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Official Bratwurst of the Cleveland Oktoberfest

When it comes to food, Cleveland Oktoberfest has something for everyone. Seeking authentic ethnic cuisine? We have Schmidt’s of Columbus, Das Schnitzel Haus, Frank’s Bratwurst, and Oktoberfest’s own food concessions.

For kids, we also have a variety of festival staples—from pizza, to french fries, corn dogs, gyros, frozen custard and funnel cakes.

 

Schmidt’s of Columbus

Schmidt's Restaurant & Sausage Haus of Columbus Ohio

In business since 1886 and located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio’s historic German Village, Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus is one of the finest German restaurants in the United States. If you haven’t had one of their brats, you haven’t experienced what makes Oktoberfest Oktoberfest (besides beer, of course).
Oktoberfest Sausages
  • Bratwurst
  • Bahama Mamas
  • Jumbo Hot Dogs
  • Jumbo Cream Puffs
  • German Potato Salad
  • Sauerkraut
Sausage Autobahn

The Cleveland Oktoberfest is excited to announce the return of one of our most popular food venues… the Sausage Autobahn! Located right next to the Bier Garten, and housed in an air-conditioned building, the Sausage Autobahn will feature some of the Bavaria’s finest sausages, all from McConnell Meats.
  • Traditional Wisconsin Brat
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oktoberfest Cheddar Bier Brat
  • Smoked Kielbasa
  • One of the sausages above as part of a platter with your choice of Pierogis and Sauerkraut or Currywurst with Pommes Frites (French Fries) prepared by Das Schnitzel Haus
Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Menu - Chef Roberto

Oktoberfest will have its own stand offering a variety of favorite German dishes. John Roberto, owner of Roberto’s Restaurant, will be preparing a host of items to keep Oktoberfesters’ mouths watering.
  • Hand Breaded Wiener Schnitzel
  • Bratwurst Dinner
  • Combo Schnitzel & Paprikash
  • Sampler Platter
  • Chicken Paprikash Over Noodles
  • Bratwurst Sandwich
  • Schnitzel Sandwich
  • Deluxe Schnitzel Sandwich
  • Sauerkraut
  • Potato Pancake
  • German Potato Salad
Frank’s Bratwurst

Frank's Bratwurst Located in Cleveland’s historic West Side Market, Frank’s Bratwurst was established in 1970. They have since garnered a reputation for serving some of the best brats in the Cleveland area. Their brats are so good, in fact, that Scene Magazine voted them the Best Brats in the Cleveland area.

  • Bratwurst Sandwiches with or without Sauerkraut
  • Potato Pancake
  • Zesty Chips
The Pierogi Lady

One of the reasons I started The Pierogi Lady was because I just could not find good frozen pierogi. I would make mine from family recipes for my friends, and they encouraged me to start my business so I could share them with everyone.

Growing up in a small town, Sundays meant a day spent at Grams sharing good food with family – which always included a helping of her pierogi. I’ve carried on this tradition of making the perfect pierogi, using her recipes for you and your family to enjoy.

Our pierogi are all handmade, just like Grams, and we’re always trying different fillings. The more we experiment, the more we realize the possibilities are endless.

So be adventurous and search for your favorite. I know you are going to love our pierogi!

  • Pierogi
  • Chicken Paprikash
  • Haluski (Cabbage & Noodles)
  • Brats wrapped in a Pierogi Bun
Wheely Good Food

Wheely Good Food will be offering up a menu of festival favorites.

  • Chicken Strips
  • Pulled Chicken
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Fried Bologna Sandwich
  • Fresh Cottage Fries
  • Beef & Chicken Tacos
  • Sweet Corn
McConnell Meats

McConnell's Meats We know that food grown on healthy land with healthy farming is healthy food. We act as stewards of this land caring for its health to support yours.

Our family grew up on the land of CLA-Angus. In Angus Tradition, we are proud to be 4th Generation, growing the food that feeds your families.

Thank you for supporting this tradition

  • Great Lakes Cheddar Bier Brat
  • Wisconsin Brat
  • Smoked Kielbasa Links
  • Sauerbraten with gravy, potato pancakes, and braised red cabbage
  • Bratwurst Burger with bacon, braised sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and beer mustard on a pretzel bun
River Ranch

Ohio Sustainable Foods River Ranch specializes in Ohio-Raised Elk and Buffalo.

  • Spicy Elk Burger
  • Bison Cheeseburger
  • Pan-Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops
  • Alligator Kabobs
Olde World Foods

Old World Foods was founded in 1994 with just a single frying pan and hand grinder to create our delicious potato pancakes. The world kept asking for more and more of these treats so we moved the operation to a factory in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland Ohio.

Over the years, Old World Foods has perfected and added additional products, including pierogi and drop dumplings. In 2013 we decided to include additional family members to assist the growth of the company. We continue the successful branding of our existing product line and the launch of the additional product lines, assuring that Old World Foods will continue to exceed customer expectations for years to come.

  • Potato Pancakes
  • Jalapeno Potato Bites
  • Pierogi
  • Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Pierogi
  • Cabbage & Noodles
  • Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings
Das Schnitzel Haus

Das Schnitzel Haus Das Schnitzel Haus is an intimate family restaurant located in Parma.

Das Schnitzel Haus offers European-inspired New American cuisine featuring the finest seasonal ingredients. Authentic German food right in your neighborhood! Homemade Schnitzels, Goulash, Potato Pancakes, Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Spetzel, Ribs, Pierogies, Duck and much, much, more! When in Cleveland Ohio if you want the very best in authentic German Food, drop by our Parma Ohio restaurant for a visit.

Das Schnitzel Haus was opened by the Djurin family, long-time residents of Parma, Ohio.

The restaurant and outdoor, heated Beer Garden (biergarten) offers customers German food and drinks, combined with exceptional friendly service from our experienced staff in a cozy, warm atmosphere.

Visit our German restaurant in Parma Ohio for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience.

  • Bratwurst or Spicy German Sausage Sandwich and Choice of one side: Hot German Potato Salad/Braised Red Cabbage/Spaetzle
  • Chicken Paprikash over Spaetzle
  • Schnitzel platter w/two sides
  • Jager Schnitzel w/two sides
  • Sauerkraut Balls
  • Pierogis
Sue’s Pierogi

Sue's Pierogi

F or over 30 years, Sue’s Pierogi has been dishing out some of the finest Polish cuisine in the Cleveland area.
  • Fresh Fried Veggies
Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice Our pizzas are cooked in a custom built wood fired oven at temperatures between 700 and 900 degrees. All pizzas are cooked onsite using all fresh, natural, local ingredients whenever possible.

Like our pizzas, Italian style gelato & sorbets are made with the freshest ingredients possible. Those strawberries in the strawberry-banana gelato could very well have been ripening in the field only days earlier.

In addition our gelato contains less fat than ice cream so it doesn’t coat your mouth in the same way, allowing for more intense flavors.

Gelato is also churned at a slower speed than ice cream providing a more dense and flavorful product. Some ice cream contains up to 50% air while gelato contains about half that.

Gelato & Sorbets are also served at a slightly higher temperature than ice cream. You may have noticed this same effect with beer & wine. Beer & wine served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cold out of the refrigerator allows for more intense flavor.

  • Wood Fired Pizza
Mozart’s Restaurant

A lois Maierhofer is Concept and Development Chef for Giant Eagle which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He recognized at a very young age his passion for cooking alongside his mother in Austria. Alois watched his mother carefully and memorized her culinary skills as she prepared the family meals. His father was a butcher which has many times proven to be an invaluable experience in the culinary world knowing how to cut, slice and chop meat properly.

Named to this position in 2010 his diverse culinary background and innovative thinking was a perfect synchronization with Giant Eagle’s contemporary vision of prepared foods and “kitchens to go” concept. He is responsible for cultivating new concepts and showcasing his menu ideas to all 175 Giant Eagle store locations nationally. The concept development portion of his position brings his skillful application of food analysis and processes along with ensuring food quality before it goes to market where the consumer’s expectations are to be exceeded with a profitable outcome for Giant Eagle Corporation.

Alois is a highly accomplished culinary in all facets of professional cooking and management, menu development, P&L management, kitchen design and equipment specification. Prior to joining Giant Eagle, he has served the culinary industry in numerous capacities. Alois worked in Germany with the Kempinski Hotels in Hamburg and Frankfurt as their Executive Chef and from there his dream became authentic when Celebrity Cruise Lines appointed him as a Sous Chef working under the supervision of Michelin 3-Starred Celebrity Chef Michael Roux. Celebrity Cruises Line later promoted him to their Executive Chef.

He found romance on the ocean liner and married his lovely wife of twenty years Kara. This brought another change in his career path with launching a new business as the owner and proprietor of Mozart’s Restaurant with a menu focused on European and Mediterranean cuisine. Alois always looking for opportunities to share his passion for food hosted a cooking show on the Food Network called “Symphony of Taste – Let’s Eat” where he showcased a wide compilation of dining styles embracing European and American cuisine.

He was born and raised in Vorav, STMK, Austria which is between Graz and Vienna, west of Hungary. He graduated from Culinary Arts School in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria and obtained a Hotel and Restaurant Management degree while in Germany.

He resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife Kara and their three children.

  • Award Winning Beer Bratwurst
  • Polish Sausage
  • Sauerkraut Balls
  • Authentic Pork Wiener Schnitzel
  • Cabbage & Noodles
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Pierogies
  • Ribbon Fries
Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Hey Hey Bar & Grill of German Village The Hey Hey Bar and Grill was built in 1900.

During Prohibition, it was a speakeasy, one of the few well documented in Columbus. The windows were shuttered and the patrons said they were playing cards. The gentlemen who brought the bootleg would always say, “Hey! Hey! The Beer is Here!” and they became known as the Hey Hey Boys. The name stuck.

Susan and Timothy Gall own the Hey Hey now and established it in 1981.

They travel and do festivals – The Dublin Irish Festival, The Columbus Oktoberfest, The Dayton Oktoberfest, The Cincinnati Oktoberfest, The Circleville Pumpkin Festival, and sometimes more! They usually sell Potato Pancakes, their famous Sauerkraut Balls, Cabbage and Noodles, Chicken and Noodles, and Limburger Cheese Sandwiches!

The famous Sauerkraut Balls were featured in “MidWest Living Magazine” and are always available at the Hey Hey! Regular, Jalapeno, Veggie, or Vegan!

The Hey Hey is open 7 days a week from 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Happy Hour is weekdays from 3-7 and includes $1 off all beer and liquor.

The Hey Hey has a great beer selection! Tons of Crafts!

  • German Potato Pancakes
  • Sauerkraut Balls
  • Chicken & Noodles
  • Goulash
  • Limburger Cheese Sandwiches
  • Cabbage & Noodles
Woodstock Pretzel Company

Woodstock Pretzel Company is a family owned business.

  • Bavarian Pretzels
JJ’s Concessions
JJ's ConcessionsJJ’s Concessions was formed late 2014. Jason, the owner, was formerly Manager for Big Sky Concessions and has been involved in the concession business for over seven years.

  • Polish Sausage
  • Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
  • Jager Fires
  • Curry Wurst
  • Kartoffelpuffer
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Smoked Turkey Legs
  • Smoked Chicken
Wright’s Catering
  • Pig Roast
  • Pork Butts
  • Chicken Paprikash
  • Cabbage & Noodles
  • Hamburgers
  • French Fries
  • Corn Dogs
  • Cheese on a Stick
  • Fried Swiss Cheese
Gold Star Foods
  • Italian Sausage
  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Brats
  • Hot Dogs
  • Corn Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • French Fries
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Cream Puffs & Other Desserts (No Strudel)
Outside Vendors

Oktoberfest Outside Vendors

Oktoberfest will also feature outside vendors selling niche traditional foods as well as non-traditional foods. On the traditional side, you’ll find Helmut’s Strudel and German baked goods from Michael’s Bakery. On the non-traditional side, you’ll find Honey Gourmet Frozen Custard and Maple Side Farms’ farmer’s market featuring fresh fruit and veggies. See below for a full list.

 

 

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