Dining at The White Oak Inn
After an exciting day on the road to Ohio’s Amish area, there’s a warm welcome and home-cooked meal waiting for you at The White Oak Inn. In our kitchen, we combine traditional, family recipes, farm-fresh ingredients, and local delicacies to give you an authentic taste of Ohio’s flavors. Every menu is planned daily, so only the freshest ingredients make it from our kitchen to your dining room table.
There are many virtues in made-from-scratch cooking, and ease certainly isn’t one of them! Yet, our passionate cook, farmstand shopper, and lovely innkeeper, Yvonne Martin, just won’t have it any other way. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s cooking at The White Oak Inn.
Dining Room Experiences at the Inn
Served in Our Dining Room
Complimentary Country Breakfast
Each morning at The White Oak Inn, the smell of muffins and freshly baked scones wafts from our kitchen to the staircase to greet you. Our full country breakfasts served in the inn dining room are generous in portion and include one of two main course options, one sweet and one savory. We plan our breakfast menu daily with local farm-fresh eggs, produce, and herbs from our garden. Some of our most-requested dishes include:
- Stuffed French toast
- Artichoke tomato strata
- Herb-scrambled eggs with tomato basil sauce
- Lemon pancakes with warm berry sauce
Specialty Sides: Fresh fruit, Amish-style peppered bacon or sausage, specialty roast coffee, and hot teas accompany each breakfast.
Guests who would prefer to enjoy a lighter meal in their room can pick up one of our continental breakfast baskets at a pre-arranged time. These include a fruit plate, fresh-baked muffins, hard-boiled eggs and your beverages of choice..
Dietary Requests: We are happy to accommodate special dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, or low-sugar meals. Please contact us at least 48 hours before your arrival to ensure our kitchen receives your message
Four-Course Dinner with a Personal Touch
Our four-course dinners are a unique experience for anyone visiting Ohio’s Amish area. Like every meal enjoyed at our inn, we create our dinner menus daily with an emphasis on local ingredients, like fresh herbs and vegetables from our inn’s garden as well as locally sourced meats and cheeses. Our savory soups, home-made salad dressings, and decadent desserts are all carefully crafted in the inn kitchen, using tried-and-true treasured recipes.
No Corkage Fee: We are happy to provide glasses, corkscrews, and ice for no additional charge. However, because our inn is in a dry township, we cannot sell alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your beverage of choice to enjoy. Nearby local wineries include Heritage Vineyard Winery, French Ridge, and Raven’s Glenn Winery. For even more thoughtful recommendations, remember to view our Amish Country Destination Guide.
If you’re not staying at the inn, but would still like to come for dinner? Just give us a call. If we have space in the dining room, we will be happy to have you join us.
Regular Dinner Hours and Pricing: Our four-course dinners are available on Friday and Saturday evenings, with one seating in our dining room at 7 p.m. Pricing is $40 to $50 a person. We also serve dinner on Sunday nights during long weekends and weeknights for which we have a minimum number of reservations. On weeknights where we do not have the minimum number of guests we require for dinner service, we will substitute a romantic dinner basket.
Please feel free to contact us for more information about dining options for Sunday to Thursday evenings.
Dietary Requests: We are happy to accommodate special dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, or low-sugar meals. Please contact us at least 48 hours before your arrival to ensure our kitchen receives your message.
Afternoon Tea for Your Special Occasion
Afternoon Tea at The White Oak Inn is a unique way to celebrate any special occasion. Whether you’re planning an office party, holiday event, bridal shower, or get-together with friends, you’ll always receive a personalized touch. For Afternoon Tea in our dining room, we feature fresh-from-the-oven scones, served with our cherished lemon curd, Scottish shortbread, dainty tea sandwiches, and an assortment of sweet treats.
Book Your Private Party: For Afternoon Tea, we request a minimum group size of 12. The cost is $25 per person. To book your event, please contact us to tell us more about your special occasion, preferred dates, and group size.
More Delicious Options
For information about ordering one of the following options, please contact us. Some orders may require advanced preparation and notice.
A Generous, Romantic Basket for Two
Our Romantic Dinner Basket includes a home-cooked, hot entree with one bottle of sparkling cider or juice, freshly baked crusty loaf, garden salad, a fruit and cheese plate, and a decadent dessert. This basket is an excellent option for guests who prefer a relaxing, private dining experience in their room. You may enjoy your basket in your room or cottage, in our lovely gardens, or any other location you’d like. The Romantic Dinner Basket is $100 and feeds two people.
Our Loaf and Ladle for a Lighter Dinner
Our Loaf and Ladle Dinner is perfect for those who prefer a lighter evening meal or don’t arrive in time for our 7 p.m. dinner seating. This package includes a generous serving of our made-from-scratch soup or chili, a loaf of crusty bread, a small fruit and cheese plate, and a homemade dessert. Our Loaf and Ladle is $50, feeds two people; and is available in the inn dining room from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Available September 15 to May 15.
A Refreshing, Simple Summer Supper
Our Simple Summer Supper for two includes a loaf of crusty bread, a bottle of sparkling lemonade, a cold main course and side dish, fruit, and a homemade dessert. Our cold main courses typically feature sandwiches, chicken salad, or chicken shawarma; our side dishes may include potato salad, coleslaw, or Mediterranean salad. This supper can be served at the inn or packed in a picnic basket to enjoy offsite. Our Simple Summer Supper is $40 and feeds two people. Available May 16 to September 15.
A La Carte Plates and Treats
For our customized plates and treats below, we kindly request 24 hours notice.
- Fruit and cheese plate – $30
- 12 Chocolate-dipped strawberries – $25
- Sweet Dreams: Two pieces of chocolate cake and two glasses of milk – $15
Dining is a highlight at [The White Oak Inn]. Breakfasts are substantial, well-prepared, and promptly served. My husband is an excellent cook and was truly impressed with the whole experience. –TripAdvisor, 2019
Ian and Yvonne are delightful, gracious hosts. Yvonne is a fabulous cook, and they happily accommodated my dietary restrictions. Each breakfast is freshly prepared, and each was outstanding, despite allergy-free adjustments … Peaceful surroundings and good conversation. –TripAdvisor, 2019
Send Us Your Dining Requests Today
Keep in mind, we are happy to accommodate special dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, or low-sugar meals.
If you’re not staying at the inn, but would still like to come for dinner, just give us a call. If we are serving dinner that evening and have space in the dining room, we will be happy to have you join us.
Make your reservation by calling us at (740) 599-6107.
*Regrettably, the inn is located in a dry township, and we cannot sell alcoholic beverages. Guests are however welcome to bring the beverage of their choice to enjoy. We are happy to provide glasses, corkscrews, and ice. The liquor store in Danville (10 minutes’ drive from the inn) has a small selection of wines for those guests who forgot to bring some with them.