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The Cottage

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1185 State Highway H, Hermann, MO 65041
+1 573-486-4300
16:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

This was our first visit to Hermann, MO, and we were so glad we discovered The Cottage Restaurant. It's nestled back in the woods, and we were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the scenery. The shrimp and grits were amazing as were the fried apples. Great service, too. Highly recommend!

Thank Heather C
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

My wife and I had lunch here and really enjoyed it. The Cottage is outside of Hermann a couple of miles, located up a backroad in the woods. Very nice setting, quiet and relaxing. Their prices are quite reasonable and quality is very good. Service was good too.

1 Thank Brian T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Our first visit to The Cottage was so nice! We sat on the Patio which has a lovely view of the woods. We ordered the specials (Mahi Mahi and the Stuffed Pork Loin). The entrees were delicious served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Golden Beets. For dessert, we had the Bread Pudding. Our server was pleasant and prompt and we... More 

Thank johnsonma
Vinton, Iowa
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Gorgeous patio area, interesting paintings hanging inside. Good variety of food, and things I have never had. Moderate prices, cozy atmosphere.

Thank Paula H
Montgomery City, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

My fiance had never been to the cottage and I myself had never been when it was nice enough to sit outside. Loved the perfect ambiance. Mary, the owner, is always there to welcome you and ensure everyone's happiness. The menu is diverse and intriguing, makes for a great read, and the food is even better! Highly recommend!

Thank JSchmidt38
Maryville, Missouri, United States
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent food quality and presentation, equalled by the devoted, sincere customer service. We ordered the crab cakes ($16) and ribeye ($25), garlic mashed potatoes, sauted golden beets, and the caramel ice box pie for dessert. Everything was prepared to perfection. The owner personally serves as the hostess greeting everyone and came back regularly to ensure everything was perfect. All employees... More 

Thank Dix_M123
Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We were out wine tasting and asked for a recommendation. This place was suggested, so we checked it out on trip advisor. Let's just say it was an awesome find. I had the lunch special, it was possibly a top 5 sandwich in my life. Great service, beautiful intimate setting in the woods. We will return.

Thank Nick P
Saint Charles, Missouri
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

The Cottage restaurant is an out of the way place that offers a quiet, friendly atmosphere and a mixture of homestyle and deliciously differnt dishes. If you can't decide on which special to have, GET THE CHICHEN.

Thank Bill M
Olathe, Kansas
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

The food was good, but asked for my salmon to be medium well as I do not like rare salmon, but was served rare salmon. All other food was good and dessert was delicious. We had salted caramel ice box pie and fudge brownie with ice cream. Made reservations. Service was ok. Like the menu variety.

Thank mj0523
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

This restaurant is out of the way and really can't be walked to from downtown. But it is so worth the 4 min drive up the hill. The atmosphere with it's comfortable seating and fabulous art is amazing. The Serivce is outstanding and the food. The food is so fresh and tastey. Their menu is constiantly changing, but you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 20
German, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 State Highway H, Hermann, MO 65041
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hermann
  • Phone Number: +1 573-486-4300
Hello. We are a gorgeous 5 acre facility located just 1/2 mile outside the German wine community of Hermann, MO. We specialize in people, offering both an event venue for your celebration needs, and treehouses for your bed and breakfast lodging. We're a one of a kind experience that you just keep coming back to. Perfect for wedding rehearsal dinners, we offer a variety of food and prices for any budget. We're easy to work with and here to make sure that everything is perfect for your big day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?