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“Great pretzels” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Sturgis Haus

The Sturgis Haus
43 East Main St, Lititz, PA 17543
+1 717-627-7827
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Ranked #39 of 68 Restaurants in Lititz
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Brew Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: -Slow smoked brisket, pork, chicken, turkey,and other speacilties -Our own cured and smoked bacon -Homemade rubs and sauces -6 taps of our handcrafted beer -growlers to go -Full service espresso bar
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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“Great pretzels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Good place to stop to see how pretzels are made and to take some home. We always take pretzels home as well as enjoying fresh, hot, soft pretzels

Visited April 2013
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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“Just doesn't make it as a 'brew pub' or restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The interior is like a little corner diner, which is ok. The wait staff was inexperienced, but attentive. Out of the first choice beer, which is ok, 2nd choice was decent, but not over the top. I ordered a 'brat' with fried onions. I got what appeared to be a day old brat reheated and shrunk. Very dry and tasteless. The onions consisted of 3 strands stuck to the bottom of a hot dog bun and crushed by a pannini maker! My friend had the 'reuben'. That too was made via a pannini press - not at all what a reuben should be - and, it was made with bbq beef not corn beef! But, it did state that in the menu description, so caveat emptor. It's in the bustling part of town and might get enough one time tourist types to survive, and maybe they will thro out the pannini crusher and take time to make good sandwiches - and whatever, please do not serve day old brats! I probably won't return, but maybe I will just to see if we just had a bad day.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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beerkinglititz, Manager at The Sturgis Haus, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for your input. The waitress was only working her second day and trying to keep up.The Brats are from Wisconsin and are made by a well known Bavarian sausage kitchen and we have had nothing but rave reviews about them. The menu does not specify "fried" onions for the sausage sandwiches,just raw onion and the roll is toasted on the grill,but not the whole sandwich.And yes the "Reuben" IS made from smoked brisket...Hence the name "STURGIS REUBEN" as explained on the menu. Oh,and by the way....we've been here for over 15 years,and are full for breakfast & lunch everyday of the week so something must be going right.
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“Bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Atmosphere is uninviting. Staff is rude. Pulled pork was plain. Beer was average. Couldn't wait to pay our check & get out of there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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beerkinglititz, Manager at The Sturgis Haus, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
This person had to rewrite their review because the first one did not adhere to TripAdvisor guidelines. Too negative and no help to travelers.
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Reading
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“Doesn't know what it is...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and was kinda confused. Place looks like a diner on the inside as does the staff. Bills itself as a cafe, beer haus and BBQ joint. Not really any of the three. Service was ok, had the 3 smoked meat sampler which was ok, the salad was good though. Their coffee was nothing to get excited about. Decor cheap...cost more than I expected for what I got.

Visited April 2013
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beerkinglititz, Owner at The Sturgis Haus, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your input...unlike all the other places you visited that day here in Lititz,we are a family run restaurant and not a chain restaurant.Everything you see is/was paid for by the owners,not stockholders or partners.The interior will be updated next year.I didn't know there were decoration guidlines for a cafe/brewpub/espresso bar.Oh,thats right,there are no other places like that in Lititz!
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“good beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

for an old coffee shop, once you can get passed that, the beer is very good. If your able to sit at window, good place to people watch and have a pint or two of good beer.

Visited April 2013
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beerkinglititz, Owner at The Sturgis Haus, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for the good review.We know the interior needs "pubbed" up,but like all things it requires lots of $$$$$.So yes eventually hopefully next year there will be a dining room redo.We already have the plans,but just need to raise the capital to do it.Gelato is coming soon,where else can you get gelato,coffee,beer and smoked bbq all in one place?
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