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“Kitschy, great service, more than just cabbage and schnitzel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The German Restaurant

The German Restaurant
2616 Us Highway 19, Holiday, FL 34691-3856
727-937-7400
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Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Holiday
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Kitschy, great service, more than just cabbage and schnitzel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Lots of Germans vacation / winter in this area of Florida, and ( apparently) eat here fairly often. We had lunch there today and there were more Germans than Americans. Some were known to the waiter/owner. Nice variety on the menu, and not being a fan of vinegar-y hot German potato salad,I appreciated the 'cold German potato salad'... the schnitzel was delish, and a poppyseed filling cake with /whipped cream was just sweet enough. Its a homey place with lots of silk flowers and kitschy salt-and-pepper shakers on the tables ( pigs, high heels, ducks, cows, whatever- Restrooms nice, service attentive, it was a nice change from seafood. They apparently sell out ( reserv required) on the weekends that they have live music, as they were telling people they are sold out for this evening and had only a handful of seats left for tomorrow. I expect those are lively evenings!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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192 reviews 192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
“Good service, positive experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is a reasonably authentic typical German restaurant, serving the usual food: Sauerbraten, German meat loaf (Leberkäse), Bratwurst, etc. There is a reasonable selection of German beers. Service was pleasant and efficient.

A welcome change from the chain restaurants along Highway 19.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Eloy, Arizona
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service and great prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We love our German food and look for it in every place we visit, and were surprised to find this gem in Holiday FL. The service was excellent and informative and they took their time in making sure you were getting what you wanted. I had the Viennese style schnitzel and it was huge and delicious. My husband had the Hunter style schnitzel and the mushroom gravy was delicious. The atmosphere was great warm and welcoming and on leaving the owner asked your opinion on everything you had They had a great selection of beers and wines which we enjoyed as well. If I lived in Holiday, this would definitely be my weekly go to restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Tarpon is right down the road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

There are better options in Florida but if you go here it won't be terrible.

There is better right down the road in tarpon springs but you sure can do worse

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“A MUST!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Everything was amazing from the time we walked in the door, service, food & atmosphere. I felt was if you were part of the family. Would highly recommend

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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