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The Cottage

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1185 State Highway H, 1185 State Highway H, 65041, Hermann, Missouri, Hermann, MO 65041
15734864300
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Using fresh ingredients and locally produced when possible, The Cottage...
Using fresh ingredients and locally produced when possible, The Cottage offers a venue with both American and German fare. Located just outside of Hermann, MO, our outdoor patio is naturally beautiful and relaxing. Enjoy the indoor dining room or sit on the porch with a view of the woods.
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderul experience, great food, beautiful location and venue

We held a client event at The Cottage and hosted 40 people for a nice ladies' luncheon. Everything about our experience was TOP-NOTCH. The food was lovely, the staff was wonderful and the atmosphere was inviting, quaint and comforting. The venue is located on a beautiful hilltop and is located in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Whitney P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We held a client event at The Cottage and hosted 40 people for a nice ladies' luncheon. Everything about our experience was TOP-NOTCH. The food was lovely, the staff was wonderful and the atmosphere was inviting, quaint and comforting. The venue is located on a beautiful hilltop and is located in a woodsy area that just adds to the character... More 

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Thank Whitney P
leepettijohn, Guest Relations Manager at The Cottage, responded to this review

Thank YOU ladies for dining with us. It was a pleasure to serve you. Come again soon-- More 

Metamora
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a wonderful meal on October 10. For Friday and Saturday nights, a German buffet was featured. The food was delicious (the apple crisp was heavenly!), the owner friendly, and her daughter delightful. Another selling point - local wine is featured for only $5 per very full glass. This is our second time at the cottage, and both were... More 

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1 Thank Sandy L
Brookings SD
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were there last weekend during Hermann's Oktoberfest. While shopping at a local Antique/Junque shop we asked for a recommendation on a place to eat. We weren't steered wrong. They had a buffet with an excellent selection of German entrees and desserts.

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Thank Dacotah K
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We were very excited about this restaurant after reading the reviews. We drove there to find the location full of bulldozers, no restaurant there anymore. At the driveway there is some address online for people to check progress. we hope it reopens so that we can try it too!.

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Thank 47Tumbleweed
leepettijohn, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this review

It's true. The Cottage is under new ownership and there are a lot of improvements being made to the property; including a new road and treehouse lodging. We're sorry you couldn't enjoy a good meal that night with us, but we hope you'll come back to enjoy us another time. To keep up to date with the progress, check out... More 

Hermann, Missouri
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to let everyone know that as of August 22, 2015, the previous owner of The Cottage Restaurant and Studio is no longer at this location and The Cottage is under new management.

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2 Thank 86yll
Quincy, Illinois
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The cottage is very close to the historic area of Hermann. Simple decor with original art decorating the walls. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available. The food is very good and generally of German fashion with potatoes, red cabbage and kraft with some dishes. The fare is procured locally in many cases. The caramelized onion dip appetizer is... More 

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Thank Warren E
East Prairie, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I were on our 20 anniversary getaway & The Cottage was recommended to us so i called about 2:30 to see if you needed reservations. The lady asked when we were coming & i said asap & she said they were actually closed till 4 but that we were more than welcome to come right then, so... More 

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1 Thank ashleykatelloyd
Warrensburg
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My friend and I visited this nice little cottage food establishment on a Thursday night. We were told by the locals that reservations would not be needed on a Thursday night, and they were not. The prices, ambiance, service, and food were all wonderful. The owner came over and personally greeted us and asked if we were satisfied with everything.... More 

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3 Thank SmithBurg
Moberly, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was the best for atmosphere, food and service that I've experienced in a long time. We sat outside on the patio and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was to die for. We enjoyed fried chicken and crab cakes. The biscuits and apple butter melted in our mouths. I can't wait to return to Hermann and dine... More 

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1 Thank Carla R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is not the easiest to find, but it is well worth the visit. The food was authentic and home made, the cottage itself very quaint and rustic. The staff was extremely friendly and even offered dessert on the house. I would advise to dine outside as the scenery is really nice. Loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1185 State Highway H, 1185 State Highway H, 65041, Hermann, Missouri, Hermann, MO 65041
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hermann
  • Phone Number: 15734864300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: German, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Using fresh ingredients and locally produced when possible, The Cottage offers a venue with both American and German fare. Located just outside of Hermann, MO, our outdoor patio is naturally beautiful and relaxing. Enjoy the indoor dining room or sit on the porch with a view of the woods.
Open Hours
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?