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German food near DFW

My mother is coming tomorrow and LOVES good German food. Last time she was here we went to the Black Forest Bakery in Dallas. Anything closer in the mid-cities area?

Thanks in advance!!

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  1. Kuby's in Snyder Plaza across from SMU. It has been there since the 60's and I've been going since the late 80's. They make all of their own sausages and you can't go wrong. Not the mid-cities but worth the drive.


    1. For sit down the only options that I am aware of are Kuby's and Black Forest. I personally like Henks Black Forest better. For to go try GermanDeli.com they are located in Southlake and have a huge variety of items that no place else around DFW has.

      1. Bavarian Grill in Plano. SH 190 now means that getting to the airport is a hop, skip and a jump. Many of us in TX walk it. It only takes ten minutes by car, plus traffic time, which is usually about three hours.

        1. Kuby's and GermanDeli.com are very good but I would recommend trying Greenwood's in Fort Worth. Its on Bluebonnet Circle where University Drive ends. You won't have to deal with Dallas traffic! Plus it's excellent.

          1. Kuby's is probably tops for wurst. Jorg's Cafe Vienna is probably the best for schnitzel and pretzels. Henks is a distant third of that trio. So sayeth my full-blooded German wife (who has only lived in the States for a few years) and I tend to agree based on my eating in Germany while visiting her family and friends.

            But, other folks will like places for different reasons.

            Not all are mid-cities, but you gotta drive a bit for good food.

            1. I keep seeing Jorg's Cafe Vienna get mentioned. Can anyone give any input about their beer selection?

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              1. re: air

                Here's a web site for Jorg's:
                You can give them a call about their bier selection.

                1. re: air

                  We just went there, and I remember they had about 6-8 beers on tap, and a slightly larger number by bottle. Mostly the more popular German offerings, but I also remember Stella on tap, and one "seasonal" offering. Not as comprehensive as Bavarian Grill, so if you are looking for something in particular you'd better ask ahead.

                  Also, for the record, my wife (who is not at all German!) preferred the schnitzel at BG to the one at Jorg's, which was slathered in sauce. I'd also say the bratwurst was not as good as BG, and I missed the option of the Nurnburger sausages. Jorg's did have much better service, and was a cozier setting without being too cramped. Probably requires further investigation :)

                  1. re: babar

                    If your schnitzel had sauce on it, it was not a weiner schnitzel, it was a jaeger schnitzel, rahm schnizel or a paprika schnizel. Weiner schnitzel is just fried, no sauce, and you might put some lemon juice on it. I don't think you are comparing the same dish at the two restaurants. Order the weiner schnitzel at Jorg's and then report back.

                    I was there on Thursday for lunch, which was probably our sixth time there, and food and service have been very consistant.

                    Keep in mind that some dishes at Jorg's are Austrian and not German, so a comparison is going to be which version one prefers. IMHO, his weiner schnitzel is the closest to the ones I have had while travelling in Germany or Austria. I have yet to find one better in this area.


                2. chickstein,

                  I have a love for German food also. I have been to Black Forest, Kuby's, Jorg's, Bavarian, and Edelweiss. There are two however I have not yet tried both in the Arlington area (Fort Worth Passbook, if you have one) I forget the names off hand but I will get back when I am in front of my passbook. I have found that the weinschnitzel at Jorg's (actually Jorg's is Austrian (not sure if your mom is that specific)) to be the best in the area and also the sides. The sausages of course are the best at Kuby's and if you and your mom are up for a small trip this weekend I would suggest heading to Muenster and trying out the Center Restaurant and make sure you stop by Fischers and pick up some of their fantastic fresh ring sausage (braut). I have found Fischer to make the absolute best sausage in all the sausages that I tried from around the state. If you are looking for precooked Fischers sausage and also Bayer's Kolonialwaren (inside the only Exxon in Muenster) excellent strudels tryout the two Metzlers locations in Denton they carry both the sausages, cheeses and mustards from Fischers and the strudels from Bayer's. My parents have also been several times to Granbury to Neister's and they have said nothing but good things. It all depends on what your mother is looking for more sausages, more typical dishes, or more bakery items.

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                  1. re: soulslinger

                    Thank you for the reply!

                    Mom is looking for Sauerbraten and Rouladen and strudel. She is not big on sausages. My husband on the other hand loves then so we will try your suggestions.

                    Thanks again to all!

                    1. re: chickstein

                      I am also looking for a place that has good Sauerbraten, good german potato salad, Rouladen and strudel.

                      1. re: southerncookn

                        The Black Forest Bakery in Dallas does! We ended up over there!

                  2. Any one know where we can get some good potato dumplings? Most german food places serve bread dumplings, which aren't as good.

                    As for Mid-Cities German, there is a German bakery and restaurant on South I-20 about where it splits off to head towards Arlington. My wife is 2nd generation German and we've been there a couple of time. The place in Southlake is good if you cook it yourself.

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                    1. re: dlcole

                      For You European Cafe & Deli, a Polish restaurant in Plano, has potato dumplings.

                      I like their potate pancakes better, though. Their sausages are pretty good, too. I've never had it, but people rave about their chicken noodle soup.

                      I love Rinder Rouladen at Baverian Grill, but don't like their potato salad. Their Huhner Schnitzel (chicken schnitzel stuffed with leeks, spinach and tomatoes) from their Oktoberfest menu was also very good.