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“OK, overpriced, noisy - do enjoy the soda.”

The Wurst Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“OK, overpriced, noisy - do enjoy the soda.”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The indoor area is noisy, chairs all around are high - as are the tables so be prepared to let your legs dangle. You enter and read a board filled with many hot-dog selections and a few sides and make your choice. The servers bring you the food by number. Here's the drawbacks: Though the food is ok, I can make a very good hot dog at home and the buns are the basic you'd find at a grocery store. The cole-slaw is unique being a vinegar sauce rather than mayo based so be prepared for a change-up. Sodas have been shipped in form Detroit, so that's pretty fun. The catch, is we walked away hungry but spent a good amount of food. I think I'd vote for a picnic in the downtown square and a sandwich form a deli. I can say I've been back a few times with out-of-town guests, but will likely put an end to this adventure now.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Mill Valley, California
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not the best but not the wurst”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

So we cruise around the town square in Healdsburg looking for some lunch and somehow on a busy Saturday on Labor Day weekend we find a parking spot right in front of The Wurst. The universe is directing us to eat here, right? They specialize in different kinds of hot dogs and sausages served on buns hence the name, clever if you read it but not so if you hear it. We wend our wat through the crowded front patio, filled with patrons sitting eating alfresco under outdoor umbrellas shielding thm from the bright Sonoma sun. The universe has apparently abandoned us because, once inside the industrial space, we both order the house hamburger. We then realize after ordering at the counter, taking our order sign to one of the long communal tables and pouring a couple of plastic cups of water from the shared table water pitcher, we didn't order any of the sausages! D-UH! The universe then slaps usnon the side of the head and we get right back up and order one of their signature sausages, the Detroit with onion rings and sauerkraut and special mustard. First the bugers. They're okay, nothing to write home about and for over 8 dollars, a bit pricey. The're called Smash Burgers but they aren't all that smashing. The wurst was also a bit pricey as well. For the same amount you get a reasonably chubby sausage with adequately fried frozen onion rings and a soft bun. Again not all that remarkable. What is remarkable is the very friendly and helpful staff, young and energetic and happy to please. What is also remarkable is the great terrace out front on a sunny day. I'd come here again just to sit outside on a sunny day, munch a hot dog and quaff a beer from their more than adequate collection of draft and bottle beers and watch the world go by. Not the wurst way to spend lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank scottderrick
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A regular stop!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We go here about once every two weeks. A pleasure to sit outside and my hubbie loves the fries. If I'm feeling like being "good" they do have some nice salads too.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Eat here”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stopped by for a late lunch and met the owner, Charles. Awesome guy, great place.
We had a sausage and a burger, both were awesome. Also had a beer, he carries a small but well selected variety. Great onion rings and fries. Liked the coleslaw: vinegar instead of mayo.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank desiringtotravelmore
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great hotdog/brat joint”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Great choice of sausages/hotdogs/brats etc. friendly service. Good choice of refreshments. Nice outdoor terrace. Good location.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Shogan77
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