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“Pretty good Reuben sandwich” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus

Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus
Ranked #52 of 195 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretty good Reuben sandwich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I ate here recently, having seen other reviews and seen this restaurant pop up on several sites. The restaurant is upstairs over the cheese shop. I went up the stairs and was surprised at how small it was. Maybe 4 booths, and 2 or 3 tables. It seemed slightly cramped, but it was not crowded, as it was around 1:30 in the afternoon. The menu is pretty simple and straightforward. There are many items on the menu that you have probably had elsewhere in America, nothing that will really stand out as being distinctly German that you probably haven't already had. I ordered the Reuben. It came out piping hot, with generous amounts of corned beef and sauerkraut. The owner also brought out a server with pickle relish, spicy mustard and horseradish. I had a few bites as it was prepared and it was quite tasty. I decided to add the other condiments, including the horseradish and that made it really delicious! The spice and the pungency of the horseradish really added something to this. The chips and pickle were same old, same old, run of the mill. They had a few German beers on the menu, one of which I tried but don't remember the name of it. All in all, it was a good meal, and something you probably won't find anywhere else in Gatlinburg.

Visited August 2013
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English first
St. Augustine, Florida
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

My Husband wanted a simple grilled ham and cheese sandwich we looked all over ask different people then we found this place that was the best ham and cheese i ever tasted it was small but clean and comfortable turned out later we know this owners sister from ceder key florida

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thomasville, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Little Shop in Gatlinburg to eat at”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

I would like to start off by saying this is a family run business, Its small
but Large in the quality of there sandwich, the Reuben is to die for. the best I have ever had. You will find one of the most unique restaurant around, The lady that owns the shop told me this shop had been in Gatlinburg for 44 years

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem - Amazing Reuben's!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We've wanted to try Hofbrauhaus the past few times we have visited Gatlinburg and we finally stopped in today. Boy, are we glad we did! Both the Reuben and hoagie (served with plain chips and a pickle spear) were delicious! The retro atmosphere and pleasant service made this our new favorite lunchtime destination. Our son has severe food allergies, and even though they had signs forbidding outside food, they were very gracious about letting us bring in his lunch. My husband recommends pairing your Reuben with the Warsteiner beer. We'll be back for sure.

Visited July 2013
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, but limited menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Hofbrauhaus is upstairs (and not handicapped accessible), about the Cheese Cupboard in downtown Gatlinburg. They only have a few tables, and it seems to be a one person operation, so the service is a little slow. However, the food more than makes up for the slow service. The Reuben sandwich is one of the best I've had. It's a large sandwich and comes with a handful of potato chips and a pickle spear. Definitely look for this place!!

Visited June 2013
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