I had some fabulous weiner schnitzel here. The owner/chef and his wife try to lighten the mood by joking around a bit, but I guess some customers take it the wrong way and call it bad service. Relax you dorks, this food is genuine and perfect and I for one love the corny jokes. Take more blood pressure pills if you need to but dont knock this guy hes a great chef. My husband and I had a very nice experience at the Schnitzelhouse Restaurant while visiting Tampa on business at the end of June 2010. We came at 7:30 not realizing they closed at 8:00 and the owner was very gracious in serving us anyway and made us feel very welcome and unhurried in spite of our late arrival. We found him to be funny and charming. The food was the best German food we had ever had and we both enjoyed it very much. The owner took time to talk to us and find out where we were from and tell us about his family and the restaurant. We had a wonderful time at the Schnitzelhaus Restaurant and our only complaint is that it is so far away from where we live!
This little family owned restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Carrollwood. Don't be put off by the old building and decorations...this is an Americana diner at it's best! Large portions of hot food, homemade everything, and great value will keep you coming back for more! Open from 7am - 3 pm on weekdays and 7am - 2 pm on weekends, breakfast is served until 11am on weekdays and all day during the weekend. Everything is cooked to order...people rave about the fresh burgers, homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes on Thursdays, homemade soups every weekday, and fresh salads and subs made to order. I highly recommend the egg salad that is so fresh they hardly waited for the egg to hatch before preparing it! Also...everyone that works here is family. You will soon be recognized as a regular and be adopted by this family. The atmosphere is loud, so don't go there to relax. Instead go to enjoy great food, read the news, catch up on gossip, and mingle with the crowd!
We visited this restaurant based on the menu I found online (despite the neg review on this site, they don't even have drapes at this restaurant so I think they left the review for the wrong restaurant. The "German" at this restaurant was doing the cooking and his lovely wife was taking care of the entire restaurant - german style (with efficiency and skill!!)....they have a wider selection of german food than I have ever seen in the states!! The food was superb! Everything tasted absolutely wonderful!! The portions were huge, so bring your empty stomach! The only comment we would make is that the ambience could use a little work. They need a better location and newer digs, but otherwise there are some great pictures and the biggest beerstein I have ever seen (and I grew up in Germany!!) Enjoy!!!