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The Ausländer

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
German, Bar, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, the service was good except for the reception person, she sat us in an area without a/c having seating available inside

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a Friday about 2pm, and were seated immediately! The fried pickles were great as an appetizer. Our entrees were chicken fried chicken …yummy…, pork fried cutlet….very good , and a couple of German items. All were very good, Service was...prompt!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

The food here was decent but nothing I'd rave about. We had the German snack and enjoyed it, but the bread that came with it was a bit soggy. We agreed to sit outside in the heat since we saw several fans, but were seated...in an area away from fans/breeze that felt like indoors with no AC in 100 degrees. The chicken fried chicken was very good but a little overpriced. However, our server was very friendly and attentive. I would stop here for a drink in better weather but wouldn't pay for the food again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

We love German food and we’re in Fredericksburg so in luck. We ate here and the food was authentic and delicious! It had a lovely German ambiance. I would highly recommend it!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

We ate in area that is totally open to the outside breezes but is inside the building and it was a warm Texas day, but we were quite comfortable. They had a number of choices (often there is only one) for my Gluten Free wife...and she reported the meal to be very good. I did not eat GF and really enjoyed the Jagerschnitzel with red cabbage and sauerkraut. I asked the waitress about the bread pudding and the quite look she made told me all I needed to know. If you're not in the mood for a meal eat the bread pudding, it's worth going there for by itself. Even though they were crowded and very busy the food was excellent, and the service was perfect.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

Decent food but not really authentic German (I am a fairly recent German immigrant so do know). but nice staff and good beers.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Have eaten in many German restaurants in Fredericksburg but this was the first time for the Auslander. Should have tried it earlier as everything was prepared perfectly. The server was pleasant and professional. The food was prepared perfectly and was very tasty. This will most...certainly be on our re-do list when we come back to Fredericksburg.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

The Auslander (The Foreigner) is situated on East Main, not far from the National Museum of the Pacific War in downtown Fredericksburg. It is quite large and includes an open Biergarten, which is nice on a sunny evening. The menu is mainly Bavarian/German, but also...includes international items. We had some local Texas wine, but German beer is also available. We enjoyed our dinner and had very good service.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Interesting meal. Loud and noisy. Wife tried the Rouladen and said it was excellent. I wanted something lighter, and don’t care for German food, so I opted for the sausage sandwich with fries. It must have been 12” long and as big as a kielbasa,...unfortunately it tasted like a lightly smoked kielbasa also. All in all, I’m sure it was ok, wide beer selection but no ales, not a wide wine selection. There are other restaurants in town that you may want to check out.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

Wandered in here after having more cocktails than planned at the Elk Store, it was close and figured it would check the obligatory "German Food" box while in FBG this go around. Seated outside, service was not good. Server seemed like he did not have...time to deal with us. Ordered pickle fries, and two different sandwiches to split. Pickle fries were the win of the whole thing by a long shot. Would only go back for a beer and fried pickles. Too many good spots in FBG, with better food and much friendlier wait staff.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

We had dinner here on our first night in Fredericksburg. The food was just OK and with the variety of restaurants available, we don't plant to return. Nothing really bad but not that great either. Our waitress was really sharp and provided great service. I...had the Rueben and my wife had a salad.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

Kind of disappointed. We ate here because most other restaurants in town are closed Monday and Tuesday and we wanted some German food. Service and atmosphere were okay. Food just wasn't very good. Potato soup was inedible. Sausage sandwich was meh. Schnitzel was better.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

Based on reviews we had high hopes for this restaurant but they did not live up to the hype. We had the German Meatballs, Jager Schnitzel, and Erdinger Weiss everything tasted ok, not great, not even good. I would not come back again. It took...a while to get seated which we were ok with, but once seated it took a good 15 minutes for the server to come back and take our order. Every time we wanted something we had to go look for our server or asked someone else for the item.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

The location was perfect, and we were hungry and wanting to experience the German flavor of the town. The Schnitzel was good. Sausages and kraut were even better. And the service was attentive. As everything in Fredericksburg, it's a bit pricey. We enjoyed it!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch. We came from San Antonio that time and my husband was craving some German food; and since I’ve never had one before, I was game. This place is a fun place. You can dine in inside or...at the bar. The place has a relaxed and fun atmosphere perfect for any age group. I ordered something with sausage (I’m sorry I can’t remember what it was called); while my husband ordered the Reuben, and we also had the German snack for appetizers. To drink my husband had a dark beer on tap while I had the German beer which is not my favorite drink. I am giving this a 5-star rating because the serving is good, although a bit pricey, the food is delish! I love our bartender who was very attentive to our needs. I love the energy of the place and I would definitely come back and bring more family and friends with me.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ausländer

Yes, The Ausländer offers takeout services.

Yes, The Ausländer is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Ausländer is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4