For authentic, fattening, delicious, homemade German food, you can't beat Beethoven's #9 in Paola, KS. Based on word-of-mouth of foodie friends, we tried Beethoven's the other night, even though it's a good 40 minute drive from Overland Park. The atmosphere is clean, eclectic, small-town & casual. The menu is full of authentic German entrees. We tried the Jaeger Schnitzle, the Beethoven (Schnitzle) sandwich, and the Rouladen. All were amazing. Sides of spaetzle, red cabbage, mashed potatoes, & onion straws all top notch. The Jaeger Schnitzle sauce was very mushroomy, so glad I asked for it on the side. the brown gravy that came with the spaetzle was very good. Desserts looked amazing, but we were too full, even with taking most home. Oh! The homemade rolls they bring out before dinner are the best ever.
Our only gripe was, although the service very friendly, it seemed a little slow due to a large party next to us maybe.
Head out to Beethoven's, but be sure you have room in your fridge for leftovers.