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“Excellent German Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gustav's German Pub & Grill

Gustav's German Pub & Grill
12605 SE 97th Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015-9706
503-653-1391
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Ranked #2 of 75 Restaurants in Clackamas
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: German, Californian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
LaGrange, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent German Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you love German food, this place is a must. I grew up with a German grandmother who could really cook. We love German and eat it often. This place serves some of the best we've ever eaten. Nice decor. Good service. Good list of German draft beers to try. We cannot wait to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good, but room for improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Gustav’s but found our server was a bit overwhelmed by a large crowd on Sunday. Apparently, there were some large parties in the house and staff was spread a thin. As a result, we waited a too long for the beers to arrive and for the second round order to be taken and delivered. Gustav’s is known for its selection of German beers on tap, but some were out of stock at this location so we settled on our second choice. We started with the pretzel and fondue appetizer. This was good, with two soft, salted pretzels and chunks of different types of bread – rye, sourdough, and dark wheat. We had to ask them to bring mustard for the pretzels, since Gustav’s is known for a very hot Dijon style and we wanted to try it -- excellent. As for the entrees, I had potato pancakes and bratwurst. This was good, with applesauce and sour cream to round it out. My wife had the Tillamook white cheddar cheese sandwich with onions; this is essentially a grilled cheese sandwich. She, like the others in our party, selected the warm German potato salad as a side. Everyone reported this was good, but some found it too strong with vinegar and mustard. Overall, we were pleased with the food but a bit disappointed in the service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sandy, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great German Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Gustav's is an authentic German restaurant with cold German beer, delicious entrees and wonderful appetizers. Try the pretzels and fondue appetizer; actually it is nearly a full meal for 2 people. I had the Jagerschnitzel and my wife had the wurst selection. The service was top notch and you can try out your German with the bartender, as he will lay it on you. Enjoy yourselver, we did.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Estacada, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Food ... wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaraunt has a wonderful atmosphere and good food. Happy Hour menu is limited but very good! The Fondue is always creamy without curds. We are yet to try anything on the menu that was not excellent. And for kids 3 and under you can get free mashed potatos or noodles.

This restarunt has wonderful service. Everyone is friendly and knowledgable. They welcome kids and interact with them gladly.

Be aware that if you come during meal time in the evening you will wait for a table. Parking is less than enough so you may be walking a distance.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I always order the sauerbraten ....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

There isn't a German restaurant in Sacramento, so it's always a treat to be in Clackamas and to be able to go to Gustav's. Very good range of German dishes and German beers on draft. Prices are reasonable and service is always good. Heartily recommend it!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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