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We hadn’t been out to The German Restaurant in Holiday in a long time and every time we go back we wonder why we don’t go more often.  The food is so hearty and fresh.  They started us off with some warm bread and I can’t resist the potato pancakes.

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It’s such a simple dish, but has the right amount of crisp and soft in the same bite.  Next up was some goulash soup and salad for Loren and the chicken soup for me.

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The chicken soup had that homemade flavor to it, but the noodle were a bit mushy.  The goulash soup had an interesting flavor to it.  It’s got some spices that you wouldn’t normally associate with German food, but Loren licked the bowl clean.  For his entree, he went for the Farmer Sausages with potato salad and red cabbage.

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He liked everything on the plate.  The sausages were cooked perfectly and had a nice smoky flavor.  I can’t resist ordering the Jaegerschnitzel with spaetzle.

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This is one of my all time favorite meals.  The pork is cooked perfectly with this amazing buttery coating on it.  The mushroom gravy is thick and flavorful and the spaetzle is so yummy.  There’s way more on this plate than I can eat in one sitting, so leftovers are an added bonus.  And there’s just no walking away with out a piece of black forest cake.

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Moist chocolate cake with a creamy filling.   Delish!  The service is very friendly here and you never walk away hungry.  Total bill with a drink was $59.

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

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Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.4/5
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  • Filed under: Dessert, German, Holiday
  • 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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  • I was craving some German food, so we drove up to Holiday to have dinner at The German Restaurant.  They had live music tonight.  It was amusing to say the least.  I’m not a big accordian fan, but the tunes were bouncy and the yodeling definitely made me grin.

    Loren got a salad and I decided to try the brussel sprout soup.

    Now, I’m not a big fan of brussel sprouts, but I gotta say, the soup was pretty good.  It was very creamy and had an interesting flavor.  If I didn’t know what was in it, I’d have said it was pea soup.  Loren went for the roulade tonight.

    He said the roulade was very tender and had some good flavors, but found the cabbage to be a bit too vinegary.  I was craving schnizel, so I got the Jaeger schnitzel which is covered in a mushroom gravy.

    I was one happy camper.  It was delicious.  The pork was very tender and the gravy had a nice flavor to it.  My only complaint was that it seemed to be a bit greasy and not as crispy as the last time I had it.  There was also plenty of leftovers given that it came with two big pieces of pork.  The homemade spaetzle was also tasty.  And I just can’t leave this restaurant without having a piece of the Black Forest cake.

    Mmmmm… It’s a tasty cake, but like I’ve said before, the whipped cream on the plate needs to be sweetened a little more.  Service is a bit hit or miss here.  During the meal, it’s pretty good, but we found ourselves waiting way too long for the check.  Total bill was $41.

    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
  • We planned to go to an Italian restaurant called Saimira European Grill in Palm Harbor tonight, but the “No Trespassing” sign out front led us to believe they weren’t open.  I’m not sure if the restaurant is closed for good or if they’re on vacation, but either way, we still needed to find some dinner.  We continued north on Hwy 19 and ended up back at The German Restaurant.

    They weren’t very busy for a Friday night, but perhaps the crowd shows up for the early bird specials.  I enjoy dinner in a quiet restaurant though.  It’s always nice to be able to actually carry on a conversation without having to yell.

    The bread came quick to the table.  It’s a dense bread, but pretty tasty.

    For an appetizer, we ordered the potato pancakes.

    Loren didn’t like them that much, but I thought they were ok.  It’s sort of like a hashbrown served with apple sauce.  He was very happy with the meatball soup though.

    This is a soup with lots of flavor.  It’s obvious that it’s been simmering for long hours to get all the deep, richness that just warms you from the inside out.   Loren ordered the goulash with spaetzle.

    He enjoyed it.  It had a vinegary, mustardy taste to the sauce and the beef was very tender.  He said the spaetzle was good to cut the tartness of the sauce.

    I ordered the chicken schnitzel.  Ok, I admit, I didn’t read the menu all that closely and thought that schnitzel was always made with pork, so I was actually a little surprised when it was chicken.

    I gotta say, though, this was some of the best chicken I’ve ever had.  It was pounded thin, but it was so tender and juicy inside and the crisp coating on the outside was outstanding.  There was way too much for me to eat in one sitting which is always a plus.  The leftovers were yummy too.  The spaetzle was good as well and the broccoli was a little overcooked and soft, which I’m sure a lot of people don’t like, but I prefer mine that way.

    Even before we sat down, I already knew what we were ordering for dessert…. the Black Forest Cake.

    Layers of chocolate cake and whipped cream.  Yummy!  The only issue with this dessert tonight is the homemade whipped cream on the plate didn’t have enough sugar in it.  Normally, I would never leave whipped cream on the plate, but this just wasn’t sweet enough.  Total bill was $50 and we both had leftovers.

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

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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    We were driving up to Holiday this afternoon, so we stopped at the Americana 50’s Diner for lunch.  I always have high hopes when I walk into a diner that it’ll be like all the places Guy Fieri visits on Diner’s, Drive In’s and Dives.  Sadly, the food here didn’t live up to the expectations.

    I went for breakfast and ordered the French Toast, two eggs over easy, and some homefries.

    I really should have taken out my camera again because the French Toast was only toasted on one side.  It was weird.  It was like they flipped it over on the griddle and immediately put it on the plate.  Unfortunately, it also hadn’t been soaked very long in the egg custard as it was rather dry inside as well.  Once it was drenched in syrup, it was ok, but the overall execution of the dish should have been better. 

    The eggs were cooked ok, but the home fries were too thinly cut, very dry and flavorless.  I guess when I envision home fries, I expect them to be mixed with onions at the very least and be at least salt & peppered. 

    Loren went for a pastrami & corned beef club club with Manhattan clam chowder and fries.

    The chowder was pretty good, but definitely needed salt.  He said the sandwich was very dry and also lacked flavor.  I think that’s the downside with some of these local diners; they try to create a menu that won’t offend any palette and end up serving very bland food.  If nothing else, at least the prices were reasonable.  Total bill with a drink was $17.

    Americana 50’s Diner
    1730 Us-19
    Holiday, FL
    (727) 942-7880

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    Food2/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    2.8/5