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Hessen Haus

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible

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Menu

APPETIZERS‏
7.99
Wild Game Quesadilla
A mixture of wild boar & duck w/ onions, peppers & cheese, placed between two flour tortillas then grilled to a golden brown
8.99
Bavarian Nachos
Crisp tortilla‏ chips piled high w/ chopped brats, Monterey jack & muenster cheese, banana peppers & pico de gallo, served w/ sour cream & salsa
7.99
Gator Fingers
Farm-raised alligator tail meat, sliced into thin strips, hand breaded & deep-fried to a golden brown, served w/ Creole honey mustard dipping sauce
8.99
Armadillo Eggs
A south Texas specialty made in our kitchen bacon-wrapped chicken tenders stuffed w/ sliced jalapenos & pepper jack cheese, served w/ ranch dressing
6.99
Sauerkraut Balls
A tasty combination of corned beef, pork, ham & sauerkraut rolled into balls, hand breaded & fried, served w/ thousand island dressing
8.99
Schweine Flugel
Four fried pork shank sections coated w/ our haus spicy barbeque sauce (pig wings)
8.99
Peasant Plate
a delicious‏ assortment of German cheeses served w/ thuringer sausage, salami, landjaeger sausage, bread & crackers
7.99
Monster-Muenster Cheese Sticks
our German version of buzzard Billy’s monster-Ella sticks, muenster cheese freshly breaded & served w/ marinara
6.99
Reuben Rolls
the classic Reuben ingredients wrapped up in a crispy fried spring roll, served w/ thousand island dressing
3.99
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Freshly baked to order & served hot w/ cheese sauce for dipping
SOUPS
Cup 2.99
Bowl 4.49
German bier cheese soup
A blend of creamy cheeses mixed w/ chopped bratwurst ~ delicious
Cup 2.99
Bowl 4.49
Hessen Beef Stew
Beef, carrots & celery make up this hearty stew
SALADS‏
9.99
Steinbach steak salad
fresh mixed greens topped w/ sirloin tips, walnuts, Roma tomatoes, boursin cheese & sun-dried cherries, served w/ your choice of dressing
8.99
Grilled Chicken Salad
Fresh mixed greens topped w/ grilled, juicy chicken breast, roma tomatoes, shredded cheddar & jack cheese, served w/ your choice of dressing
5.99
House Salad
fresh mixed greens topped w/ walnuts, Roma tomatoes, boursin cheese & sun-dried cherries, served w/ your choice of dressing
3.99
Side Salad
Fresh mixed greens topped w/ roma tomatoes, cucumber, onion & shredded cheddar jack cheese
DINNERS
14.99
Wilde Schweine Wurst
A savory blend of two sausages made w/ wild boar w/ cranberries, served w/ mashed potatoes & mixed vegetables
11.99
Mac & Cheese Baden-Baden
``Mac & cheese the German way a tasty blend of muenster, Swiss & parmesan cheeses mixed w/ spaetzle & topped w/ your choice of chicken, pork or beef
9.99
Veggie Spaetzle
Sautéed mushrooms, artichokes, Roma tomatoes & fresh spinach in a light olive oil sauce, topped w/ shredded asiago cheese
12.99
Kavetelli
Graziano’s Italian sausage, spaetzle & marinara tossed together & baked w/ muenster cheese
11.99
Bavarian Stroganoff
German spaetzle presented in a rich sour cream sauce w/ mushrooms, onions & your choice of lightly seasoned beef or pork
13.99
Schweinshaxe
Extra large, seasoned, mild flavored pork shank, served w/ sauerkraut & German potato salad
11.99
Schweine Flugel Dinner
three, tender, bone-in pork shanks coated w/ our haus BBQ sauce & served w/ mashed potatoes & pickled red cabbage
10.99
Goulash
lean &‏ tender choice sirloin tips simmered in a rich Hungarian paprika sauce & served over spaetzle
13.99
Kassler Ripschen
Two tender & juicy smoked pork chops topped w/ our sweet raisin, spicy sauce, served w/ sauerkraut & mashed potatoes
11.99
Fried Chicken
One half of a juicy chicken perfectly seasoned then fried ‘til golden, served w/ mashed potatoes & red cabbage
SCHNITZELS‏
13.99
Wienerschnitzel
Tender veal freshly breaded & fried to a golden brown, served w/ german potato salad & pickled red cabbage
12.99
Jaegerschnitzel
Tender pork cutlet hand breaded, pan-fried ‘til crispy then smothered w/ a mushroom & onion gravy, served w/ mashed potatoes & pickled red cabbage
13.99
Black Forest Schnitzel
Hand breaded pork loin smothered in a rich & creamy cheese sauce w/ ham, spinach & mushrooms, presented over a bed of spaetzle
DIE GROSSE PLATTE
Plus 4 shots of apfelkorn schnapps or 2 slices of german chocolate cake
Serves 4-5 people family style
69.99
2 Bratwursts +4.00
Includes a Side of German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut
And red cabbage
Mac & Cheese Baden-Baden
Ein Halbes Hahnchen
½ Fried chicken
Zwei Bratwurst
Sauerkraut
Mixed Vegetables
Schweinshaxe
Jaegerschnitzel
SANDWICHES‏
All sandwiches are served w/ lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle also w/ your choice of one of the following sides:
8.49
Turkey Reuben
a slight twist on an old favorite turkey, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & thousand island dressing on grilled rye bread
7.99
Reuben
the classic sandwich w/ sliced, lean corned beef, our haus sauerkraut & melted Swiss cheese, served on grilled marble rye bread
8.49
European grinder
combines the‏ best of both world’s our own grinder mix made w/ graziano’s Italian sausage & rich marinara, topped w/ German muenster cheese on a hoagie bun
7.99
Turkey Bacon Melt
a delicious combination of moist turkey, crisp bacon, American cheese & muenster cheese grilled on Texas toast, dressed w/ a spiced aioli
7.99
The Bismark
chopped roasted pork, fresh mushrooms & onions sautéed w/ a sour cream au jus & topped w/ melted Swiss cheese, served on a large, toasted French roll
7.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Chicken breast‏ fillet, grilled to perfection, served on a toasted bun
8.49
German burger
Two, ¼ lb beef patties topped w/ thick cut bacon & melted muenster cheese, served on a toasted bun
6.99
Hessen Hamburger
Two, ¼ lb fresh ground beef patties grilled to perfection, served w/ lettuce, tomato & onion on a toasted bun
7.99
Hessen Cheeseburger
two, ¼ lb juicy beef patties topped w/ your choice of melted American, muenster or Swiss cheese, served w/ lettuce, tomato & onion on a toasted bun
GERMAN RETAIL FAVORITES
Underberg
Careful balance between valuable herbal ingredients & premium quality alcohol provides soothing digestive properties after a good meal; as well as general wellbeing 3.75
Glassware
Various steins, mugs, wheat glasses & boots are available in limited supply. Ask your server about current selections; w/ or without bier specials
Snuff
Enjoy free samples using the oringinal snuff catapult. Must be 21 to enjoy the unique experience in a range of exotic flavors. Tins available for purchase at various prices.
Apparel
T-shirts, polos, hats, etc. Available seasonally. Ask your server about the latest offerings
DESSERTS‏
3.99
Oma's Apple Crisp
flame-roasted Fuji apples mixed w/ cinnamon & sugar, covered & baked w/ a sweet, crispy crust, topped w/ one scoop of vanilla ice cream
4.49
German chocolate cake
The traditional dessert made in haus a delicious, moist chocolate cake w/ a caramel, coconut & pecan topping
1.79
Ice Cream
One scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream
2.99
Sauteed Apples
sweet flame-roasted Fuji apples sautéed w/ cinnamon & sugar
4.00
Echte Kroatzbeere Blackberry Liqueur
the classic German specialty w/ the sophisticated taste of blackberries.
3.50
Apfelkorn
did apfelkorn‏ make the hessen haus famous or did hessen haus make apfelkorn famous? we’re not sure. sun-ripened apples give the distinct & unrivaled taste to this German apple schnapps.
Snuff
Enjoy free samples using the oringinal snuff catapult. Must be 21 to enjoy the unique experience in a range of exotic flavors. Tins available for purchase at various prices.
Underberg
Careful balance between valuable herbal ingredients & premium quality alcohol provides soothing digestive properties after a good meal; as well as general wellbeing 3.75
Glassware
Various steins, mugs, wheat glasses & boots are available in limited supply. Ask your server about current selections; w/ or without bier specials
Apparel
T-shirts, polos, hats, etc. Available seasonally. Ask your server about the latest offerings
BIER HALLE SNACKS
1.50
Chips
Kettle cooked in plain, barbeque, jalapeno or salt & vinegar
3.99
Jumbo Soft Pretzel
Freshly baked to order & served hot w/ cheese sauce for dipping
2.50
Landjaeger
Fred usinger’s smoked & cured link a German tradition best enjoyed w/ bier
1.00
Pickles
Just that: big, green, pickled dills
1.00
Pickled Eggs
ipsi brand‏ pickled eggs straight from Nebraska
1.00
Spicy Pickled Eggs
Ipsi brand pickled eggs, add heat
2.00
Pickled Polish Sausage
Ipsi brand polishes w/ a pickled twist
1.50
Red Hot Polish Sausage
Ipsi brand pickled polishes, smaller, add heat
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the vegetable spatzle and enjoyed the artichoke in it. I had a peach Moscow mule which was refreshing. My husband had a beef pot roast type dish which he thought was good but not exceptional.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank kj4678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

German restaurant in the midlands. Got my schnitzel fix - excellent. Lots of beers to choose from German areas. Good dark beers. Décor is stereotypical German beer hall. Fun.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 97ozhappy
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Fun place in Des Moines. Des Moines hits well above it's weight for smaller American cities with respect to good food and drink. This place is one of the places that raises the bar for quality. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank John-RockySkier
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Even though I went there for a specific beer that only they carry....and they were out....I still enjoyed a recommendation from the server.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LaVontravels
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

If your looking for something a little different give the Hessen Haus a try. It’s not a chain. It’s not rushed. Atmosphere is relaxed. Music is not too loud. What is does have- great food. Try the German Meatloaf (seriously, try it) Beer selection is...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank sharingmyexperi3nces
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Didn’t eat food but selection of German taps was probably unparalleled in the Midwest. They had Weihenstephaner Kristallweiss on tap! Good times. A really awesome Bloody Mary for $6 with a full lunch on top. And now I’m looking at the list online and wishing...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LakeDwellerMN
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Stopped For a lunch snack mid afternoon. Sat outside. Our server, Sam, quickly showed up and was absolutely excellent!!’ I had the Jaeger chili and spouse had the weisswurst and both were good value and tasty. We would go back.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank johnwL9319GY
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

More than German on the menu. Tried something different and I liked it. More brews to choose from. Liked the Dunkel (Darker). Give it a try.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rob P
Reviewed April 16, 2019

we stopped for lunch at hessen haus. we ordered the rouladen, which we both did not care for. i ordered the goulash, which came with no sauce. was too dry, so i ordered some extra brown gravy, which improved the taste a lot. for dessert...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank germangirl24
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

There were so many people there! However that didn’t stop us from getting some amazing service! And of course we shared das boot.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank meredithjames
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We were there on a Friday night and there were people there with children. It was around 7pm. Had not gotten to rowdy yet.
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