Staten Island German
- Steve Viterali
I've been to a few German places in NY and Killmeyers is one the best. Lately two Staten Islanders have recommended a place called Schaffers and said it was even better. I think it is on Victory Blvd. Any info is appreciated.
Schaffer's (as I remember it - it's been at least
two years) is a quaint German bar-type place.
The Viesbeer (I don't know how to spell it but
it's that pale wheat beer they serve with a piece
of lemon in it) is fabulous and the
meals I remember are pretty simple - just really
good wursts and sandwiches made with high
quality ingredients and served with pride.
It's was nice eatery a couple of years back
so why not take a chance?
i AM SO HAPPY TO SEE si GETTING ATTENTION ON THESE BOARDS!!! I beleve Schaffers is on the corner of Victory and Jewett but I will confirm and repost - may take like a week though - newver eaten there, it does look very charming in a bavarian way....
I haven't ate at Schaeffers (Victory Blvd. & Bradley Ave.), but they have an incredible beer selection. Plenty of good Pilseners and obscure heavy ales. Definitely worth checking out.
Also, down Victory Blvd. a few blocks, there's a small row of Jewish stores, with a religious supply store, a Kosher take out & a Kosher pizzeria. The pizzeria has GREAT, if pricy falafel.
I've eaten at schaeffer's once about two years ago. I was driving by and I stopped there on a whim. As I remember, the only thing German about it was the beer and the building. The food, basically sandwiches, is similar to what you would get at a Katz's-type deli; more American than German.