1546 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7822929.491134 -98.569458
Won't go Back.
There were five of us out for an evening of dining and fun. THe service was so poor we had to ask the bus boy to get us some water.
The worse was the smell of cigarette smoke as you enter and leaving the restaurant.
There are too many places to go in San Antonio for dinner.... this place will never be on my list again.
Old World German Deli is the BEST. The owner knew my face when I walked in even though I had not been there for about 3 years. I promised my Hispanic friend that he would not be disappointed and he wasn't. He had the bratwurst and kraut and I had the Rouladen with spaetze and purple cabbage. It was excellent as always. Salad was cold and fresh. The waitress was very kind and sweet. Accordian music was icing on the cake. He performed admirably on all musical selections. The perfect dining experience.
Skip it. I knew better but the four friends wanted to try it. As soon as you enter you are hit by tobacco smoke as the owner will not abide by the city ordinace and the smoking area is directly by the entrance and not separated by a wall.I ordered a spllit pea soup and tea and the bill was just under ten dollars. The soup was probably from a can. The smoke was over powering and could be detected as far away as one could sit. The server was pleasant.
Awful! Awful! Awful.
I'm German and this is HORRIBLE food. We were the only ones in the restaurant and now I know why. The "special" was $15.95. All of their entrees are in this price range. The food you get isn't worth $5....it is awful and I was really looking forward to good German food. The food tasted burnt. Our son ordered a $9.95 ham and cheese sandwich. Thank goodness he couldn't eat it all because his mother and I finished it, preferring over our slop. The sandwich was delicious and should be for that price. The potatoes that came with it were burnt. Our meat (goulash) was burnt. I wish you could see me.....I'm a big guy and ALWAYS finish my plate...I couldn't eat half of that slop. Our total bill with tax and without tip for two specials, one ham and cheese sandwich and 2 iced teas and one Dr. Pepper came to over $51! booo hooo...could have had
Texas Roadhouse for that price. Don't mind paying if you produce the quality. The place is a dump on the inside as well and reeks of cigarette smoke even in the non-smoking section. I will NEVER be back.
Like being in Munich. From the authenticity of the gastehaus to the German owner Eva greeting you when you arrive to the flavor of the food. This is the real deal."
What the ???? There is no Zero Stars?. Had the hankerin' for some authentic Germanic cuisine. Went to this place and ordered what I always order when going German and ordered the Jaeger Schnitzel. It was tragic. Sauce was good, but the meat was shoe leather. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to know that you take pieces of pork (loin, shoulder, etc...) and pound it out thin (tenderizing it!!!!!!!!!) and then cook the pork (sometimes breaded, sometimes not depending on the region of Germany being represented) until it is done. What I received was gastly, full of gristle and terrible to cut with a butter knife (for $16.95). Wife's knockwurst was good, beer was good. I give it an D-.
Good for a first time. My boyfriend and I went here so that I could experience genuine German food for the first time, and I'm definitely a fan after my dinner at Old World. I thought I knew what sauerkraut tasted like, but theirs was great and the schnitzel came in a delicious, generous portion. It was a little pricey for a college student, but the atmosphere was worth it. It wasn't crowded, so we were able to talk in an intimate setting and our waitress was really helpful in suggesting what to order. My first time at Old World will certainly not be my last, in fact we're planning on going back this weekend!
You should check it out for yourself....
Due to the poor reviews seen here, almost didn't go to this restaurant. But we braved it and went.
I found the dinner experience to be very pleasant, overall. The very-german hostess (and owner) was nice and seemed willing to reflect any positive acknolowdgement, and smiled and welcomed us. Possibly she is also ready to reflect negative acknowlegement, like you might expect of most actual Europeans. If you're expecting someone to run over and kiss your a**, and be all happy like at Bennigan's, you might be disappointed, and if rude to her, she might return it, plus some.
It was clean and cozy with few other diners and we received immediate service. Some reviews advised $$$; But all under $20; most under $15. Salad with German dressing: fresh and tasty. German coffee: different and good. Smoked porkchops & bratwurst. Some might say the portions are small; meat portions follow European standards:1/3 of the plate, 1 bratwurst and 1 porkchop. Not 1/2 like your chain eatery. Tons of kraut and potatoes, and I was full. It was all excellent. Desserts; apple strudel & Bavarian cream cake, large and good (and easily feed two), but pricey at $6.00 each. Who cares, the rest of the meal was pretty reasonable.
I haven't been for lunch or deli part. But if you ever go to a real deli on the east coast or in Europe, you may notice that a large portion of abuse is usually available for you, and possibly on the menu.
As for the other reviews saying non-authentic because "there are mexicans working in the back", I'd say, 'Find me a restaurant on this hemisphere where that isn't the case". If a mexican waitress in a German national dress isn't entertaining...
The only thing I could possibly slam the place on was the men's room cleanliness, which seemed to need more of a demolition and rebuilding than actual cleaning. If this was up to par, I'd say the whole experience was excellent and I will definitely be going back, if the reviews don't put it out of business first.
A place to get a way from it all. Old World German Resterrant is a place to keep in mind that is German. Run by Germans for people looking for a German experience. There is good german beer and food and it has a very nice atmosphere. It is NOT red lobster and that is what I really like about this place. It is uniue. On most nights there is a German accordion player. Today I had the wheat beer and the pork sausage and kraut. It was fantanstic. My grandparents are German and my Mom makes good German food. I served myself and in this small place was not a problem, it is a relaxed atmosphere.
Horrible. I saw this restaurant going home from work one day, and the outer decore really caught my eye. I have not had good german food in a REALLY long time. So I decided to try it. When I went in, I was not greeted in any way, but since they had so many customers (all of 1) I figured they were just busy, which is understandable. I was not seated by anyone, but had to order at the front counter, and pay for it right away, which was a little wierd for a "good" restaurant. No complaints YET. I did go sit myself in the pleasant dining area, and waited for my food. The stone faced lady (Waitress????-not sure) brought out my salad, which was really good actually. Then she brought my schnitzel.......Now I have had schnitzel before, (my mom is German), This stuff was the worst I have EVER had. It was nothing more than a boneless pork chop that had been cooked to death till it had absolutely no moisture left at all. . and then smothered in some horrible tasting gravy with mushrooms. I did order Jaeger schnitzel, so it was supposed to have mushrooms. But it was also supposed to be schnitzel... not dry pork chop. I am not know for leaving food on my plate, but in this case I could not eat it. It was nasty. I will not be returning to that establishment and I do not recemment it to anyone. Now I know why they have you pay for it before you even sit down.
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