Monday, August 29, 2011

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

We are currently in Millersburg Indiana for a brief stopover as we work our way to Mount Rushmore and then to Denver for some medical tests for Bob. We went on the Carriage factory tour today to see where they made our Cameo. It was real interesting and exciting to see the changes they have made. One of note is that they no longer put Duros, or the "Chinese Tire Bombs" on the Cameos, it is now the Goodyear G614s which we just changed our Duros out for.

Driving around Amish country has been a hoot with all the buggys and bicycles. We tried to eat at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in nearby Middlebury yesterday because both the Carriage Yahoo Group and Escapees members highly recommended this place but yesterday was SUNDAY and anything Amish related is closed on Sunday. Well after the tour this morning we ate there and everybody is dead on. This is a great place to eat with everything served family style and the Amish families must like to eat because we were overwhelmed with food and you know that is hard to do :-) We could not even finish the first batch of food they brought out.

What amazed us the most was probably the side dishes, the absolute best noodles we have ever had with great mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and dressing. You also get a salad and bread with homemade dressings for the salad and homemade apple butter or peanut butter for the bread. Plus the meal includes dessert, can you say homemade pies also, and the meal includes a drink. For the meat we had broasted chicken which was also very good. We walked away stuffed and we highly recommend this place to anyone who likes to eat, just come hungry..

We are off tomorrow to our next stopover in Joliet IL where we will get the chance to see Jo's nephew while there. We wished we had more time here but this is one of the few times we actually have to be somewhere at a set time so we will just have to make plans to come back.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. I'll wave from Lake Village, IN, as you go by! :)

  2. We have eaten there and they do serve a lot of food.

  3. One of my most favorite restaurants ever. Those green beans and noodles on mashed potatoes are to die for.

  4. We ate at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus last Monday and we agree that the food is great. We opted to order off the menu - dinner entree and pie - and walked (waddled) away stuffed!

    Selene, NC