The stripes of Germany's flag were first constructed from perpendicular tanks of red Berliner Weisse beer, golden Munich amber bock, and black Bavarian dunkel lager. Drink to German heritage with today's deal: for $20, you get $50 worth of hearty, traditional eats at Edelweiss Restaurant on the Far Southside. Because Edelweiss is part of the German American Klub, its special liquor permit only allows them to serve their heady nectars to club members. When you redeem today's Groupon, you'll also get a one-year family social club membership card that allows holders who are 21+ to drink on the premises (a $50 value). If you're a non-drinker, you do not have to accept the club membership card.
A bounty of dinner and drinks at discounted member prices is available for hunger-hungry customers, as well as a diminutive menu for kleine kinderlein. Start with an enormous Bavarian soft pretzel ($4.95), oven-warm, salted, and served with cheese sauce and spicy mustard. Traditional German plates are plentiful and served with soup or salad, warm dinner rolls, and two side items, such as potato pancakes ($3), spaetzle ($2.50), or red cabbage ($2.50). Savor the delicate wiener schnitzel ($15.95), succulent hand-breaded veal sautéed in butter, or one of the side-stocked Bavarian platters, such as a haus grill ($13.95) blend of knackwurst, bratwurst, und kassler rippchen, with a thick slice of rye bread topped with sauerkraut and German potato salad. Yodel up a variety of fruit strudels ($3.50) for dessert, or sink slowly into a warm bread pudding with whiskey sauce ($3.95). On draft, Edelweiss pours Warsteiner by the mug ($4), liter ($10), and pitcher ($18), as well as domestic options and Amber Bock. Bottle imports are constantly changing, but you can usually bet on Spaten lager ($3.25), Bitburger pilsner ($3), and Stiegl ($7.25). Designated drivers and teetotalers will be rewarded with free, delicious coffee. All food prices above reflect discounted member prices.
Edelweiss's whitewashed exterior and sloping roof evoke the mood of a cozy hunting lodge full of delicious, fresh huntmeat. Inside, newcomers and longtime members alike relax in the comforting embrace of warm colors, paneled walls, and scientifically patented German bric-a-brac. When the hills come alive in spring, dine on the outdoor patio overlooking the punctual flora and expertly engineered fauna of German Park. As the restaurant is part of the German American Klub, every nook and cranny is cared for and maintained by knowledgeable folks with a passion for their heritage.
- Edelweiss, located inside the park's German-American Klub, offers German food, which, for the uninitiated, is sausage. Spicy sausage. Mild sausage. Pastries. Potatoes. Cabbage. More sausage. A bar occupies one corner of the 100-seat dining room and the Klub's interior of dark wood paneling and exposed beams amplifies the snug atmosphere. Make a point to visit the outdoor beer garden, as well. – Metromix Indianapolis
- The eatery and garden are set in beautiful German Park, with mature trees supplying an idyllic background. The German music from inside the restaurant is piped outdoors, and picnic tables with umbrellas seat 60. – Steve Slosarek,Indianapolis Star
- Hidden amongst the trees of German Park, Edelwiess is operated by the local German American Klub, which brings a little bit of Bavaria to Indy's Southside. The restaurant offers an authentic menu (try the Frikadelle, which is just as much fun to eat as it is to day) and excellent ambiance complete with live accordion players on Friday and Saturday nights. – Nuvo
Eighty-two percent of Urbanspooners like it:
- Terrific authentic German. – J C
- The Reuben on thick sliced pumpernickle bread was out of this world. The corned beef was extremely moist and tender. Just had to try their delicious onion rings. So Good!! – Mr. Bill
- Talk about a hidden treasure on the south-side!...Interested in a homemade pretzel the size of your head?! You have to give this kitchy gem a go! If you like German cuisine, Edelweiss will not disappoint. – FLOeatsindy
Long tables and dark-wooden paneling help create a cozy ambience in Edelweiss Restaurant’s beer-hall-style dining room, which allows German-American Klub members and visitors alike to revel in Bavarian culture and community. The restaurant embraces tradition by grilling bratwurst, knackwurst, and kielbasa over an open flame, hand-cutting servings of pork schnitzel, and marinating the sauerbraten’s beef for three days before slow-roasting it over a volcano. The bartenders serve German-American Klub members beers from the ever-rotating selection, which includes imported German brews by Warsteiner and Spaten, among others. Amid the buzz of spirited conversations, live entertainment, amuses guests.
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