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CUISINES
German
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi

Menu

STARTERS‏
Shrimp Cocktail
Crisp jumbo‏ shrimp complemented by our own cocktail sauce
$2.99
German Potato Pancakes
Four crisp golden brown pancakes served with applesauce
$8.00
Cherrystone Clams
Clams served‏ chilled on the half shell with lemon and cocktail sauce
$1.75
Clams Casino
A half dozen classic baked stuffed clams
$8.00
Fresh Mozzarella
Fried mozzarella accompanied by marinara sauce and parmesan cheese
$7.00
Marinated Herring
Herring in a wine sauce with onions, sour cream, sliced tomato and pickled beets
$7.00
East Side Wings
Chicken wings served with house bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks
$12.00
Stuffed Mushrooms
Six mushrooms with a crabmeat stuffing, finished with a white wine butter sauce
$8.00
Wurst Sampler
Three styles of wurst, German sausage, bratwurst and knock wurst. served with German sauerkraut and a Zen mustard
$14.95
Corn Fritters
Deep fried corn fritters drizzled with maple syrup and finished with powdered sugar
$7.00
SPECIAL SIDE ORDERS
French Fries
$5.00
Spatzle
$5.00
German Potato Dumpling
$4.00
Chilled Fruit Cup
$4.00
Chicken Liver Pate
$5.00
Soup of the Day
$5.00
Mashed Potatoes
$4.00
Herb Stuffing
$4.00
Linguine with Meat Sauce
$7.00
Tossed Salad
$4.00
SPECIALTIES FROM THE CONTINENT‏
Served with your choice of spatzle, mashed potatoes, potato pancakes, French fries or au gratin potatoes weekends only
Burger Meister
Choice of two: bratwurst, knock wurst, or German sausage. served over sauerkraut
$28.00
Sauerbraten
Sliced marinated beef with a rich sour cream gravy, served with red cabbage and a dumpling or choice of potato
$28.00
Kasseler Rippchen
A grilled hickory smoked pork chop with a demi glace, served with sauerkraut and apple sauce
$29.00
Roast Loin of Pork
Two tender thick slices of roast pork topped with a demi glace, served with sauerkraut and applesauce
$28.00
Hungarian Goulash
Our own traditional Hungarian goulash
$28.00
Jager Schnitzel
Our own‏ breaded cutlet with sauteed mushrooms and a rich brown gravy
$29.00
Hunter Schnitzel
Our own breaded cutlet with a rich sour cream gravy
$29.00
Paprika Schnitzel
Our own breaded cutlet with a paprika gravy
$29.00
Wiener Schnitzel
Our own breaded cutlet with a sunny side egg and a wedge of lemon
$29.00
FISHERMAN'S OFFERINGS
Served with your choice of mashed potatoes, French fries or au gratin potatoes weekends only.
Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Your choice of our imperial crabmeat stuffing or our cracker crumb, served with lemon and drawn butter
$30.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Shrimp Scampi
Crisp sauteed shrimp in a garlic, butter, wine and caper sauce, served over linguine with a dollop of marinara sauce and a lemon
$30.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Broiled Scallops
Tender sea scallops, lightly breaded and broiled to perfection
$28.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Herb Crusted Salmon
Oven roasted fresh atlantic salmon herb seasoned with your choice of potato
$28.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Baked Stuffed Sole
Delicate fillets‏ of sole stuffed with our crabmeat stuffing, topped with bread crumbs and white wine
$28.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Fresh Broiled Flounder
Lightly breaded and broiled to perfection
$26.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
FULL COURSE DINNERS‏
Served with pride
Appetizers
Choice of chicken liver pate with chopped onions, tomato juice cocktail, chilled fresh fruit or soup of the day
Choice of Entrees
Served with your choice of mashed potatoes, French fries or au gratin potatoes weekends only
Broiled Filet Mignon
8 oz. Filet served on garlic toast with sauteed mushrooms
$34.00
Prime Rib
16 oz. Cut of slow roasted prime rib served with au jus, when available
$32.00
Broiled Sirloin Steak
12 oz.‏ Sirloin steak served with sauteed mushrooms
$31.00
Braised Short Ribs
Tender braised‏ short ribs cooked to perfection smothered in our rich brown gravy
$31.00
Cutlet Ala Parmigiano
Our own breaded cutlet with a hearty meat sauce and provolone cheese served with linguine or choice of potato
$29.00
Cutlet with Meat Sauce
Our own breaded cutlet with a hearty meat sauce served with linguine or choice of potato
$29.00
Lamb Shanks
Two tender New Zealand shanks served with brown gravy and mint jelly
$29.00
POULTRY SELECTIONS
Served with your choice of mashed potatoes, French fries or au gratin potatoes weekends only
Half Roast Long Island Duckling
Half roast duck served with herb stuffing, cranberry sauce and brown gravy
$29.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Chicken Schnitzel
Our own breaded chicken schnitzel served with a wedge of lemon and choice of potato
$28.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
Roast Stuffed Turkey
Fresh roast turkey served with herb stuffing, cranberry sauce and brown gravy
$28.00
Mashed potatoes
French fries
Au gratin potatoes
GERMAN DRAFT BIERS‏
Biers served in four sizes: 1/2 liter and full liter or your own novelty liter or two liter das boot or 5 liter friendship gauntlet
Spaten Lager
Classic munich lager, blonde color, well balanced taste.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Spaten Oktoberfest
An amber munich traditional fest bier.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Warsteiner Dunkel
A big, bold, full bodied, dark bier. Smooth and slightly sweet. No bitterness. Don't let the color fool you.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Spaten Optimator
A dark, malty, sweet, true German doppel bock.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Warsteiner Pilsner
A light tasting, pale colored, very hopped up brew. the largest selling bier in Germany. classic pilsner. great bier for the person who enjoys lighter biers.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Hofbrau Original
The original brew of bavarian kings. Full bodied and well balanced.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Franziskaner Hefe Weiss
An unfiltered wheat bier. Cloudy, golden color, light spicy taste.
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Clausthaler
A German,‏ non alcoholic bier, but you won't be able to tell it's not the real thing served bottled
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
Beer Tasting
Sample six of our finest German drafts
1/2 liter and full liter
Your own novelty liter
Two liter das boot
5 liter friendship gauntlet
BEVERAGES
Tea
Regular or decaf
Coffee
Regular or decaf
Unsweetened Iced Tea
Lemonade
Milk
Regular or chocolate
Soft Drinks
Coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale
Saratoga
Sparkling spring water
MARTINIS‏
Cosmopolitan
Absolut vodka, cointreau and a splash of cranberry juice
Dutch Chocolate Martini
Absolut vodka with white creme de cacao
Pomegranate Martini
Pama liquor, absolut citron, quantro and a splash of lemon
Mangotini
Fruja mango and absolut vodka
Mango Tango Martini
Fruja mango, fruja tangerine with absolut mandarin vodka
Sour Appletini
Pucker sour apple with absolut vodka
Tangerini
Fruja tangerine and absolut vodka
Espresso Martini
Absolut vodka and vangogh espresso vodka
Pinktini
Fruja grapefruit‏ and citrus vodka
SHOTS ON TAP
Apfelkorn
Sweet apple‏ flavored schnapps
Pink Dirndl
Vodka and rich blood oranges, mingling with mangos and passion fruit.
German Cookie
East side's secret recipe.
Barenjager
Honey schnapps.
Blue Devil
A refreshing blend of natural exotic fruit juices, premium vodka and a touch of cognac.
Apfel Strudel
Sweet apple and cinnamon flavored schnapps. Like mom's apple pie.
Jagermeister
Herbal schnapps.
Lederhosen
A German style puckerita made with hotel california tequila blanco.
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Reviewed April 13, 2020

I am a German and I feel insulted by this place. I am not trying to convey my frustration not being able to get decent german food in ct but this place is just terrible. All they focus on is their decor and ambiance for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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BarbaraA3322, General Manager at East Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience with us. We pride ourselves on the food we serve, so it's disheartening to know that it did not meet your standards. We appreciate...More

Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

I've been here a few times and left satisfied. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is the definition of kitsch German awesomeness. You can't go wrong with the Jager schnitzel - super tasty. A few downsides - the prices are pretty steep. Some of...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful night drinking beer, eating good food and feeding off the energy of the crowd. Will be back soon!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

The food, the beer, the music.....what fun we all had a great time eating, singing and drinking, not necessarily in that order!! Do not miss this fun opportunity for a real throwback good time. One of the best!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

The first few times we went to this restaurant we had a lot of fun! I must admit the food was not top notch for German food but the atmosphere is fun! This last visit was not a good experience. The lighting in the area...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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BarbaraA3322, Manager at East Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience. Please contact us at info@eastsiderestaurant.com so we can further look into and discuss the situation. Thank you.

Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Went with friends who had suggested. Really good “peasant “ food, wursts, herring, schnitzel. Good beer and although limited wine, more than adequate and went well with dinner.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

We live 45 minutes away, and with the onset of the autumn weather we crave German food. We saw a billboard advertising East Side German restaurant in Derby and decided to take the drive. It was well worth the drive! The warm inviting atmosphere couoled...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

What makes a good restaurant great is that in addition to serving delicious food, the atmosphere is enjoyable. This fits East Side to a T. The food is very good and plentiful. But the experience is what makes this place all the more special. Yes...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

Had their full multi-course dinner (more food than I originally planned) but it was excellent. Had the Rouladen with mashed potatoes, barley soup, and banana cream pie. Service was outstanding, as was the decor and the music. Would recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Went in for a Sunday brunch but not hungry enough for full multi-courses so tried their Biergarten - didn’t order the 2 liter boot of beer - but tempted! Corn fritters, potato pancakes and schnitzel plates were good size for the price - spaetzle is...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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