We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Der Essen Platz

) #2 of 38 Restaurants in Camdenton $$ - $$$ European, German,
8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
+1 573-346-1122
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (25 reviews)
“strudel” (14 reviews)
All hours
European, German, Central European
$$ - $$$
8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (205)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Der Essen Platz serves such unique German-French regional food, and it's absolutely delicious! Easily one of the best places to eat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing authentic German food with a nice quiet family style atmosphere. Right next to bridal cave with a view of the lake and hummingbirds. We got right in and everything we got was so good and brought out fast! Highly recommend.

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not your typical menu but some very good choices for food. Fun place to eat dinner. Different atmosphere then your used to but very cool. Lots of choices for different German beers.

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

And they were out! How can you not have a menu item, the one item that brings in people from miles away! There were folks being seated all around us that also said they had come for the signature dish of this restaurant....they, too, were...More

Thank STagoric
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We heard about this place near the Lake of the Ozark and decoded to try it. Good German food in Missouri is hard to find. This little restaurant proved that it can be done - and done well. It didn't all taste like mom used...More

Thank Gene B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The German food at this restaurant is superb. The schnitzel is crisp and done perfectly and the servings are large. Service was efficient and server was very friendly. The cheese spaetzel was very tasty as was the red cabbage. Be sure to make reservations.

Thank tootsieRN
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very authentic German food! We tried several items which included Goulash Soup with Port, Jaeger Schnitzel with Hunter Sauce, Bratwurst (Beef and Pork), Sauerkraut, Potato Pancakes and Spaetzle! Everything was very fresh and tasted just as good as we experienced when we visited Germany!!! We...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I was expecting more flair. Read about it in Rural MO magazine. Food was good, not as great as expected. Red cabbage was flavorful but temperature was warm, not hot. Green Salad was just lettuce and a few raw veggies. Apple Streusel was ok--did not...More

Thank Cynthia Barron B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We made the drive to Der Essen Platz for an early Sunday evening dinner. We were surprised how many others were there .... I think the owner sat us. The decor is dated - maybe it's sposed to remind you of Germany....not sure. Our server...More

Thank lakeinnkeeper2010
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Had reservations but was seated in a bad area...we were allowed to move but the atmosphere wasn't all that great.. place is kind of dumpy. Food was kind of expensive.. we had the platter for two..over $38..for three brats, 2 slices of ham and 2...More

1  Thank umagirl008
Nearby Restaurants
The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook
756 reviews
2.98 km away
Pepperoni Bill's Pizzeria
123 reviews
3.88 km away
RJ's Family Restaurant
112 reviews
3.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
570 reviews
5.34 km away
Bridal Cave
344 reviews
.68 km away
Old Kinderhook Golf Course
57 reviews
2.86 km away
Jack's Guide Service
5 reviews
7.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tom Z | Reviewed this property |
Sure, we made reservations the night we went there.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 34
European, German, Central European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bridal Cave Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Camdenton
  • Phone Number: +1 573-346-1122
  • E-mail
It offers the best German and American food in the mid-west.Enjoy a large selection of German and french beer and wine, view a magnificent sunset in a relaxed casual setting while tasting the flavors of Europe!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing