Dining at German Café in French Lick, Indiana

It seems lately we’ve been coming across more German restaurants in our travels than we ever did before. Most of them have been around for a long time, so apparently we just hadn’t been traveling in the right areas in the past. When we saw the German Café was TripAdvisor’s top rated restaurant in French Lick, Indiana, we decided to try it.

Atmosphere is a big part of the dining experience, and the Bavarian décor in German Café set the mood.

German Cafe decor

With the German Café’s menu highlight, Grosse Platter Fuer, you order for two, three, four, five, or six people. The platter includes bratwurst, knachwurst, Polish sausage, schnitzel, Hungarian goulasch, German noodles, German fried potatoes, German potato salad, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and hunters gravy. Whoa, that’s a lot of food!

After eating a big lunch, we weren’t all that hungry, so we passed on the Grosse Platter Fuer. What caught my eye was the kaesespaetzle with small salad. I love spaetzle and order it almost every time I dine at a German restaurant. I assumed kaesespaetzle is a form of spaetzle, and I was right. It turns out it’s spaetzle mixed with cheese. Mm, boiled noodles and cheese—maybe not the healthiest option, but it certainly sounded tasty.

We both ordered the kaesespaetzle and salad with German vinaigrette dressing and added an order of two German sausages to share. It was more than enough food, and the kaesespaetzle was one of the tastiest spaetzles I’ve ever had.

German Cafe, French Lick

If you dine at German Café

German Café, located at 452 S Maple Street in French Lick, Indiana, is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). Hours vary. Check the website for hours and menu.

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Disclosures: Visit French Lick West Baden hosted our stay in French Lick, but our meal at German Café was on our own. Any opinions expressed in this article are my own.
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