Chalet in the Valley

IMG_01605060 OH-557, Millersburg, OH 44654

Note: Not always open in the Winter months.

Chalet in the Valley is an Austrian, Swiss and Amish cuisine restaurant in Ohio’s Amish Country. The restaurant is a real treat allowing one to get something¬† not find at a typical restaurant. The building is a Swiss chalet overlooking the Doughty Valley. This restaurant really gives you an authentic and special feeling when you arrive in the parking lot and then enter.

We started off with sauerkraut balls. These balls were deep fried and contained sauerkraut and pork. A nice treat that came along with Dijon mustard. The mustard really complimented the dish. They also offer other great appetizers, like fried pickles, cheese curds, pierogi, and more. One item they have that is probably popular is cheese or chocolate fondue. This is made even more special as they are across the street from a cheese factory.

There are lots of great main dishes and they are known for their schnitzels. You can also get wurst, spaetzle, sauerbraten, sandwiches, salads, and more.  There is a great line up of desserts.

The food was really good and had great flavors. It was well cooked and authentic. We loved the spatezle steak tips which had a great gravy. We also loved the sauerbraten which was tender and very tasty. Our meals came with pretzel breadsticks which were a nice addition.

The service was good and the atmosphere warm and inviting. This is s a great addition to any vacation in the area. It is nice to have something a little different from the other restaurants. This is really a great place to bring the whole family. You can get a great meal in a great location.


Der Dutchman

Der Dutchman is what one wants from a restaurant. Good food served at a good price. The look and feel of the locations varies, as they should with a quality restaurant. The location in Walnut Creek is in Amish country. The Plain City location has a large gift shop attached to the restaurant.

Although the locations are different, the food isn’t. This is okay. From real mashed potatoes to homemade pies, the quality of food will not disappoint any one. With a large selection of and unlimited quantities the best recommendation is the buffet. Every day it has three types of meat and every day the selection is different.

The staff is as friendly and as welcoming as any around. The atmosphere is simple and works nicely to help one feel calm and peaceful. No tacky paintings or festive memorabilia adorn the walls. With the simple food and simple atmosphere Der Dutchman is a must. It is one of Ohio’s Amish treasures.

Quick Tip: It is closed on Sundays. In the summer are free carriage rides.