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Der Essen Platz

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$$ - $$$
European, German, Central European
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8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
+1 573-346-1122
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Osage Beach, Missouri
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made the drive to Der Essen Platz for an early Sunday evening dinner. We were surprised how many others were there .... I think the owner sat us. The decor is dated - maybe it's sposed to remind you of Germany....not sure. Our server was OK - could have been a little more attentive ~ would have liked dessert!... More 

Thank lakeinnkeeper2010
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had reservations but was seated in a bad area...we were allowed to move but the atmosphere wasn't all that great.. place is kind of dumpy. Food was kind of expensive.. we had the platter for two..over $38..for three brats, 2 slices of ham and 2 meatballs..along with mash potatoes and gravy,sauerkraut and one other thing. Oh and 2 small rolls.... More 

Thank umagirl008
Independence, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried a wide variety of menu choices and liked them all. Friendly informal atmosphere, a really good valu

Thank rcftravels
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the first night for our server and she was great! I think this is the best meal I have had at the Lake!! I had the Wienerschnitzel - sauce was perfect!!

Thank sfrederes2017
Overland Park, Kansas
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171 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To preface, no matter the wait, the food is worth it. Der Essen Platz was recently written up in a couple of magazines and they were unprepared for the stellar response. According to the regulars a year ago they were on the verge of closing and now they are blessed with an abundance of customers. The old man that one... More 

Thank Cynmos
Shiloh, IL
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I type this we are ready to walk out. We arrived at 5pm, were the 6th table, and 90 minutes later we have no food. One old guy running around messing up all orders. Biggest nightmare we have ever had for a meal. Last night of our vacation and this place ruined it. Heading to pizza hut. Please don't... More 

Thank jeannineShiloh_IL
Marionville, Missouri
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love German food, so we're always on the lookout. We found Der Essen Platz just a couple miles north of Camdenton and it was truly a great find. The menu has many authentic choices that I'm sure are all great. We chose Weinerschnitzel with German potato salad, red cabbage and potato leek soup. The Weinerschnitzel had the most incredible,... More 

Thank Gerry M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Der Essen Platz is a very, very good restaurant. The Chef has packed a lot of love into her dishes. My husband and I have always had a superb meal with the bar offering a wide selection of German wines and beers to choose from. The staff is knowledgeable and can provide suggestions along with wine and beer pairings to... More 

Thank LindaandButch
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Friendly homey atmosphere. Great view. Schnitzel Cordon Blue to die for and great desserts from a great chef. Many beers to choose from. Easy to get to.

Thank weeeeza
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Simply great meal. German specialties were wonderful. Our waitress, Marla, explained all of the dishes and she was so nice! Do NOT miss dessert---homemade streudel reminded my husband of his grandmothers--only better! Save room for it! This was our first visit and yes, definitely will be back.

Thank Bob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$34
European, German, Central European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Camdenton
  • Phone Number: +1 573-346-1122
It offers the best German and American food in the mid-west.Enjoy a large selection of German and french beer and wine, view a magnificent sunset in a relaxed casual setting while tasting the flavors of Europe!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?