allowing us to host you for a day of shopping, dinning and relaxing at Das Dutchman Essenhaus! It was truly a pleasure and honor to have you with us! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again soon! Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for dinner on a Tuesday night. We wanted the buffet so you need to go to that side of the restaurant. The other side is menu or family style. They have a huge are for dining. You can even eat in an Amish...More

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

Greetings! Thank you for your wonderful review and for visiting! 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 soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had eaten here in past years but this time I was underwhelmed. The quantity of the dinner buffet is good but I felt the quality was not much above average. The chicken, stuffing, and mashed potatoes weren’t special. The vegetables are the typical corn...More

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

Greetings! Thank you for visiting Das Dutchman Essenhaus and for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our selection of sugar-free pies, homemade dinner rolls and our delicious peanut butter and apple butter spread. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So if you ever find yourself on US 20 in northern rural Indiana between the eastern shores of Lake Michigan and the eastern border with Ohio, and you are hungry, plan a stop at Middlebury and relax at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Not only do they...More

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

Good Morning Brian! Thank you for your wonderful review! It was truly an honor and pleasure to have you with us! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back during your next travels to the area. Your table awaits...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the buffet and was extremely impressed with quality and quantity of food. The biggest problem we experienced was figuring out what to go back for on the 2nd trip. Would've loved to have gone back for breakfast!More

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

Good Morning Dawne! How wonderful to read your review! Thank you for allowing us to host you for a delicious buffet meal! And yes, we would like to welcome you back again for a breakfast experience as well! Thank you again for visiting with us!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though the reviews sounded great, I would say an average buffet restaurant. Chicken on buffet light on white meat and legs. Garden lettuce was out. Slow to restock buffet. No good dessert on buffet-just cookies. Perhaps the family style is fresher, but more expensive for...More

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

Greetings! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience with us. It is our goal to provide our guests with an experience that exceeds their expectations and it seems we missed the mark on your last visit. We appreciate you sharing your feedback so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by Essenhaus for lunch while traveling the Indiana Toll Road. The restaurant is 6 or 7 miles south of theToll Road. Very large restaurant that is Cut into sections so you get a cozier feel. You can choose to order from a menu or...More

Thank mikexyz22
TheEssenhaus, Manager at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Mike! 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! We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have Family Style and were very happy with that choice. Everything was delicious and our server was very friendly and made sure we had refills of food and drink if needed. She let us take our pie to go since we were...More

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

Greetings! Thank you for your review! 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 forward to hosting you again!

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trevayoder
30 September 2017|
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Response from jeanmrasmussen | Reviewed this property |
I thought drink was included maybe it was not. Sorry can't remember.
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trevayoder
30 September 2017|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Greetings! We would be delighted to send you information regarding our private buffet dining options. Would you mind sharing your e-mail information with us so that we can provide you with that information?
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TrevaMontpelier_Ohio
26 September 2017|
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Response from TheEssenhaus | Property representative |
Good afternoon and thank you for your inquiry! We are closed on Thanksgiving day; however, we do have a wonderful "Thanksgiving to Go" meal which many of our guests enjoy at their homes on Thanksgiving day. For more... 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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