It doesn't matter if you want Amish home cooking, fine dining, fast food, barbeque, pub-style dining, etc., you will find lots of choices on your Amish Country vacation in Ohio. These are my favorites:
Chalet in the Valley. This restaurant is owned by the Guggisberg family that moved here from Switzerland several years ago. The cheese fondue and 5 kinds of schnitzel are awesome! My husband thinks that Smothered Chicken is the only thing on the menu (and it is really good!)
Table. A guest of ours describe Table restaurant as 5 star dining at 1 star prices. This renowned chef/owner has worked with Wolfgang Puck, catered Emmy and Grammy awards as well as Julia Child's 80th birthday. They are located in the back of a retirement village but don't let that fool you as to what kind of food you will experience.
Mrs. Yoders Kitchen. If you are looking for Amish home cooking, this is your restaurant! The food is fabulous and the salad bar is one of the best in the County. Save room for homemade pie because it is second to none.
Bags Sports Pub. Some people like to have a beer or cocktail with dinner and much of Holmes County is dry with no alcohol. Bags offers 100 beers plus cocktails along with some fantastic food. Whether you want a burger on a pretzel bun, Caesar Salmon Salad, a Grouper Wrap, or a Steak dinner, you will find it all at Bags. The quality of the food is not quite 5 star but pretty close and yet the atmosphere is casual.
Millers Dutch Kitchen. This restaurant is best known for their Broasted Chicken and authentic Amish cooking. They have a good variety of home-cooked meals such as Swiss Steak, Pork Chops, Meat Loaf, and Roast Beef. The desserts include homemade Vanilla ice cream, homemade pie, sundaes, and chocolate Angel Food cake. They are located in Baltic across from Baltic Mills gift shop and bulk foods.
Rebeccas Bistro. You won't find menus in this restaurant because they offer different lunches every day. They offer fresh foods and local produce in the quiche, entree salads, soup, and sandwiches. They are not usually open for dinner except for the 2nd Friday of each month they have a special Gourmet dinner by reservation.
The restaurants mentioned are certainly not the only restaurants that offer good food in Amish Country but they are Carol's favorites.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com