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Austrian-German Restaurant

$$ - $$$German, European,
1400 Colonial Blvd, The Restaurant Is in the Courtyard of Royal Palm Square, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1055
+1 239-936-8118
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“sauerbraten” (62 reviews)
“strudel” (49 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (41 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1400 Colonial Blvd, The Restaurant Is in the Courtyard of Royal Palm Square, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1055
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1 - 10 of 471 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is now called the Bavarian Ale House, not sure if current owners are the same who bought it from the long time owner of former GA restaurant . Time will tell.

Thank WHR8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish this could be a more positive report, as the owner/chef and our server, Amber, are very nice people. Amber, in particular, deserves a shout out for grace under pressure. But, those qualities do not a great restaurant make, and this place is sorely...More

1  Thank Winnie052010
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome food and service! This is the second time we have been there! Amber did an excellent job of taking care care of us! She was very attentive and spot on! The food was so good it was hard to stop eating! We had the...More

Thank ilive4vacation1999
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was a favourite of ours. We had spent several New Years eves here with friends. We arrived tonight for a special dinner before we head north and we were greeted by a new, very pleasant waitress. We ordered drinks and then placed our food...More

3  Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Our northern friends were looking forward to returning to this restaurant this season. The food has always been authentically German with great flavor and ample portions. The quality of our dinner last evening still met our expectations, but our dining experience was extremely disappointing. Our...More

3  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We met at the restaurant and right away the owners were yelling and screaming in German , The owners were calling everybody stupid Americans ,The young lady that was waitressing was completely clueless , they have a guy waiting tables also and he was clumsy...More

3  Thank hammer1014
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. A little hard to find but well worth it. We had an excellent dinner and the staff was awesome. Will definitely be back.

Thank Valeri E
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I am sorry to say, but the Austrian- German reataurant in Fort Myers has changed owners and the food and service is not the same. We were not given silverware or napkins during our dinner. I asked for the same dish I always have and...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Waited a year for potatoe pancakes so when they came out of the kitchen barely warm and under cooked i was very disappointed. I suspected immediately that the place was under new management because the patio seating was disorganized and filthy. Since it was a...More

2  Thank bobbidal
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This once was an outstanding restaurant with the original German owners. The new owners should be ashamed of what they have done to this restaurant. Our first clue should have been that there were only two tables with customers on a Friday night in "season"....More

3  Thank maggiejones2
AustrianRestaurant, former owner at Austrian-German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear guests, dear Maggie, I am so sorry to read all your complaints but all I can say is that the restaurant and its quality was taken down rapidly in all aspects. They did not want me to work in the restaurant to keep the...More

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Glen H
19 February 2018|
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Response from rbgretiree | Reviewed this property |
One of the first things we asked for, at 6:30 that evening of dining was bread; they had none to offer. If you're in Cape Coral, there's BAM, a German facility that probably offers dark rye. Also check the Publix stores.
2 February 2018|
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Response from housedragoner | Reviewed this property |
Thank you. That explains the change in food quality and ambiance.
30 September 2017|
Response from AustrianRestaurant | Property representative |
Hello Max ? (Name ? ) I am retired since September 1st 2017 and Nicole and Dieter will take care of all in the same way as it was. I thank you all for your support and visit. Helmut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Colonial Blvd, The Restaurant Is in the Courtyard of Royal Palm Square, Fort Myers, FL 33907-1055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-936-8118
Helmut (chef) has been indulging their guests since many years until August 31st 2017. Time has come to retire and transfer the restaurant to young and engaged people, Nicole and Dieter who get a new approach to manage the restaurant with ideas. I thank all friends, guests and relatives for their support. My main goals have always been: make guests feel at home, let them enjoy fine food and make them having a good time. This will be also the intention of Nicole and Dieter from Germany. We are located in the Courtyard of the Royal Palm Square. Every 2nd Saturday of the month is an event: German-Night with a big buffet.
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