The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34802   Message #2156569
Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Sep-07 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Schnitzelbank
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schnitzelbank
Chicago??? CHICAGO??????
I beg your pardon....Mader's, often referred to as America's best-known German Restaurant, is on Third Street in Milwaukee.

Back in My Day, the John Ernst Cafe (closed in 2001) was the German restaurant preferred by the locals.

Karl Ratzsch's was another German restaurant the Milwaukee locals favored - Mader's was good, but mostly for the tourist trade. Click here for more information on Milwaukee German restaurants. Oh, and check out the Usinger's Sausage Website.

I used to have one of those Mader's Schnitzelbank posters. I threw it out once I started studying German and found out the song wasn't "real" German.

-Joe Offer, displaced Wisconsinite-

Oh, and the famous German restaurant in Chicago is The Berghoff. They also have a not-so-German restaurant in the United terminal at O'Hare Airport. I often stop there for a beer and a brat if I have a layover on my way home to California. I see that the Berghoff is now closed - I never got a chance to visit their historic restaurant.