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“Great food and entertaining server!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of German Bistro - CLOSED

German Bistro
5232 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611-4049
813-402-2920
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Cuisines: German
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Brandon, FL
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and entertaining server!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner there last night. Food was excellent. Appetizers of potato pancakes were the best I've had in a long time. Also ordered the soup but they were out of it. Complimentary cole slaw and German potato salad was good. Entrees of the German meatloaf and chicken schnitzel were delicious. Be forewarned, if you can't finish your meal, your to go box is subject to the box of shame! Very funny server (Amber) made the visit feel like we were sitting in our living room with family. The Chef (Werner) came out to make sure everyone was enjoying the food. This restaurant isn't fancy at all but the food is out of this world. Oh don't miss the apple streudel. The best! Of course, the free beer/wine is the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back soon. Thank you again Amber and Werner for a great experience!

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English first
Naples, Florida
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92 restaurant reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“German Comfort Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Penny and I had dinner here this week and enjoyed our meals very much. Dinners were the roast pork and the schnitzel with a fried egg on top. Both were cooked perfectly. The dumpling was divine! As was the red cabbage and the spatzle with jaegar sauce. As has been noted here, there is no liquor available for sale but they offer a free beer or glass of wine with dinner along with complimentary slaw and potato salad before dinner. Only negatives were that the food could have been hotter and the bread served was dull, boring white bread not a good hearty german one which would have gone great with the german comfort food offered here.
Fer the price, you can't beat the German Bistro.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Davie
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12 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Schnitzel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Are you in Tampa/St.Pete and want some good German home cooking? Look no further than the German Bistro. Don't let the patio furniture put you off! Nick will bring you a cushion. Good place with a great host in Nick. Great food, yummy desserts, free beer, don't pass it up!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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27 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Simple, German, and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I'll keep my review simple, because the German Bistro is a place of wonderfully delicious simplicity, even the name is minimalistic. Listen, I’ve been to Germany, and when I think of Germany I think of schnitzel and beer. Go there, eat their perfect schnitzel and snag one of their free beers and enjoy German food at its best.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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“Must try !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great food, fresh, homemade just amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful, great atmosphere, they make you feel like family. Irina the co-owner is fantastic. We're already planning our next visit. A must for anyone in the area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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