For some unknown reason, other than it's open, one poster has been recommending Schroeder's for Thanksgiving dinner.
I worked two blocks from Schroeder's for nearly ten years and ate there maybe three times at the most. It's not that the food was bad ... it just wasn't great and kind of pricy. I didn't even do drinking there after work cuz the place was a little scuzzy to me.
They did get new owners in 1997, by which time I had given up on the place.
It seems that there was some sort of positive recent report on Chowhound, but probably due to spelling I'm not finding anything about this joint on the board.
Googling around I love the idea that the San Francisco atheists choose Schroeder's for their monthly meeting. I have no idea why this amuses me ... maybe because if there was ever food that lacked soul, this was it.
It seems other places like Yelp and Citysearch are mixed. Either people like it or don't ... with the tilt toward the latter.
But maybe there are good things I never found on the menu.
Let's start with basics. How's the beer? They never seem to get mentioned when people ask where's the best beer in SF.
How's the happy hour? It seems they never get mentioned in happy hour recs though they serve free meatballs on Thursday and Friday along with a live polka band.
Now ... the food. When questions about German food get asked on Chowhound, I don't remember this place ever getting recommended.
Unless it changed, I can vouch the struedel sucks. Someone else nominated their reuben the worst in SF. So I'd say skip those.
My favorite was the person who ordered the hot vegetable plate there and ... surprise ... it wasn't good.
Someone said the sacher torte was good. The dinnner menu has Linzer Torte. So for Niki who is on a constant search for it, is the Linzer Torte any good?
What IS pinkelwurst? Someone liked it.
How is the roast turkey, BTW, for those who might go here Thanksgiving. I'm almost tempted at this point. They do fresh roast bird, yet is never mentioned for haufbrau food.
Now somene did say they had great prime rib and said they liked it better than Alfred's. There was a positive mention about the burger.
Positive mentions on the pig's knuckles, but the on-line menu doesn't list them, only smoked ham hocks. It is just so expensive though. I mean ten bucks for a hot dog or a headcheese sandwich.
Anyone tried the herring, smoked salmon, goose liver pate with cranberries or Dorschleber ( Foie De Morue - Cod Liver)?
One comment I loved was the one that said it was authentic because so many German beer halls served lousy food. Are they right or wrong? It IS Oktoberfest there.
Wow, reading the history of the place, women were not allowed to eat there until 1970. I'm not really sure if women's lib did us a favor here.
However, I really believe that no matter how lousy the place, they serve at least one thing that is great. What is great at Schoeder's?