After reading JB's review of Jagerhaus, I finally convinced my brother to head on out there with me to try it out. We're both newbies when it comes to German food in general. Only German restaurant I ever dined in before is the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas, where the food was good, but the beer was better. :-)
Here at Jagerhaus, the food was way better. I had browsed their online menu beforehand, and had my mind set on choosing between a couple of their dishes, but when we arrived at the restaurant, I noticed their Daily Specials board behind the hostess, and the choices there really piqued my interest.
At first, I had planned to go with their sausage combo platter, which would've included bratwurst, knackwurst, Polish sausage, and pork chop. But I've had these sausages before at other places.
When I saw the list of their daily specials, I knew I had to get the stuffed pork chop with cheese and shrimp. I chose for the potato pancakes and spatzle as my sides, neither of which I've ever tried but both sounding interesting.
My brother selected the chicken cordon bleu off the daily specials menu, while my father, not being as adventurous an eater, selected the roast pork.
The stuffed pork chop was absolutely wonderful. It was huge, being two slabs of pork chop, with the cheese and shrimp sandwiched inbetween them. I finished about 3/4 of it. That last 1/4, I thoroughly enjoyed as leftovers the next night.
I also got to sample my brother's order of chicken cordon bleu, which was pretty good too, as was the roast pork that my father ordered.
The sides were quite good too. The potato pancakes were very tasty, a bit similar to hash browns without the outside being as fried or crispy. The spatzle was very good, too, these thick German noodles that were somewhat fried and served in a tasty brown-colored sauce.
Two other items on their daily specials that had me intrigued were roasted elk (rarely do I ever see this on any menu) and some scallop entree (forgot the details, but I have yet to run across scallops that I didn't like).
In other words, for anyone who plans to visit, check out that daily specials board behind the hostess, because they could be serving some gems that you won't see on the menu.
My brother declared it the best German food he's had, way better than Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas, and the Old World German Restaurant in Huntington Beach.
I thought it was an absolutely fabulous meal, and I can't wait to go back.
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