The Gerst Haus Bavarian Restaurant: "The German Heritage Shows" Top 5 Page for this destination Evansville Restaurant Tip by rianp
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In a Westside location that appears to have the same age as the city, and every bit of the heritage.
The Gerst Haus is a place we often go on a Friday after work to wind down with plenty of good beer and lots of good people.
This place is very hopping during the week of the Fall Festival, don't expect a quiet meal during the first full week of October.
Favorite Dish: Krautballs. Sausage, Saurkraut and Cheese deep fried in bread crumbs. As much as I didn't want to like it the first time, I can't get enough now.
Traditional "german" food choices dot the menu. Sauerbraten, Wienerschnitzel, Kassler Rippchen etc. There are more "normal" choices for the less adventerous such as Catfish (excellent) and the Chicken Strips.
The side items are to me the main show here. There are these awesome little noodles with gravy that I can never remember the name of, but ask the server and they will gladly oblige. The corncakes are flat like pancakes. They are sweet with a hint of spice due to the Jalapeno added.
I'm not sure how many beers they have, but the answer I always come up with when asked is Enough. The beer list is broken down by country of origin, Germany alone has over 40 choices. The stock is rotated frequently and the prices are very reasonable.
Address: 2100 W. Franklin
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: West Side
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