One website claims that this southern Indiana restaurant is home to the best all-you-can-eat buffet in the entire state. Can you guess which one it is?

I know that buffets sometimes get a bad rep from people, but I love them. Let's be honest, when you go to a restaurant, sometimes one plate just isn't enough. Buffets allow you to eat as much as you want. Growing up here in southern Indiana, my parents always went out to eat at various buffets like Golden Corral, Siroloin Stockade, Ryan's, Old Country Buffet, and Ponderosa Steakhouse. Something about "all-you-can-eat" just makes me happy, because it reminds me of my childhood. As you know, there are all kinds of buffets in Indiana, from traditional buffets to Amish buffets, and of course, Chinese buffets.

Over the years, it seems like major buffets have kind of died out, aside from Chinese buffets. There is an abundance of those all throughout Indiana. However, one website recently named the best all-you-can-eat buffet in each state, and the restaurant they chose from Indiana is one that I have been to a few times. Trust me when I tell you that I couldn't agree more with their decision.

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This is the Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Indiana

Reader's Digest searched the country for delicious buffets to find the best all-you-can-eat buffet in each state. When it comes to Indiana's best buffet, it can be found in the heart of Amish country. Located in Montgomery, Indiana, Gasthof Amish Village is the best all-you-can-eat buffet in the state.

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Here's what Reader's Digest said about Gasthof:

For an authentic Amish meal, stop at this Montgomery institution nestled among rolling farmlands. Inside the rustic building (which was also built by the Amish!), you’ll sit down to a table full of stick-to-your-ribs foods like baked ham and creamy mashed potatoes, plus mile-high meringue pies for dessert. After eating, browse the gift shop stocked with handcrafted souvenirs and decor.

As I said, I have been here several times and the food is absolutely amazing. If you leave hungry, then I don't know what to tell you. If you've never had the opportunity to try out Amish cooking, you're missing out! You will definitely get your money's worth eating here. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Gasthof Amish Restaurant is worth the trip. You'll be back up for seconds (maybe thirds) for sure!

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