Today's Deal is good for:
- Only $15 for $35 for authentic German Cuisine at Dreamland Palace in Waterloo, IL!
If you can pronounce Gekochte Schweineshaxe, much less spell it correctly, then a pleasant trip down Illinois State 156 should be next on your list of things to do. (By the way, that's boiled pork hock served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.)
Germany intersects with St. Louis at Dreamland Palace, and the result is a hybrid menu of traditional dishes with a local spin, like bratwurst on a pretzel bun or the local Lenten favorite, Jack salmon.
However, the meat of the menu, so to speak, is hearty, home-style German food, including schnitzels, stuffed cabbage, sausages, pork hock, rouladen, sauerbraten, and of course, potato pancakes, which are sizable and just crunchy enough. Zippy red cabbage and other traditional side dishes help round things out.
Popping up from the farmers' fields about halfway between Waterloo and Valmeyer, Dreamland Palace occupies an 1875-vintage building that once served as a tavern, general store and post office at a stagecoach stop for folks traveling to and from the mighty Mississippi. The space is crowded with clocks and tapestries and such but not overly kitschy, and owners Mike and Joan Lang have parlayed Joan's family recipes into a pleasing menu of German favorites.
Now that it's summertime, what a better time to enjoy a German Beer Garden. They have enhanced the beer garden this year with an international flair. German beer and Bratwurst, Italian beer and meatball sandwiches, Greek beer and gyros, and American beer and foot-long hotdogs, too! German beer garden, fresh country breeze, and a frosty beer mug for you to enjoy. It's just a short drive to Germany, for good food, beer, and friends to gather.
And don't forget the indoor Weingarten room with a 13 x 13' big screen. Have lunch or dinner for your group, enjoy films of Germany, relaxing tours of the Rhine River, and the Village of Garmisch, as well as films for all seasons of the year, including May fest, October fest, and Christmas in Garmisch. There are films for Car Clubs, too! To book your group, call for reservations for a wunderbar time all year long.
Stop by and enjoy the atmosphere. Don't forget to bring your hunger.