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Fort Worth, Texas: Edelweiss German Restaurant Entertainment (Closed)

Featured a singing chef and a band with an Alpine horn. If you danced like a chicken on stage, you sometimes got a chicken-shaped hat. Closed in March 2023.

I-20/820 exit 429-B then north on Benbrook Blvd/US377 -- or I-30 exit 7-B then south on Alta Mere Drive/Hwy 183. Both roads meet at the Weatherford Traffic Circle. The Edelweiss is on the east side of the Circle.
Closed in March 2023.

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Edelweiss German Restaurant Entertainment

Unfortunately, this wonderful and iconic restaurant closed its doors after 56 years of serving.

[Robert & Janet Anderson, 05/13/2024]

This was a rare place in Texas where you could listen to an Alpine horn player while you ate.

Edelweiss German Restaurant Entertainment

The Edelweiss German Restaurant is a warm and extensively decorated restaurant/beer hall offering various Old World favorites such as weinerschnitzel, sauerkraut, sausage plates, and jaegerschnitzel. My wife and I love Edelweiss to pieces; we even got engaged there. Granted, it may sound at first like just another German-themed restaurant complete with "oompah" band, but here's what I believe makes Edelweiss a good Roadside America candidate:

(1) The owner and chef, Bernd Schnerzinger, sings to the audience almost every night -- while wearing lederhosen.
(2) The in-house "oompah" band frequently employs a full-size Alpine horn and a musical saw.
(3) A stage in the middle of the restaurant easily accommodates riotous Chicken Dancers of all ages. The restaurant sometimes makes special guests wear chicken-shaped hats while dancing.

The Edelweiss has been around since 1967, and business shows no sign of slowing down. Neither does Bernd.

[Daniel Barnett, 10/13/2001]

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