GASTHAUS: got 'kraut?

Louisville's ONLY German Restaurant



A Little Gasthaus History

***The Gasthaus German Restaurant is currently closed to in-house dining until further notice***

On December 18th, 1993, after months of remodeling, the Greipel Family, all born and raised in Germany, except the oldest daughter Simone (born in London, England), finally opened the “Gasthaus” at its present location.
Executive chef/owner Michael Greipel together with his kitchen team, create authentic dishes from Old World recipes. Annemarie Greipel, her daughter Nina and the friendly staff are responsible for taking care of the guests, many of them regulars.

Since opening in 1993, the menu has grown from a few items to a large selection. Everything is made from scratch, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Michael handpicks all his meats, fruits and vegetables daily. Annemarie and her daughter Nina make all the desserts daily, in house from family recipes.
While most of the entrees are ‘a la carte’, special requests are gladly accommodated after a short consultation with the chefs.
Parties and take-out orders are welcomed.

The Gasthaus can seat approximately 60-70 people. The décor, which includes two ‘Chalets,’ is a mixture of family pictures and personal items from the Greipel’s home in Germany (Bochum) and gifts from guests.  A family member painted the two murals on the walls. The female servers, several of them from Germany or Europe, wear traditional Dirndl dresses.

The whole restaurant is available for private parties or special occasions. There has even been a real wedding in one of the ‘Chalets’. For many years ‘Wave 3’ TV (NBC affiliate) has broadcast a live show from the restaurant.
The Gasthaus Team has taken part in cooking demonstrations on TV as well as the ‘Home and Garden Show’.
The Gasthaus consistently receives positive reviews from newspapers and magazines.  The ‘Guide to the Best Restaurants in America’ has named the Gasthaus ‘The Best German Restaurant’ in Louisville for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
People visit from all over America and the world, which the guest books confirm. The whole Gasthaus Team, many of them having been there since ‘day one,’ take great pride in everything they do.

The Gasthaus is conveniently located on the corner of I-264 (Watterson Express Way), Brownsboro Road and Rudy Lane. The address is 4812 Brownsboro Center, Louisville, Ky 40207.

We are currently close for in-house dining as we are searching for a buyer with a German Heart to take over the restaurant. We thank you for your understanding!

 To see the main website: (Blog is maintained by Nina, © Nina Greipel Photography) Pictures may not be reproduced without a written permission.  All Rights Reserved (unless otherwise noted), and are protected under Title 17 of the United States Code.Click on logo above to read the review



  1. Hi Nina,

    I lost the email address to send the pics from my birthday to you. If you write me back, I can send it to you as an attachment. I am just now getting my new computer established!! Better late than never!

    See you soon 🙂

    Gwen and Jason

    Comment by Gwen and Jason | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  2. My husband took me to Gasthaus for the first time tonight for my 65th birthday. The service was great (thanks Jill) and the food awesome. We had such a memorable evening and look forward to coming back again and again. Everyone was so gracious and welcoming. Thank you.

    Comment by Bill & Alice Bernhard | November 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi Nina,

    About 7 years ago, a friend of mine suggested that we try to find some authentic German food. It was Thanksgiving week and I remember checking the phone book and seeing the Gasthaus listing. We decided to go not really knowing what to expect (echt deutsch food in Louisville?). Since then a trip to Gasthaus has become our Thanksgiving tradition. The food is always fantastic and the service is always friendly. I wish you and your family continued success!

    Comment by George West | November 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hallo Ihr Greipels,
    ich habe euch übers Internet ausfindig gemacht.
    Ich hoffe euch geht es gut.
    Uns geht es auch gut.
    Wir wünschen euch ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und ein
    Gutes Neues Jahr.

    Roland,Esther und Ricco Schlarb

    Comment by Roland Schlarb | December 20, 2009 | Reply

    • Gruesse auch zuruck an euch! Les’ hier was wir machen.

      Comment by gasthaus | March 8, 2010 | Reply

  5. Nina,

    I have to thank you again for the recommendation of your family’s Gasthaus. The food was AMAZING and we found it a very enjoyable place for dinner. Next time I visit Louisville I will be sure to stop by for a delicious meal.

    Das Essen ist wunderbar und die Leute sind freundlich. Keep up the good work.

    Mike in Milwaukee, WI.

    Comment by Mike | February 10, 2012 | Reply

  6. This restaurant is the best ever I have been going there for about 10 yrs.. Ms Annemarie is so nice and her daughters are awesome..I love the atmosphere so festive..carry out is outstanding too..having carry out tonight! I wish you and your family a wonderful 2014 and will be in more in stead of carry out!

    Comment by Liska | January 16, 2014 | Reply

  7. My Husband and I had an amazing dinner last night with great service. My Husband was able to get his favorite dish not on the menu,.
    Being German myself i will say the food was excellent, not to mention the lovely conversation I had with Anne Marie. She is a wonderful lovely Lady. She gave my a pice of Art that brought back memories of my Childhood. My grandma had the same painting hanging in her dining room.
    I can not express my gratitude! This place gave me a piece of home.
    Thank you so much for great food, service and congratulations!

    Comment by Tina & Troy | January 22, 2022 | Reply

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