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Looking to host a group dinner with an Octoberfest theme in October here in the Austin area. What's your go to place for German food? Wurst?

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  1. My suspicion must be correct. there are no German places in town.
    About 15 years ago we went to the Walburg cafe, which was just just ok. The biergarten and oompah band was fun, but in the end it's just too far away if you want to sample some German beer, if you don't have a DD.

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    1. re: TroyTempest

      Yeah, Definitely have a DD in Williamson County!

      1. re: rudeboy

        Well, pardon my ignorance but what is a DD, and do I possibly have it.

        Re: Kraut kraut, have you looked in New Braunfels, specifically at Friesenhaus. It is only about 40 minutes away. Otw, can't vouch for it.

        1. re: singlemalt

          DD = designated driver. Williamson County has very agressive DWI prosecution.

          1. re: singlemalt

            is that the place with all the animal heads on the wall on the edge of the main drag?

      2. There are several places in Wahlberg. A new one called Dale's Essenhaus opened recently.

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        1. re: ericthered

          Dale's has been around for quite a while. It's a fairly small menu, with nachos and fried apps, sandwiches, steaks and fish, and chicken-fried steak. We go for the burgers: thick patty, nicely caramelized on a flattop, with homemade potato chips. Schnitzel is the only German item on the menu; they have a variety of chalkboard specials, so there may be some occasional German items there. They have a biergarten and live music on weekends.

        2. I seem to recall some German restaurant in Dripping Springs being fairly popular. Sadly I'm sketcy on the details.