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3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $
Ive had many a satisfying meal at the Dorf Haus, often accompanied with a liter of Spaten and some polka band oompahing away in the background. I even ate Thanksgiving Dinner there once and much to my surprise it was almost as good as a home cooked meal.
The bar has an authentic South-central German Wisconsin atmosphere and comes loaded with handpainted portraits of August Derleth and other locals. The prices cant be beat.
Vern and Betty Maier have run the Dorf Haus since 1959 when they began serving family-style fish and chicken dinners. Many folks love the fish fry, I like the Weiner Schnitzel and pork chops.
Long, long ago I remember eating some great Hasen Pfefer there too but I dont think they carry the dish these days.
The waitresses wear dirndls and the whole place is all Deutsched out. The Salad bar rocks especially when you dump tons hot bacon dressing allover the fixings.
The beer selection isnt all that great but it doesnt have to be. This place is about a good drinking atmosphere, friendly service, large portions of heavy food, and big steins of German lager beer. I dig it.
As a side note, if you get to Roxbury to go to the Dorf Haus, make sure to check out the Roxbury Tavern down the road. Its as close to a beer drinkers haven as one could possibly find in a hamlet of 1,700.
Also be sure to check out St. Norbert's Church across the street. Its a beautiful example of quality old-world masonry.
09-28-2005 21:45:00 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5
Located in the cultural Mecca of Roxbury, WI. Roughly halfway between Madison and Wisconsin Dells via Hwy 12. The closest map-worthy hamlet is Sauk City/Prairie du Sac.
Despite its location squarly in Boonieville, this is a fun place. Quite authentic in its German theme, the restaurant is large and full of King Ludwig castle-themed decor. The grounds are lovely, and a voyage out back is a must.
Service is friendly and typically small-towny (which is a compliment). A small game room is adjacent to the bar area and features typical american bar games of the dart, billiard, and video sort.
The tap beer menu is rather small, but is highlighted by Hacker Pschorr and Spaten products. The jewel here is the rare-ish HP Münchner Dunkel. This is the only place I've seen it, and on tap, no less. That alone makes this worth a visit. They also had a lone American micro on tap (which changes), most recently the average but enjoyable Harbor City's Full Tilt IPA.
Beer prices are quite attractive, as the brews are served in large liter mugs.
Bottle choices are worthlessly limited, and all American lagers.
Food is tasty and varied. Loads of German entrees. But also ample amounts of steak and seafood. What I've had has been quite impressive. Monster portions.
Sort of a mini-Essen Haus. Worthy of a visit, if you find yourself wandering in the countryside Northwest of Madison.
09-09-2003 23:52:00 | More by cokes
Dorf Haus in Roxbury, WI
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.