Dakota Inn Rathskeller was established all the way back in 1933. Karl Kurz came to America from Germany, and worked for Ford Motor Company. When the Prohibition ended in 1933, Kurz acquired a liquor license, bought an old, Chinese laundry and turned it into a three stool Rathskeller like he remembered from his hometown. Over a five-year period, Kurz tripled the bar in size and increased available seating to 135 guests. To this day, the family business is still going strong, still staying true to Kurzís vision in 1938. Dakota Inn Rathskeller is a destination restaurant ñ a little oasis in the middle of Detroit.Dakota Inn Rathskeller is widely known for their German food. Their three variations of schnitzel are extremely popular. The traditional ëSchweinefleisch Schnitzelí is a juicy pork cutlet, sliced and pounded thin, dredged in flour, dipped in egg wash, smothered in breadcrumbs and pan fried. The ëJager Schnitzelí is served with mushroom sauce, and the ëSwitzerland Schnitzelí is topped with mushrooms, onions, and Swiss cheese. All three are served with delicious German potato salad and fresh vegetables. The ëRouladení and ëBavarian Bratwurstí are also customer favorites.During the last two weeks of September and the whole month of October, Dakota Inn Rathskeller goes all out for Oktoberfest. They bring in German bands Friday and Saturday nights and play German music to celebrate. They also specialize in German sing-alongs almost every weekend!Dakota Inn Rathskeller is open for lunch Wednesdays through Fridays, and dinner Thursday through Saturdays. They are closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to the public, but often rent out the whole restaurant for parties ñ 100 guest minimum, 125 guest maximum. Be sure to call ahead for reservations; with limited hours and all the fun Dakota Inn Rathskeller offers, they book up fast!
17324 John R St
Detroit, MI 48203