5 Top Places for In-Home Amish Style Dining

When people come to Elkhart County, Indiana, they are often looking for a place to get a good in-home Amish-style meal. Here are some dining tips and places that deliver a great in-home, family-style dining experience.

First, you need to come hungry. An Amish-style meal is an all you care to eat, pass the plates of meat, vegetables, noodles, and bread affair. Of course, there’s always pie involved.  So you’re biggest decision is going to be what type. It’s important to remember to keep portions small.  That way if you’re still hungry you can re-fill your plate instead of heaping it on all at once and making yourself uncomfortable even with your jeans unbuttoned (And the Amish are not wasteful, so it’s rude to leave a plate full of food.) Plus you need to save room for that pie!

Where to find Amish families that will serve in-home meals?  Here are five great choices.


Amish families who serve meals in their home
**Note all are certified by county health boards



Mullet’s Dining, LLC
72280 CR 100 N Nappanee, IN 46550
Voice Mail: 574.773.2140
Contact:  Mary Lou Mullet


The Carriage House
5280 S 500 W Topeka, IN 46571
Voice Mail: 260-768-8199 ext 2128
Contact:  Elaine Jones
Also offers quilting bees, cinnamon roll demonstrations
Amish Wedding Feasts


A Taste of Shipshewana

7720 W 200 N Shipshewana, IN 46565
Voice Mail: 260-350-2017
Contact: Brenda Slabaugh

Open to smaller parties each Wednesday evening, reservations required, reserve up to as late as 2 p.m. on Wednesday for that night


Hoosier Banquets
6335 W 200 N Shipshewana, IN 46565
Voice Mail: 260.336.8533
Contact: Linda Miller

Also offers home tours, buggy rides and demonstrations


Yoders Homestyle Cooking
10667 W 325 N Shipshewana, IN  46565
Voice Mail: 260.768.3078
Contact: Henry & Carolyn Yoder

Also offers buggy rides and cooking class demonstrations


It’s important to note to plan ahead to find out if there is room at the table. So phone, leave a message and they will get back to you. It’s a fun experience to go with a group of friends or just a few. You’ll meet new people as dinner companions and have a wonderful time.

For more information about in-home meals in Amish Country of Northern Indiana, contact Sonya Nash, CTP at sonya@eccvb.org or 800.262.8161

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