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!