Salt Creek Café and Creamery in Fredricksburg

For our break from warping on Wednesday, we ate lunch at the Salt Creek Café and Creamery in Fredericksburg, Ohio.  My aunt and uncle read the blog regularly and they know we like to try new restaurants and especially try new ice cream places.  When they knew we were coming to work again on the loom, they suggested this place to eat.  It was a great suggestion!

Salt Creek Café

We were glad to try it and glad to get away from the loom for a while.  Fredericksburg is 11 miles from the Buckeye Agricultural Museum.  Salt Creek Café is on Mill Street, which is the main north-south road in Fredericksburg.  Tom and I were last in Fredericksburg in 2014 and it has gotten a little more upscale since then.  Located in the heart of Amish Holmes County, buggies are as common as cars.  When we rode the Holmes County Trail in 2014, we saw two teams of Amish girls playing softball in the Fredericksburg park.

Salt Creek Café and Creamery is one of the newer, upscale businesses in Fredericksburg.  The café offers fair trade tea and coffee, but also serves a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads.  I ordered a BLT, Paul got the signature Blackberry BBQ Melt, Anne got an Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, and everyone else ordered Bacon Cheeseburgers.  Tom and Paul got fries and Mom and Dad got coleslaw.  Everyone enjoyed their food very much.  My bread was made next door at the bakery.  Mom said the coleslaw was very good and the burgers were juicy and fresh.  Paul’s signature melt looked just like the cheeseburgers except for a dab of blackberry BBQ sauce.

Mom and Dad order
Tom’s burger and fries
Bakery and Creamery next door
Yoder’s Southern Creamery Ice Cream
Enjoying our ice cream

After we finished our sandwiches we headed next door to the Bakery and Creamery.  All baked goods are made daily and they had a variety of bread, donuts, and cookies.  They also sold bags of Salt Creek Coffee.

I didn’t spend much time looking at the baked goods because I was there for the ice cream.  The ice cream is Yoder’s Southern Creamery ice cream.  I figured it had to be close to Fredericksburg because of being in Amish country.  Instead, Yoder’s Southern Creamery is located in Sarasota, Florida.  Of course, you don’t have to be Amish to have the last name Yoder, but it turns out that older Amish people like to go to Florida for the winter.  Amish snowbirds.  Interesting.

Anyway, Salt Creek Café and Creamery sells Yoder’s Southern Creamery ice cream, said to be the creamiest ice cream in Florida.  I’m not sure where it ranks in Ohio, but the creamy part is definitely true.  It was very creamy and rich.  The day we were there they had 19 flavors of ice cream, two kinds of dairy free ice cream, and two kinds of sugar free ice cream.  The one scoop that I ordered was the biggest scoop of ice cream I have ever had!  I should have gotten half a scoop!  And it was only $1.99 for a scoop.  A great deal!

One scoop of peach ice cream

We all got different flavors of ice cream.  I got peach, Mom got Praline Pecan and Dad got Chocolate Fudge Brownie.  Paul got Black Raspberry and Anne got Espresso Chip.  That is the fun thing about ice cream – we can all just what we want.  I’m a big believer in trying lots of different flavors.  Dad usually gets the one with the most chocolate, although he also likes Moose Tracks.

We were all full when we finished our ice cream, but we did finish!  Fortified from our delicious lunch and ice cream break, we headed back to the museum to finish the loom.

Salt Creek Café and Creamery was an excellent place for lunch and ice cream.  The Café is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  They are closed on Sundays.  If you are close to Fredericksburg, you should give it a try.