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Schwaben House

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European, German, Central European
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1810 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-2911
+1 864-329-8681
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually stop in Greenville on the way back home from busi5trips and used to stop at various places near 85. Had a customer recommend Schwaben House and wow, so worth the extra time to stop! Fantastic authentic German food. I would not miss if you have the opportunity!

1 Thank FeetofFury
Clermont, France
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night to try it out. My parents have been before and really like the food. The food is tasty. But, customer experience is lacking. My dad wanted to make a substitution on his meal and was told "you know this is not an American restaurant". He just wanted home fries instead of potato salad. She... More 

Thank Sherri B
Greenville, South Carolina
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928 reviews
646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't eaten at Schwaben House in awhile and decided it was time to go back, the food was always very good, but expensive, drink prices always reasonable, and service used to be better. I think our server had too many tables and wasn't as attentive as she should have been if you are trying to create an imagine of... More 

Thank Richard F
South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Family and I had lunch here today. The food was good, but it wasn't great. I had the cheese spaetzle. The cheese sauce was distinctly odd and not what I expected, having lived in the Schwabia region of Germany. I asked our server what kind of cheese was on the noodles, and she told me a mixture of Cheddar and... More 

Thank Travelin_Schoolin
Annette F, Owner at Schwaben House, responded to this review

Hi Travelin_Schoolin, I am sorry you found our restaurant disappointing and that we didn't live up to your expectations. You are right, we could import or buy the more expensive cheeses like Emmantaler, Gruyere or Raclette, (which are regionally more authentic), but then unfortunately we would have to pass the cost on down to you which would result in even... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

It was my first time here for lunch with a co-worker. I tried the Jäger Schnitzel. I forgot the name of the dish my co-worker tried but there's a picture of it. The spätzle tasted homemade. The server was very attentive and delightful. I would definitely come back.

1 Thank Kay P
Seneca, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I arranged to celebrate my father's 90th birthday here with family, 11 people total, and it was the best celebration ever. My Dad wanted to celebrate his birthday at a restaurant that served authentic German food. This was the first time for me to dine here, and I wasn't disappointed in the least. The food was served with good portions,... More 

1 Thank angierae22
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The Schwaben House is a favorite Greenville restaurant for me, an Upstate resident who frequently visits Germany. It has a fairly nondescript appearance on the outside but is lovingly decorated according to the season inside. While the menu is German, don't expect wursts and pretzels; instead, expect German/European fine dining. The soups are among the best I have ever had.... More 

1 Thank RedsFanSC
Colorado Springs, CO
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went here for an anniversary dinner. Nice place for a date. Lovely décor, linens on the tables, lite jazz music, but the food was a little bit of a let down. Not the best German food I've ever had. It was a little pricey, too. Our bill was close to $100 and we didn't even order alcohol. Don't recommend it... More 

Thank timmymel
Durham, North Carolina
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

An elegant restaurant on the inside. At first glance we were not sure we wanted to try it as the exterior is nothing fancy. The service was very good. The food was good but I have had better German Cuisine elsewhere. The sauerbraten was along the line of roast beef with gravy, not the flavorful tender dish I have had... More 

Thank Orange_Products
Columbia, SC
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185 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Schwaben House is one of the more authentic German restaurants I have visited in the states. We lived in Germany for almost four years and developed a love for German food so it was great to find a place that served what we remember. That said, a lot was new to us because we lived in Bavaria and a number... More 

1 Thank PJL_SC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $36
European, German, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-2911
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-329-8681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?