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“Comfort Food for the traveler”

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Through the Grapevine
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: German
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Houston, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Comfort Food for the traveler”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

This evening we had schnitzel with fried potatoes.

Rosie's is a "homestyle" place and if you are looking for fast food, go to Mc Donald's but if you are looking for some awesome homemade food, this is the place.

The food is some of the best German food we've had in any restaurant, anywhere, and we travel a lot.

Rosie is a traditional "Old World" eatery and if you leave hungry then you need to consider going on a diet, as the portions on the dinner items are enough to feed two people, therefore the $11 price of a meal is a bargain.

I highly recommend "Through the Grapevine"

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Winona, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Strange Experience - Is that what Germany is like?”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stopped by here after the annual Owl Festival in Houston for a cup of coffee and a german dessert of some kind. German own who was our waitress definitely has an attitude "We have not coffee - the pot is broken" we were informed. We have not menus, just look on the sign - we were informed (I later found a stack of menus near the register but was also informed those things aren't available) Ok, then, "we have not desserts", but oh, now I remember we do! So we ended up with a piece of german chocolate cake (which was good) , a cup of French onion soup that was pretty much melted cheese and doughy bread, and a cup of tea. 8 bucks - oh yes, and 'no bill' just pay at the counter". The whole experience was just oddly surreal - a couple came in and sat expectantly for at least 10 minutes and were never acknowledged and left, without the owner seemingly noticing, as she was undoubtedly in the kitchen frying a giant batch of greesy, gravy covered schnitzel. Old timers must be pretty desperate for a taste of the old country if they have patronized this place long enough to keep it open for so long, though I've never heard a good report on it, except the one other review on Trip Adviser. Hate to trash local places like this, but really, this place could use a serious dash of German hospitality!

  • Visited March 2014
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Spring Grove, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentic German food”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Authentic German Food and Rosie the owner is a very interesting lady. The home made kraut is wonderful, not salty like the cans or jars that you buy in a supermarket. She also makes a wonderful red cabbage salad.

Visited August 2012
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