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German Bistro - CLOSED

5232 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611-4049
813-402-2920
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Cuisines: German
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39 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We dined there several times. The staff and management were great. The pork dishes were dry, over cooked, and tasteless.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The good news is that the food was pretty good. I ordered the schnitzel with mashed potatoes and a side salad. The schnitzel was good and fresh. Don't order a salad unless you like iceburg lettuce. It was a pitiful salad. They should at least get some romaine or something. I also ordered the potato pancakes. They were very good.... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I am from Germany, and my husband and I ate here with our kids. The staff is very friendly, but there is not a lot on the menu for vegetarians, which I am. My husband found his Schnitzel to be average, and I wish there would have been more baked goods.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I have German heritage and I've been looking for a decent German restaurant in Tampa. Hadn't found a good one up to now. When you pull up to this place you may think twice about going in. It's not pretty. That said, boy were we glad we went in. Owned by a family from Germany, they are very pleasant and... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Great German food and Beer. The German pancakes were excellent as well as the beer and food. The waitress was really friendly as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Not sure why this restaurant is ranked at this level in Trip Advisor.. Well my husband and I went there based on the rating here and we had one of the most terrible experience. The place was very dirty and kind of run down. The windows, floor and plastic table covers were all sticky. We order a special chicken but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Best German food I've had since I lived in Germany 4 years ago!!! We are new to the area and will definatly be going back to this place!!

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Amazing food, beyond friendly and courteous staff, and biergarten music on the stereo. What a gem. We enjoyed sausage, scnitzel, spatzle, red cabbage and everything was so authentic. Did we mention the free beer? Great food, we will be back. Soon. Thanks Nick!

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

"We don't have beer and wine license, so we offer them for free", we were told by the waitress/owner. What can be wrong about it? Also, the food tastes great and authentic. It's pretty basic, but German food is not supposed to be fancy. Maybe not the most suitable place for a romantic dinner date, but it is definitely worth... More

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UMATILLA
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The German Bistro is honestly one of the best places I've been to for German food outside of Germany itself. I spent 6 years in Germany and had some of the best food they had to offer. It's been hard to find good German food since I returned but this place comes about as close as you can get. I've... More

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