Friday, 4 March 2011

The SchnitzelHaus

The Schnitzelhaus  303-6 Street S.

Today we decided to try out some schnitzel Lethbridge style. We found quite a small location, seating for 6-7 at the most, that must be intended for mostly take-out. We were given a great explanation of the menu since we were new and off we went. I tried a combo plate with Hawaiian schnitzel, fries, coleslaw and a drink for $11.50. When I heard that the schnitzel was deep fried I was expecting the worst. A lunch that sits like a lump in your gut all afternoon. But, I was pleasantly surprised. The meal was actually quite light but yet filling. I tried a variety of sauces on my schnitzel but ended up eating it with none so I could enjoy the ham, pineapple and cheese filling. The only negative was again the cold. The restaurant is so small that every time the door opens it freezes you. My meal cooled off very quickly. Over all I was pleased and would probably return again.
p.s. we were told that the menu might soon include some El Salvadorian foods. Yum! I'll be back "J"


 The food here was good. I liked  what I ordered, what was it again? I can't even remember the name, it was the last thing on the menu. I ordered my schnitzel in a combo and not as a burger. It had bacon and onions in it. Delicious! Also, the fries and potato salad, Really Good. Hmmm, what else can I say? Small little place, a little chilly inside. The lady working there was nice, told us everything we needed to know about the menu, gave us lots of different sauces to try. Overall I liked this place. I don't really know what a Schnitzel is supposed to look or taste like, but if you've ever had a Argentinian "Melanesa" (not sure if that's the right spelling) That's what it tasted like. I would love to go back and try something else on the menu, maybe even the burgers. I thought it was a pretty good value for our money. This week was a good stop for us. I was happy with our choice. Looking forward to our next adventure. "M"

Hey everyone its "C". I grew up as a Canadian Air Force Brat. We were stationed in Europe for 5 years. Our time there was split between France and Germany.  Even thought I was young, I can remember this one particular Schnitzelhaus on a mountain road somewhere in either, Austria, Switzerland, or Bavaria. I remember donning my Laterhossen and travelling to this quaint out of the way restaurant where we would enjoy Schnitzel, pastries and ice cream, all while eating over a glass topped table that had live reptiles under the glass.  My lunch experience at the Schnitzelhaus in downtown Lethbridge was perhaps not as cultural, but was quite satisfying.  My wife "T" joined us today and she usually doesn't eat things that aren't familiar too her, but she too enjoyed it. Like "M" I too had the Schnitzel that had onions and bacon and cheese. I enjoyed mine with coleslaw and fries. It wasn't like the Schnitzel I remember as a boy. It was more like a Latin Milanese, however the flavor was good. The serving size was a little small for my appetite but luckily my wife didn't finish hers so I was able to garburate her leftovers.  Again this place is small, with one table and a raised bar thingy by the window.  On a cold day such as it was, the constant opening of the door was almost too much, even for a guy who wears shorts year round. It seems to be a popular place cause there was a constant stream of patrons coming and going.  The service was pleasant and I would definitely go back again. "C"


  1. This place has excellent Pupusas!!! A Salvadorian dish that is basically a tortilla stuffed with beans & cheese (and pork if you like meat), and is served with salsa and delicious slaw.

    The owner makes them fresh to order, and they are every bit as good as the ones I had in El Salvador!

    1. Oh my goodness, your description of Pupusas sounds good! We must go:)