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Der Essen Platz

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European, German, Central European
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8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
+1 573-346-1122
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Wonderful place to enjoy a special meal! People are friendly and I only wish we lived closer. When we are at the lake we have to go a couple of times. One of the best part of our trip!

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Thank tripinfor8
Camdenton, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super view from the restaurant, one can almost see to Kansas. Food is fantastic. Menu is very creative. Presentation of the food is professional. Cherry strudel is to die for. Can't go wrong visiting this restaurant with good friends.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We love coming here! Food is fresh and cooked to order. Staff is so friendly and attentive. Everything on the menu is great.

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Thank 2014ksmith
Peoria Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We went for a birthday dinner. Food is excellent and enjoyed the hummingbird activity outside the Windows. Good beer and wine list!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We come here at least once a month to get our authentic German food!! I really hate to post this as we do not want to have to fight to get a table at one of our most favorite restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks!! I have a feeling the word is getting out as to just how good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A pleasant place to enjoy German food. Had a combo plate that was very good. Humming birds were an added attraction. Will return.

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Parkville, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Authentic German Food in the heart of the Ozarks. Beer selection was very nice, but I have never experienced such poor service in a restaurant. The grumpy waiter (must be the owner since I can't believe anyone else would keep him on) was very difficult and impatient. Made our party feel like we were not welcome. If you are on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy authentic German food, you'll enjoy Der Essen Platz. It offers excellent food from a wide-ranging menu, service is excellent, and prices are reasonable.

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Higginsville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife, sister-in-law, and I went to Der Essen Platz last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife and I shared the Butcher's Platter for two (3 wursts, meatballs, Black Forest ham, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes) and had more than we could eat. The leftover ham was great for breakfast the next day. My sister-in-law had the schnitzel... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic meal, great beer selections, and amazing desserts with a gorgeous view. We love this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 34
Cuisine
European, German, Central European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Camdenton
  • Phone Number: +1 573-346-1122
Description
It offers the best German and American food in the mid-west.Enjoy a large selection of German and french beer and wine, view a magnificent sunset in a relaxed casual setting while tasting the flavors of Europe! May 18th is Italian night ; May 26th is French night 5-8 PM Reservations are recommended on all nights.
OKTOBERFEST 2016 is Oct. 5-10 & 12-16. Lots of great German Food , Beers and Wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?