Several years ago, the Roadhaus owners recognized a need for an eating establishment closer to Quantico, the Marine Corps Museum, the Quantico Corporate Center, the new DOD BRAC facility and of course, the FBI and DEA Academies, as well as many other businesses and corporations located near the north end of Stafford County.
The concept is based on German/American food - hence, Roadhaus Eatery and Bier Garten. The owners are of German heritage - aus Bavaria. Both the inside and outside of the building have been decorated with a German flair. The front of the building is designed to look similar to a German Guesthaus which are abundant throughout Germany. Although the menu is not totally German, there are numerous German dishes on the regular menu. The dinner menu includes favorites such as various sausages (wurst) grilled to perfection, Schnitzel (breaded pork tenderloin), Goulash, and other German dishes. The Roadhaus offers numerous lunch choices including an All You Can Eat Soup and Salad bar, a variety of cold and hot sandwiches – including a Philly cheese steak. One of the owners grew up in Philadelphia and wanted to offer an authentic Philly Cheesesteak. The lunch menu also includes items like haus-made chicken salad, bratwurst and sauerkraut, haus-made chili topped with cheese and chopped onions, and many other delicious choices.
Trisha Englman, the proprietor, chief cook and manager wanted to provide a family type atmosphere serving good food in a relaxed environment. There are four places to eat all under cover – two outside and two inside. On those warm rainy days of summer you can sit under cover and enjoy a meal under the front porch or out back in the Bier Garten. There is also a private dining room seating 16 which can be reserved for daily lunches or private parties for groups of 8 or more. The main dining room seats approximately 45 and includes the bar. Out back is the Bier Garten - it is partially enclosed and has been landscaped and decorated to provide a very nice cozy atmosphere while enjoying dinner, a beer or glass of wine.