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If you’re heading out for dinner at the German Bistro II, you better be hungry.  The food is hearty, delicious, and there’s so much of it.  They start you off with some bread and cole slaw.

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The bread is thick and served with an herbed butter.  Loren even asked for seconds.  The cole slaw is fresh and crunchy with a bit of a peppery dressing on it.  For his entree, Loren went for the pork Jaegerschnitzel with warm potato salad and a house salad.

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The pork is super tender with a savory mushroom gravy on top.  He really enjoyed the vinegary flavor of the potato salad too.  I went for the chicken schnitzel with a side salad and spaetzle.

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I’m amazed at how tender they can get such a thin piece of chicken.  The breading had a nice lemon flavor to it and the spaetzle was delicious, especially with gravy on top.  The sides are unlimited and I was tempted to get another order of the spaetzle, but I knew I had to leave room for dessert.

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Black Forest cake is one of our favorites and this was an amazing one.  The cake was tender, the cherries had a nice tartness and it was served up with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.  As you can see from the photo, Loren’s got his fork ready & telling me to hurry up and take the photo.  This was an incredibly tasty and filling dinner for $45.

German Bistro II
1300 E Bay Dr Ste L
Largo, FL
727-216-6519

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Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.4/5
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  • Filed under: Dessert, German, Largo
  • I think we’ve found our new favorite German restaurant down in Largo.  German Bistro 2 is in a little strip mall, has about 10 tables inside and some very tasty and hearty German food.  They started us off with some bread and coleslaw.

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    The bread was fresh and tasty.  The coleslaw was a bit on the peppery side, but still very good.  I knew I shouldn’t have ordered an appetizer, but I just love potato pancakes.

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    Normally, Loren isn’t a fan, but he really enjoyed these.  They were nice and crispy with a little bit of herbs on them and served with applesauce and sour cream.  I have to admit, I was already full by the time our entrees arrived.  Loren got the Gypsischnizel with a side salad and dumpling.

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    They forgot to bring out the dressing for his salad, but other than that the meal was very good.  His pork had a tomato and green pepper sauce on it.  The dumpling was made of stuffing.  It was different.  I ordered the Jaegerschnizel with spaezel and warm potato salad.

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    The pork was very tender and the mushroom gravy had lots of thick slices of mushrooms.  The spaezle was so good that I had to order seconds.  I forgot to mention, all the sides have free refills.  Loren really enjoyed the potato salad.  It had bacon and that distinct vinegary German flavor.  We both ended up with lots of leftovers and yet, we still ordered the apple strudel for dessert.

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    It was served with ice cream and whipped cream.  Seriously, we were both so stuffed by this point that we couldn’t finish the pastry, though we did eat all of the apples inside.  Another thing to mention is that they also offer complimentary beer or wine.  It was a very enjoyable experience.  The owners are very friendly and accommodating.  They want to make sure you enjoy every last thing on your plate.   This is definitely a restaurant we’ll be returning to.  Just have to remember to bring a big appetite.   Total bill was $55.

    German Bistro II
    1300 E Bay Dr Ste L
    Largo, FL
    727-216-6519

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value3/5
    3.9/5
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  • We ate dinner at Lager Haus in Palm Harbor tonight.  The front bar area was pretty busy and loud, but we were able to get a relatively quiet table in the back.  I come here specifically for the Jaegerschnitzel when we don’t feel like driving up to the German Restaurant in Holiday.

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    I got the half portion tonight, which was plenty of food along with a side of spaetzl.  The chicken was tender and the mushroom sauce had a nice flavor.  The spaetzl was completely flavorless and needed salt and pepper at the least.  Loren tried the rosemary chicken tonight with a side salad that was brought with the meal instead of before.

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    He said the chicken had no flavor whatsoever.  Not a hint of rosemary to be found.  He had to liberally salt & pepper it just to get a hint of flavor.  It was tender, but not something he’d order again.  Total bill with a drink was $25.

    Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill
    3438 East Lake Road
    Palm Harbor, FL
    813-343-2449

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    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: German, Palm Harbor
  • I’ve been craving German food for a while so we headed off to the German Restaurant in Holiday.  They were pretty busy when we got there and as it turned out, I think all the tables showed up right before us, so it took quite a while to get our food tonight. This definitely isn’t a place you go for a quick meal. We both started out with bread and the potato sausage soup.

    The sausage took over the flavor of the soup, but it was yummy.  There’s nothing quite like fresh, home made soup.  From here the long wait began.  We were beginning to think they had lost our order when they finally brought it out. Loren got the Rinder Roulade.

    He said it had some interesting flavors.  There was a pickle in the middle, which they actually warned him about, saying it gets really hot and doesn’t cool down quickly. The only thing he really didn’t care for was the cabbage.  He thinks it’s too tart.  I’m pretty predictable when it comes to food here.  The Jaegerschnitzel and spaetzel were the two things I was looking forward to.

    The portions are huge and I ended up taking half of it home.  I did find it a little on the salty side, but overall it just has such a nice flavor and texture.  Comfort food at its best.  And there’s no coming here without a slice of the Black Forest cake.

    Cream filled chocolate cake goodness.  Delicious!  Total bill with a drink was $46.

    The German Restaurant
    2616 US Hwy 19
    Holiday, FL
    727-937-7400

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    Food4/5
    Service2/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.1/5
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  • Filed under: Dessert, German, Holiday
  • Didn’t feel like cooking dinner tonight (I’m on vacation afterall), so we went over to Lagerhaus for some schnitzel.  I got the Jagerschnitzel and Loren went for the Naturschnitzel.

     

    We’re both somewhat amazed that you can get chicken & pork this thin and yet have it come out so tender and tasty.  Loren finished his, but I had lots of leftovers.  Our dinners both came with salads and for sides I got some spaetzl with mine & Loren got some warm potato salad.

    Last time, I got the spaetzl with cheese and it was kind of greasy.  This time I got it without the cheese and liked it better. We have to remember to order salads without the onions from now on though.  These have got to be the strongest onions on the planet.  Total bill with a drink was $33.

    Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill
    3438 East Lake Road
    Palm Harbor, FL
    813-343-2449

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    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: German, Palm Harbor