One of the Tampa restaurants we've been visiting since soon after moving to Florida has been Mr. Dunderbak's. Thanks to a chance stop in a downpour at Epcot when the boys were small (we're talking 2 and 5 here), we found that each of them loves German food, and as a result, we try finding more places serving wursts and spaetzle. After Gameteen's first visit at the current psych practice, we visited University Mall, where Dunderbak's was a surprise find, shoehorned into a storefront.
The've long since moved into a strip mall on Bruce B. Downs that has several quality restaurants, and several storefronts that lie vacant, but Dunderbak's has always been the draw for us. We pretty much plan that if GameTeen is seeing the doctor, we're having a German meal.
Operant conditioning came into play the other day, because I had the doctor's appointment, Ed needed to drop me off on the USF campus and GameTeen was with us-all factors that scream Dunderbaks meal for us. Then I realized that I never gave a review of the place for others, despite talking it up numerous times on Facebook. This fixes that oversight.
When you walk in the door, you feel like you are in a small, German festhaus. There are two rooms that flank the entrance, the one to the right has a bar, the one to the left a large table that is perfect for a party. Behind the host stand, though, is a larger dining area with festival style bench seats and several four tops dotting the room.
large menu, full of sandwiches to please the lunch crowd (with a few non-German choices if someone in your dining group doesn't care for it) and many traditional dishes from various regions of Germany. They brew many of their own beers, as well as Root Beer. If they don't have any on tap, they do have bottled root beer, but this is irresistable: