Oktoberfest in Walburg!
If you can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest, look no farther than the 15-minute drive to Walburg. The culture, music, and cuisine of German-American settlers live on at the Walburg German Restaurant and Biergarten and at Dale’s Essenhaus. Whether you visit one or both, here’s what you can expect from Oktoberfest in Walburg.
Both locations have recreated the biergartens of the Old Country in the heart of Texas. Eat, drink, and be merry under the blue-and-white-striped tent at Walburg Biergarten. At Dale’s Essenhaus, you’ll get a wink or two from the Texas stars overhead.
Year round, Walburg German Restaurant dishes up authentic German cuisine like schweinebraten, sauerbraten, and weinerschnitzel with sides of red cabbage and German potato salad. Enjoy the buffet or order from the menu. For the less adventurous, the restaurant serves a few American favorites like chicken strips, meatballs, and spaghetti. Look for their special menu and buffet during Oktoberfest.
German food not quite your thing? Travel down the road to Dale’s Essenhaus for a mouthwatering “Walburger.” Dale’s offers an all-you-can-eat buffet of German-style entrees and sides such as schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and spaetzel for Oktoberfest, but their menu also features customer favorites such as country-style pork ribs, catfish, and collard greens.
Even better beer
Kick back in Dale’s biergarten and pop open a cold drink because it’s hot in Texas—even in October. Order your favorite beer—domestic, premium, or draft—or a nice glass of wine.
Walburg German Restaurant offers a taste of Germany with its selections of Oktoberfest beers, many specially brewed in Munich and imported for the occasion.
Shake your tail feathers to the Chicken Dance at the Walburg German Restaurant. You’ll also hear from the Walburg Boys and other toe-tappin’ bands.
Musicians booked at Dale’s play a variety of music all season long (April–October) including country, classic rock, and blues. And you can always expect to hear the occasional polka!