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Der Dutchman Restaurant

720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
+1 419-886-7070
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (39 reviews)
“pies” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for lunch on the way from Cincinnati to Cleveland. It is good, basic food made the way mom used to. It is worth the stop if you do not eat fast food.

Thank drdeger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here because we ate in one similar in Hocking Hills. This one was far inferior to that one. The hot food was ok, not a lot of variety. We ordered " home made" pie and it was not home made. The crust was terrible...More

Thank mycatsb1
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mycatsb1, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations on your recent visit. Please rest assured that all of our pies & baked goods are made here in our in-house bakery. I sincerely apologize that the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for a quick bite to eat. We have been to this restaurant before. The breakfast was very good and I topped it off with one of the cream filled doughnuts My wife also had a nice time shopping at the...More

Thank Carl_Bohman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant because we wanted something fast but more wholesome. The restaurant has a small lunch buffett for 14.99 that hit the spot. The broasted chicken and ham was very good. My husband tried the pot roast which was a little dry....More

Thank needlottery
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. And I know the host that you're referring to, he is indeed quite the talker! I'll be sure to share your comments with our staff. Have a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a buffet style restaurant with a very large gift shop. It is two stories and stocked with a variety of unique items. There are an assortment of fresh pastries, old time candies and some deli items in the food section. There is clothing, shoes,...More

Thank FloridaGirl4340
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It feels so comfortable in this restaurant! They have tables and booths. They also have a special corner booth that's decorated for Ohio State, if you'd like to cheer them on! Der Dutchman has a great buffet. So many choices. All so fresh. Priced reasonably....More

Thank missysissy
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you missysissy for your kind review. It is very much appreciated! Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a great weekend! Jeremy

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped in Belleville off I-71 at exit 165 to eat lunch at the Der Dutchman. Food was terrific with juicy and crispy broasted chicken, dutch noodles as a side and rhubarb pie for dessert.

Thank Ginfighter
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

In my opinion, you can't and Der Dutchman Restaurant and Gift Shop is no exception!!! My hubby and I both ordered the liver and onions. It comes with homemade yeast rolls that were pure heaven and two sides. The liver and onions were the best...More

Thank Marilyn S
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you Marilyn for your review. I'm glad you and your husband enjoyed your visit with us! Your kind words are very much appreciated and will be shared with my team. Have a great day! Jeremy

Reviewed 9 August 2017

A nice family place for home cooking. We had the buffet and the food was very good. The salads on the cold buffet tasted homemade. The hot buffet had home cooking favorites like real mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, noodles, 4 types of meat, several types...More

Thank Vickie H
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Vickie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our buffet! Thank you for the kind words! Have a great week! Jeremy

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were on our way up to Akron, OH and came here for lunch. The service was very quick and had your meal in a after of minutes. My husband ordered the "Manhattan", a thick white bread sandwich with hot roast beef in the middle...More

Thank Brunbag
Jeremy H, General Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you Brunbag for the 5 star review here on TripAdvisor! I'm glad that you had a great experience with us. It was our pleasure to serve you and your husband and look forward to doing so again in the future! Have a great day!...More

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Carmee R
Dear Jeremy or top Manager of Der Dutchman, I have not been to this restaurant in at least a decade, I see there is a common thread here. The food has gone down hill and does not have the same quality it had years ago and is not hot on the buffet. I see that you keep asking people what the problem of their meals was, I can spot these same issues. Surprised you don't see it. I am a frequent reviewer on tripadvisor, so naturally, I looked your restaurant up because I am coming to the area and wanted to bring family. I am very disappointed to see these issues and will probably look elsewhere to dine. I wish you would take care of these issues to return this restaurant to the wonderful establishment it once was. I hope to return when I see the reviews are a steady stream of positives. Loved this place! Thank you for reading my comments. Carmee Ross
1 March 2017|
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Response from Jeremy H | Property representative |
Dear Carmee R, While we always strive for perfect reviews, we realize that we will make mistakes from time to time. We truly value all of our feedback we receive and work hard to learn from it and improve. We’ve had a few... More
20 November 2016|
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20 November 2016|
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Response from dutchmanhospitality | Property representative |
Hi conmer43, we are open on Thanksgiving, 11am to 4pm, and the Thanksgiving Buffet is $17.99 per person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-8814
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +1 419-886-7070
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