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“Try the Dinosaur Ribs”
Review of The German Arms

The German Arms
Ranked #13 of 55 Restaurants in Hahndorf
Cuisines: German, Australian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Went with friends on the weekend to Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German settlement in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. If you are looking for traditional German or popular Australian pub-style food, the German Arms has what you want.

Our friends shared the Beef Baby Back Ribs and they were monstrous in size - eight very large ribs with meat an inch or so thick. Not sure why they are called 'baby' ribs, unless perhaps they came from a woolly mammoth or a dinosaur - pretty certain that these animals are not found in Germany these days, and certainly there are none in Adelaide.

My wife had the roast of the day, roast pork with crackling, and it was tasty and a generous sized portion. I tried the catch of the day which must have been caught as they threw it off the airplane. Barramundi are not a fish found in South Australian waters. The meal was fine, but I should have stuck with the German style food.

As is typically the case when eating out with others, I like the look of what they are having better than what I have ordered. In this instance I saw some very yummy looking wursts, schnitzels and more. If you want the lot, try the German feast for two.

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

We ordered the kransky, sauerkraut and chips. After having to wait an eternity to get our meal it was cold and smothered in runny cheese. A heart attack waiting to happen.....
The rusty panzer beer however was fabulous and what's more cold!

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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a late arvo beer outside on the sidewalk watching the world go by, very relaxing. Thanks for the good service, a rarity these days in a busy tourist town.

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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Step into the restaurant and you instantly feel like you are in Germany, albeit with a slight Australian touch. Free parking at the back of the hotel was awesome as parking lots in Hahndorf can be hard to find at times, especially on weekends.

From my first visit back in 2012 to my visit this time, the standards remained. After tasting authentic German food, the food here still managed to win my tastebuds over with that hint of German feel. I highly recommend their steak and oysters!

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Thank Initious
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Beaut food and a great range of on tap german beers. We loved the traditional German meals offered and the great vibe of this fun, lively and family friendly venue.

Thank Sharon K
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