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is there german food in florida???

my dad is homesick and craving good german food and beer. we are in orlando but willing to drive to end his craving. any ideas?

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  1. If you were in the Panhandle, there's a German place in Bluewater Bay called the Bitburger Pub that supposedly got a good chef in some time earlier this year. But that's a heckava hike from Orlando.

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    1. re: beachmouse

      Your father is going to be VERY happy! I just called Bauern-Stube on S. Orange Ave (just North of Sand Lake Rd.) and they have reopened. They were closed for 9 months due to fire. They are closed on Sundays. Take your dad there and you will make his day. Very good, authentic German food. The special of the day is usually the best bet too. Enjoy!

      1. re: Floridabarley

        I concur. I had two marvelous meals there before their disasterous fire right before Christmas last year.

        I'll be heading there soon to retry, but based on my experience it will be a home run.

        Bob

        1. re: Floridabarley

          Hooray! I loved this place. Glad to see it reopen. Roadtrip!

        2. re: beachmouse

          I ate there late in 2005 and it was awful. I'm a German food snob -- and it may have been German food, but it was not good German food.

          1. re: mrgore

            Curious about the German restaurant(s) you do reccommend?

            Bob

        3. The one that I like here in St. Petersburg is Cafe Vienna. It is in the process of moving to a new location on 4th St. N. just north of the Wine Warehouse.

          John

          1. Key West has a place called Martins. Its a German Cafe and one of the better places there.

            1. BTW, if you are in St. Pete, there is Cafe Mozart which is a german bakery on 4th St. N. also. Very good.

              John

              1. Have you tried Old Germany? I have a German friend who loves to eat there. I have never been there myself though.

                http://www.oldgermanyrestaurant.com/

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                1. re: Ruthie44

                  I have been there and it was nasty. I lived in Germany for 5 years, so I know German food and this was not it.