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“Good food, lousy ambiance”
Review of Friesenhaus

Friesenhaus
Ranked #39 of 271 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Charleston, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good food, lousy ambiance”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

It is a German restaurant. Our experience was that the food was very good and the service was very good. There are lots of German beers on the menu that are served in mugs that match the names of the beers. However, there are no visible signs of where the beers are located, so for all I know they may have served me the same beers in different mugs. How am I to know?

The problem with this place is that it does not look or feel like a German restaurant. Perhaps, when there is live music on Friday and Saturday nights, it might be better, but the ceiling is not finished, there is no wood paneling to be found, and the tables and chairs are cheap, not solid wood. And there are no cozy booths that you would find in any restaurant in Germany. Come on folks, invest some money in your building.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful experience”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

The food, the alcohol, the atmosphere, the servers are absolutely wonderful! I will most definitely return. Ahh... das boot is a must!

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Thank Resa_Redcorn
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad food and horrible service”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I have lived in Germany and eaten at many German restaurants in the United States. This so-called German restaurant was horrible in comparison. Mediocre food and poor service. Dismal decor. They played the same German song over and over again on the loudspeaker the whole time we were there.

  • Visited April 2014
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Driftwood, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Out of more than they have.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

I agree with Musvalot. We got a female waiter who started out announcing what they are out of instead of saying, hi, how are you? Wanted us to hurry and give our order and then forgot my food completely. Blamed that on the kitchen and really not very friendly at all. Food was OK but not very good for German food in a German town. We won't go back.

Visited March 2014
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Thank TREVI36
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal!”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Great service and food. This place is an authentic experience. We enjoyed the live German music and atmosphere was fantastic.

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Thank 761kerriem
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