I relish the atmosphere of this venerable German Village tavern. Its walls are festooned with photos of old football stars and Liederkranz societies.
AAA Inspector Notes
Historic. This historic structure was allegedly a speakeasy during Prohibition. Do not be alarmed by the arm sticking out of the building—it serves to convey the playful nature of the place. Start the meal with the restaurant's turtle soup. Back in the 1930s, tubs of snapping turtles were kept in the cellar. Other signature dishes include potato cakes, bratwurst and the "Mother Mohawk" (roast beef, Swiss cheese and chicken salad on marbled rye bread with caraway horseradish sauce). The crowded dining room, with its hardwood floor, exposed brick walls and sepia-tinted historic photographs, conveys the ambience of old Columbus. The restaurant is located in German Village, a gentrified 19th-century neighborhood of narrow red brick streets and tightly-spaced brick houses. As this neighborhood was built before Mr. Ford's invention became popular, parking is always in short supply.
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