Living on the West side of town in the Glendale Homes for Sale area we tend to forget about the family owned businesses and gravitate toward the big box restaurants and stores. However if you step outside of your comfort zone once in a while you may find a great little spot that is unique and offers up some good home style comfort food.
In the downtown Glendale area you can find such a spot, Haus Murphy’s. This family owned German restaurant is in the heart of Glendale, located a midst the antique stores that line the street. This quaint little spot is serving up authentic German fare that will make you feel like you are eating your grandma’s cooking. Haus Murphy’s was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and their specialty is the Sauerbraten. This sweet and sour beef dish is a traditional German meal served with Spatzle and red cabbage. It is delicious, and with it being such a labor intensive meal why not let Haus Murphy‘s do all the hard work and you can sit back and enjoy. They also offer up the usual German brats, (sausage) many different varieties to select from as well as the ever popular Schnitzels. Schnitzels are meat, it can be veal, steak, pork, chicken that is thin and tenderized then breaded and sautéed till golden and crispy and then covered with a sauce.
Another fabulous reason to check out Haus Murphy’s is the German beer selection. It is fantastic. From the Wihenstephan Hefeweizen to the Stiegel Pilsner and Spaten Lager you are sure to find one you enjoy. I personally think you must enjoy your beer with the giant Bavarian pretzel, about the size of your head. This buttery, salty deliciousness goes great with an ice cold beer. While you are enjoying your cold brew, if you happen to be there on a Friday or Saturday you can enjoy the “Haus Band”, playing traditional German music. A great treat for the whole family and you can really get into the mood of being at a German beer garden.
Of course October is coming, and with that you know that Oktoberfest is regarded as a German tradition to eat, drink and be merry! Haus Murphy’s will be celebrating with their 15th Annual Oktoberfest. The dates this year are October 12-14 and 19th-21st. An $8 cover charge for Friday, $10 for Saturday and $6 for Sunday will apply. Flying in from Germany to provide live entertainment is the Guggenbach-Buam band. So dust of your lederhosen and find a designated driver a head out for a great time.
Haus Murphy’s is just minutes from the Glendale Homes for Sale area, so next time you get a craving for something a little different, check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
5739 W. Glendale Avenue
Phone Number 623-939-2480