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What is Family Style Dining?

by David Rettig
September 17, 2014
When you mention dining in the Amana Colonies most people think of family style meals.  Our restaurants are famous for offering large bowls of several fresh salads, pickled ham and steaming hot vegetables to pass around the table along with your individual entrée portion.  This tradition was born from the old communal kitchen days and still continues.  Today most of our restaurants also offer plated…
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Where are all the Amish?

by David Rettig
August 6, 2014
Over the years this has been a frequent question of visitors to the Amana Colonies.  Many visitors come to the Colonies with the misconception of finding an Amish Community.  Quite simply put the Amana Colonies are not Amish and no Amish have ever lived here. While both groups (the Amana Colonies and the Amish) are religious based groups and both came to the USA seeking…