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445 S. Jefferson Route 42
Plain City, Ohio 43064
614 873 3414
GPS: 40.106001, -83.278620


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Der Dutchman Restaurant {PLAIN CITY}

Set near corn and soybean fields at the edge of town, Der Dutchman Restaurant is a fixture in Plain City and a popular gathering spot for both its hardworking people and those who are just passing through. It’s one place they can always count on for great food, good value, familiar comforts, and a real sense of community.

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Local Character & Loyal Customers

Many of our customers are regulars who eat at Der Dutchman, or carry out from our menu, more than once a week. We’re their “kitchen away from home”—and with good reason. Der Dutchman serves exactly the kind of simple food associated with home cooking—hearty, satisfying, made-from-scratch meals that make everyone happy to pull up to the table. It’s tradition you can taste.

Good Food for a Good Morning

Our Country Breakfast Buffet, served from 7:30 to 11:00 AM Monday through Saturday, provides plenty of savory selections. Scrambled eggs, crisp-fried cornmeal mush, and homemade biscuits with sausage gravy are among the satisfying choices. For a sweet start to the day, there are buttermilk pancakes, breakfast pastries, and fresh fruit.

If you opt to order off the menu, you are deliciously rewarded, as well. Try the gigantic cinnamon rolls (you’ll probably want to share), still warm and perfectly swirled with creamy icing; or our farm-fresh made-to-order omelets; or slices of thick French toast cut from loaves of our own made-from-scratch bread.

The Perfect Place for Lunch & Dinner

Later in the day join our many loyal customers for the Barn-Raising Buffet. Available from 11:30 AM until closing, it’s all about sharing abundance, choosing as you go, and lots of variety—things that resonate with regulars and visitors alike. The plentiful array includes specially seasoned chicken, roast beef, and ham; classic bread stuffing; real mashed potatoes with gravy; homemade egg noodles; creamed corn and green beans; our garden-fresh salad bar; and just-baked desserts.

On the menu, you’ll find classics like meatloaf, country pork chops, and a slow-roasted turkey dinner that tastes like Thanksgiving all year long! For lighter options, there are homemade soups, broiled seafood, sandwiches, and entrée salads. And everyone enjoys a trip to our beautiful Salad Bar. As bountiful as a garden and as colorful as a quilt, the array includes fresh vegetables, prepared salads, homemade dressings, and regional specialties that are constantly refilled and refreshed. Children enjoy choosing their favorite foods from our Kid’s Menu.

Thanksgiving, Christmas pies

Family-Style Meals are another long-standing Der Dutchman tradition. These family-friendly meals include baskets of warm bread; generous platters of chicken, ham, or roast beef; and a variety of savory side dishes to pass and share. Everyone also enjoys a trip to the salad bar and the perfect finishing touch—a piece of our legendary pie.

Der Dutchman makes all its own baked goods, so dessert is always worth saving room for—especially the pie! Der Dutchman bakers turn out dozens of different kinds every day, including Peanut Butter Cream, made from a recipe with roots in Ohio’s Amish Country, and traditional favorites like Dutch apple.

Gather Around the Table

Delicious food—prepared with care by our experienced cooks—makes Der Dutchman Restaurant a wonderful place for families and groups to mark special occasions, celebrate holidays, or hold meetings. Our spacious, flexible banquet rooms comfortably accommodate groups from 15 to 425. They are fully accessible, with plentiful nearby parking, and feature their own entrance, restroom facilities, coat area, and even a separate sitting spot for time with a child or to chat with friends.

We’re also happy to help busy families share quality time and hearty meals around their own kitchen tables. All of the items from our menu and our on-site bakery are available year-round for carry-out, as are quantity orders of our most popular dishes—a perfectly convenient and simple way to feed and please a crowd. Der Dutchman Plain City also provides a full range of catering services for businesses, groups, and families who want to delight guests with our delicious Amish Kitchen Cooking, served at a location of their choice.

Where Everyone Feels Like Family

At Der Dutchman Restaurant, we prepare traditional country cooking, serve it quickly and courteously, and consistently provide good value. But don’t just take our word for it. Stop by and ask some of our regulars—and we know them by first name—who gather every morning for good fellowship as well as good food.

Whether you make Plain City your home or you’re just passing through, you’re always welcome to join the regulars for a hearty meal and a heaping helping of hospitality. Come on in and let Der Dutchman Restaurant be your home kitchen away from home.

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