Der Dutchman Restaurants began in 1969 with one small restaurant in Walnut Creek, Ohio, expanding to Sarasota in 1985. Der Dutchman is a part of Dutchman Hospitality Group, a family-owned company with roots in Ohio’s Amish country. Celebrating its 50th year in business, Dutchman Hospitality is dedicated to providing its guests with an experience that celebrates the traditional foods, simple comforts, and rural charm of the Midwestern Amish and Mennonite communities. With additional locations in five Ohio towns and a sister location in Middlebury, Indiana, Der Dutchman Restaurant, Carlisle Gifts and Carlisle Inn Sarasota offer guests the brightest, sunniest location of all.
1969: The first Der Dutchman Restaurant (with only 75 seats) opened in Walnut Creek, Ohio, the heart of Ohio’s Amish country. “They’ll never make it,” the locals said.
1985: Strong Mennonite and Amish ties to Pinecraft brought Dutchman Hospitality to Sarasota. Der Dutchman Restaurant was opened in what was formerly the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Bahia Vista Street.
1999: Der Dutchman Restaurant on Bahia Vista Street opened in a new building with seating for 600 guests, a bakery, carry-out service, and Carlisle Gifts on the second floor.
2018: Construction was completed on Carlisle Inn Sarasota, offering 100 spacious guest rooms, an expansive conference center, outdoor pool, and a warm welcome for guests from around the world.
3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 955- 8007