Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Dutch Kitchen

Route 61, Frackville, PA - (570) 874-3265
Posted By Rose Markoff on 2/2/2012 5:44:00 PM
I make many trips from upstate New York to Maryland to visit my grand kids. The Dutch Kitchen on Interstate 81 is my favorite spot to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I am always pleased with my meal and plan my trips so I can stop there to eat. There is always a few good homemade soups and the salad bar is always fresh with enough extras to make it interesting. I happen to love the Thousand Island Dressing. The daily specials always include a yummy homemade meal.

On New Years Day the restaurant offered the traditional local favorite of pork and sauerkraut, of course with real mashed potatoes. It was awesome. Could not have made it better at home. I was curious as to why this dish was a local favorite on New Years Day and asked the waitress. Before I knew it, the owner was at our table explaining that when pigs eat, they move forward, but when chickens eat they move backwards. Therefore, it is traditional to eat the pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day to symbolize moving forward. Sounds good to me. I hope to be back next New Year's Day and many times before that. And oh, I should mention, the sugar cookies are like something your grandmother would have made. A great take away for the rest of the ride.

Try the Dutch Kitchen. You will not regret it!

5 out of 5 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Pork and Sauerkraut
Chicken Croquettes
turkey dinner
shoofly pie
chicken and turkey pot pie
Pumpkin Pie
salad bar
Rate this place
A frequent specialty of the house, this casserole contains big hunks of sweet pink ham, silky cabbage, and soft potatoes.  Talk about comfort food!
"A frequent specialty of the house, this casserole contains big hunks of sweet pink ham, silky cabbage, and soft potatoes. Talk about comfort food!"
Michael Stern





Ample and delicious, nicely seasoned and deep fried so its crisp and hot, but not greasy.  Potatoes and gravy were smooth, rich and comfort-good!
"Ample and delicious, nicely seasoned and deep fried so its crisp and hot, but not greasy. Potatoes and gravy were smooth, rich and comfort-good!"
Eileen Charbonneau


A hunk of corn bread comes alongside the casseroles.  It is moist, flavorful, and nearly as sweet as cake.
"A hunk of corn bread comes alongside the casseroles. It is moist, flavorful, and nearly as sweet as cake."
Michael Stern


The Dutch kitchen roasts whole turkeys every day for turkey dinner.  The slices are set atop homemade filling, and the mashed potatoes are REAL.
"The Dutch kitchen roasts whole turkeys every day for turkey dinner. The slices are set atop homemade filling, and the mashed potatoes are REAL."
Michael Stern


Twelve flavors of local creamery including coconut, Bordeaux cherry, peach, blue berry social, nitty paws and cotton candy.  A fresh, creamy delight!
"Twelve flavors of local creamery including coconut, Bordeaux cherry, peach, blue berry social, nitty paws and cotton candy. A fresh, creamy delight! "
Eileen Charbonneau


Cream Chip Beef over toast is the weekend breakfast special at Dutch Kitchen.
"Cream Chip Beef over toast is the weekend breakfast special at Dutch Kitchen."
Cliff Strutz


We tried several pies, the best of which was the sweet, sticky, homemade shoofly pie.
"We tried several pies, the best of which was the sweet, sticky, homemade shoofly pie."
Cliff Strutz


A single slice of scrapple is a large portion size, dwarfing the accompanying sausage patty.
"A single slice of scrapple is a large portion size, dwarfing the accompanying sausage patty."
Cliff Strutz


A big family dining room with tables has been added, but you can still eat at counter or in booths of the original dining car that was the Dutch Diner in 1971.
"A big family dining room with tables has been added, but you can still eat at counter or in booths of the original dining car that was the Dutch Diner in 1971."
Michael Stern


'Wilcom' says the sign heralding the Dutch Kitchen.
"'Wilcom' says the sign heralding the Dutch Kitchen."
Michael Stern


The Dutch kitchen started as a small diner, which is now almost completely enclosed by the larger restaurant and dining room.  For travelers along I-81 in southern Pennsylvania, it is a landmark.
"The Dutch kitchen started as a small diner, which is now almost completely enclosed by the larger restaurant and dining room. For travelers along I-81 in southern Pennsylvania, it is a landmark."
Michael Stern



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com