Project Description

Mary Yoders is located in the small town of Middlefield Ohio.  This beautiful Northeast Ohio town is located in Geauga County. Middlefield is the center of the fourth largest Amish community in the world!  

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen opened in 1987 and is owned by Dan and Rita Miller. They offer a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner; a bakery; a private banquet room; and a gift shop that features a wide selection of handmade items.

Debbie and I made plans to visit this community on vaction in early August 2022.  Our purpose was to visit the fourth largest Amish comminity in the world.  As part of our planning, we research bakeries, restaurants and store in the area that we may want to visit.  I found “Mary Yoder’s in my research as a possible bakery to visit.  When we arrived we couldn’t beleive our eyes. what a beautiful place, nice looking building, nice landscaping and a large paved parking lot.  What a large operation for a small town of 4000+. Then we went in to check out the bakery and were blown away.  

A well stocked, bakery offering a large variety of baked goods from  cookies, pies, fresh breads and more.  The gift shop was vary nice with a large variety of assorted items.  

We left  after we visited the bakery and took the pictures and purchased some of their bakery item.  We went driving around the area, enjoying the many Amish buggies and Amish families working and playing throuhout the area. We desided to go get an early lunch and headed right back to Mary Yoder’s

I didn’t know they had the restaurant until we arrived the first time. WOW! A large restaurant with a banquet room that will seat up to 200 people.  They offer a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The menu is filled with a large variety of local favorites and several local Amish dishes.  Debbie and I wanted a light lunch, so we both got a cup of soup with a half sandwich.  My BBQ beef sandwich and chicken noodle soup was great. Debbie had the vegetable soup and homemade chicken salad on a fresh baked bun. She said that it was one of the best chicken salads she had ever had.

No we didn’t get any dessert, because we had already visited the bakery and had a box full.  You can read about the bakery under “BREAD CRUMBS” bakeries acrossed America on this website.