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Der Dutchman Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 48 Dessert in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This place consistently has good food. Fried chicken was a bit dry, roast beef tough, but turkey melts in your mouth. Vegetables are always great. Breads are soft and hot, great pairing with the apple butter and sweet peanut butter on the table. Highly recommend this buffet. A service downside - seems every time we visit they sit us in the farthest corner of the restaurant away from food. Requested to be moved closer (since there were many empty seats) and they did, but the hostess was obviously not happy and made multiple snide comments.

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Robin W, Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your visit and review of Der Dutchman Sarasota. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meal from the buffet. I was happy to hear that you were moved to another table when asked but apologize for the way the hostess acted about it. That is not the customer service we want to have. We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to work with our staff.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visit annually with family for the breakfast buffet. The food selections are fantastic. Breakfast buffet includes: fried mush, pancakes, french toast, sausage links, kielbasa, bacon, frozen fruit slush, assorted pastries (creme-filled, caramel iced donuts are delicious!) , sausage gravy, biscuits, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit, apple crisp, scrambled eggs ( mushrooms, peppers, fried onions, cheese sauce on side), hashbrowns, cheesy hash browns, and additional items that I've forgotten. We love the atmosphere here and enjoy shopping the gift shop and bakery following the meal. The caramel-iced cinnamon rolls and ginger molasses whoopie pies are worth the trip!!

Thank Diana B
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Robin W, Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks Diana, glad you enjoued breakfast! Thank you for mentioning the atmosphere, that means a great deal to us!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Best bread pudding and cake, did I say eat dessert first? Go ahead everything was delicious and no wait food was so good if I lived there I would weight 700 lbs

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Robin W, Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Patti, glad you love our great bread pudding! Why not eat dessert first?!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Der Dutchman was the best restaurant we visited during our vacation to Sarasota. The breakfast buffet was an amazing bargain ($10/person) and the food served was delicious and fresh. The donuts are possibly the best donuts I have ever tasted.

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Robin W, Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed our yummy donuts!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel next door, and visited this amish restaurant for lunch and/or dinner with our kids age 4 and 10 for two consecutive days in March. You have the option to order from the menu, or go with the buffet, which is all you can eat for $15 per adult, and half the price or less for a child, depending of the child’s age. The choices for lunch and dinner were always the same. (!) You can make your own salad, add some yummy mashed potatoes and a choice of meat. Desert is included. Chocolate cake was good. Icecream is included at the end of the meal, the waitress will ask if you want vanilla, chocolate or a twist of the two. Unfortunately the icecream is not that good. Definitely not handmade.
Staff is very nice, especially the younger people. We met people from all over the world, and they were genuinely helpful and very pleasant. Lots of elders going there for lunch. There might be better options to eat in Sarasota, but the proximity to the new Carslile Inn hotel ( I think they own the hotel, too) and the fact that the kids loved the place and the variety of options they offered were a huge bonus. There is an amish bakery and a gift shop on the site, too.

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Robin W, Manager at Der Dutchman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review of Der Dutchman Sarasota. I am happy you enjoyed your meals and service!

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