Dutch Kitchen

Diner | Pennsylvania Dutch
One of the best

The Dutch Kitchen is part-diner (the original building) and part family-style restaurant decorated to the hilt with country crafts for sale.

The menu is a large one that ranges from bacon and eggs in the morning and hamburgers at lunch to such real local specialties as chicken and turkey pot pie (a kind of stew with big soft noodles), smoked pork chops, ham and cabbage casserole, and dessert of gooey-bottomed shoofly pie.

Turkey dinner is delicious, made from daily-roasted turkeys, a mild bread “filling” (the regional term for stuffing), and genuine mashed potatoes. “My ancestors were Pennsylvania Dutch,” said co-proprietor Jennifer Lekulic, explaining the presence of chow-chow, pickled vegetables, peppered cabbage, and serious apple butter on the menu.

Although seekers of regional food will want some excellent shoofly pie for dessert, extremists need to know about the “atomic banana split.” It is a heap of ice cream, syrup, bananas, and whipped cream, arranged vertically rather than horizontally: truly of atomic proportions.

What to Eat
Dutch Kitchen, Turkey & Waffle
Turkey & Waffle
Creamed turkey on waffle = comfort-food bliss
Dutch Kitchen, Shoofly Pie
Shoofly Pie
Whipped cream dolls up shoofly pie.
Dutch Kitchen, Shoofly Cake
Shoofly Cake
Shoofly CAKE: variation on tradition
Dutch Kitchen, Salad
A few items from the bountiful salad bar
Dutch Kitchen, Pork Chops
Pork Chops
Pork chops & picture-perfect companions
Dutch Kitchen, Kielbasa Soup
Kielbasa Soup
Cultural diversity: kielbasa soup also has tortellini down below.
Dutch Kitchen, Jewish Apple Cake
Jewish Apple Cake
Fruity, moist Jewish apple cake is a mid-Atlantic favorite.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday6am - 9pm
Monday6am - 9pm
Tuesday6am - 9pm
Wednesday6am - 9pm
Thursday6am - 9pm
Friday6am - 9pm
Saturday6am - 9pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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