Its worth traveling to the town square in Independence just to devour hearty German fare in this former storefront, now spruced up with green Tiffany-style lamps, a green tin ceiling and green vinyl tablecloths. But you wont spend too much green on the solid suppers. There are smoked pork chops, Weiner Schnitzel, a beef rouladen stuffed with bacon, pickles, onions and spices, and spicy Gypsy Schnitzel. While the dessert list includes the unexciting Black Forest Cake, the only pastry actually made here is the warm apple strudel, and its perfection. — Charles Ferruzza
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, cash
Parking: Lot Available, Street
Entertainment: drum and acoustic guitar (Fri.). entertainment on Sat., too.