The Old Christmas Station

Love to eat out? In the mood for authentic German/European style foods? You’ll want to make a note of this restaurant. It’s in Frankenmuth, Michigan but, this place isn’t about the chicken dinners. It’s about so much more. Can you say, Schnitzel?


At The Old Christmas Station everything is made fresh to order from scratch with no processed ingredients and can be served with a wide variety of German beers and or perfectly matched European wines.

If your palette tingles for full-bodied authentic flavors, a nice cocktail, and good service after a long day of shopping and sight-seeing, Chef Barbara truly puts her heart and pride into the preparation and presentation of her authentic dishes.

We had an excellent, knowledgeable waiter Ryan, who answered all our questions with ease and offered me a fabulous suggestion for a medium dry red wine. It was delightful, smooth, and a suitable match with my meal. It is now one of my new favorites, the wine and The Old Christmas Station!



With its inviting train station historic ambiance and extensive menu, it has something for everyone. Last weeks meal began with fresh, crisp, perfectly sized salads with a homemade taste-bud popping house dressing, and an appetizer of the most flavor-filled fabulous bruschetta any of us had ever tasted.

The Wiener Schnitzel I had was created with breaded veal and my cousin who was here from New Jersey had one with breaded pork, both served with generous portions of spaetzle topped with a rich fresh cream mushroom sauce. We all sampled another entree of extraordinary beef goulash with spaetzle. All of the flavors in every dish were rich, amazing, and unique.

Then, when we thought the food experience couldn’t get any better, this beautiful amazing dessert with edible flowers and a cherry on top was delivered to our table!


Homemade Tiramisu

The Old Christmas Station is located at, 100 S. Main Street. It’s at the opposite end of town as Bronner’s in Frankenmuth, Michigan. I discovered this food-lovers treasure near the end of July and have been twice since, with seven different people. Everyone has been blown away with flavors, textures, the service, and the over-the-top attention to detail to everything edible.


Happy Full Tummy’s and memories to go!

After our meal was complete, the sweet congenial chef/owner Barbara from Switzerland and sou chef, Anthony took the time to visit our table. They introduced themselves and asked for our opinions, complaints, or even suggestions on the recipes that were served.

Our party of four agreed that perfection is difficult to improve upon.



I have a funny feeling it won’t be long before I crave the best schnitzel or beef goulash in Frankenmuth.

Thank you to all that served us at The Old Christmas Station and added to a delightful memorable meal experience with my out of town guests on two occassions-so far.

(My apologies Ryan for not snapping your picture too.)

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One response to “The Old Christmas Station

  1. A

    Agreed! The Old Christmas Station is a gem and I am happy to see such a beautiful review on them, from one foodie to another 🙂

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