Get out your lederhosen, spruce up your dirndls and prepare to eat and drink German style — It’s time for Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s! 

This year, Oktoberfest will be every Wednesday and Thursday, Oktober 6, 2021 through November 11, 2021, at Middendorf’s Manchac and Middendorf’s Slidell. This will be our 14th year of Oktoberfest featuring authentic German appetizers, entrees, desserts and beer. 

The German expertise comes from Middendorf’s Owner and European Master Chef Horst Pfeifer who is a native of Germany. He grew up in the hamlet of Bächlingen where his family still lives today. The village was established in 950 AD and boasts a grand population of around 150 people.
“It’s an honor to share my German heritage with everyone through the recipes that I grew up with,” said Horst Pfeifer. “I think Louis Middendorf would have been so happy to see Oktoberfest here at the restaurant. Louis was also from Germany, and he founded Middendorf’s back in 1934 with his wife, Josie. It’s funny because Middendorf’s is so widely known for seafood that a lot of people don’t realize that Middendorf is actually a German name.” 

During Oktoberfest, there is a different German meal available each week for lunch and dinner, 10:30am-9:00pm (while supplies last). If you dine with us all 6 weeks, you will receive an Oktoberfest Prize! Punch cards must be punched each week and turned in on the final week. Get all the details on the Oktoberfest menu later in this newsletter.

The full regular menu is also available for guests so those who can’t possibly come to Middendorf’s without partaking of our “World Famous Thin Fried Catfish” can rest assured, the catfish and other beloved seafood dishes aren’t going anywhere. 

Authentic German music is also in store for Oktoberfest. At Middendorf’s Slidell, the talented Al DiMarco will be back to play the accordion in the evenings, starting at 4:30pm. Over at Middendorf’s Manchac, Heinz Pfeifer (Horst’s brother) should make his triumphant return for the last two weeks of Oktoberfest, November 3-4 and November 10-11 (as long as the international travel rules don’t change again). Heinz will fly-in from Germany to entertain guests with his accordion and conversation. 
Catch all the authentic German food, music and fun during Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s. It’s every Wednesday and Thursday at Middendorf’s Manchac and Middendorf’s Slidell, Oktober 6, 2021 through November 11, 2021.
Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelsoße 7.25 German Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce
Maultaschen in Brühe mit Gerösteten Zwiebeln 10.95
German Ravioli in Broth
Vesper Teller 14.25
Assorted Meats & Cheeses served with Pickle, Radish, Onion, Mustard and Pretzel
Weisswurst 9.95
White Sausage served with Pretzel and Sweet Mustard
Wurstsalat 8.25
Chopped German Salami, Cold Cuts, Cheeses, Pickles and Onion tossed in Vinaigrette
It's the Chef's Choice which appetizers
will be available each week. Stay tuned!
Oktober 6 & 7
Schlachtplatte mit Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln und Brezel  18.00
Smoked Pork Chop, Pork Belly, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes and Pretzel

Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  6.50
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Oktober 13 & 14
Sauerbraten, Rotkraut, Spätzle und Brezel  17.50
Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce, Red Cabbage, House Made German Noodles and Pretzel

Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  6.50
Black Forest Cake
Oktober 20 & 21
Schwäbischer Hochzeitsbraten mit Pilzen, Kräutern, Kartoffelpüree mit Geröstetem Knoblauch und Meerrettich und Rotweinsoße  18.50
Stuffed Veal Shoulder with Wild Mushrooms, Onions and Fresh Herbs with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce

Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  6.50
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Oktober 27 & 28
Schweinebraten mit Karamellisierte Zwiebelbiersoße, Kartoffelnklösse, Arugula Salat und Brezel  17.50
Pork Roast with Caramelized Onion Beer Sauce, Potato Dumpling, Arugula Salad and Pretzel

Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  6.50
Black Forest Cake
November 3 & 4
Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel  18.95
Pork Hind Shank/Ham Hock, Smothered Cabbage and Pretzel

Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis  6.50
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
November 10 & 11
Wiener Schnitzel und Geröstet Semmelknödel mit Pilzrahmsoße, Gemischtem Salat und Brezel  17.75
Breaded Thin Pork Loin and Dumpling with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Salad and Pretzel

Schwarzwälderkirschtorte  6.50
Black Forest Cake
Ever Wonder Why German Chocolate Cake isn't on the Oktoberfest Menu? The reason is that German Chocolate Cake is not actually a German dessert (It’s Texan!).  However, it’s still very delicious, and that’s why we now have it on our regular menu, available everyday.  Add it to your Oktoberfest meal! 
Feel free to join our front of house staff in the Oktoberfest fun by dressing up in your favorite dirndl or lederhosen... or even just a fun German hat.
We have a great assortment of hats and souvenirs in our gift shop. Get 'em while they last!
Need more Oktoberfest? Check out these videos...
We hope you can join us!

  • Oktober 6, 2021 - November 11, 2021
  • Every Wednesday & Thursday at Middendorf's Manchac and Middendorf's Slidell
  • Meals served all day, lunch and dinner, 10:30am-9:00pm (while supplies last)