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Otto’s German Bistro- Fredericksburg, TX

This is my favorite restaurant, and is the only restaurant I will visit in Fredericksburg if I want a sit-down meal.

I went there two days in a row, and I will gladly do the same again. From the amazing food, to the great patio, to the lovely waitresses, it was great all-around.

As other reviews about this restaurant have mentioned, it has German staples such as schnitzel and sausage, but they do have other dishes as well.

I don’t go out to eat often, but when I do, I don’t count calories and I have a very big appetite. The portions were not the biggest I have seen, though they were far from small. They use quality ingredients and the overall atmosphere makes it worth it.


Food Gras – “seared Hudson Valley foie gras, rhubarb marmalade pickled butternut squash, homemade brioche, mixed greens” This was the first time I had fois gras, and I can see why people look past the process of obtaining it, as it is definitely delicious.

Tuna Teriyaki – “braised green asparagus, lemon cream“. There is basically nothing better than fresh tuna steak.

Sautéed Mushrooms – “mushrooms, garlic, fresh herbs, shallots” I am not the biggest fan of mushrooms, but I tried it anyways. They said there were 4 different types of mushrooms; I did not eat all of it, but a lot more than I thought I would.


Pork Ribeye – “12 oz dry aged pork ribeye, green peas cream, chimichurri,red potatoes, veggie mélange” cooked to perfection, and next to tuna steak, it is my favorite.

Duck Schnitzel – “käsespätzle, rotkohl, cranberry marmalade, pickled peppers” I had a fried egg on top of mine, and this was the best dish I had, which made me glad considering this claims to be a German restaurant. The Rotkohl and the Spätzle were stars as well, and if I ordered one thing, it would be this. I realized this was the first time I had duck as well, and definitely will try again.

Wurst Plate – “house-made wurst, kartoffelsalat, sauerkraut, senfgurken, house mustard” I don’t really like sausage, so I cannot complain about it.

Dessert – I am not the biggest dessert fan, other than ports

Duo of Schokolade & Peaches – “dark chocolate mousse and riegel,peach jelly, mint” If you didn’t know, Fredericksburg is known for their peaches, and these were the star. I don’t really like chocolate, but I did like the mousse they did.

Cambozola Cheesecake – “fresh strawberries, candied pecans, vanilla sauce” . Delicious cheesecake


They had a great Grüner Veltliner, and I believe a Hungarian dessert wine.