The Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus can be named an Anna Maria Island Institution. It was established in 1999 and has been run by Germans (Brigitte and Wolfgang) ever since. In 2015 it was taken over by “freshly imported” – they moved over from Germany to take that shoot – Austrian / German partners (Gary and Chef Armin) and it has skyrocketed since then. They offer delicious authentic German and Austrian dishes. Just like Germany combined with our Florida Sunshine.
Their signature dishes are the Wiener Schnitzel with German Potato Salad, Pork Roast, Sauerbraten, Potato Pancakes, famous of course Bavarian Brats. And they have much more, especially German Gemütlichkeit (German hospitality). The Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus is the Anna Maria Island Restaurant with the German touch. If you have a sweet tooth you will also want to have a piece of their homemade Apple Strudel or the Black Forrest Cake, which is to die for.
The atmosphere at the Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus is like what Anna Maria Island is for Florida: Fun, laid back, simply “gemütlich”. Of course, they also have the best selection of authentic German beers on tap (Warsteiner, Oktoberfest, Köstritzer, and Hefeweizen) as well as the best German wines. Freshness guaranteed! And they are funny guys, doing some crazy stuff. Check it out: Schnitzel Air. Yes, that’s just fun for now, and the food and beers are the best.
Here is where the locals (and tourists – but not just tourists) go. It’s the place to go for authentic food, fresh beers, and great atmosphere. It is the #1 Anna Maria Island Restaurant on Tripadvisor for quite some time now.
Reservation highly recommended, especially during season.
Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus
3246 East Bay Dr
Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217
Phone: (941) 778 1320
HOURS: Mon to Sat, 5pm to 9pm