The history of Das Dutchman Essenhaus is a story of growth, commitment, and genuine hospitality. In 1970, Bob and Sue Miller moved west from Sugarcreek, Ohio to Middlebury, Indiana. After arriving in Middlebury, the Miller’s purchased property on U.S. 20. The property contained a small 24-hour truck stop known as Everett’s Highway Inn. Despite the odds, the Miller’s were committed to their dream of establishing a solid business.
Today, Bob and Sue witness their children and grandchildren developing an interest in the organization. Some of them are involved in the daily operations and strive to continue the traditions of the family-owned company.
The restaurant, flagship of the campus, has grown from 120 seats to over 1,000 and is considered the largest restaurant in Indiana. In addition to the world-famous restaurant, Essenhaus also offers a home style bakery with over 30 varieties of pie, 6 unique gift shops and stores, an inn with 89 guest rooms, a 4,000 square foot conference center, catering capabilities (on and off-site), a wholesale food operation, and seasonal recreation all located on the Middlebury, Indiana property.
Das Dutchman Essenhaus, proud supporters of Cadillac Coffee since 1971.