I live in a relatively small Northwest Ohio city and hear people wanting more dining options in our area. It got me thinking about what is available and how long they have been established. I have also come to realize that there are a few dining establishments that have been around for many years that I have never been to. It has been very frigid here in Ohio and we finally had a warm up this past week, so we packed in the car to go for a drive. We ended at Sauder's Village which is only about 20 minutes from our house. I have been to the farm many times as a little girl for school field trips but I had never eaten at there Barn Restaurant. We decided to give it a try.
Let me give you a little background on the Barn Restaurant. It was a 115 year old barn that they deconstructed 2 miles away from the current site. They used the vintage hand carved barn beams to construct the new family style restaurant. The Barn Restaurant first opened in 1976 and offers traditional home cooking and offer a buffet of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, and homemade desserts just to mention a few. The waitresses are in traditional garb from the late 1800's as well as historic Sauder Village employees/tour guides.
Now, on to the food! We got the buffet so we could sample a bit of everything. If you are missing mom or grandma's home cooking, this is the place to get it! Fried chicken, pork chops, real mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, turkey breast, and a salad and dessert bar to die for! Each night they feature different things on the buffet or you can order from a full menu of options. The atmosphere is spectacular and everyone is courteous. My 2 year old daughter exclaimed: "I love this place!" If you want to learn more about Historic Sauder Village or the Barn Restaurant, click here to go to their website. Take a leisurely drive through your neck of the woods- you just might find something great too!
Have a great weekend,