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“There are better”

Zur Kate German Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 948 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Washington, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“There are better”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Average Americanized German food in a strip mall. Nothing special about it except prices were decent. Try the Bavarian Point in the same complex for wonderful
German food.

Visited March 2013
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Mesa, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mediocre German food”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a restaurant we have been wanting to try for years -- but it is across the parking lot from a another German restaurant that has become one of our favorites, so we have had little incentive. We finally got a round to it.

5:30 on Friday evening -- there was a short line for tables and there was a short line the entire time we were there. They are set up with small booths and some big tables that are shared with other customers -- we opted for the private booth. The atmosphere was very good, place well decorated in German style, and the live accordion music was good, though a bit loud.

The food was mediocre. My wife tried a schnitzel that was a favorite of hers "across the parking lot" and she decided that it was better "across the parking lot"; as was the spaetzle side dish. My sauerbraten was very good and I liked the potato dumpling. Choice of sides was interesting -- the only vegetable choices were red cabbage or sauerkraut. The bread looked like it came from a commercial bakery packed in plastic wrap -- tasted OK, but was disappointing. Desert was apple strudel and tasted OK, was a large portion, and a reasonable price.

We would come back again to try other items. The prices were fairly reasonable. The service was good, considering it was very busy.

  • Visited February 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
“LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I was introduced to this restaurant a few months ago and I love it! The food reminds me of being a child visiting my old German aunt's house. The food is wonderful and the service is great. You are made to feel like an old friend as soon as you arrive. I am taking my visiting family tonight and send people there constantly. If you like German food than this is the place for you1

  • Visited January 2013
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Apache Junction, AZ
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average German Restaurant”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have been to Zur Kate twice. The German food is average but reasonably priced. We ate there most recently on a Saturday night. The service was good but almost too fast. We had the feeling that they were rushing us through dinner so that they could turn the table. The accordian player was a nice touch but, in a small room, way too loud. In fact, despite an accoustical ceiling, this restaurant was very loud on all of our visits. They seem to cater to the winter snowbirds that are looking for a bargain meal. If you are looking for a relaxing, leisure dinner with good conversation, we would not recommend Zur Kate.

  • Visited January 2013
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Queen Creek AZ
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff and Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

As for the restaurant itself it's a pretty small place. Not sure how the busy they get, but if they ever do you could be in for a wait.

Back to the food for a moment. We had the special which was ham on bone, and Zwiebel Schnitzel with onion. The special was good and Schnitzel was just okay.

The atmosphere was nice and staff was friendly.

  • Visited January 2013
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