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Seeking The Best Food in South Carolina The Austrian German Connection

What’s up with Meg?

I’m on a South Carolina food journey to chow down at the best restaurant in each of the 46 counties while seeking the Top 100 Food Dishes To Eat In South Carolina While Alive, Or, Before Dead, Whichever Comes First.

Why This stop?

This stop falls in the category of seeking the best food dishes SC has to offer.

Lately, I have been writing about how one can travel through food. In Spartanburg, S.C., there is a restaurant that specializes in Austrian-American food and I finally went to visit. Having grown up in an area with a large German population and traditional Austrian/German food is not my favorite cuisine, every once in a while, I crave German food.


This establishment has been around since the early 1990s and fills the needs of Spartanburg on a variety of levels.

The place is quite large and has a fine dining room, banquet facilities, a casual dining room with a fireplace, a bar area, a covered heated patio, and a large gravel outdoor dining area.


The interior of Gerhard’s really did look like a German-Bavarian area-Austrian Restaurant. Spartanburg SC

Their menu reflects the variety of eating styles. From American fine dining to casual pizza cooked from their pizza oven, the choices are extensive.

Some of the more interesting items on their menu are; boar, elk, borscht soup, homemade spaetzle, wiener schnitzel, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, thinly sliced veal, elk roulade served with Spaetzle and red cabbage, duck, filet, beef stroganoff, Wiener schnitzel, and fried potatoes, bacon wrapped wild pheasant, Knackwurst or Weisswurst served with Sauerkraut and Dijon Mustard.

 I tried the Farmer’s Plate: Krainerwurst, Pork Roast, Schnitzel served with Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes, and the plated salad.


Gerhard’s Spartanburg Austrian-German specialties.


Gerhard’s Spartanburg S.C., Their Farmers Plate has a variety of Austrian-German dishes

It may not be like eating apple pie in Bavaria with that view


It may not be the experience as eating German-Austrian food with some friends, having that view from the border of Germany-Austria,

nor like that wild night in Munich,



but it also was a Wednesday evening in South Carolina.

MEGastars 4 **** Good view, great atmosphere, vast menu and unique food items. 


  1. Visit the website to verify hours and for menu information. Gerhard’s Spartanburg, SC
  2. Not open for lunch. Mon-Thur 5:30-10 p.m. on Fr-Sat 5:30-10:30 p.m. Bar hours are 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
  3. Located at 1200 Main Street Spartanburg S.C. Phone 864 591 1920
  4. Based on how many pizzas I observed flying out of that oven, I might try one of those when I visit next. Spoiler alert, pizzas are not served in the fine dining room.



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