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Get out your lederhosen, spruce up your dirndls and prepare to eat and drink German style — It’s time for Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s!   Oktoberfest runs for 6 weeks, every Wednesday and Thursday, at Middendorf’s Manchac and Middendorf’s Slidell.  It starts on Oktober 5, 2022 and ends on November 10, 2022.  That’s right… Oktoberfest is so much fun that it spills over into November!  

There is a different Oktoberfest meal available each week (while supplies last):

WEEK 1 — Oktober 5 & 6

Schlachtplatte mit Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln und Brezel  18.75
Smoked Pork Chop, Pork Belly, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes and Pretzel

Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  6.75
Black Forest Cake

WEEK 2 — Oktober 12 & 13

Sauerbraten, Rotkraut, Spätzle und Brezel  18.25
Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce, Red Cabbage, House Made German Noodles and Pretzel

Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  6.75
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream

WEEK 3 — Oktober 19 & 20

Schweinebraten mit Karamellisierte Zwiebelbiersoße, Kartoffelnklösse, Arugula Salat und Brezel  17.95
Pork Roast with Caramelized Onion Beer Sauce, Potato Dumpling, Arugula Salad and Pretzel

Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  6.75
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream

WEEK 4 — Oktober 26 & 27

Schwäbischer Hochzeitsbraten mit Pilzen, Kräutern, Kartoffelpüree mit Geröstetem Knoblauch
und Meerrettich und Rotweinsoße und Brezel 18.95
Stuffed Veal Shoulder with Wild Mushrooms, Onions and Fresh Herbs with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish
Mashed Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce and Pretzel

Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  6.75
Black Forest Cake

WEEK 5 — November 2 & 3

Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel  19.50
Pork Hind Shank/Ham Hock, Smothered Cabbage and Pretzel

Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  6.75
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream

WEEK 6 — November 9 & 10

Wiener Schnitzel und Geröstet Semmelknödel mit Pilzrahmsoße, Gemischtem Salat und Brezel  18.50
Breaded Thin Pork Loin and Dumpling with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Salad and Pretzel

Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  6.75
Black Forest Cake


🥨 Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfel Sosse 8.75
German Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce

🥨  Maultaschen in Brühe mit Gerösteten Zwiebeln 10.95
German Ravioli in Broth

🥨  Vesper Teller 14.25
Assorted meats & cheeses served with pickle, radish, onion, mustard and pretzel

🥨  Weisswurst 9.95
White Sausage served with pretzel and sweet mustard

🥨  Wurstsalat 8.50
Chopped German Salami, Cold Cuts, Cheeses, Pickles and Onion tossed in Vinaigrette

It’s the Chef’s Choice which appetizers will be available each week. Stay tuned!

This will be the 15th year of Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s.  The German expertise comes from Middendorf’s Owner and European Master Chef Horst Pfeifer who is a native of Germany.  He grew-up in the hamlet of Bächlingen where his family still lives today.  The village was established in 950 AD and boasts a grand population of around 150 people.

“It’s an honor to share my German heritage with everyone through the recipes that I grew up with,” said Middendorf’s Owner Horst Pfeifer.  “I think Louis Middendorf would have been so happy to see Oktoberfest here at the restaurant.  Louis was also from Germany, and he founded Middendorf’s back in 1934 with his wife, Josie.  It’s funny because Middendorf’s is so widely known for seafood that a lot of people don’t realize that Middendorf is actually a German name.”  

  • During Oktoberfest, there is a different German meal available each week for lunch and dinner, 10:30am-9:00pm (while supplies last).  Guests who eat an Oktoberfest meal for all six weeks will receive an Oktoberfest Prize!  Punch cards must be punched each week and turned in on the final week. 
  • Of course, there is a great selection of German beer to accompany your meal.
  • The full regular menu is also available for guests so those who can’t possibly come to Middendorf’s without partaking of the “World Famous Thin Fried Catfish” can rest assured, the catfish and other beloved seafood dishes aren’t going anywhere.
  • Authentic German music is also in store for Oktoberfest.  At Middendorf’s Slidell, the talented Al DiMarco will be back to play the accordion in the evenings, starting at 4:30pm.  Over at Middendorf’s Manchac, Heinz Pfeifer will make his triumphant return.  Heinz, who is Horst’s brother, travels from Gemrany to entertain guests with his accordion and conversation.  He plays off and on all day.  
  • Join in the fun by dressing up in your favorite lederhosen and dirndls like our front of house staff.  We’ll have great accessories in our gift shop.