Fritzl's is a unique restaurant
located at the corner of Southwest corner of Lakeview Parkway (Hwy 66) and
Rowlett Rd. It brings a refreshing new taste to the
Rowlett community with its unique
style of cooking which includes a variety of aromatic and palate pleasing
entrees. These can be topped off with a wide choice of gourmet desserts
that are made daily by the "owner / pastry chef" Klaus Fritz.
If you are hungry for things like Wiener Schnitzel, Bratwurst or Hungarian
Goulash, this is the place to visit. The facility is a little small and many
folks take advantage of the carry out service that is available, but there is
nothing small about the flavors that are conjured up in the kitchen by chef
Klaus Fritz and his creative talents that stem from four generations of chefs
and pastry chefs. Table service is available for those who prefer to dine in.
The atmosphere is cozy and informal.
Who is Klaus Fritz?
Klaus Fritz came to the United States in 1983. He entered the country
via Key West, Florida where his talents became obvious to the right
folks and landed him a position as pastry chef aboard the S.S.
Norway cruise ship. He later settled in Maui where he continued his
high profile career as a pastry chef.
Now I suppose that when the right people eat your pastries, you
become in high demand because the next opportunity offered to him
was at none other than the famous Waterfront Cafe in Los Angeles.
It was in this city that he dreamed to have his own business. Klaus wanted it to be a reflection of the family
cafe he left behind in his homeland. To the benefit of Texans, Fritzl's
Austrian Cafe was born in Garland. Klaus says the folks
here are just real down to earth people. He opened Fritzl's Austrian
Cafe in 1996 after being in Texas for about four years.
Klaus's creations are by no means limited to Hungarian Goulash and
Wiener Schnitzel. One thing he has learned is that if you want to please
Texans, you have to satisfy a variety of tastes. He carries a variety of
salads, soups, and sandwiches that are more traditional to the Texas
palate. His lunch menu offers creations from around the world with
the Cuban, Austrian, Italian, Swiss and Polish sandwiches. His pasta
delights served with Garlic bread would make uncle Luigi very proud.
His Austrian kitchen house specials include Wiener, Jaeger and Parisian
Schnitzel, Szegediner and Hungarian Goulash, Kassler Mit Rotkraut
and much more.