Barn Restaurant History

A peek at the past!

Old Barn Restaurant

Looking around the restaurant, you'll see the hand-hewn timbers that we believe were made by a construction crew from Fort Wayne, Indiana in about 1861, when the barn was originally built on the Mose Stutzman farm just 2 miles northeast of Sauder Village.

The aged barn began its new life in the winter of 1974 in a five-day journey across frozen fields to its present location at Sauder Village. On July 19, 1976, at the age of 115, the Barn opened its doors as a full-service family restaurant.

All proceeds from the Barn Restaurant support the Historic Sauder Village and all its rich history. By dining with us, you'll be sharing our past and building our future. We hope you'll join us!

Barn Hours — open year-round

Monday–Saturday 11 am–8 pm 
Sunday 3-Meat Buffet 11 am–2 pm

Prices and meal offerings are subject to change without notice.

Old Barn Restaurant
Barn Restaurant Exterior
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