Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area

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2016/04/19 12:41:59 (permalink)

Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area

We will be driving from NC to spend 5 days in the Berlin area of Ohio.  We haven't been in a couple of years.  Any suggestion on not to miss restaurants?  Thanks!!
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    lleechef
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    Re: Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area 2016/04/19 13:25:26 (permalink)
    We did Millersburg and Berlin a couple of summers ago.  We found nothing of interest in Millersburg.  Berlin has a lot of restaurants but they're all very touristy.  We ended up having lunch at Boyd & Wurthmann.  http://boydandwurthmann.com/  MH said it was the first time he had to use a knife on meatloaf.  Mashed were instant and gravy out of a jar.  I had bean soup.  It was just OK.  What was REALLY good, however were their pies.  A very large selection.  MH had butterscotch and I had elderberry and both were excellent.  You can read about it here.  Have fun in Amish country!!
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    Re: Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area 2016/04/19 16:55:08 (permalink)
    I was somewhat unimpressed in Ohio Amish with two so called home cooked meals and then I learned many restaurants in the area are owned by non-Amish corporations and hire Amish for staff, and of course take over and/or design it to be "authentic."
     
    I stopped at an extremely popular restaurant in Indiana that was supposed to be one of the best Amish restaurants in the area - Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Middlebury, IN. I ordered their breaded pork tenderloin sandwich and it turned out to be a food service fritter. When that happens I question everything else.
     
    It is still interesting visiting Amish areas but I get the feeling it is akin to going to a Disneyland as far as the tourist part goes. How real is it?
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    Re: Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area 2016/04/19 18:12:00 (permalink)
    Davydd
    I was somewhat unimpressed in Ohio Amish with two so called home cooked meals and then I learned many restaurants in the area are owned by non-Amish corporations and hire Amish for staff, and of course take over and/or design it to be "authentic."
     
    I stopped at an extremely popular restaurant in Indiana that was supposed to be one of the best Amish restaurants in the area - Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Middlebury, IN. I ordered their breaded pork tenderloin sandwich and it turned out to be a food service fritter. When that happens I question everything else.
     
    It is still interesting visiting Amish areas but I get the feeling it is akin to going to a Disneyland as far as the tourist part goes. How real is it?


    For the most part, not very real at all.  I went to college in Amish country.  Ok, it was 1974 in New Wilmington, PA but it was nothing at all like what I saw in Berlin, OH.  They kept to themselves.  No Amish trinkets, restaurants, quilts, food.  The only time we saw buggies was at the feed store or at the bank.  They had LOTS AND LOTS of cash.  They did not mingle with anybody but other Amish.  Berlin is pretty close to the Disney version of Amish.  BUT.........if you get off the main roads and take some side roads you will see some beautiful farms and countryside.  But you're not gonna see a horse pulling a plow.  Those days are long gone.  Too bad, actually.
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    Re: Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area 2016/04/25 13:29:09 (permalink)
    I go to Ohio Amish Country at least once a year, and we have tried some restaurants that are not in the more touristy areas. Ones I like:
     
    Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen in Mt. Hope is my favorite Amish restaurant.
    http://mrsyoderskitchen.com/
     
    We always have at least one breakfast at Rebecca's Bistro in Walnut Creek.
    http://www.rebeccasbistro.com/
     
    The restaurant in the Historic Hotel Millersburg was quite good when we ate there a few years ago.
    http://www.hotelmillersburg.com/menu_09_26_08.php
     
    Chalet in the Valley, across from Guggisberg Cheese Store, is unique.
    http://www.chaletinthevalley.com/index.htm
     
    The stand-by Amish eateries are the Der Dutchman group (The Farmstead in Berlin, Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek, and Dutch Valley in Sugarcreek).
    http://www.dhgroup.com/restaurants
     
    Get some goodies for breakfast from the best bakery (IMO) in the area, Kauffman's Bakery.
    http://www.kauffmanscountrybakery.com/
     
    I also buy jerkies, beef sticks, Trail bologna, summer sausages, a variety of cheeses and grab crackers, or other Amish goodies, from the various Amish grocers, and enjoy a picnic dinner.
    http://troyerscountrymarket.com/
    http://walnutcreekcheese.com/
     
     
    There are good restaurants in Wooster and Orrville (where you will find Smucker's store  http://www.jmsmucker.com/smuckers-corporate/smuckers-store-orrville ).
     
    Hope you enjoy your trip!! 
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    Re: Berlin, Millersburg, Ohio area 2016/04/25 16:26:42 (permalink)
    I actually saw a team of horses pulling a plow off I-90 in the Minnesota Amish area in the southeast part of the state. 
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