Essenhaus, Inc. Restaurants | Lodging | Meeting Facility | Conference Rooms & Meeting Rooms | Hotels & Motels | Caterers | Bakeries

240 US 20
P.O. Box 1217
Middlebury, IN 46540-1217
(574) 825-9471 | (800) 455-9471
Fax: (574) 825-0455
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Only 6 miles south of the I-80/90 Toll Road (exit 107). Located directly on US 20...3 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit!

about us

Das Dutchman Essenhaus is an ideal place to experience the time-honored tradition of sharing a meal together. Family, neighbors, travelers and friends are welcome to pull up a chair and savor the authentic (generations-old) family recipes served since 1971. Browse through the distinctive gift shops and stores filled with treasures, select your favorite treats in the bountiful bakery, experience an inspirational live theatre performance and spend a bit of time enjoying a breath of fresh air before settling in for a peaceful evening at the charming inn. As Indiana's largest restaurant, we're pleased to offer multiple dining options. Regardless the selection you make, our polished casual atmosphere helps you relax and celebrate; even if the occasion you are celebrating is a simply time and meal shared together. Enjoy our Menu, Buffet or Family-Style dining Monday thru Saturday. Just steps away from the restaurant, fill your basket with our very own packaged noodles, made-from-scratch pies, breads, rolls, spreads and salad dressings available at the Essenhaus Bakery. You'll find the latest trends in home decor, accents and fashion at the Essenhaus Village Shops. Originally Amish homestead buildings, these five quaint gift shops have been renovated and now exist as a charming collection of gift shops. Quietly nestled between the world-famous restaurant and our charming inn, enjoy a vast array of treasures. Discover Inspirational gifts, primitive decor, framed artwork, games, lake, coastal and lodge-inspired decor, unique handbags, jewelry, accessories as well as


  • Restaurant & Bakery
  • Inn
  • Shops & Live Theatre
  • Catering
  • Wholesale Foods