In a large open room, you place your order at the cafeteria-style service bar. You’re on your own to find a table and secure your utensils, water, and condiments. The menu at Europa Hofbrau Deli & Pub is a selection of deli sandwiches, burgers, and carved-to-order meat plates--roast beef, corned beef, pastrami, roasted turkey. The open-faced sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy is my favorite. Specialty sandwiches include a Reuben--corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and cheese on rye--and a Thanksgiving turkey-cranberry, plus daily specials and a soup of the day are also available. Soup or salad sides are inexpensive—the potato salad is delish--and tasty pickle rounds are complimentary (you need to ask for them). A children's playroom in a back room offers a climbing structure for the little ones and video games for the older ones. It also has several tables where children can eat unbothered by their adults.
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