The store is quite busy on the weekends, and rightfully so. Wonderful specialized imports that you cannot find anywhere else. Although, Ingred's German Gift Shop in Bangor has a number of meat, candy and specialty import food items as well. It's not as big, but it may be a lot more convenient to get to.
The restaurant experience left a lot to be desired. My fiance ordered the pork schnitzel over spaetzle with jager sauce and red cabbage. His pork was overcooked and dry, the spaetzle came out of a bag, and the plate was undersauced. My liverwurst sandwich was tolerable at best, and I took half of it home to deconstruct and remove the ungodly amount of liverwurst to have on crackers later. There was so much liverwurst in there with very thickly sliced, unpeeled (unseasoned) cucumbers which hurt the mouth to eat - it was incredibly unbalanced. No acid to cut the fattyness of the wurst and not enough texture to break up the creamy heaviness of it. Some of their mustard pickles would have been great in there to add a little bit of texture and interest to make it dance in the mouth a little bit. The coleslaw was wonderful with delicious, tender cabbage and delicate flavor, but the german potato salad is underseasoned and flavorless. As a previous reviewer said, it leaves you with the impression that they just serve what they carry in the store - there's no problem with that alone, but for it to be so mediocre and unelevated - it certainly didn't stand up to all the anticipation we had of going there.
We tried to get in there last fall and missed the dinner bell by 15 minutes, which was a bummer after almost a 2hr trek. A whole year of waiting, and we are sad to say our anticipation of the restaurant was unrewarded. We do love the store, but the food service end could really use a menu facelift and someone inspired by German flavors behind the stove.
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