Get a True Taste of Central Europe Right Here on the Grand Strand

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While the authentic flavors of Germany and Austria may not be the first thing visitors expect to find during their Grand Strand getaways, that’s exactly what’s on the menu at one North Kings Highway establishment. In Myrtle Beach. At authentic German-Austrian alpine lodge Cafe Old Vienna, guest can experience true “Gemuetlichkeit” (German for “friendliness”) and the flavors of traditional German soul food.

Serving the Grand Strand for over 20 years, Cafe Old Vienna dishes up an array of German, Austrian and other Central European delicacies including:

Wiener Schnitzel — A house specialty, this meat entrée is traditionally made with thin, breaded, pan-fried veal cutlet. And at Cafe Old Vienna, it’s available in a range of varieties including Veal Weiner Schnitzel, Almond Veal Weiner Schnitzel, Pork Weiner Schnitzel, Almond Pork Schnitzel, Parmesan Pork Schnitzel, Chicken Schnitzel, Almond Chicken Schnitzel,  and Parmesan Chicken Schnitzel, just to name a few.

Sauerbraten — A signature dish of the chef at Cafe Old Vienna, this entrée features fork-tender beef pot roast in a deliciously spiced sauce or, with the variation called Jager-Braten, a tasty mushroom gravy.

Knackwurst — Made with veal and pork, this smoked red sausage originated in northern Germany and dates back to the mid-16th century.

Gulasch — This medieval Hungary-derived stew features fork-tender chunks of beef and vegetables and is seasoned with paprika and other spices. At Cafe Old Vienna, it can be ordered in the standard size or the extra-large Kettle size.

Stuffed Cabbage — This dish features cabbage filled with beef and rice and spiced to tasty perfection.

Desserts — The decadent desserts served at Cafe Old Vienna vary daily and can include favorites like Apple Strudel, Vienna Crepes, Creme Brulee, German Chocolate Cake and a range of other tasty treats.

This is just a small sampling of the many Central European delicacies available at Cafe Old Vienna. To check out the restaurant’s full (and extensive) lunch, dinner and happy hour menus, visit

For those looking to have a drink and bring their four-legged friends along, there’s good news — Cafe Old Vienna’s Beer Garden serves a range of German draft beers (think Paulaner, Spaten, Warsteiner, Franziskaner, Hirter and the like), and this area of the establishment is dog-friendly!

Restaurant hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 or later Tuesdays through Saturdays, and reservations are accepted for those who call ahead at (843) 946-6252.

After enjoying some of the best German-Austrian food the Grand Strand has to offer, head back to your comfortable accommodations and wide-ranging amenities at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to rest up for more memorable experiences in the Myrtle Beach area. Book your getaway at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation today — and start planning your fun in the South Carolina sun!