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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Melissa Doyle

    Awwwww I was soooooo sad not to see Hartville Kitchen on the top 5 Amish Restaurants. It far exceeds anything in Holmes County.

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    1. Kevin

      Melissa, thanks for telling me about this…I have not been to Hartville Kitchen before…where is it? And is it Amish-owned?

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      1. Melissa Doyle

        Hi oh my you have missed the best. I believe you are in Ohio right? 77 North to Portage Rd. / North Canton exit. Right off the exit, to the square of North Canton. Turn left on route 8 go north to Edison St. in Hartville turn right. Follow it till you see a big beautiful white building on your left. I suggest roast beef, salad with house dressing, and green beans. Do not leave without pie!! Store inside is a must. The 3d pictures in the lobby are breathtaking. Go on monday once the weather is good. Down further on same road is their flea market. You won’t be dissapointed. Last time I was home the tru value in Hartville is also Mennonite owned. You will find Amish and Mennonite communities working together both at the restaurant and the flea market. Large area of Hartville has very dark black dirt, the produce in the summer at the flea market is the best ever!

      2. Kevin

        Interesting….I know some Amish people who were raised in Hartville, but I didn’t think there were any Amish left there. Sounds great, I will be sure to check it out next time I am in that area!

  2. Ron S.

    Am planning a tour of Amish areas in Lancaster, PA and nearby Amish areas. Any suggestions for me to try their delicious fine dining restaurants?

    Ron

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    1. Gail

      Honestly, no. Most have closed. The Stoltzfus family did wedding suppers by reservation. I’ve heard good things about Yoder’s in Lititz, but I haven’t been there. Millers, Good and Plenty, and Plain and Fancy are aimed at tourists. Miller’s is $30 for the buffet, I believe. Restaurants are very consuming in terms of time and labor.

      I would suggest hiring a guide from the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. They will take you to the off the path places, and they will have a suggestion as to where to eat.

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  3. RMFrancis

    What is the name of the coffee shop in Authur Il?

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  4. Michael Land

    I feel Denniers on route 30 in Lancaster County should be on this list. They have a great selection of deliciously tasty food. A must visit if in the area.

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks, Michael, I have not been there before so it didn’t make the list, but I have heard nothing but good things about Denniers!

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      1. Gail

        I don’t like Denniers. The last time we were there, it was horrible. Heavily salted to hide the taste of bland food. I ate a small amount, and was physically ill by the time we made it to the car. Family Cupboard was wonderful. More space, and better food. I never understood why they didn’t close Denniers and keep Family Cupboard open. Especially since the food there was MUCH better. In the summer, the AC at Denniers can’t keep up, and eating is just a hot miserable experience. We have stopped eating there because each visit was just worse, and after I was ill, we couldn’t make excuses anymore. We’ve also noticed that each visit is more and more tourists, and virtually no local people.

        Most of the restaurants are aimed at tourists, and they are expensive. Bird in Hand Family Restaurant has also transitioned to high quantity low quality food. I really know if no good place. People have found that reservations for things like an Amish Wedding Supper are more profitable because they know the number of people attending, and can control cost. Restaurants are very time, labor, resource consuming. It’s much easier to do a bulk food store or some other retail outlet with better hours.

      2. Kevin

        Gail, I completely agree with you on Family Cupboard…having not been to Dennier’s I can’t speak to their quality, but I have been to Family Cupboard and loved it….

  5. Denise

    I live in Sarasota and the 2-story Der Dutchman Restaurant in Pinecraft is fabulous.

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    1. Kevin

      Hi, Denise…I have been there and it is good, but I like Yoder’s better!:)

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  6. Jeanine

    Have you been to Boyd & Wurthman’s in Berlin, Ohio? Not far from Mrs. Yoder’s but much better in my opinion. Also, Dutch Valley outside of Sugarcreek has excellent food, and their German Chocolate pie is to die for!

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    1. Kevin

      Jeanine, thank you for your post. Hmmm, maybe I should do a “Mrs. Yoder’s vs. B & W” post sometime! I have been to B&W….I don’t think they purport to be an Amish restaurant per se (someone correct me on this if I am wrong), they are just a restaurant that happens to be in Amish country…although they do have a number of Amish that work there, so you do get an Amish influence in the cooking…B &W is located in charming downtown Berlin and is definitely worth a stop.. If I could only have one meal in Holmes County, I’d pick Mrs. Yoder’s hands-down over B & W. That said, if you are visiting over a period of days, B & W is absolutely worth a stop…I’d pick them over, say, the Farmstead in Berlin…and B & W really excels with their pies, man, they have good pies…so, moral of this post: spend a couple of days in that area so you don’t have to just pick one place to eat at! And I have not been to Dutch Valley, but I have heard good things!

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  7. Gail

    We like Yoders in Mt. Hope Ohio. But, we also like the Amish Door and Der Dutchman. When we go home, we always try to get to Der Dutchman. Hartville is amazing too.

    In PA, the Bird-in-Hand Bake Shoppe on Gibbons road is WONDERFUL, and not to be confused with the Bird-in-Hand Bakery across from the farmer’s market. Take the turn at the railroad underpass to find the Bake Shoppe.

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks, Gail, for these suggestions!

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