Old World German Restaurant

(210) 366-9523

1546 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX | Directions   78229

29.491134 -98.569458

Open Hours

Monday To Thursday From 10:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 04:00 PM

 
Restaurants, German, $  more

Tags: Business Dining, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Fireplace, Late Night Dining, Live Music, Prix Fixe Menu, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Old World German Restaurant

Recommends
over a year ago

I think they have closed. I would love to reopen this place does anybody know how to contact the owner?

Recommends
over a year ago

I've been eating here since the early 90's. Love it every time I go and I always trying to bring someone new to introduce them to good German food all of whom loved it. I have a few favorites, the saurbraten and the Jagerschnitzel are fantastic! Try either and you won't be disappointed. The dining room always feels like home and the service is exceptionally friendly and warm.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not good – Food quality, value, and customer service were all seriously lacking. The salad was warm and all tasted like cucumber. The schnitzel was tough and the gravy was horrible. The potato pancakes tasted as if they'd been made with the previous day's potatoes and onions. We let 2 waitresses and the manager know how bad the food was after eating less than a third of our portions, but didn't even get a discount. Manager was not friendly and acted like she'd not heard a complaint before. We've been to Germany several times and know what it's supposed to taste like. This wasn't even close. The best part of the whole night was the guy playing the accordion.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Note From The Owner – my eleven year old son was looking at the reviews and showed me the one below from 6/10 " so you think you know what you are getting?" i just laughed because it was a review his father had written, obviously to hurt us, so i told him you can't believe everything you read. his father was stupid enough to use the name "papapiro", which is what he used to call my son when he was a baby.

anyway, i just wanted to let people know the same. as for the food , of course i think it's awesome, it's my mom's cooking! she was born and raised in munich and the style of food we serve is what she grew up on. as most people who have lived in germany know the foods can vary greatly depending on what region you are in.

growing up in this restaurant from the age of 18 to my now almost 41 years, i am biased but i do think our guys in the kitchen work really hard!

going down the menu: our sauerbraten is a roast we cook and season ourselves and make the gravy from that, the spaetzle are made from scratch(a lot of work), we get the sauerkraut imported raw but we cook and season it, we shred our red cabbage,cook and season it.

cordon bleu: cut and butterfly our own pork loin and stuff with ham and cheese and breaded and cooked when ordered

we cut our own meats, go through tons of potatoes,potato pancakes from scratch, bake and season our corned beef , i'm sure that's why our rubens are so great

we use great quality lunch meats, not that jellied pressed looking stuff, make both german and american potato salads

and we like our pan-fried potato's BLACKENED!! my mom always says you give a german white potatos and he'll have a heartattack and the beer has to have a head on it!

it's not that we don't serve great food, some items might not be to your liking and then you just try something else next time.

even before we had the restaurant one of my favorite things to do is eat good food and as often as i have frequented a certain restaurant for over twenty years there are times when i do eat a dish i'm not too crazy about and the next time order my favorite again.

so i thank our faithful regulars for over 23 years of business and allowing us to serve ya'll the food we love and being able to watch your families grow up along with ours.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This is a touch of home – I came here to eat in 1983. I had come here via the military, and I missed german food. I found more then that.

The owners were friendly, the atmosphere was right, even the smells were right. These reviews I have read about costco desserts, and luke warm strudel are silly. The desserts are kept frozen untill needed..'hot' means it was likely microwaved. some desserts may even be bought at a wholesalers.

Act like adults, ask for your strudel to be heated. Dont order a dessert you dont want.

If you are German, or have ever lived in Germany, you know every 'wurst' tatstes different depending on where you live, My family is prussian, from the far north, and the wurst here is one of the many versions one might find.

For those of us who live here, this restaurant makes me forget for a moment I am not in very warm Texas. I can suffer a slice of costco carrot cake.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good service OK food – My Husband and i ate here. He ordered bratwurst with potatoes and sauerkraut. I had "hot" apple strudel. he said the Brat was missing something but he couldn't put his finger on it. My strudel was luke warm with cold spots in it:(

The sauerkraut and potatoes were good. we also ordered beer. It was good too! we especially liked the waitress with the green nail polish!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

pretty disappointed in service – I came to san Antonio to get my mother then we wanted to try something new so, we decided to go to Old World German Restaurant. At first I thought it was pretty cool the prices were ok a little on the high side but, I kind of excepted that when I saw the building. i was willing to pay the price for the food and that's when things went down hill. The food was good just cold instead of hot like it sitting on a counter somewhere. Then I had to go find the witress just to get a refill for my husband which made him upset. We took the dessert to go my mom's was good; mine on the other hand taste like the apples came from a can. My husband say never again; my mom say maybe we hit a bad night. I say maybe a different waitress.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good food, good beer – The restaurant needs a slight remodel but it was clean, and contrary to other reviews, did not smell like smoke. When my party of 7 arrived this evening, I was a little concerned since the dining room was so empty. I left wondering why it was so empty. The food was very good and the service was fine. All of us left satisfied.

I honestly have no idea why there was only one other couple eating dinner. Give this place a try. I wish they had more than 4 German beer taps but the menu was solid.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Nice place, nice beer, nice service, what else can I say? – If you want a paceful place, with nice service and good food this the place. I'm so sorry for the people that says to many lies about this restaurant, it is not the best german restaurant in the world but it's nice, clean, the waitress are kind, the cashier, and seriously if you are a cheap person don't go there please because probably you'll say later that everything cost $20 or $15, and it's an exaggeration, I mean one plate cost around $16.99 but it is a big plate, and the sides like salads or spaetzle or soup it cost between $3.99 and $6.99 and the truth is that if you want real german food the autentic german food, you have to go to Germany. This food is german how it's possible. I'm a regular costumer and I just like it as always.

When you go to a Japanese restauran, all the staff are Japanese, here in U.S or in a chinese restaurant all are chines? you should have more criteria to judge something or someone just because the people that work there are from another country or place not Germany.

Like I said if you are looking for peace and kind service, good beer, ando good food, you should go.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

So you think you know what you are getting? – It has come to our attention that this restaurant has been cheating their customers for years. For example the delicious treats and desserts although they are said to be home maid are nothing more than Cisco wholesale. Wait, it gets even better. So you think you are eating veal in your Schnitzel like it says on the menu? Think again. Nothing more than pork pounded to death. Talk about deceptive advertising! If nothing else, people should be entitled to know what they eat. No need to lie. At least my wife and I think so.

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