ANY GOOD GERMAN TYPE RESTAURANTS IN USA

Old May 6th, 2000, 09:50 AM
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ANY GOOD GERMAN TYPE RESTAURANTS IN USA

GERMAN RESTAURANTS ARE NOT A BIG DEAL AS COMPARED TO FRENCH OR ITALIAN RESTAURANTS,BUT
I LOVE GERMAN FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE.THE ONES I
HAVE BEEN IN AMERICA ARE TERRIBLE. I GUESS THE BEST GERMAN PLACES ARE CHICAGO AND WISCONSIN.
 
Old May 6th, 2000, 10:20 AM
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You are right. We have a cute little German town in Michigan called Frankenmuth. It is kind of touristy, but a nice clean town. But the two main German restaurants Bavarian Inn and Zehnders are ABSOLUTLEY DISCUSTING.
I have heard really nasty things about the leftover food too. Wouldn't eat there if you paid me.
 
Old May 6th, 2000, 10:47 AM
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The Berghoff in Chicago is great, and there's at least one really good one in Milwaukee whose name I forget (Karl Somebody's) but I'm sure a search of Milwaukee yellow pages or restaurante directories will mention it. Can any Milkaukeeans (-ites? -ers?) help?
 
Old May 6th, 2000, 12:38 PM
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Try Herr Gusthous(spelling??)in Myrtle Beach South Carolina,good food and fun sing alongs.
 
Old May 6th, 2000, 07:06 PM
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The Milwaukee German restaurant one poster could not recall: Karl Ratsch's. Also there you will find Mader's.
 
Old May 6th, 2000, 10:20 PM
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Lots of Germans here in Cincinnati but only one restaurant comes to mind, Mecklenberg Gardens. Never been there but I've heard great things about it.
 
Old May 7th, 2000, 05:19 AM
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There is an excellent German restaurant in Orange, Virginia (near Charlottesville) named the Bavarian Chef. It's better than anywhere I've eaten in Milwaukee, even! Way out in the rolling countryside of Virginia, go figure.
 
Old May 7th, 2000, 07:15 AM
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There is a surprisingly good German restaurant in a small town in Arizona. The restaurant is called the Manzanita Inn and is located in Cornville, between Cottonwood and Sedona, not far off I-17.
 
Old May 7th, 2000, 09:09 AM
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I have often wondered why I can't find German food as well. But at least I have some to look froward to as I travel.
NYC: Kleine Konditori, I have been going there since the 70's, good food and authentic atmosphere. Less atmosphere but good German/Hungarian food as at The Red Tulip, and Mocca.
Chicago: The Berghoff is a few blocks from The Art Institute of Chicago. It has been serving up German cuinsine for over a hundred years.
Springfield Mass. The Heidelberg.
A few miles from the intersection of the Mass Pike and I-91, almost accross the street from The New England States Exposition Center you will find great food and warm European atmosphere at the Heidelbberg.
Upstate NY: A few miles from Saratoga Springs is the town of Ballston Spa and the home of the Brauaus German Restaurant. It has good food and large portions.
Boston: A few years back,I worked near from Schroaders on High Street. They had good food, but I think they have moved. Have not been to Jacob Wirth near the theater district, it resembles more of a bar rather then a restaurant.
New Hampshire: Have been to The Green Door in Salem, it was fine. The Bavaria Haus in Milford is on my list to try next time I head out West toward Keene.

Hope to see manty answers to this post.
 
Old May 7th, 2000, 02:48 PM
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Nora,
I guess my husband and I are lucky to live in Wisconsin and have excellent German restaurants nearby. Our favorite is Mader's in Milwaukee with Karl Ratzsch's a close second. The atmosphere at Ratzsch's is nicer, but I think the food at Mader's is a little better. We've also been to the Berghoff in Chicago and it is good too. You should come to Milwaukee for German Fest, it is normally the last weekend in July.
 
Old May 8th, 2000, 06:43 PM
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Re above: Shroeders in Boston is gone, as is the WurstHaus in cambridge.

I'm sorry i didn't know about the Bavarian Chef when I lived in Charlottesville (I knew it was there - never expected it to be any good. Its in a completely random place)
 
Old May 8th, 2000, 07:05 PM
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Mader's is our favorite in Milwaukee! But, surprisingly, there are a couple in LA and here in the Bay area. Elba in Palo Alto is quite good and there is a really good one on the West side of LA that was endorsed by my German (Hamburg) sister-in-law. Can't remember the name, but if someone really wants to know I can try to find it. I think it's on Pico, certainly near to UCLA.
 
Old May 8th, 2000, 07:46 PM
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The food is excellent at the Weeping Radish Restaurant and Brewery in Manteo, Virginia. My husband loved their sausages, sauerkraut and beers.
 
Old May 8th, 2000, 08:02 PM
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The Forest View Gardens is excellent in Cincinnati, OH. The food and atmosphere is good and they have regular dinner shows using the students of the conservatory of music. They do wonderbar musicals and great Christmas shows. It is located on North Bend Road.
 
Old May 9th, 2000, 07:07 AM
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I'd also recommend the John Ernst Cafe in Milwaukee but it's been a while since I was there.
 
Old May 14th, 2000, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the info folks.The Berghoff
seems like the real deal. They have a cafe at O'Hare Airport and a nice website. Later on I will post a message
about German Fests in USA. The October
Fest in Munich turns into a giant
throw-up fest.
 
Old May 14th, 2000, 12:36 PM
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Pittsburgh,Pa.--north side of Pgh. is Max`s Allegheny Tavern~the food is terrific.The Sunday brunch awesome.Also a restaurant called Penn Brewery.It has ompah bands and micro brew.It also is the home of Penn Pilsner beer and September Octobre-fests on weekends.It is on the north side/troy hill section and looks like an old German castle. If ever in Pgh and love German food look them up.NO, I don`t get a kickback or have any conection to these places.
 
Old May 17th, 2000, 09:08 AM
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The Springfield Mass institution is not called the Heidelberg but The Student Prince and is on Fort Street on the edge of downtown. It is sehr gemutlich, colorful, many rooms, excellent food and beer.
 
Old May 17th, 2000, 02:14 PM
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The best I have been to is the Black Forest in Cincinnati, OH. Live music, great food and the owners are from Germany.
 
Old May 17th, 2000, 02:48 PM
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Sorry to everyone that I can't help, but I do have a question on the subject. Long, long ago, when I was a college student in Columbus, Ohio, there was a section of town called "German Village", which had a storied (perhaps mythical) past (supposedly, during WW I, the street signs were converted from German to American names). I went to a couple of German places there (Schmidt's Sausage House, Something-Else-I-Can't-Remember), and always left stuffed, satisfied, and tipsy. Is the area still the same? I am finally returning for a visit this summer, and that would be one of the first places I would go for dinner.
 

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