What’s not to love about the Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana? There’s nothing else quite like it.
Served family-style, this Elkhart County restaurant dishes out a table-buckling kind of dinner that invites you to push up your sleeves and dig on in.
Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana
The last time I had been to Amish Acres Threshers Dinner I was probably in sixth grade–and I left my Summer League Bowling Jacket there. Even then I was awesome.
It was bright blue and embroidered with my name. You didn’t happen to see it did you?
Some things, thankfully, do not change. In a time when there are cut-backs and cheap-outs, and really skimpy portions, Amish Acres Threshers Dinner was as good as ever.
The Amish are known for plain and simple food–and Amish Acres has stuck to that creed. Everything is wholesome and really good.
We had heard that the Fried Chicken was very good. In fact, it seemed to be a common favorite among Elkhart County folks and something everyone recommended that we order.
Nappanee, Indiana Amish
Meant to mimic a traditional threshers dinner, when Old Order Amish families would gather together at a host farm to share a large meal during the harvest, this meal is served family style among your group.
They do serve a small selection of wine and beers as well. There’s nothing too fancy here in the alcoholic beverages but it makes a nice accompaniment if you like that sort of thing, and we do.
As you can see by the image on the right, you are served in the large Restaurant Barn. Those are hand-hewn timbers in there. Isn’t it pretty?
I love those painted blue chairs and the strands of white lights. The tables are all set with bright white dinnerware and ready for the next guests. It’s clean, simple, and fits the whole Amish theme they have going on.
You can feel free to ask for more of anything–if you have the room. Don’t be shy! Your server will happily go to the back and grab more for you.
The Menu at Amish Acres
My husband, Jeremy, and I giggled a little after our food arrived. I mean, we had a table full of food for just the two of us! I bet you could hear the table groaning from there. It was almosts embarrassing.
What can you expect to find on the table during the Thresher’s Dinner? There were Amish Ham and Beans, fresh bread, Fried Chicken, Beef and Noodles, Green Beans, and then some.
My favorites were the Amish Ham and Beans, the bread, Beef, and the dessert–but that’s for another post. My husband favored the Beef and Noodles, Amish Ham and Beans, and the Fried Chicken the best.
Eat like the Amish
The Threshers Dinner is set in a really neat building, the Restaurant Barn, as I mentioned it above. Large windows and high ceilings with hand-hewn timbers from an 1870 barn were rebuilt here in 1977. Loads of light and great atmosphere combine.
But, of course, you’ll go to the Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana for the wonderfully simple food with a menu that hasn’t changed for almost fifty years. Make an afternoon of it. Take the Guided House and Farm tour to see how the Amish lived in the 1800s.
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Amish Acres Threshers Dinner
1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550
Thanks to Elkhart County for hosting our stay. Opinions, as always, are mine and mine alone.
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