Nappanee is a city in Elkhart and Kosciusko counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,648 at the 2010 census. The name Nappanee probably means "flour." Nappanee holds the distinction of having the longest city name in the United States containing each letter in its name twice. The town has several tourist attractions: Amish Acres, Nappanee Raceway, The Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Apple Festival.
Things to do in Nappanee
4.5 based on 40 reviews
Coffee House, Cafe, Roastery, Coffee Shop
We were staying at the Home Spun Inn and I was up very early and went for a walk in town. This place was open and the aroma was great. Friendly staff. I got a cup and went for my walk. Great coffee, great moment!
5 based on 72 reviews
Flash Frozen Ice Cream made fresh while you watch using liquid nitrogen.
Our family stopped at Rocket Science after our picnic lunch and we're glad we did!
Watching the liquid nitrogen process is quite interesting. The texture is different from regular soft-serve but works. Our choices were Death by Chocolate, Malted Chocolate Malt and S'mores plus a mixture of mint syrup, apple cinnamon fruit, macadamia nuts and oreos! Our granddaughter loved it! Word of warning: the kid's size is what I would normally consider a medium cup, and the medium is like a large. So you can imagine the size of the large! But we almost finished them all.
Also, there is additional more comfortable seating and tables over by the cafe.
It was nice to see a barn quilt, a garden quilt and one of the featured statues outside the building.
4.5 based on 47 reviews
We stopped in here before our Amish shopping. Our service was quick. The waitress was very helpful and smiled a lot. She checked on our regularly. The food was very good. I would definitely go here again. Love, love, loved the gizzards.
5 based on 24 reviews
Last August my husband and I visited the Rise 'N Roll location in Shipshawana on way out of town. We quickly regretted not buying more goodies to drive back with so when we found ourselves in this area again unexpectedly we just knew we had to get some amazing donuts. We tried this location and the Shipshewana location on a Saturday but they both closed at 4 so we missed out. Our flight left Indianapolis on Monday but we weren't going to give up. We got up early and got here just after the shop opened and we were not disappointed. My husband and I both got the chocolate covered bavarian cream donuts while our children ordered the cinnamon roll (too big to be finished), an apple fritter, and a Toffee Crunch donut. Everything was just as amazing as we remembered and we were knew the 40 minute drive out was worth it.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
If you enjoy Starbucks which we do, then get your coffee here while in Nappannee. We found that the local Amish food here is Amazing but the coffee weaker than normal. Not sure why but the Amish are not known for coffee....eat at the Culinary Mill or Dutch Kitchen and top it off at Starbucks for a good cup of Joe.
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Enjoyed their shrimp fajitas! Tasted like fresh caught shrimp as opposed to farm raised. These had great flavor. I believe farm raised shrimp have no flavor. Place was packed and servers hustling about. Despite crowd, dinner was served hot AND DELICIOUS. I am from near Houston where we have 20 Mexican food restaurants per square mile and this restaurant was much better than most we have. Believe it or not, hard to find GOOD Mexican food in Texas. Salsa was very good homemade yet on the mild side.
3.5 based on 229 reviews
My wife and I have been to Amish Acres Restaurant Barn and Round Barn Theatre and have always had good food and good service, but not this time. We did not buy the dinner and play package but on the way there from North Webster we decided to eat dinner there and then go to the play. We decided to have the Threshers dinner. It is a great historical lesson and usually good food. We arrived a couple of minutes after 6pm and checked in with the hostess/counter personnel and she said there would be about a ten minute wait. It was more like 5 minutes. Our seating was right in front of a serving table and the small doorway or exit out of this side seating. We have had the Thresher's dinner in the past so we pretty much knew how it goes, but not this time. The time on our dinner ticket was 6:11 we were seated and they poured us a glass of water each. We did not see our waitress again until 6:36. At that time we were given slaw and sweet or pickled pickles and a medley of pickled vegetables. We asked for another glass of water but it was never brought to us. at 6;50 pm, I flagged down our waitress and asked her if we were supposed to get soup and she apologized and said she would go get it. At 7:05 she return and served two other tables and then brought our soup which tasted burnt. At 7:10 our food was served, it was very cold, not warm, it was cold. The green beans tasted like they had just been poured out of the can, they gravy and mashed potatoes were cold and would not even melt the butter. Their website states that if you are going to the play you should arrive 2 hours early, which we did. The wait would have been fine, if the food had been good. The food might have been good if it had been hot. At 7:15 I could not find our waitress so I returned to the counter/hostess station to make them aware of the problem. She asked me to wait and she would talked to me. She waited on people coming in the door and then left the area and came back a few minutes later and said she had to get somebody to take her place. I explained what had happened, this was on Friday night and the place was just about empty, I should have known something was night right. We left the restaurant at 7:30 p.m and the show starts a 8:00 and finished at 10:36. We ended up eating a cheeseburger at their local Mickey D's. We were happy they were still open. When I got home I looked up reviews of Amish Acres on Yelp, the first two rated the restaurant as a 1. Wish I would have seen them before going there. I do not know what has happened, the food used to be great. Our waitress said her best friend would be helping her, never saw anyone help her. The cold food and poor service (she was moving fast the entire time but didn't get the job done), in my opinion is a management problem. Everyone we talked to was very nice but that didn't change the fact we did not get dinner. The play was great, "Sister Act II". Thank goodness they serve popcorn. :)
4 based on 5 reviews
This is a DQ. I will add that the service is very good and the place is nice and clean. Their food is typical fast food with a flair. I am quite fond of the chili dogs with cheese. I have a true weakness for ice cream and their sundaes
4 based on 40 reviews
The Dutch Kitchen Restaurant is located in Nappanee, Indiana. For us, it was within walking distance of a local RV manufacturer. The menu is varied offering many breakfast choices until 11:00 AM each day, except Sunday when they are closed. They also feature a daily Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Buffet, or you can order from the menu. The menu choices are Sandwiches, i.e, Chicken Club, BLT, Burgers, Fish entree's, and more. Then there are many desert choices such as Apple Pie, Custard Pie, etc. We stopped for lunch and I chose the Chicken Club on a roll with a side of French Fries. The sandwich was very good, and just enough for me. My wife had the Chicken Sandwich, less the roll, with Lettuce, Tomato, and a Baked Potato, that she really enjoyed. We didn't want to miss on Desert, so we took 2 slices of Apple Pie to go for later in the evening. There is nothing as good as Amish cooking and Baking, they are great. The staff was very personable, friendly, helpful, and attentive. We highly recommend the Dutch Kitchen if your travels bring you this way. I hope you find this review helpful in making your dining plans.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
They are located in the Coppes Building along with Rocket Science Ice Cream and Coffee Shop.
I ordered a smoked Turkey club sandwich on Italian bread with potato salad. What I got was a Turkey, ham, bacon club sandwich on bread that was foreign to me. It may have been Italian, it was yellow and had flecks of green throughout (maybe parsley or ?). Received egg salad rather than potato salad. I would say we got someone else's order, however, no one else was in line. On top of that the cashier forgot to give me my change, I had to ask for it twice. Anyway, I would go back but would check my order before I left with it.
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