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Der Essen Platz

8 Bridal Cave Rd., Camdenton, MO 65020
573-346-1122
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Ranked #1 of 39 restaurants in Camdenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Der Essen Platz translated-the eating place-has the best view at the Lake of the Ozarks.It offers the best German and American food in the midwest.Enjoy a large selection of German and french beer and wine, view a magnificent sunset in a relaxed casual setting while tasting the flavors of Europe!
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was a great night out with another couple who loves German food and beverages. We all ordered something different and sampled each others foods. The meal were all great! At the end of the night we were stuffed, but had to try the homemade dessert. We were not dissappointed. Next time, I'll take home half of my meal just... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. They have great wines by the bottle under $25 including nice French wines. The best selection of Octoberfest beers in town. The Schnitzel Cordon Blu, wuersts and homemade desserts are exceptional. Don't miss this one.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We love Der Essen Platz. It's not a trip to the Lake without having a meal there. We have never been unhappy with our entree. Try it, you won't be sorry.

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Olathe, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to the lake since I was a kid. (40 years+). We are always looking for good places to eat as places come and go all the time. We ate at Der Essen Platz tonight and it was some of the best food I have ever had at the lake. I am not German, but the food... More

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Lebanon, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very good food! We were a party of six, so we all ordered different things to try. Service was great, and the views are beautiful.Great prices. Really enjoyed watching the humming birds. Will be going again soon!

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have travelled all thru Germany at least four times starting in Berlin - love the food and every time we are back at the lake it reminds me of being there. The food is great - service - and price wise you cannot beat it - so every time you are at the lake stop in and see the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Enjoy everything about this lovely hide away. Romantic, great view and perfect food!!! Try the quests and. The scrumptious wursts.

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We love dining at Der Essen Platz when we are in The Ozarks! Daniel provides the best service and knows exactly which beer or wine to recommend!! Noelle is fabulous in the kitchen. You will not eat a better meal. Ever. Everything is homemade and you can taste the love that was put into the food! Be sure to save... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Very authentic German cuisine. Streusel is out of this world and the Jäger Schnitzel is well above excellent!

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51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The food is always top notch. The staff is overwhelmed when there are large crowds. Prepare to wait and possibly have your order come out wrong. The food is worth it. The streudel is soo good!

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