“What’s for Dinner?”
Most visitors to Amish country come to the area looking to have good, down-home, Amish comfort food. But where do you go to find this deliciousness? There are many different options, some that you are familiar with and some that you may not be real familiar with.
Cindy's Diner, located on the corner of SR 39 & 62, features a relaxed
1950's style atmosphere and some of the best barbeque you'll find anywhere. Award winning ribs, enormous banana splits, and "Diner Dogs" (one
of my favorites!) are just a few of the specialties you'll find at Cindy's.
Since opening in 1938, the oldest operating restaurant in the village of Berlin, Boyd and Wurthmann Restaurant, has been serving visitors and locals alike, with authentic Amish style foods in a classic diner atmosphere. With its location on Main Street in Berlin, it's easily accessible for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Berlin Farmstead, Der Dutchman and Dutch Valley are sister restaurants owned by Dutchman Hospitality and all feature a fabulous salad and buffet bar, as well as a delectable menu to order from. Der Dutchman and Dutch Valley also have full service bakeries attached to the restaurants, where you can purchase baked goodies to take with you when you go. With locations in Berlin, Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek, you are never too far away from some goodness!!
Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mt. Hope is fast becoming THE place to eat. This restaurant features a wonderful menu to order from and a “special menu” buffet a couple times a month, as well as one of the best breakfast buffets available on Saturday mornings. One visit to Mrs. Yoder’s will tell you why everyone keeps coming back!
Chalet in the Valley is more than just an Amish style restaurant; it is an Amish, Swiss and German style restaurant. Not only are you able to get your favorite comfort food favorites such as roast beef and mashed potatoes, but maybe you are in the mood for some Fondue, Bratwurst or Schnitzel. This is the definitely the place to go! They are also the only Amish style restaurant open on Sunday’s featuring a mouth-watering buffet from 11am-3pm, from March – Dec. Stop in and have a taste!
If you are staying for more than a couple days and have had your fill of comfort food and need to change it up a bit, Amish County has you covered in that department as well! Bags Sports Pub has two locations, one in Millersburg and one in Sugarcreek. From salads, to burgers, to delicious steak entrees and everything in between, Bag’s is a great choice for food and atmosphere, and not what you would normally find in Amish Country. And if you want my opinion, you have to try a pretzel bun! Um – AMAZING!!
Other Casual Dining restaurants that are a must to check out are Warehouse Steak N’ Stein, Olde World Bakery and Bistro and Rebecca’s Bistro. The Warehouse Steak N Stein would be about 45 minutes away from Berlin, but features some awesome food and occasionally live entertainment on Saturday nights. Olde World Bakery and Bistro is the newest restaurant in Berlin and have grown in popularity so much, they are about to open a second location in Millersburg. They are a farm to table restaurant, so everything on the menu is the freshest available. Rebecca’s Bistro is open for breakfast and lunch and features delicious gourmet food! From three-egg omelets to stuffed French toast for breakfast to salads, soups and sandwiches for lunch, Rebecca’s only uses the best from local suppliers. The menu can change week to week, based on the availability of what she can get that week. A visit to Rebecca’s requires planning in advance, I have heard the wait for a table can be an hour or more, and reservations are not accepted. Plan an early or late lunch to beat the crowd or sip a delicious lemonade or cup of coffee while you wait!
We all know a stay at Donna’s means ROMANCE! Maybe you are looking for a special romantic dinner. Amish Country has that for you as well! The Tarragon Restaurant at The Inn at Honey Run sits in the heart of the country and offers a fantastic view from the dining room. Celebrate an Anniversary, Birthday or that special night out! Shy Cellars in Strasburg, Ohio is just a stone’s throw away and features a delicious, gourmet menu that changes daily. Chef Sherry and her staff have thought of everything and you will leave feeling fully satisfied. Raven’s Glenn Winery would be about 45 minutes from Berlin, sitting on the banks of the Tuscarawas River, and is a local winery with a tasting bar and delicious Italian restaurant. Ask to be seated by the window or during the summer months enjoy a glass of wine on the back patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river.
Looking for something on the go? We have multiple fast food and pizza shops in the area as well. Fast food needs no explanation, you can find Burger King, Subway and Dairy Queen, all within five minutes from the office of Donna’s. Pizza can be delivered to your accommodation from East of Chicago Pizza or Fox’s Pizza and we have provided menus in your room for both. Just call and let them know you are staying at Donna’s and the room you are staying in and they will deliver right to your door. However, if you are looking for, in my opinion, the BEST pizza around, please check out Park Street Pizza in Sugarcreek, they will not deliver here, but they do have a really nice restaurant where you can dine in. Enjoy a classic Pepperoni and Cheese, Deluxe or Meat Lover’s Pizza; or maybe you feel adventurous and want to have a Reuben, Buffalo Chicken or Veggie Patch gourmet pizza. Park Street also boasts great salads, sandwiches and wings. You will not be disappointed!
Whatever strikes your fancy, you will find it here in Amish Country. I, personally, have been to all but one of these delicious restaurants and I can honestly say I have never left any of them unsatisfied. My mouth is watering just thinking of the yummy goodness and I am looking forward to my next visit! We will be glad to help with directions to any of the restaurants listed in this blog and have menus for most if not all of the restaurants in the office! My question for you after you have read this blog is "What’s for Dinner?”
Thanks for reading,