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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 2, 2024 and ends on November 6, 2024.  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):


  • Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfel Sosse   (German Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce)
  • Maultaschen in Brühe mit Gerösteten Zwiebeln  (German Ravioli in Broth)
  • Nürnbergerle (3 small Bratwust with Sauerkraut and Pretzel)
  • Riesenbrezel (Giant Pretzel with mustard)
  • Vesper Teller (Assorted meats & cheeses served with pickle, radish, onion, mustard and pretzel)
  • Weisswurst (White Sausage served with pretzel and sweet mustard)
  • Wurstsalat (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!

    ENTREES & DESSERTS (A different meal is available each week of Oktoberfest.  Stay tuned for the 2024 schedule!)

    • Schlachtplatte mit Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln und Brezel (Smoked Pork Chop, Pork Belly, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes and Pretzel); Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  (Black Forest Cake)
    • Sauerbraten, Rotkraut, Spätzle und Brezel  (Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce, Red Cabbage, House Made German Noodles and Pretzel);  Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)
    • Schweinebraten mit Karamellisierte Zwiebelbiersoße, Kartoffelnklösse, Arugula Salat und Brezel (Pork Roast with Caramelized Onion Beer Sauce, Potato Dumpling, Arugula Salad and Pretzel);  Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)
    • Schwäbischer Hochzeitsbraten mit Pilzen, Kräutern, Kartoffelpüree mit Geröstetem Knoblauch
      und Meerrettich und Rotweinsoße und Brezel (Stuffed Veal Shoulder with Wild Mushrooms, Onions and Fresh Herbs with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce and Pretzel); Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
    • Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel (Pork Hind Shank/Ham Hock, Smothered Cabbage and Pretzel);  Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)
    • Wiener Schnitzel und Geröstet Semmelknödel mit Pilzrahmsoße, Gemischtem Salat und Brezel (Breaded Thin Pork Loin and Dumpling with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Salad and Pretzel);  Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  (Black Forest Cake)

    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.  
    • The full regular menu is also available for guests.  So, you can have a German meal, and your friend can have the Thin Fried Catfish.  Everyone’s happy! 
    • Of course, we have a great selection of German beer and liqueur to go with your German meal (see below).
    • Authentic German music is also in store for Oktoberfest. We’ll have live accordion music every night of Oktoberfest, 4:30pm-8:30pm.  In Manchac, David C. Symons will join us.  In Slidell, Will Robicheaux will play for the 1st week, and then for the next 5 weeks, it will be Greg Speck (aka Captain Squeeze). 
    • Join in the fun by dressing up in your favorite lederhosen, dirndls and German accessories just like our front of house staff.  We’ll have a great variety of hats and souvenirs in our gift shop. 
      Stay tuned for a list of our available German Beer and Liqueur!