I've been to many Amish restaurants and buffets over the years and Gasthof is a good one. I'd not call it the best. That honor, in my view, goes to Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen in Mount Hope, Ohio. But Gasthof is definitely a solid performer, and worth the visit if you are in the area. There's another great Amish buffet not far away, called Stoll's. Neither of these are Amish-owned, but the recipes are Amish inspired and there are Amish cooks in the kitchen.
I was at Gasthof Amish Village on a Wednesday night, which is senior night, which means my 77-year-old mother, who was with me, scored a good deal on the buffet. My youth cost me, no discount for me. So Wednesday night is a great night to visit, but many Amish businesses in the community are closed on Wednesdays, so if you are visiting the settlement, maybe stay at Gasthof on Wednesday night, have dinner at the buffet, and then explore the next day.
Here are some food scenes from my visit:
Lots of good fixin's on the salad bar part. I liked the pea salad.
My mother went for the cabbage rolls.
This was the stuffing.
The barbecued ribs, lower right, those were by far the best tasting item on the buffet, I thought.
Pretty much all-you-can-eat chicken.
I loved the iced sugar cookies on the buffet, but if those aren't your thing, an adjoining bakery offers plenty more goodies!
Oh my Kevin I’m not sure how you could drop any weight going to buffets. Its like going back in time, me personally I have never liked buffets because I always eat too much! One of my friends who caters weddings said you save money serving people food instead of buffets.
I live in Seattle when Covid hit, most of our grocery stores stopped all of their open salad/food bars/even Deli’s. Some things have reopened in different areas. We are dealing with a real homeless issue here-they walk in the grocery/pharmacy/etc stores and just take stuff and walk out- the employees are told not to chase or confront them. Its gotten crazy!
But really I just wanted to Highlight a past way of eating Buffets!