Celebrate pumpkin season with an Oktoberfeast at Das Stein Haus this fall. When visiting, be sure to congratulate longtime chef and owner Helmut Steiner on celebrating the establishment’s 32nd anniversary in Jefferson City. Known for its cozy and hospitable European culture, the Haus delivers real German food at its finest. Partake in German music and an extensive list of wines and brews out on the new extended patio.

We sent contributing photographer Travis Duncan to try the classic wiener schnitzel when he confessed never visiting the restaurant after more than seven years in Jefferson City. After digging into this tasty, traditional German dish, here’s what he had to say: “Amazing food, incredible hospitality with authentic ambience and genuine charm. I love the fact that this isn’t another mass-marketed chain restaurant. Jefferson City needs more places like this!”