Sunday lunching at the SchützenHaus in Sindelfingen…

Bill and I needed to go to the commissary today to pick up a few things.  It’s been ages since I was last at the commissary and we got a somewhat early start.  Although we weren’t very hungry due to having enjoyed our usual Sunday breakfast, we decided to have lunch before we tackled our commissary shopping.  I suggested a visit to the SchützenHaus in Sindelfingen, mainly because we’ve passed the sign for it so many times and, prior to today, have never once stopped there.  Now that we’ve visited, I think we’ll be back for more.  It’s obviously a great place, especially at lunchtime.

A daytime shot of the restaurant…  There’s a very nice terrace for when the weather improves.

Pretty much everybody who is a part of the military community in Stuttgart has been on “Frog” Road (aka Pascalstrasse); therefore, everybody has passed the road where the SchützenHaus is.  You can’t miss the signs.  I’m here to tell you that the SchützenHaus offers very hearty cuisine that will stick to your ribs, but they also have smaller portions and even vegetarian fare.  I noticed it was also a kid friendly place.  The menu is well translated in English and offers everything from salads to steaks, with plenty of local favorites.

Bill listens to the pop music as he checks out the art on the walls.

We arrived at a little after noon.  There were only a few people sitting at the very solid, large tables in the small dining room.  I was immediately impressed by the interesting art on the walls.  The art was very surreal and appeared to be done by the same artist.  Bill checked out the names on the artwork and said it appeared that the artist was Spanish.  Whoever he or she was, I was impressed.

A young lad approached and asked us for a drink order.  I asked for a hefeweizen.  Bill tried to ask for the same in German, but something apparently got lost in translation and he and the waiter switched to English.  When the guy came back for our lunch orders, he was visibly surprised when I asked in English how large the Wiener Schnitzels were.  He said, “Oh!  I didn’t know you were English.  I thought you were German!”  I took that as a huge compliment.

Because I wasn’t that hungry, I wanted to make sure I could take leftovers home if I ordered a schnitzel and it was too big.  I’m pleased to report that it’s no problem to get a “doggie bag”.  In fact, it’s also no problem to bring your doggie.  One family did just that; their very lovable Labrador Retriever was well accommodated with a bowl of water as she situated herself under the table.

A nice, refreshing, local wheat beer.  I had two…

A shot of the bar and the heavy duty tables, along with a couple of paintings on the wall.

I went with a “normal” sized schnitzel.  They have a larger size, but as it was, I didn’t even make it through half of this.  I look forward to finishing it later.  It came with a savory brown gravy and really excellent steak fries.  That was probably the best schnitzel I’ve had in a long time, although I don’t usually get schnitzel anyway.

Bill had Maultaschen Geschmeltz, which is basically German style ravioli with potato salad.  I tried a little and it was very good, although Bill said the potato salad had more onion than he would have liked.

As the afternoon wore on, more people showed up.  I was surprised that most of the folks dining today appeared to be Germans.  One American family came in after we did.  As close as this place is to Patch and Panzer, I would have expected a lot more Americans.  But again, this was our first time and as far as I know, Americans are here all the time.  The menu in English is a big clue, I guess.

Anyway, I think we’ll be back.  I’m sorry it took us so long to stop in… and for anyone who cares, our lunches plus three beers and a coffee came to just under 30 euros before the tip.  And after you finish eating, you can go fire your weapons.


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