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Yoder’s Deitsch Haus

5252 Georgia Highway 26 East, Montezuma, GA - (478) 472-2024
Posted By Ashley Wilkes on 10/4/2003 11:11:00 AM
If you’re driving to Florida on the I-75 corridor through Georgia or going to visit the Andersonville National Historical Site, Yoder’s Deitsch Haus is a great place to eat.

It is a 13 mile drive west from the Interstate to get to Yoder’s, but the drive is along an uncongested country road past cotton fields and farms. It is a nice break from the monotony of interstate driving.

The restaurant is not in town, but it sits along the road in the middle of Mennonite farm country. It is cafeteria style and run by Mennonites, which adds to its appeal. The women wear head coverings and their clothing is simple and traditional.

Yoder's features country cooking: meat loaf, beef, fried chicken, ham, fish, pork on Tuesday, and country fried steak on Thursday. All the entrees are good and it seems everyone has a different favorite. But the country fried steak is delicious. It is very tender and can be cut with a fork. The beef and ham are shredded, not sliced. The servers are very accommodating about half servings, so you can get a half serving of beef and a half serving of ham for the same price as a whole serving of one item.

Side dishes include mashed potatoes or rice, and of course southern vegetables including tasty buttered corn kernels, turnip greens, fried okra, vegetable casserole, spiced apples which taste more like a dessert, and green beans. The vegetables are not normally cooked with meat, so any vegetarians in the family should be happy.

Only pies are served for dessert including shoofly, pecan, chocolate, and coconut.

Or take your dessert with you on the road from the small bakery on the side of Yoder’s, which sells cinnamon rolls, brownies with or without nuts, snickerdoodles, cakes, etc. There is also a gift shop in a separate building with jams, honey, quilts, crafts, and other county knick knacks.

It is very pleasant stop and well worth the small side trip off I-75.

Note: If you’re coming from the east, don’t get confused by the Yoder’s Country Market. This is a small country store. Go another two miles to get to the restaurant.

Note: On Wednesday, Yoder’s is open for lunch only. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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Meatloaf is a popular entrée at Yoder’s. Shown with mashed potatoes & gravy, turnip greens, and cornbread.
"Meatloaf is a popular entrée at Yoder’s. Shown with mashed potatoes & gravy, turnip greens, and cornbread."
Bill Golladay





Hummingbird cake is a spice cake made with mashed bananas and crushed pineapple and is topped with chopped pecans.
"Hummingbird cake is a spice cake made with mashed bananas and crushed pineapple and is topped with chopped pecans."
Bill Golladay


A plate full of roast beef, fried okra, homemade roll, and lima beans.
"A plate full of roast beef, fried okra, homemade roll, and lima beans."
Bill Golladay


The shredded ham comes with a pineapple glaze.  Sides dishes shown are green beans and squash casserole.
"The shredded ham comes with a pineapple glaze. Sides dishes shown are green beans and squash casserole."
Bill Golladay


A gooey and tasty slice of shoofly pie.
"A gooey and tasty slice of shoofly pie."
Bill Golladay


A fried chicken fillet with veggie casserole, creamed corn, and cornbread.
"A fried chicken fillet with veggie casserole, creamed corn, and cornbread."
Bill Golladay


Yoder’s cinnamon rolls can be bought with either white or brown sugar icing. And with or without nuts on top.
"Yoder’s cinnamon rolls can be bought with either white or brown sugar icing. And with or without nuts on top."
Bill Golladay


This road sign on Georgia highway 26 greets travelers to Yoder's. In the background on the right is the gift shop.
"This road sign on Georgia highway 26 greets travelers to Yoder's. In the background on the right is the gift shop."
Bill Golladay


Yoder's is located in the farmland of Georgia's largest Mennonite community.
"Yoder's is located in the farmland of Georgia's largest Mennonite community."
Bill Golladay



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