660 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, Texas 76054
IMPORTANT: This is the address to the new location. The old location is shut down at this point.
May 20, 2013
Everything German recently relocated from their old location on Brown Trail in Euless to their new location on Grapevine Highway in Hurst. The old location was a small, quirky kind of an affair located in a defunct Taco Bell location. There was something about an American based Tex-Mex fast food chain location decorated in cheesy German tourist souvenirs that just worked in all of it’s oddity. Now located in an up again, down again, nondescript strip center the new location is a much larger sterile and Spartan like space than the old location. Something with the atmosphere seems to have been lost with the move. Unfortunately something seems askew with the food since the move as well.
We arrived right on time for our 6PM reservation for 8 people on a Saturday night. Yes, they now take reservations. Unfortunately they didn’t bother to setup the table in advance despite having a reservation. Fortunately they had the space available so they created an odd, much too tightly compacted combination of two top tables wedged against the wall bench. Needless to say it wasn’t an ideal dining environment.
My entree for the evening was the basic pork Weiner Schnitzel ($11.95) which comes with a choice of soup or salad plus pan fried potatoes on the side. I chose the potato soup as my starter which I found to be the best part of my meal for the evening. It was creamy with nice, small chunks of soft potato throughout accented with nice seasonings. I’d definitely order it again. Unfortunately my Schnitzel was dry, tough and virtually void of flavor. It was so off from previous visits I simply stopped eating it out of boredom. The side of pan fried potatoes were under-cooked albeit slightly. If they had decent flavoring which they didn’t I would’ve forgiven the al dente preparation. Normally I love the simplicity of this dish but on this occasion I simply could not recommend it. It was truly disappointing.
Everything German is still BYOB but they have started the process of obtaining their mixed beverage permit so sometime between the date of this review and July 2013 they should have their liquor license and no longer allow BYOB. CALL AHEAD!!! Definitely confirm beforehand whether they still allow BYOB or not. If they do corkage is still free. They have barely passable wine glasses but I recommend bringing your own.
Everything German is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM until 9PM for lunch and dinner. Attire is casual. Decent shorts and clean t-shirt get you in the door. Major credit cards other than American Express are accepted. Parking is free and plentiful in the strip center parking lot out front since half of the strip center isn’t occupied.
Everything German: OK for a German fix but lost half a step recently.