January 29, 2004
Like other restaurants in Sarasota, during the season, long lines form at the lunch and dinner hours. However, Troyer's broasted chicken is absolutely delicious and is definitely worth the wait in line. In order to beat the luncheon crowd, we came early and browsed through their gift shop and bakery while waiting for the restaurant to clear the tables from breakfast and get ready to serve lunch.
You also know the food must be good when many of those waiting in line with us were from the local Amish community.
It had been many years since I had eaten broasted chicken and Troyer's was even better than what I had eaten as a youngster. My wife and I ordered the 3 piece dinner--a breast, thigh, and a drumstick--along with two side orders for $7.35. My two side orders were the Amish potato cakes and coleslaw.
The homemade bread is absolutely delicious and I had to tell our waitress, Crystal, to not bring anymore before my chicken came because I would be too filled up on bread to eat my chicken!
While my chicken was delicious, there were several other items on the menu that were tempting, such as the roast beef and mashed potatoes.
Troyer's, like the other Amish restaurants, is open during the week but is closed on Sunday.
Breakfast is served at 6 a.m. for any early risers, while lunch begins at 11 a.m. and dinner at 4 p.m., which features an all you can eat buffet.
From journal Sarasota - a crowded place over the holidays