Reviews of German Café (Restaurant)

452 S Maple St, French Lick, IN 47432, United States

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REVIEWS OF German Café IN Indiana

Kevin Harrington

This place is legit! I’ve been to the local mom and pop places in Germany, and took a step back to those great times without leaving good ole’ French Lick Indiana. The homemade noodles were my absolute favorite! They’re to die for. Everything we ate was homemade and delish! Will definitely be back next time in town!! Also wanted to give a shout-out to the owners and staff. Dara our waitress was amazing! Outstanding job all! Make sure you come hungry, and aren’t in a rush as everything is made to order.

Fred S

Very friendly and helpful staff . Good food , great sauerkraut and fun atmosphere. At around $17 to $20 per person plus drinks . It's a fun night out. One thing though.. no bread with your meal .

Zachary Renteria

There's a sad lack of German restaurants around southern Indiana, but this place is great. The side portions are a bit small, but the entree and beer sizes make up for it. Plus, it's all delicious. If you're in this part of Indiana, come here instead of the Schnitzelbank in Jasper. Come see what flavorful German food actually tastes like.

Nancy Schneider

Found this little German gem in French Lick and enjoyed the bouquet of flavors and Bavarian decor you can visually explore while waiting for your food. Service was attentive. Will be back when traveling through!

Elizabeth Korda

This restaurant had a nice look to it from the outside, but the waiting service inside was very rude! Multiple times our waitress was very rude and talked over us when we were trying to express that the food is horrible and with very much sodium. The food was poorly cooked and overall it was just a terrible experience. At the end when it was time to pay the bill, it ended up being around 90 dollars. We left a tip for the waitress, but she complained that it wasn’t enough. She followed us to our car and asked why she didn’t get a higher tip. She demanded a higher tip! The whole situation was ridiculous and we are certainly never going back there. Despite rumored opinion, the German Cafe Restaurant does not have the best food in Orange County, Indiana.

mike .thackston

Looks like your Oma's house and tastes like her cooking. Best German food I've eaten in years. Worth the trip to French Lick!

SadWings Raging

Great food and the staff were friendly and timely in everything they did.

Happy Zips

Good food. Friendly staff

paula heater

Everything we ordered was much food in an order. I found the server to be delightful and helpful. Closest German fare in authenticity to my German mother and grandmothers cooking! The atmosphere was especially nice and the decor was just right. We will be back again!

Kevin Richards

The food and service was great! Can't wait to go back!


Soo good

Michael Willman

Food was absolutely awesome. Great German Beer. Will definitely be back. Our Waitress Dara was awesome. She explained all about the German food and Beer. Ask for her she is great. IllI be back

John Shipman

Super ethnic food

Mona Child

Fabulous place, excellent service, delicious food! We have eaten there many times, love it!!

Petal Morais

Horrible horrible service!!! Burnt food, waitress never even came back to say anything! Then we waited 19 minutes to get the bill! My husband stood up like to leave to get any attention! Food was less than mediocre and service was the worst I’ve ever had!

Will White

Great food at good prices. The sample platter for two is huge. It literally could feed four. I wanted to go less than 5 stars for the limited beer selection. But, 4.9 was not an option. I've read the negative reviews and timed activities. In short, no wait and we arrived early. Our drinks and appetizer were on the table within 8 minutes. Our order was on the table within 20 minutes. Great job!

Basil Barlabas

Great German food with wonderful service

Kelly Bocock

We have ate there many years ago and decided to visit them again. We knowticed that the place looked closed at 8:30... kinda confusing for a restaurant so they had no hours of operating on the outside. We walked in to inquire about the hours. The young lady behind the counter said sorry we are closed. We inquired again about the hours then she looked angry and just walk into the back. A older lady walks out and says sorry we are closed with a bad attitude. We inquired again about their hours and she looked really angry and finally explained their hours of operating. I found it odd that the complexity of their business hours were not posted and their disgust for the customer when the front lights were on and the door was open was disgraceful to anyone who runs a establishment ment to serve the community.

Amanda Sheehe

Good food and service, a little pricey. Variety of beers.

Joni Pierce

Cute decor, great salad, authentic German food.

Eric Fromme

Awesome atmosphere and service.

Nancy Limp

The best German food ever! Great atmosphere.

William Howell

Excellent food and service.

Steve S

First time in service and food very very good will go back

Pat Kwiatkowski

Excellent food. Great service.

Marcia Bortoletto

Delicious German Food, and with very good prices! The food was delicious and very original! We recommend!!

Patsy Fullbeck

Wonderful staff and food

Janet Rachel

An ok place but I can say, been there done that. A new experience. The front dining room I did not care for. The other sections were more private and quaint. The front door would not close all the way. The potato “patties” just seemed like some from a bag of frozen patties. Kind of like McDonald’s hash browns but not as tasty. I have no desire to return. The pork roast was nice and tender. Potato salad was strange. Not really like a potato salad at all. It has a very sweet sauce. Not the best place to go if you want low carb. That being said, the dessert was good.

M Finley

Bland food, I ate German food for 13 years and this ain't it.

Ron Calhoun

Excellent food, decent prices. Very friendly, helpful with the German menu. You will not leave hear hungry, large portions.

Rebekah Lott

The food was okay. We were swarmed by flies the entire time and service was pretty slow.

David Grigsby

This place is one of kind! Between the amazing food and service, I can not rant enough about this place. I would highly recommend it. And the prices or more than fair!

Debbie Shepherd

Our waitress was fantastic! The food was very good. My cousin was stationed in Germany when she was in the service. She said it was very close to what she remembers from being there. And the carrot cake was amazing!!!

Diana Aikman


Christopher Costello

Always good food and service

Pam Crady

Food was so good. We ordered family style, way more than the four of us could eat. Prices reasonable. I think they have every kind of German beer known to mankind there. Only domestic is Budweiser. The restaurant is so cozy almost like being in someone's home.

John Lappin

This place was wonderful my family and my self ate here while on a little family trip the food was great! They where very friendly and lots of cool things to look at while waiting on our food.

Sherry Keown

Very good food and service. We ordered sampler dinner very good. Waitress was very helpful and friendly. Will return next time in French Lick.

William Morrison

Food was excellent. Options for kids were great.

Jenny Headlee

Food was delicious, service was great.

Jai Johnson

Great food and large portion size. Very authentic German food.

J.B. Farrell

The giant pretzel app is about as big as Donald Trump's ego. Definitely a must try. The paprika beef tips were tender although the sauce is heavy on paprika, not my taste ( they did warn me though). We ordered both of their daily specials and they were fabulous. If we ever make it back ordering the special would probably be my first choice and recommendation.

John Sparks

The food was great, the atmosphere was authentic. Best German food I have had since being in Germany a few months ago. I am half German- mom was German- so I grew up on German food and this was excellent. We ordered the grosse platte for 6 but there was enough for 7 or 8! The waitress was dressed in traditional Bavarian garb and was very helpful and friendly. My only complaint was they served my Wiessen Bier in a mug instead of a glass

Rhonda Bowman

We stopped in for lunch and had a schnitzel with mushroom gravy, potato patties, slaw, and German potato salad. Excellent! Couldn't eat it all, so we boxed up leftovers and shared a piece of Black Forest cake for dessert. More excellence! The next time, and there will definitely be a next time as we are only an hour away, want to try the noodles. Loved how the restaurant was decorated in Bavarian style, and plenty of room. We were told the owners are German. Loved it!

David Short

Great food , great service

Tim Walter

Cool atmosphere. Brats were average and potatoes pancakes were like Arby's. German Chocolate cake was great!

Rachel Hitchcock

The food was okay and the service wasn't any better. My husband and I were the only ones in the restaurant and my husband had to get up and find our waitress just to get a drink refill. When I asked to pay our waitress rolled her eyes so when we visit in the future we wont return here.

John Giblin

Great authentic German food. Loved it

Darryl B

Nice cafe, good brats.

Pete Malin

Food a little over-cooked

Susan Fritschi

If I could bring everyone I know here to eat, I would. My husband loved the ungarisch goulasch. I will be asking my mother in law for her recipe based upon his happiness with this meal. He enjoyed the kartoffelsalat as well. I ordered the Munich sausages and kartoffelpuff. I enjoyed the sausages very much. I highly recommend them. I enjoyed a Heffe bier with my food. We finished with a slice of carrot cake. It was delicious! Perfect moisture and great finish to a delicious meal!

April Hoffman

The food was great and inexpensive.

Rob Routhier

My basic meal sucked Others were better. Be careful what you order.

Laura Schroeder

Incredible food. Highly recommend the Grosse Platter with a Spaten Lager (if they are not out)

Edda Callahan

As a German, I found the food at the German Cafe very good, as was the service. We will certainly go back.

Robert Keith

It was okay service was slow my bread was cold. Food was good

Victor Maddox

One of the entrees was barely warm

Gary Kraft

Don't miss the Cafe if your in French Lick. Delicious, terrific deserts served in a quiant German atmosphere. Highly recommend you stop on for a authentic German meal. Price's aren't just reasonable they are cheap.

Melanie Wing

This quaint little restaurant was a fun experience for our family. We shared the family platter and also tasted the giant pretzel and a few desserts. Everything was wonderful and they easily accomadated our group of 14.

The Grand Loofty

By far the best bratwursts I've ever had!!! The sampler for 2 is an awesome value!!! Friendly staff as well!

Rachael Bagley

Very nice place with excellent food. We walked over from the resort to get some real home cooked food. Feels like eating with family. Service was excellent! Danke!

Kyla Ramirez

My husband and I had never really had authentic German food before, so we ordered the platter. It was a little expensive ($36 for 2 people), but we loved it. Everything tasted wonderful. The atmosphere was comfortable and family-friendly, and the service was excellent! We would definitely recommend the German Cafe if you're in French Lick!

James Gingerich

Loved the food and service and atmosphere

Ginny Shine

Left after 20 min wait for service. To be fair it was a super busy weekend in French Lick and we were told that we should go back another time because the food was very good and our experience was not typical.

Mitch K

Excellent food, like a variety get the adult buffet. Great sample of food and plenty of it. Kristall beer yummy

Joe M

It's a bar primarily that serves German food locally owned in a consignment shop. Food wasn't bad but I was there in an off day so service was hesitant to get to me luckily the owners daughter took our order. Stroganoff was delicious and the tenderloin was edible but my wife wasn't bragging about it. She really wanted to go as she felt uncomfortable not knowing where to sit.

Brittney Johnson

Big portions. Staff was very friendly. Loved the honey atmosphere

Elizabeth Jones

Lovely little restaurant with a family feel and delicious food.

Jeff Voris

Never had authentic German food. It was excellent. Even the kids enjoyed their food.

Victoria Young

Fabulous jagerschnitzel. Want to go back again.

Gulena Baughman

Kind of pricey but was good

Anita Morgan

Great place to eat! The good was terrific and our waitress, Allie, was wonderful. Will definitely eat there again.

Gaye Wagner-Norris

Very good food. Homey atmosphere. Service good be improved.

Samantha Goldsmith

Absolutely delicious and fantastic atmosphere - definitely recommend!

Janneane Veger

Authentic German food. Service was a bit slow; appeared maybe short on staff that night.

David Wolford

Awesome authentic German food. Go for the family style eating, so you can enjoy all off the menu.

Wesley Bogar

Great food. Interesting attire.

Michael McCordy

If you enjoy her food she absolutely must eat there! Bring a large appetite however

Melody Benton

Excellent food! Great beer!

Kelly Rector

The food is amazing. The desserts are homemade and it is kid friendly.

Ben Summers

Pretty good german food. Small portions, pricing a little high. Schnitzelbank in Jasper way better.


Was surprisingly authentic.

Dianna Smith

A great place to get authentic German food at very reasonable prices. It was all delicious.

Dale Johnson

Nice change of pace in French Lick. Good service and good food.

Jeremy Likens

If you are looking for a delicious, authentic, german home cooked meal that is affordable, this is the place. The decor reminds me of going to grandparents for Sunday dinner. I've dined here several times with friends and family and have never been disappointed.

Jake Reynolds

Great atmosphere to meet friends or family for dinner. If the breaded tenderloin is the special I always go for that and have never been disappointed. Otherwise I get any other tenderloin dish off the menu. Also don't forget to enjoy a good quality German beer, there is a great selection available.

Brian Leffler

Sat outside waiting for 25 minutes at our table only to get menus when the waitress showed up. Waited 10 more minutes and left.

sam rison

Excellent food atmosphere and staff!!

Jay Custis

Great food. VERY slow service on the night we were there. Server told us they had 2 servers call in that night. Many tables near us(and our table) had to wait 15-20 minutes before we could even order drinks. Then another 10-15 minutes to get our drinks. Food was great though.

Keith Gardner

Very nice place. Excellent food and beverage selection.

Sharon Meier

Quaint decor with authentic German food. The place is small and pretty dated. Not a lot of privacy to have a conversation. Front door doesn't close and produces a draft if you sit in front room when it's cold outside. Good selection of German beers and a lot of recognizable German dishes. Acceptable experience if you really like German cuisine and atmosphere. Once was enough for me to say I tried it.

Jennifer Abrell

Excellent food, cozy atmosphere, friendly staff. I felt like I was eating dinner in a German grandma's dining room! We ordered the platter for three (we were 2 adults and a 13 year old), served family style. Basically it offers a selection of most of the main and side dishes. TONS of food! My favorite was the goulash. Son liked the schnitzel with mushroom sauce (can't remember the actual German name). We don't often have German food so had to ask lots of questions. Everyone was so nice and helpful.

Patrick Long

First impressions weren’t great, but the food was good. I looked through the reviews and saw some nasty responses to negative reviews by the owner. Other than that the only other complaints we had were: - The decor reminded us more of an antique mall than Germany. - The bill wasn’t accurate (we were charged $9.50 for each drink) - The dish I was given wasn’t entirely clean and there was a small hair in the food when it came out. ** Not THAT big of a deal, it happens at home occasionally, but not expected from a restaurant. ** Positives were: - Friendly and attentive waitress - Good tasting food - Good portion ($36 meal for two) - Quick service. All in all it felt like I just had a meal at my great great grandmother’s house.

Mark E

The food was tasty but the service not so much. It took over 10 minutes for the waitress to come over and take our drink and food order. The food came in a timely but we asked for a plate it took almost another 5 minutes for the Plate to be delivered. Once we received the check, we waited another 10 minutes and the waitress didn’t return for payment so I put enough cash on the table to pay the bill and a very small tip and walked out.

Nicolas Wyse

Ate there twice on our three day stay. It was that good. Great service too!

Sonya Pietrogiacomo

Great food, friendly staff. This is remnants of Grosse Platter. Awesome way to try a bit of all popular dishes.

jerry hagedorn

Good beer selection and friendly staff. Some of the selections was less than stellar, but overall not bad.

Bill Houghtaling

Nice restaurant in a nice town. Menu is mostly German food with Schnitzels of many varieties. Amber, our waitress, handled our large group with ease. The German beer were good and served cold with a nice presentation.

Ken Klausing

Great German Food! The schnitzel/breaded tenderloin was excellent with just right breading, thickness of meat and cooked to the correct doneness. Sauce reminded me of meals in Bavaria. Fries were made on site and done to a perfect crispness. Definitely worth a return trip in the fall after busy summer season.

Chelley McMahon

Not our fav. Friendly though. Just did not care for the food.

lisa wingler

I have been here 2 tines food has been very good. I made a reservation and they sat us. We sat for 25 min before a waitress came to the table. She never apologized and was very rude. We ordered I asked waitress to put our order in before a large crowd that had just sat down. Of course they got their food before us. This is the first time I have never left a tip.

Bobby Kirk

Authentic atmosphere,food was fresh, waitress was excellent.

Eugene White

Great beer. Great service!

Janna Schaefer

Best German food, great ambiance!

Mark Wall

Excellent. We have enjoyed since they opened. We always have the grand feast. Wonderful!

carol johnson

Wonderful service, food, and very nice experience. We tried a bit of every thing and all was explained by waitress. Ended up with taking home 1 large box and one small. STUFFED ATE SO MUCH

Matthew Riddle

Wonderful German dishes! Friendly staff.

Eric Birkner

This place is awesome! Legit German food. Great beers as well.

Gary Hall

Half an hour, never even got to order food. Dropped cash on the table to cover drinks and walked out. Only second time I've ever walked due to slow service.


Amazing food would highly recommend the buffet platter

Verizon Wireless

Good food, friendly service

Christina Garten

House made, Red velvet cheesecake... um just got in for that!!

Jason K

I was very impressed with the food and service. We had the Grosse Platte and a wonderful server.... great value and a fun, unique experience! Ignore the lone jerk review. I've run restaurants all over the country, including the Ritz Carlton in a Naples, San Francisco, and F&B at multiple high end resorts. I'm a restaurateur in Louisville currently. This place is great, give em a try!

Kellen Robacki

Very good schnitzel and a pleasant dining experience.

Beth Neu

Great, authentic German food in a lovely atmosphere!

Bill Beck

When we were sat we were told that they were shortstaffed and that we would have to wait. We did not have a reservation so we expected to wait at least a small amount of time. However after 30 minutes of sitting at our table and not being acknowledged by anyone else with the restaurant, we walked out. It is one thing to communicate a wait or a shortstaffed situation, however to not be spoken to at all while sitting at a table for half an hour is inexcusable.

Diane Scricca

the food options for a group were awesome...a diversity of German staples...loved everything including the service

Maxine MacDonald

Rated #1 in town but we got the Everything plate for 2 & it was just ordinary. Good service.

Larry Lewis

5 Star all the way. Jennifer did a great job serving the table.

Blake Smith-Bohnert

The best German restaurant around! Much better than the place in Jasper or anywhere in Louisville. I always get the jaeger schnitzel and fried potatoes, but everything is delicious.

Mary Anne Morriberon

Got the sampler. All of it was yummy and a great way to try lots of the different foods. Such interesting, lovely decor too.

Michelle Reckner

The best German food, I have ever had, hands down. Great service, and reasonable prices, too.

Tony & Tammy White

We ordered the platter for 4 people. There was a large variety of different food. We couldn't finish it all! Yummy


Interesting place. Excellent Service. Food wasn't that great and a bit pricey.

Chris Bowen

Authentic German cuisine and atmosphere. I felt like I was taken back in time and place when I was stationed in Bad Kreuznach, although it could have been the German beers on draft.

Final Touch Auto Detailing llc

This place is pretty awesome for authentic German food. The grosse sampler for 2 or you can get it for 4,6,8 12 if you like is quite good. There is a large amount of food for the price. Nice atmosphere and several great beers on tap as well as my favorite, Dopplebach. Dont forget to try the HUGE Bavarian pretzel while there.

Robin Keller

If you're looking for great German food this is a great place to go

Boris Smolden

Good food, good beer, good service!

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