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seamus Jul 1st, 2002 01:22 PM

Milwaukee German?
I need a restaurant to take an old buddy and his parents and son to in Milwaukee. I don't know the city well but I do know it has a great number of super German restaurants. Any suggestions?

Katie Jul 1st, 2002 01:48 PM

I haven't been there for many years -- but probably the most well known is:<BR><BR>Mader's Restaurant 1037-41 N. Old World Third St.<BR>Milwaukee, WI 53203 <BR>414-271-3377

xxx Jul 1st, 2002 01:53 PM

Mader's <BR> --OR--<BR>Gasthaus in Waukesha (a suburb)

Keith Jul 1st, 2002 04:12 PM

How is Karl Ratzsch's these days? It used to be great food, decor, music but it has been a long time since I went there.

Sue Jul 1st, 2002 06:25 PM

If I remember correctly Karl Ratzsch's closed within the last couple years.

PR Jul 1st, 2002 07:00 PM

Everytime we visit Milwaukee, we look to go to Maders. I am assuming it is still very much in business.

kam Jul 1st, 2002 09:21 PM

Karl Ratzsche's closed ???? Please someone confirm this. I remember eating there many times about 15 years ago. Is Mader's the only place in town now?

Carolyn Jul 6th, 2002 04:37 PM

Ratzsch's is definitely still open. I was in Milwaukee last weekend. Mader's is a major food disappointment these days. Go, look at the decor and run! They tried to "upscale" their menu and failed miserably. Try the Historic Turner Restaurant. Lowkey, fun surroundings and some German specialities. The Ger. restaurant that indeed is closed is the John Ernst Cafe.

x Jul 6th, 2002 06:10 PM

The Raztsch family also used to operate the Fox and Hounds, neat country restaurant nw of Milwaukee in that still around? Quality???

Chris Jul 11th, 2002 12:59 PM

Yes, it's still open and good.

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